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KAUST Health is governed by the KAUST Health Board, who meet twice annually.
The Board purpose is to provide sound strategic advice and direction to the KAUST Health Management Team and to ensure that KAUST Health is appropriately resourced to support the current and long-term objectives of the service in line with the mission, vision and strategic priorities.
KAUST Health Board Members
External Board Members
The KAUST Health Board is strengthened through international representation. As experts in their field, external board members bring knowledge, experience and expertise that ensures the Board continuously seeks to enhance and improve services offered through KAUST Health.
To ensure we are implementing the highest health care standards, KAUST Health uses accreditation as a tool for continuous quality monitoring, improvement and compliance with best practices. Learn about our accreditations below.
Joint Commission International (JCI)
Joint Commission International is an organization-wide set of standards covering the majority of services provided by KAUST Health. Our initial accreditation was achieved from JCI in 2016 and KAUST Health was successfully reaccredited towards the end of 2019. The next reaccreditation is due in late 2022.
Joint Commission International defines internationally accepted standards based on best practices in quality and patient safety. They work with hospitals and other health care organizations, health systems, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions and businesses to achieve peak performance in patient care.
Although school health is not part of the JCIA scope, the school nursing services provided are included under The KAUST School accreditation. The school nursing function has to continuously comply and aim to exceed the standards of care.
If you have any concerns about the quality and or safety of provision in KAUST Health you can report these to Joint Commission International
Baby Friendly Community Initiative
KAUST Health achieved Baby Friendly Accreditation by the Saudi Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2018. KAUST Health was the first private ambulatory clinic in Saudi Arabia to achieve Baby Friendly status.
Baby Friendly accreditation demonstrates that KAUST Health is committed to implementing practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding, providing every family with informed choices so they can give their baby the healthiest start in life. This includes:
HiMSS Analytics Stage 6 Certification
KAUST Health was the first private Ambulatory Clinic in KSA to be awarded this certification in 2018. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.