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Nov 27, 2019

Philips widens SMC partnership in KSA


Expanded presence in both SMC’s Riyadh hospitals represents symbolic milestone in Philips’ journey to provide improved healthcare outcomes in the Kingdom

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, continues to make headway in providing better access, higher quality and more cost effective care to all residents of the Kingdom with today’s widened collaboration with Specialized Medical Center (SMC). The agreement will see a complete portfolio of the company’s advanced solutions and services installed in SMC hospitals and branches. 

 

CEO of SMC, Dr. Khalid  Al Sebaiay, commented: “Our presence in the Kingdom since 1999 means we have become a symbol of trust to patients and the community more broadly. This footprint, expertise and the trust we have established in the community means that patients expect state of the art equipment from us that provides them with the best comfort as well as reliable and rapid treatment. That is why we are delighted to announce that all our services and areas will be outfitted with the latest Philips solutions, throughout our radiology and Cath Lab departments, with patient monitoring and care solutions deployed in our Emergency and Operating Rooms and the Intensive Care and Critical Care Units. By covering all clinical areas with top end technology that improves intelligence and workflow, we are able to see more patients every day, reduce waiting lists and times, and provide our patients with the very best care. We are also able to support our physicians with the tools they need to make the right decisions for the best treatment of our patients.”  

 

In the healthcare informatics area, Philips systems will connect both hospitals together and enable the end user to share images and reports smoothly. By utilizing the latest innovations in the Radiology and Cath Lab areas, SMC can build the core command center base from which to develop tele radiology and tele ICU offerings. Patient monitoring is enabled through monitors that connect to a centralized central station with full integration with all devices in the hospital and hospital EMR. The solution connects all anesthesia machines and connects both branches together, providing the capability to monitor patients from any SMC branch.

We are very proud of our growing partnership with SMC and see it as a privilege and an ongoing learning journey for Philips. The dedication and expertise of specialised competency clinical centres such as SMC directly supports the achievement of better healthcare in Saudi Arabia; a key cornerstone of Vision 2030, and we congratulate them on the next stage of their journey in helping the Kingdom achieve its vision.

Ozlem Fidancı

Philips Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and Turkey

The Philips solutions deployed include its new Ingenia Omega MRI system, which helps clinicians diagnose with confidence, explore new applications, and work productively; the Incisive CT platform, which is the newest addition to Philips’ diagnostic imaging portfolio; the C90 digital X-Ray system; Azurion Cathlab, the next generation image-guided therapy platform that allows clinical professionals to easily and confidently perform procedures with a unique user experience; the EPIQ 7 ultrasound system for cardiology; the Pulsera C-Arm, a multi-application mobile X-ray imaging system for the most challenging interventional procedures in Pain Management, General, Orthopedic, Vascular, Neurovascular and Cardiac surgeries; and the CombiDiagnost remote controlled fluoroscopy system.
By covering all clinical areas with top end technology that improves intelligence and workflow, we are able to see more patients every day, reduce waiting lists and times, and provide our patients with the very best care. We are also able to support our physicians with the tools they need to make the right decisions for the best treatment of our patients.

Dr. Khalid Al Sebaiay

CEO of SMC

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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About SMC

The Specialized Medical Company owns and operates two Hospitals located on King Fahad Street and King Abdallah Street in Riyadh the capital of Saudi Arabia.  These hospitals operating under the name of the Specialized Medical Center has a combined capacity of over 600 inpatient beds and 250 outpatient clinics, and are served by a dedicated and highly qualified international team of over 400 full time physicians and 2,400 paramedical and support staff.

Since the opening of the first Medical Center in 1999, SMC over the years has consistently been successful in treating its patients to the highest standards in all areas of specialized and subspecialized comprehensive healthcare. SMC has built a sound foundation to remain in the forefront of the private Health Care Sector, in the region.

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