The Chairman of Al Ahsa Medical Services Co. -Al Ahsa Hospital- Mr. Abdulmohsen Al Othman, inaugurated the new Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) on Tuesday, Ramadan 8th, 1442 AH, corresponding to April 20th, 2021, with the presence of the hospital executive director, directors, managers, departments’ heads, in addition to a group of physicians, nurses and staff.
Touring the new CCU, the Chairman asserted that this commendable step falls within the hospital’s 3-year strategic plan, which aims at constantly upgrading and developing all hospital services and departments to match up to the highest medical care standards, with the ultimate objective of serving Al Ahsa community in particular and the Eastern Region in general.
He added that this initiative and many upcoming ones are part of the hospitals’ endeavors to contribute in achieving the strategic objectives of the first theme (Transform healthcare) of the National Transformation Program 2020, namely those of ensuring ease access to health services and improving quality and efficiency of healthcare services, as they tie with Vision 2030 Goal of enhancing the standard and quality of healthcare services.
The Executive Director of Al Ahsa Hospital, Dr. Maher Jamal Eddine, extended his sincere thanks to the Chairman for his unwavering, limitless support and all those who contributed to the successful handover of this project.
He further highlighted that “the new CCU constitutes a paradigm shift in developing medical services as it matches up to the national and international quality and safety standards, meets MOH healthcare requirements for Cardiac Care Units and adheres to infection prevention and control practices, and it also represents the nucleus of an integrated heart center that includes all specialties of different heart diseases and surgeries; all this will translate into the provision of more accurate, faster, scientific and humane medical and therapeutic services to patients, to ultimately serve the welfare of patients”.
It is worth noting that the CCU, headed by the cardiovascular consultant, Dr. Mohammed El Rawi Othman, provides holistic care for acute cardiology patients by administering a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach, including the initiation of early intervention as appropriate.
The Cardiac Care Unit specializes in the care of patients with heart attack, angina, arrhythmia, those who have undergone Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography procedures, and other heart diseases requiring exceptional follow-up.
One of the essential features of the unit is the continuous monitoring of cardiac functions allowing rapid intervention, either with treatment, or cardiac catheterization, or cardiac arrhythmia, and providing clinical supervision to patients by a specialized medical team of consultants and specialists, supported by a highly qualified nursing staff 24 hours a day.
The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies for monitoring critically ill cardiac patients.
He concluded by reiterating that this new unit constitutes yet another step towards Al Ahsa hospital’s success, progress, and development.