Tawuniya ‘best insurance company’ offering e-services

Majed Al-Bahiti, VP of marketing & communication at Tawuniya.
Updated 01 July 2019

Tawuniya ‘best insurance company’ offering e-services

The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya) has been recognized as the “Best Insurance Company Offering Electronic Services” in Saudi Arabia in 2019, by Global Banking and Finance Review.

A judging committee analyzed Tawuniya on the quality of its electronic services, development of its communication and technical systems and customer experience.

The company had embarked on a process of digital transformation that saw continuous development of its information infrastructure and the upgrade of systems and applications.

Tawuniya has succeeded in raising the level of cybersecurity and has consistently developed electronic services to meet the expectations of its customers.

Majed Al-Bahiti, vice president of marketing and communication at Tawuniya, said: “This award is an addition to the many awards and accolades Tawuniya has earned over the years. It is a recognition of the company’s efforts in line with the complete transformation of all operations and insurance services using modern IT and communication systems, which has enabled the provision of services to customers at any time, from anywhere and using all devices.”

He added: “This award is also a validation of the success of our strategic vision to keep up with the developments in the market and support society, the economic and regulatory environment through the support of digital transformation and innovation. We are constantly developing products and services, and establishing modern channels that allow the use of advanced information and communication technologies to sell insurance products, improve services and upgrade technical capabilities and skills, and continue to empower Saudi talent to work in the insurance sector.”

Tawuniya recently became the first insurance company in the Kingdom to be granted the ISO 27001 international certificate for electronic information security.

Al-Murjan, Mediclinic to develop new Jeddah hospital

Updated 01 June 2020

Al-Murjan, Mediclinic to develop new Jeddah hospital

Al-Murjan Group, a Saudi family business group, has partnered with Mediclinic Middle East, an affiliate of the UK’s Mediclinic International, for the establishment of an internationally accredited private hospital with 200 beds in Jeddah. Mediclinic Middle East will manage the hospital and support Al-Murjan Group with expertise and advisory services in planning, design and construction, while the commissioning of the hospital is expected to open by the second quarter of 2022.

Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz, chairman of Al-Murjan Group, said: “Today, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mediclinic as our strategic partner for the hospital in Jeddah. We believe this will serve as the cornerstone for high-quality health care services in Saudi Arabia, offering state-of-the-art health care facilities, from some of the best practitioners, using best practices and meet international quality standards, and contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

“Al-Murjan has committed itself for over 40 years to delivering excellence in all its areas of work and we view this joint venture as a continuation of that commitment. We welcome Mediclinic into Saudi Arabia and look forward to working together to serve the people of the Kingdom.”

“Al-Murjan Mediclinic will provide more than 1,000 job opportunities, and will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the health care sector,” said Sultan Khalid bin Mahfouz, vice chairman of Al-Murjan Group.

David Hadley, chief executive officer of Mediclinic Middle East, said: “We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Al-Murjan Group today and Mediclinic’s entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There is a growing demand for high quality, internationally recognized standards of health care services in Saudi Arabia. Mediclinic, with more than 35 years’ experience of delivering health care services across Switzerland, Southern Africa and the UAE, is excited by the opportunity to partner with Al-Murjan Group to establish a leading private hospital in Jeddah and further expansion opportunities across Saudi Arabia. We are committed to being an ethical and responsible corporate citizen delivering sustainable, cost-effective, high-quality health care services and outstanding client experiences in all our hospitals and clinics.”

Situated on King Abdul Aziz Road in the northern part of Jeddah, the hospital will address the growing demand for private health care in the Kingdom. The hospital, designed and to be completed in accordance with international standards, will comprise eight floors, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency, and trauma care.

Phase 1 of the hospital, which is 80,000 square meters, will be built on 18,000 square meters, with an investment of more than SR1 billion ($266 million), with the expansion capacity of another 200 beds on adjacent land set aside for this purpose.