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Almoosa Specialist Hospital Recognized by Planetree for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered Care
Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia – Almoosa Specialist Hospital has been awarded Planetree Silver Recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered Care. Almoosa Specialist Hospital is the first healthcare organization in Saudi Arabia, and the fifth worldwide, to be awarded Silver-level recognition since Planetree first introduced the recognition level in 2012.
What distinguishes Planetree Recognition among other health care quality awards is its distinctive focus on patient-centered care, defined as a model of care delivery in which health care professionals partner with patients and families to identify and satisfy the full range of patient needs and preferences. The award is conferred based on a variety of factors, including performance on traditional quality indicators, review of policy documents and, most importantly, how patients and staff assess the organization’s patient-centered culture. Silver Recognition was awarded to Almoosa Specialist Hospital following a series of focus groups with patients and their loved ones, as well as staff from a multitude of disciplines and divisions within the organization. Considered collectively, these discussions with patients and staff attested to a genuine culture of patient-centered care.
“The experience of Almoosa Specialist Hospital shows what can be accomplished when a team of deeply committed, supremely innovative and highly-driven caregivers take the courageous leap to re-define priorities and re-organize systems to put patients first,” shared Susan Frampton, Planetree’s President.
A Planetree affiliate since 2014, the achievement of Silver Recognition by Almoosa Specialist Hospital is a significant milestone in the organization’s culture change journey, evidencing that effective policies, practices, tools, and systems are in place to meet a broad range of patient, family, and professional health care giver needs and preferences.
“I feel overwhelmed by the achievement of our hospital. We really thank the staff for the Silver Tiered Recognition by Planetree. It just validates the care that we put in our patients and the dedication of the staff to make the patient as the center of care. Our journey does not end here, rather it is just the beginning of the many achievements that we will have in the future,” said Malek Al Moosa, CEO of Al Moosa Specialist Hospital.
The program is an extension of Planetree’s established Patient-/Resident-Centered Designation Program, the only program to recognize excellence in patient-/resident-centered care across the continuum of care and around the world. Health care organizations awarded Patient-/Resident-Centered Designation undergo a rigorous process to demonstrate comprehensive implementation and maintenance of patient-/resident-centered care, as captured in more than 50 specific criteria.
The criteria include a shared medical record policy, nonrestrictive visiting practices, opportunities for
patient/resident and family input into health center operations, healthy and flexible meal options, recognition of the role of spirituality and the arts in healing, and a physical environment that facilitates privacy, promotes open communication between patients/residents and providers, and is accommodating of family members’ involvement in their loved one’s care. Recognizing that ultimately the patient/resident experience originates with those providing care, several criteria focus on nurturing a work environment that is supportive of staff.
In 2012, Planetree introduced two intermediate recognition tiers—Bronze Recognition for Meaningful Progress in Patient-Centered Careand Silver Recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered Care, each designed to celebrate organizations that have fulfilled a significant portion of the designation criteria.
“Planetree awards Silver Recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered Care to celebrate organizations’ progress along the culture change journey,” said Frampton. “In this spirit, we look forward to witnessing how the team at Almoosa Specialist Hospital builds on this achievement to take its commitment to delivering patient-centered care to even greater heights.”
About Al Moosa Specialist Hospital
Al Moosa Specialist Hospital was opened in 1996 and was the first private hospital in the Al Ahsa region. It has been known for its professional expertise of its medical team, verity of services and all the needed medical and surgical specialist and units. The hospital maintained great focus on helping the patients and the society by being able to held 200 beds and includes all the needed centers and medical specialties such as; Pediatric, Cardiology, ICU, Dental, ENT, General Surgery, Opthalmology, Psychiatric, OB/GYNE, Orthopedic, Neurology, Vascular, Dermatology, Plastic Surgeries, OR, Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiotherapy), Hemodialysis, Radiology. Furthermore, Al Moosa Specialist Hospital takes pride on its highly qualified staff to make the hospital thrive in providing quality healthcare. Consequently, the hospital also had some numerous accolades that validate its credibility in providing safe and quality health standards (JCIA, CBAHI, HACCP). The hospital also participates in educating the society about the healthy living and raising awareness through lectures, seminar, scientific, and educating conferences. The hospital has several partnerships that support literature, and art, sport and health in general.
Founded in 1978 by a San Francisco patient who endured a traumatic healthcare experience, Planetree is an international, not-for-profit organization that partners with health care organizations across the continuum of care to personalize, humanize, and demystify the healthcare experience by putting the needs of individuals first. To achieve this aim, Planetree guides organizations through a structured process that enables and inspires caregivers to transform the health care experience they provide. With its model of patient-/resident-centered care being implemented in a diverse range of hospitals, continuing care facilities, outpatient clinics, and consumer health libraries across the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia, Planetree is demonstrating that patient-/resident-centered care is not only an empowering philosophy, but a viable, vital, and cost-effective model of care.
Proceeding from the vision of almoosa specialist hospital, it provides the best medical services to apply the highest international medical calibrators. On Monday morning 9th of February 2015, (HACCP) system was occurred at the hospital, which is a system of prevention to provide the best health and diet to determine the biological, chemical and physics damages that threat the safety. The system also aims to determine the major points that need to be controlled in insuring food safety.
The (HACCP) was handed to MR.Maleek Al-Moosa, who is the CEO of Almoosa specialist hospital. He confirmed that their main goals in applying the (HACCP) system are summarized in managing a safety diet and cooking method. Also, to provide the patients with the safe type of food that pleased them. Furthermore, the (HACCP) system confirms committing to the laws and protecting the patients with safety products through applying the healthy practices and of the HACCP system. It also confirms the best and qualified training in cooking for all of the staffs in the field of food safety. Meeting the goals in managing food safety and continuous improvements in the in the operations and sources is another aim of the HACCP system.
Almoosa specialist hospital gained the accreditation certificate, Joint Commission International (JCI), for the international health quality standers and patients’ safety. The hospital gained this accreditation of the JCI for the first time in 2009. This non profitable accreditation commission maintains the international health standers in more than 100 countries and it is known to be one of the most professional organizations in maintaining the quality and patients safety standards.
The accreditation’s standers cover great deal of the hospital services, which mainly focus on the patients’ safety and quality of provided health care. The standers include 1200 medical, admission, safety and engendering standers.
The CEO of Almoosa hospital, Malek Abdul Azziz Almoosa mentioned that acquiring this achievement represents the high standers of the hospital, to be one of the most professional and best hospitals.
According to the hospital’s mission of providing the best quality of health services to meet the patients’ needs by highly qualified specialists, the hospital also very careful in making the patients as the first priority to be compatible with the international health standers.
Almoosa hospital has articulated about his pleasure and happiness to regain the accreditation of the JCI, as it is one of the highest international standers for the health safety and quality improvement. Furthermore, gaining the accreditation of the JCI is not an easy achievement, as the accreditation can only be giving to the hospitals that are following the international health standers and rolls to provide the patients and the visitors with the best health care, as well as creating medical and admission solutions to be effortless and time saver for the patients. The commission follows a very precise evaluation before giving the accreditation for any hospitals or health organizations, as they follow the satisfaction of the patients about the availability and quality of the services for 24 hours. Also, the accreditation is based on the patient’s right in saving their time and providing them with the best quality of health services to reach the international goals the for patient’s safety. Education and training programs are very important in developing the medical team and staffs to improve their performance, as well as providing the best medical devices and equipment. The JCIA members confirmed the high quality level hospital and that led to improving the health safety for the patients.
Recently the hospital was accredited by HACCP Food Safety by an independent third party. The Accreditation Audit was carried by international surveyors from a UK based authority named GIC Guardian Independent Certification.
HACCP is a comprehensive Food Safety program ensuring food safety from the supplier through storage, freezing, cooking and finally serving it to the end consumer.
ALMOOSA GENERAL HOSPITAL is the first private hospital in AlAhsa which has been accredited by CBAHI. Central Board Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) tested
ALMOOSA GENERAL HOSPITAL against 881 stringent quality standards which included review of policies, applied procedures and services that the hospital provided to patients covering both areas; administration and patient care.
The CBAHI surveyors made a field visit to all medical and administration departments in order to ensure that all of the standards were met. Finally, the CBAHI surveyors expressed great satisfaction with the hospital’s performance and rendered praise to the hospital administration and its quality of healthcare.
The hospital has won an award of excellence from the Chamber of Commerce in Alhasaa
A jury evaluated the hospital and it was authorized by the chairman and the members of the Board of Trustees Award; Mr.Abdulmuhsin bin AbdulAziz Aljaber, Dr.Ahmed Alshuabii.
The facilities and institutions were evaluated according to seven criteria, they are; the strategy of the facilities’ objectives, their background and knowledge of the market, the HR management, the facilities commitment to quality and creativity.
Almoosa General Hospital received the accreditation of JCIA in 2009, and then again in 2012. The hospital, also, received CBAHI accreditation for the first time in May 2013.
The executive director of the hospital Mr.Malek Almoosa received an award for best executive director in the province for the year 2011
What is it ?
Corona is large group of viruses which can infect both humans and animals with cold related diseases . the intensity of the infection ranges from common cold to acute respiratory syndrome. However the new strain of coronavirus which causes MERS , is a novel to humans .so far the information related to the disease its signs modes of transmission and even the sources with who and international experts are working on finding out more about this virus.
What are the symptoms of corona virus infection ?
· Shortness of breath
· Vomiting and diarrhea .
What are the possible methods of protection from the new corona virus?
1. Maintain good hand hygiene by constantly washing hands with soap and cleaning them with hand sanitizers ,especially after coughing ,sneezing or using toilets ,before handling or preparing food and after contact with patients or their personal belonging.
2. Avoid direct hand contact with eyes and nose as much as possible .
3. Wear masks in the heavily crowded areas especially during hajj or Umrah .
4. Avoid as much as possible contact with patients and their personal tools and use masks
5. When coughing or sneezing use tissues to cover mouth and nose after that dispose the used tissue in the trash can then wash your hands thoroughly and properly when you sneeze and there are no tissues available use the upper part of your arms to cover your mouth and nose and avoid using your hands
6. Maintain good hygiene habits in general
7. Wash vegetables and fruits very well before eating them.
8. Keeping a good healthy diet and exercising along with other healthy enough sleep will enhance the body’s immunity system .
With the need to see a doctor when necessary and follow up any new information about the disease.
Some healthy advices for going back to school
§ Parents must allocate a time for their children to use the electronic devices a watch TV without any overuse
§ Toothpaste with great concentration of folic fits must be used for the children
§ Late sleep at night lead to major complications such as fatigue, inability of the body to build cells and that leads to weakness in installation of the information, focus and concentration
§ It is preferred to use the suitcase with wheels because the overweigh of the back bag leads to back pain
It is inflammation of the nasal passages. This inflammation can cause a variety of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip.
TYPES OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Occurring during specific seasons. The allergens that most commonly cause seasonal allergic rhinitis include pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds, as well as spores from fungi and molds.
Perennial allergic rhinitis
Occurring year round. Allergens that most commonly cause perennial allergic rhinitis are dust mites, cockroaches, animal dander, and fungi or molds.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS SYMPTOMS
●Nose – Watery nasal discharge, blocked nose, sneezing, nasal itching, postnasal drip, loss of smell and taste, facial pressure or pain.
●Eyes – Itchy, red eyes, feeling of grittiness in the eyes, swelling and blueness of the skin below the eyes.
●Throat and ears – Sore throat, hoarse voice, congestion or popping of the ears, itching of the throat or ears.
●Sleep – Mouth breathing, frequent awakening, daytime fatigue, difficulty performing work.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS TREATMENT
Reduce exposure to triggers
Nasal irrigation with saline
Antihistamines (oral or nasal sprays)
Allah said (and whoever kept alive, it’s as though he kept alive all men)
Donating blood is a very generous behavior and noble humanitarian behavior of healthy person to offer great help for a sick person that has lack of blood due to accident or surgery. Your donation will return the life of this unwell person.
Benefits of donating blood
Increase the activity of the bone marrow to produce more blood that activities the blood circulation
Reduce the iron content in the blood that reduce the risks of heart disease and blood clotting
Gives a satisfaction and pride feeling
Great inert in helping patients
You can donate in the blood bank, which is in the second floor in the Laboratory
For any further information
Please, do not hesitate to call 5369666
Extension number: 1255 /From Saturday to Thursday 8:00AM-11:00PM
When employees donate, they will receive a half day break
Osteoarthritis occurs when inflammation and injury to a joint cause a breaking down of cartilage tissue. In turn, that breakdown causes pain, swelling, and deformity. It is more likely to develop as people get older, at final stages of the disease the patient needs Total hip replacement surgery to replace the damaged ball with a metal ball. The hip socket is resurfaced using a metal shell and a plastic liner.
The Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Hip:
· Joint stiffness that occurs as you are getting out of bed
· Joint stiffness after you sit for a long time
· Any pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
· A sound or feeling ("crunching") of bone rubbing against bone
· Inability to move the hip to perform routine activities which leading to muscles’ weakness
Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Hip:
The main goal of treating osteoarthritis of the hip is to improve the person's mobility (ability to get around) and lifestyle. Part of this goal involves improving the function of the hip and controlling pain
Ø Conservative treatment:
- Improve life style
Ø Surgical treatment:
The damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.
What happens during the total hip replacement surgery?
The surgery technique will take place after the failure of conservative treatments; it involves removing the diseased portion of the hipbone and replacing it with an artificial hip joint (called prosthesis).
To perform a hip replacement, your surgeon:
· Makes an incision over the front or side of your hip, through the layers of tissue
· Removes diseased and damaged bone and cartilage, leaving healthy bone intact
· Implants the prosthetic socket into your pelvic bone, to replace the damaged socket
· Replaces the round top of your femur with the prosthetic ball, which is attached to a stem that fits into your thighbone
·Surgical drain is used to decompress or drain either fluid or air from the area of surgery
Our team of expert consultant orthopedic surgeons and physicians offer medical and surgical care of the highest standards using the most up-to-date and cutting edge procedures for patients.
What is Osteoporosis?
It is a condition of low bone density, which leads to Osteoporosis that caused bone fracture. Bone structure consists of Calcium and phosphorus that maintain bone strength and density.
Symptoms of the diseases:
Mostly Osteoporosis is asymptomatic disease but the symptoms could appear when there is a bone fracture. Vertebral Column, wrist and pelvic cavity fractures.
Lower back pain, neck pain and a gradual shortness in the patient height.
Prevention and treatment:
• Eating healthy diet that has the basic elements for bone development.
• Eat food that has calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D.
• Not smoking and drinking alcohol and other unhealthy drinks.
• Exposure to sunlight during sunset and sunrise.
• Taking the appropriate medicines after consulting a doctor.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis. OA is usually a slowly progressive degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It most often affects middle-aged and older people.
Generally, the pain associated with arthritis develops gradually, although sudden onset is also possible.
The joint may become stiff and swollen, making it difficult to bend or straighten the knee.
Pain and swelling are worse in the morning or after a period of inactivity. Pain may also increase after activities such as walking, stair climbing, or kneeling.
The pain may often cause a feeling of weakness in the knee, resulting in a "locking" or "buckling."
The prostate gland is a gland male genital. It is in the lower of the abdomen and surrounds the urethra place in which it goes out from the bladder. It is responsible for the seminal fluid that nourishes the sperm production. The prostate cancers is common among men and usually appears after the age of sixty.
Prostate Cancer is curable disease especially with early detection; therefore, males above 50 years old are advised to see the doctor urologist and undergo the necessary tests to make sure that the are free from prostate cancer.
The presence of the blood in the urine. mixing the urine with little quantity of blood may make the urine turbid or unnatural. However, the increase of the quantity of blood in the urine may make the urine red or brown .
in some cases, the hematuria may include pain or fever, repeated urine, increase the feeling of thirst, Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The following symptoms may help in determine the potential reason:
- Feeling of pain.
- Increase in the temperature.
- Repeated urine.
- Nausea & Vomiting
Kidney Stones (nephrolith )
The urine could contain a high rate of minerals. If the concentration of these minerals has increased to a large extent, that can form small stones within the kidney in size ranges from few millimeters to a few inches. Most people are able to get rid of these small stones through the urine without any problem. However, some people may feel severe pain when the stones are passing the ureter. The pain usually occurs in the back, lower abdomen, and it can last from five minutes to fifteen minutes.
o Nausea and vomiting .
o Permanent feeling of the need to urinate.
o Urine mixed with blood or stench of urine .
What is urinary incontinence?
it is an involuntary leaking of urine . It differs from few leaking drops of urine to the loss of the ability of macro-control in the urine. It affects women more than men, because of weakness of the pelvic floor muscles as a result of repeated birth. Urine incontinence is common in the elderly.
Why does it occur?
Urinary incontinence occurs when the bladder muscles contract suddenly or when the muscles of the urethra suddenly relax , or also when any of them happen at the wrong time (outside the toilet).
How can the incontinence be treated?
There are many options for the treatment. Some of them are a non-surgical or surgical. They often consist of a range of treatments to help the improve the patient’s ability to control the bladder emptying, and the patient should consult the doctor to be able to decide on the appropriate treatment.
Auditory brain response
Inflammation of the middle ear
It the permanent feeling of unbalanced , dizziness, and unsteadiness; in addition to the feeling of headache, weakness, and may lead to syncope in some cases. The patient feeling that the surrounded of the patient spins.
This feeling is a result of a disorder in the balance system in the inner ear, or disorder in the center balance system.
The most important symptoms of balance disorder are:
Dizziness, falling, weakness in hearing, unclear vision, confusion and lack of concentration, vomiting, diarrhea, changing the heart beating rate, and blood pressure, fear, anxiety, and some people may suffer from tiredness and depression.
The treatment of balance disorder:
The treatment of the balance disorder, which is resulted from a problem of the balance system function, depends on the symptoms, medical history, the overall health, results of examinations, and clinical examination by the specialist physician. The treatment includes rehabilitation of the balance system by using the therapeutic treatment, and treatment of the diseases that lead to balance disorder. Also Exercising at home, the training at night, and organizing the diet of the patient and surgery in some cases.
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of the skin “
Co2 = 400 RS
Skarlet for skin tightening and acne treatment
1 session 800 RS
3 session 2000 RS
The Carboxy to get rid of Dark Circles under eyes
6 sessions 550 RS
3 sessions 350 RS
1 session 150 RS
A Special offer for Ramadan on Gastric Balloon
Now 7000 RS
Hair removal laser– face 6 sessions = 900 RS + free Head & Neck Massage
A Special offer for Ramadan on Porcelain Crown
Before 650 RS
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Special Discount (limited period ) for
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A Special offer for Ramadan on dental spark
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A Special offer for Ramadan on Dental Implants
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A Special offer for Ramadan on Hair Transplant "fue "
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A magnetic resonance image exam uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer photographic techniques to obtain very clear images of areas of the body. In most cases, your Doctor will receive a written report within 12 hours. Your Doctor can see the images after 15 minutes upon finishing the exam.
A new treatment gives double effects in tightening and repairing the skin. It made up of Poly-I-Lactic that can be fully absorbable. The Silhouette Soft has been used for years in various medical field, and it was designed and produced in the United States. It was developed for 6 years to be used in esthetic surgery
Endocrine system includes eight glands distributed throughout the body. These glands produce hormones, which are the chemical vectors. Hormones transmitted through the blood to the tissues and organs , which affects the vital processes in the whole body.
Diabetes is considered as the most common endocrine diseases as well as other diseases. The endocrine diseases are treated through controlling the amount of the hormone that the body produces by using medicines that help if the problem is a severe lack of the hormone.
INTRALASIK (LASIK) technology is latest technologies in laser vision correction field. It is a device that uses a high-speed flashes of light. This flashes are able to create ultrafine bubbles in a depth prescribed by the surgeon with high precision. The FEMTOSECOND laser device is able to create an enormous amount of these bubbles in very close distances which can create a layer in cornea. This can be done with high precision and with any shapes the surgeon prescribes by using a high-speed computer program which provides the surgeon with potentials to reshape the cornea layers.
Veneer is facial aesthetic layer, which covers the surfaces of teeth and thus manufactured and paste this layer to change the color of the teeth or size to improve the shape and appearance of the smile, which does not change over time, it is most common and a desire to use by patients and dentists because they are the best in the final results.
A CT scan, also known as a cat scan (computerized axial tomography) is diagnostic test that combines the use of X-rays and computer technology. X-ray beams are obtained from different angles. These X-ray images are then put together in the computer to create a detailed picture of bones, organs and tissue.
Latest technology in hair transplant you will enjoy healthy hair in just one session. This technique depends on picking hair follicles then replanted without surgery and no pain and without any side effects of swelling or scars .
A. Lazy eye occurs when the vision sharpness varies between the two eyes and either eye is weaker or lazier than the other.
B. Children are afflicted with lazy eye in the following cases:
Plasma technology-rich blood platelets (PRP) is a huge leap in the field of cosmetic and treatment of skin and hair problems and became capture the interest of many of the doctors in the world and the latest methods used in the cell renewal process. With age, the skin loses many of collagen responsible for the freshness and vitality of the skin The collagen is a protein constitutes most of the second layer of the skin and this protein gives freshness and vitality of skin as it works on the cohesion and strength of the skin.
Cases involving the use of plasma injection (PRP):
1 - the freshness of the skin where the plasma injection works on the renovation and the production of collagen is responsible for the freshness and youth and give the skin glow better.
2 - easing facial wrinkles and surface hand, as well as lines expressive minute.
3 - cases of hair loss.
4 - alleviate dark circles around the eye.
5 - self-injected with fat as it gives more coherent
Recently, Almoosa Specialist Hospital has provided Vectra 3D device under the supervision of Dr. Ahmed Jarrah in order to provide for the patient more confidence in the result and to provide a full image of his appearance after surgery.
The uses of this device is for nose plastic surgery, breast plastic surgery, face lift, and liposuction.