The International Medical Center (IMC) in Jeddah won the Silver King Abdul Aziz Award 2020 in the category of private health facilities. The IMC is the only private hospital to win in this category.
The King Abdul Aziz Quality Award is the most important award for institutional excellence in Saudi Arabia across all sectors. Participation in the award competition is one of the key indicators of adopting quality and excellence by the institutions’ leaders and offering products and services that meet and exceed the beneficiaries’ expectations.
Dr. Walid Fitaihi, CEO of IMC, said: “This prize manifests and embodies superb meanings that partake in the building of civilizations. How graceful it is that it carries the name of the Kingdom’s founder King Abdul Aziz — God bless his soul. This prize incentivizes toward positive competition among the participants. It also aids leading institutions in realizing their strengths and challenges.
“We also found the committees evaluating entities for this prize to be highly professional. In this alone is great encouragement to institutions to become role models in all they do and an emphasis on their roles in providing direction to others aspiring for excellence.”
This prize incentivizes toward positive competition among the participants. It also aids leading institutions in realizing their strengths and challenges.
Dr. Walid Fitaihi, CEO of IMC
The King Abdul Aziz Quality Award also aims to honor the best-performing institutions by granting them proper recognition at the national level for their achievements and for reaching a distinct rank among the local institutions.
The award aims at achieving business excellence by providing an integrated structure for the coordination and management of all performance improvement activities, enabling institutions to assess and compare their current level of performance with that of outstanding institutions worldwide, thus filling gaps between the two levels.
The award provides specific criteria that enable institutions to measure their performance in several key areas, helping them to continuously improve business to identify, prioritize, organize and review objectives in order to achieve them.
The King Abdul Aziz Quality Award is the culmination of a track record of local, regional and international awards won by the IMC. These include: United Nations Social Responsibility Report Award, Best Healing Environment in the Middle East Award, Best Hospital Design in the Middle East Award, King Khalid Award for Responsible Competitiveness, Makkah Award for Excellence, and Saudi General Investment Authority Award.