The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently witnessing competition between government and private hospitals, especially after the kingdom’s 2030 vision and the ambitious national transformation program 2020 to expand in specializing health services and open many business centers in MOH’s hospitals which played an important part in the competition of health care provision.

The ability to compete over maximum quality and efficiency in the field of health care is a very important purpose, and the success of PSCCH in implementing international approved standards in quality of health services provided for heart care is a very important matter, in which the center is considered a hub center for all of eastern province, kingdom and gulf countries’ population.

In the light of this challenges and updates that face health sector in Saudi Arabia, ministry of health’s instructions for the next phase came reflecting those challenges. Those instructions were represented in accrediting full quality concept and managing human and financial resources efficiently.

We in PSCCH are proud to be working together by the spirit of a one united team to overcome all challenges and attain the kingdom’s -may god bless it- objectives of providing all advanced health care services to citizens and residents.

Finally, I come forward with thanks and gratitude to all who contribute in achieving the center’s vision and mission of becoming a role-model in providing excellent healthy heart care according to highest international standards.

Khalid ALKHAMEES, MD, MSc, MBA, DESC, FACS, FCTCVS

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Director of  VAD and ECMO Programs

Chairman of Cardiac Surgery Department

CEO, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center – AlHassa

CURRICULM VITAE

Executive Director of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Alhasa.

Chief of Cardiac Surgery Department.

Director of Artificial Heart Program and Director of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO).

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.

Visiting Professor Cardiac Surgeon, Pitie Salpetriere Heart Institute, University of Paris Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

2017 Fellow of The American College of Surgeon, Chicago, Unites states of America.

2016 Executive Specialized Master in Hospital Administration and Healthcare

Management with honor degree, Eu ropean Superior College of Business (ESCPEurope), Paris, France.

2011 Fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Laval, Quebec City, Canada.

20I0 Fellowship in Endovascular Treatment of Heart Valves Pathology, University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France.

20I0 Certificate of Higher Special Education in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Paris V, Paris, France.

2009 French Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DESC), University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France.

2009 MSc, Heart Valves Surgery, University of Paris Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

2008 MSc, Artificial Heart and Circulatory Support Devices, University of Paris Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

2007 Certificate of Special Education in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Paris Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.