Brief History of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital
Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital ( DSFH) founded by Dr. Soliman Fakeeh in 1978 and has progressed to establish itself at the forefront of health care market and medical services within the private sector in Saudi Arabia with a high success rates comparable to international standards.
In 1986, His Majesty, the late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated the first expansion of our establishment which resulted in doubling our inpatient capacity and the introduction of new divisions such as the open-heart surgery, and new clinics such as neurosurgery, neurology, nephrology and infertility clinics, which positioned DSFH as a pioneer establishment in the private healthcare sector in the Kingdom. In 1995, the DSFH virology lab was able to achieve a first-of-its-kind in the kingdom virus isolation operation for Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, and a new flavivirus in 1996. These ground breaking discoveries played an instrumental role in the prevention of outbreaks in the western region of the kingdom.
In 1999, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Crown-prince at the time, inaugurated the second expansion of the hospital marking two additional premises to the DSFH campus which are now hosting the pediatric clinics, neonatology, plastic surgery, and health-promotion and fitness centers.
DSFH was the first private hospital in the western region to gain Joint Commission International accreditation in 2006 and has successfully been reaccredited since; the last reaccreditation was granted in 2015.
DSFH was accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards International in 2008 and has successfully been reaccredited since; the last reaccreditation was granted in 2016.
The hospital has also been accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks since 2013 with the last accreditation received in 2016and the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutes (CBAHI) received in 2015 . In addition, Fakeeh also received the Baby Friendly accreditation under the patronage of WHO for being the only health care provider in KSA recognized as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The hospital has maintained the HASSP certification since 2012, successfully reaccredited in 2015.
DSFH a true leader in the field, whose pioneering spirit and visionary resolve has, for four decades, advanced by leaps, the healthcare delivery standards in the Kingdom and in the region and has since been recognized as a pioneering provider of medical services, accredited by both national and international accreditation bodies. Currently, DSFH has a capacity of 475 beds, 120 clinics and 15 operation theatres, which is expected to increase to 810 beds, 393 clinics and 39 operation theaters once its ongoing projects are completed .
Fakeeh provides services to the adult and pediatric populations of the Kingdom (in particular, within Jeddah) and the surrounding countries in the Arabian Gulf. Our services include all types of General Surgeries, Cardio and Thoracic Surgeries, Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine Sub-Specialties, Medical Radiation and Surgical Oncology, Palliative Care, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Pediatric, Dental, Chiropractic, Emergency Services, Ophthalmology, Operating Theatres, Anesthesia, Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Allergy, Immunology, Respiratory and Sleep Disorders and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. It also has the largest neonatal care unit in the Western Province of the Kingdom.
DSFH is an Academic Training Hospital accredited by the Saudi Commission for Healthcare Specialties to train and qualify Board Certified Specialists in the following five disciplines: Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics and Anesthesia and a Fellowship In Spine Surgery.
DSFH has achieved many milestones in the medical field, including the following:
1984: The first successful In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) in the Kingdom;
1985: The first renal transplant in private hospitals in the Kingdom;
1990: The first heart transplant in the Western Region;
1994: The discovery of the first case of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in the Kingdom and reporting it to the World Health Organization (WHO);
2006: The first private hospital in the Kingdom to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI);
2008: The first private hospital in the Kingdomto be accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI);
2009: The first healthcare institution in the Middle East to publish a CSR report accredited by GRI;
2012: The discovery of the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS);
2013: The first private hospital in the Kingdom to receive the King Khalid Award for Corporate Social Responsibility;
2016: King Abdulaziz Quality Award.