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The CEO: Cultural Achievements are good example of Foundation Values



Dr. Abdulaziz Al Rajhi, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Celebrating the 89th Saudi National Day is an opportunity for all to express love, renew loyalty and feel sense of belonging to this country. We are aware that it is an occasion which requires us to thank Allah, Almighty, for the generosity toward our country and blessing of security, safety, wellbeing, development, renaissance and prosperity.”

“The Kingdom during the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud -Allah bless him- is witnessing sustainable development and continuous renaissance in all fields in line with the National Transformation Program  (2030 Vision) led by HRH Prince Muhammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia experiences significant progress extends to all sectors including health sectors to which the Kingdom accorded continuous care and attention. Due to the huge support of the Kingdom, significant achievements have been accomplished by Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, the Minister of Health.


Dr. Abdulaziz Al Rajhi mentioned KKESH march of progress since its establishment unit now stressing that the support of wise leadership helps this project to be at heart of development. Therefore, KKESH has become a reference hospital in providing the best ophthalmic care and a core of developing this field. ”KKESH has started to implement its new strategies, as a part of the general developments that support the health sector march to achieve the 2030 Vision,” he added.


Dr. Alrajhi said that, “KKESH follows the highest international standards since its establishment. In addition, it represents a medical, research, and education center in the Kingdom. KKESH is not limited to provide patient care, but also extends to provide education, training, community services, build partnerships and use the latest technologies to achieve facility goals within the framework of international and national standards of quality and safety.




The Conclusion of




The Hospital concluded the campaign "Ebsar Saem", which was conducted in Al Qassim in two phases. The first one was on Friday and Saturday 5-6, and the second one was on Friday and Saturday 12-13 of Ramadan in cooperation with Al Qassim Health cluster.

Dr. Abdulaziz Ibrahim Al Rajhi, Chief Executive Officer, confirmed that the campaign " Ebsar Saem" was succeeded  in performing 246 cataract surgeries at three hospitals in Al Qassim, King Fahad Specialist Hospitals, Buraidah Central Hospital, and King Saud Hospital in Onaizah within four days.

He added that, the campaign was carried out by an integrated team from King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, which included ophthalmologists, nursing, operations and sterilization technicians in addition to health educators. More than ten devices of phacoemulsification (Ultrasonic lens fragmentation) were used and 246 of the latest contact lenses provided by King Khaled Eye Specialist hospital.

At the end of his statement, Dr. Al Rajhi thanked Dr. Mansour Nasser Al Hawassi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Qassim Health cluster, Dr. Sultan Al Shaye, CEO of cluster, hospital directors, managers, medical directors, and all officials and employees for their cooperation and contribution for the campaign success. He also thanked the medical staff for conducting "Ebsar Saem" campaign and other staff who prepared for and provided all campaign requirements in Al Qassim within a short time.

 KKESH Score the First Place in KPI (937) for the First Half of 2019

The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) signed an agreement with King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) aiming at providing specialized training programs for trainees of Saudi Board of Ophthalmology . Discussion between both parties was held on many aspects: Training, Accreditation, Professional Practice, and Medical Education.


The agreement provided that KKESH should provide training  to all residents of Saudi Board of Ophthalmology for the first two years on microsurgeries and phacoemulsification(cataract surgery by using an ultrasonic device)  in KKESH simulation center and wet lab


Global Health Exhibition 2019

Global Health Exhibition 2019


King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) has participated in the second Global Health Exhibition 2019, at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. KKESH booth included several departments: Human Resources, Learning and Development, Health Education, Research and Health Information Technology. There was also a free eye examination provided by the hospital's ophthalmologists and technicians.



KKESH is the First Accredited Healthcare Institution as a Center to Provide CIT Certificate



In order to spread the digital culture among KKESH employees and trainees, KKESH is the first accredited healthcare institution to provide CIT certificate in cooperation with the National Company for Training and Education Technologies (TETEC.)

Partnership with Elaji Charity to Reduce Waiting Lists

The Chief Executive Officer of KKESH, Dr. Abdulaziz AlRajhi, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the General Supervisor of the Charitable Society for Patients Care (Elaji), Mr. Abdulaziz AlYabis, for the effective contribution of Elaji charity to support surgical procedures performing, which contributed to reduce patients on the waiting lists by 50% during the period from 7 February 2017 to 31 May 2018. The partnership with Elaji charity has resulted in performing more than 1400 surgeries and providing more than 160 corneal tissues during the period from 7 February 2017 to 31 May 2018, which contributed to reduce number of patients on the waiting lists.




Agreement Signed with King Faisal University

KKESH and Al-Faisal University signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of studies, research and training.


The agreement is part of the partnership projects implemented by KKESH with different community institutions to support research and training in various ophthalmology fields in the Kingdom.


The agreement includes providing clinical training in the field of ophthalmology to students of Medicine at Al-Faisal University. The agreement also allows interns to receive training in different specialties at KKESH and it gives them opportunities to conduct joint research and studies so that both parties can gain the best benefit of their potentials and experiences.



Dr. Abdulaziz Al Rajhi Sponsors Opening of World Optical Conference

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi, Chief Executive Officer, sponsors the opening of the World Optical Conference in Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital in the presence of Mr. Nasser Al-Hakbani, Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group and Dr. Awad Al-Amri, Vice-Associate President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Yasser Al-Sadhan, Chairman of the Scientific Committee





A Program to Save 400 Children a Year from Blindness

Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health, said that the national program “Retinopathy of Prematurity" implemented by the hospital will maintain the vision of an estimated 400 children a year who were about to go blind. However, with this program, their vision is maintained and the contribution to the community health becomes better.

Upon the launch of the national program, on Sunday, March 17, 2019, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, he mentioned that the hospital and its effective role in the development of Ophthalmology services in the Kingdom helped to preserve the vision of thousands over the last 35 years.

The program aims to protect premature infants from losing their vision and provide timely medical care. In its first phase, the program covers a neonatal intensive care unit in MOH hospitals. It includes more than 21 cameras distributed in all regions and will be gradually increased in a certain time. With special digital cameras, the program takes fundus photos then send them electronically to the hospital where the retina consultants view the medical reports , see the photos , diagnose the case, and send the recommendation electronically, including the management plan, either follow-up or referral to a consultant for treatment.

Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium


Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium

The Saudi Ophthalmology Society, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, and the Department of Ophthalmology in KSU College of Medicine held the three days "Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium 2019" at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.

The symposium was attended by 18 international speakers as well as 96 national speakers. The scientific program of this symposium covered the recent developments in ophthalmology. The program included 38 scientific sessions, 112 scientific papers, 10 training courses and workshops, 26 scientific posters, and 6 video presentations. The Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium was also accompanied by a seminar on "the prevention of visual impairment"

The symposium was attended by 1800 ophthalmologists, optometrists and people interested in ophthalmology. This symposium is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (24 Accredited Hours)




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