Construction contract for the $1.2bn King Khalid Medical City (KMCC) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia has been awarded to a local company. The project is set to be one of the largest medical facilities in the region with a capacity of 1,500 beds.
KMCC will be built on land allocated by Saudi Aramco some 20 km southwest of Dhahran. The 700,000m² campus will be anchored by a 1,500-bed hospital manned by highly-trained health professionals and equipped with the latest in medical technology.
In addition, the development will feature residential buildings, a hotel, a commercial complex, educational facilities, a research center, and recreational facilities to make it a self-sustaining community that is centered on health services.
“King Khalid Medical City will be the leading center of excellence in specialized health care in the Eastern Province and will include seven centers of excellence: Cardiovascular, neurosciences, rehabilitation, multi-neurosciences, multi-organ transplant, genetic organ transplant, genetic & metabolic, ophthalmology, and oncology & metabolic, ophthalmology and oncology,” Dr. Ibrahim Al-Arifi, Executive Director of Clinical and Medical Affairs at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam said in a report.
KKMC has won the 2013 Best Hospital Design (Future) Award at the Hospital Build and Infrastructure 2013 Awards for using the latest technology in its design and construction plans. The facility also aspires to get Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or LEED Silver certification – the only medical city to do so.