Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), was established by Amiri decree in 1979, and it is Qatar’s premier not-for-profit healthcare provider. HMC manages nine hospitals and operates both the national ambulance service and a home healthcare service. Currently, HMC is the only healthcare organization outside the United States to receive simultaneous Joint Commission International (JCI) re-accreditation for all its hospitals, and in 2011, the ambulance service and home healthcare service also received JCI accreditation.
HMC is made up of nine different facilities, each with its own specialization and target demographic such as the Women’s Hospital, which was established in 1988 to provide specialized care for women and infants. The Women’s Hospital currently provides obstetrics, gynecology, neonatal care, emergency care, and newborn screening services. Its eight other facilities include Rumallah Hospital, Hamad General Hospital, the National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Heart Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, Al Khor Hospital, Fahad bin Jassim Kidney Hospital, and Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital.
HMC is also continuously collaborating with its research and healthcare partners such as Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and Qatar Biomedical Research Institute. In 2011, it launched an initiative to integrate health, education, and research through collaboration with each partner institution, in order to achieve the highest possible quality healthcare in Qatar.