​Ref No.: MN 039 - 2015​  ​ ​
Date:​ (H) 21 Dhual Hijja 1436
(G) 04-October-2015
To: Distribution 'B(CR);B(WR);B(ERH);B(ERD);B(MM)'​
Subject:​ Establishment of Bed Management Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh

 Further to the Re-commissioning Meeting held on Wednesday , 16th September 2015 to discuss the re-opening of the clinical services at KAMC-Riyadh after the recent closure due to the MERS-CoV outbreak. Patient Flow has been identified as an important measure to be improved as an essential components of delivering highest and safest healthcare to our patients . Therefore, the need to establish bed Management Department was deliberated and approved .

 The objective is to maximize bed utilization through two interlinked components , first is by transforming the method of Clinical practice enforcing best practices and performance standards and second to create and monitor strict standards for patient flow . Therefore, I am pleased to announce the establishment of bed Management Department to be chaired by Dr. Ali Al khataami , who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director , Medical Services, KAMC-Central Region effective 4th October 2015. Further, effective immediately , Medical Coordination, In-patient Services and Admission Office will be under this newly created department .

This new department will be in charge of the following functions :

  • Create , monitor and measure patient flow 
  • Initiate and promote more effective methods of delivering bedside clinical practice to optimize patient flow 
  • Establish, implement and monitor effective policies and procedures 
  • Establish standards based upon best practices 
  • Measure and audit the flow of clinical performance 

Please join me in ensuring to achieve the mission and objectives of this newly created department . Your cooperation is as usual appreciated .

​Approved by :  
Dr. Bandar Al Knawy
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National
Guard - Health Affairs 
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20-Oct-2015 03:33 PM