King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Jeddah

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Jeddah (KFSH-J) is one of the three campuses of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre.

This facility was originally built as a private hospital in the 1990s; however, it was purchased by the Saudi government, and began offering services in March 2000. The KFSH-J offers 24-hour emergency care, short stay surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, neurosciences, medical oncology, and cardiovascular services. The KFSH-J holds Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI) status. Also, in summer 2013, the hospital earned Magnet status through the American ANCC.

The KFSH-J is located in downtown Jeddah, a city of approximately 4 million, situated along the Red Sea. Cosmopolitan Jeddah has a beautiful "Old City" with buildings of historical interest, as well as modern shopping facilities, international cuisine, and a great variety of artwork. The Red Sea is especially interesting for scuba divers, and has, reportedly, the best coral reefs in the world. Also popular is taking long evening walks along the Red Sea boardwalk — The Corniche — where the lights of the city and of anchored ships illuminate the night.

Staff housing is found on the Amoudia compound. Shuttle bus services are provided free of charge by the hospital.

As of summer 2013, the hospital has 330 beds, plus approximately 110 ambulatory beds.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Population approximately 4 million, located on the Red Sea, a two-hour drive from the Asir mountain range, which is popular for hiking.

Jeddah has preserved some of the old architecture in the heart of the city, while building wonderful, classic villas and modern high-rise towers. The city is rich in restaurants with cuisine from all cultures and in all price ranges (the best are the Yemeni restaurants).

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, population of almost 27 million, with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.

Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more

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