The 7th Patient Safety Forum – 2017 is another milestone for Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs (MNG-HA) and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science (KSAU-HS) in our continued journey towards maintaining and delivering optimum safety in patient care. The 5th Patient Safety Forum in 2015 brought both exceptional attendance and positive response. Given past success we are delighted to host the Patient Safety Forum as an annual event to be used as a platform to address both our organizational needs and the national need for the delivery of safe patient care.
Over the years MNG-HA has demonstrated a strong obligation to improve the systematic delivery of premium healthcare by early recognition of the importance of researching and adapting international standards while working tirelessly towards building our capacity for quality improvement of safe patient care. MNG-HA has maintained international accreditation with recently achieving a high rating score for re-accreditation with JCI. This achievement is once again as a result of our vision, mission and our organization’s strategic objectives and goals in the deliverance of safe patient care.
This year’s form will see the inclusion of an additional topic, which the MNG-HA, has as an organization been through, and passed through recently (the MERS-CoV outbreak). As in previous years The Patient Safety Forum will illustrate to us once again, what can be achieved when perseverance, academic and scientific knowledge are joined in union collectively in the unified pursuit of excellence in achieving the highest standard of patient safety and care.
The forum is an opportune time for healthcare leaders, healthcare organizations, management and all health care professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds to inspire, learn and go forth on the continued journey of safe patient care.
May I extend sincere appreciation to all involved and thanks to the expert guests, researchers and Scientific Committee for their invaluable and crucial contributions in the organization of this Forum.
Dr. Bandar Al Knawy
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry National Guard – Health Affairs &
President, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences