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Emergency Medicine - Riyadh

Emergency Medicine Department

The Emergency Medicine Department at King Abdulaziz Medical City is one of the largest Academic Centers in Kingdome of Saudi Arabia and the region and still aiming to be on top of it. Our department has taken giant steps in the area of quality improvement and quality interactions with our patients and still making headway towards climbing the mountain, working closely together to continue and maintain our achievements.

The Emergency Medicine Department provides care to all eligible patients who present to the department. Our state-of-the-art facility has more than 150 active beds and continued to experience developmental and expansion changes which are best summarized by the continued ongoing restructuring efforts and the successful operations.

Mission of Emergency Medicine Department

Emergency Medicine Department aims to provide timely, appropriate, and state-of-the-art emergency care ‎service for all Ministry of National Guard employees, their families and anyone who is critically ill or injured ‎seeking for our help. We are dedicated to improve the outcomes of acutely ill and injured patients through high ‎quality, evidence-based, and cost efficient care, education, and research.

Vision of Emergency Medicine Department

Emergency Medicine Department will distinguish ourselves as the leaders in the specialty of Emergency ‎Medicine in the Middle East. We will strive to provide excellent and compassionate care and seamless services ‎to our valued customers. We will be recognized for integrating research into our practice ensuring our ‎customers receive the highest quality care service.‎

Core Values of Emergency Medicine Department

Emergency Medicine Department adheres to core values taken from religious, social and professional principles, abiding by:

  • Respect religious and social values.

  • Patient safety and satisfaction.

  • Quality performance.

  • Respect and dignity.

  • Transparency.

  • Teamwork.

  • Productive work environment.

  • Accountability.

  • Behavior and work ethic.

  • Excellence and innovation.

ECC Transformation Project

With the widespread of MERS Corona Virus in the Kingdom in 2015, the decision to close the whole organization was implemented. This became a good chance for the Emergency Medicine Department to restructure the whole area including patient flow and policies. With the new transformation, the department came up with an idea to have a Drive-Through Screening Unit, which is first time to be seen in the Middle East and the establishment of Flu Unit where the patients with symptoms of Acute Respiratory Illnesses (ARI) are being triaged to immediately, assessed and managed. This started its operation since October 25, 2015.

Emergency Medicine Department Operation Capacity

  • Emergency Medicine Department receives and sees more than 170,000 per year or over 500 patients per day.

  • Resuscitation Unit 15 Bed

  • Acute Care Unit 48 Bed +1 ENT assessment room

  • Rapid Assessment Management Unit 16 Bed + 14 chairs

  • Clinical Decision Unit 9 Bed

  • Flu Unit 18 Bed + 1 chair

  • Acute Medical Unit 23 Bed

  • Fast track 1 Bed + 5 chairs

  • 150 active beds

Divisions of Emergency Medicine Department

Programs of Emergency Medicine Department

Education Programs
Residency Program in Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sameerah Al Somali, Program Director
Clinical Programs
  • Door-to-Balloon STEMI program

  • Door-to-Needle Stroke program

  • Febrile Neutropenia program

  • Trauma program

Leadership of Emergency Medicine Department

Dr. Mohammed Alhelail


Dr. Rakan Alrasheed

Deputy Chairman Clinical Operations

Dr. Majed Althagafi

Deputy Chairman

Dr. Moeed Qassem Al Shehri

Resuscitation Unit Division Head

Dr. Abdulaziz Aldawas

Rapid Assessment Management Division Head

Dr. Mohammad Al Deeb

Clinical Toxicology Division Head

Dr. Saad Abdulaziz Al Baiz

Emergency Medical Services Division Head

Dr. Mohammed Al Sheri

Disaster Management and Flu Clinic Division Head

Contact Emergency Medicine Department

Phone: +966-11-801 1111 ext. 19991
Mailing Address
King Abdulaziz Medical City
King Fahad National Guard Hospital
Emergency Medicine Department
P.O. Box 22490 Riyadh 11426
Mail cod 1428

Last Modified

9/27/2022 1:37 PM