Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the premier non-profit healthcare provider in Qatar. It was established by Emiri decree in 1979 and reports to the Supreme Council of Health. Since its establishment, HMC has rapidly developed medical facilities capable of providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of diseases that previously could only be managed in overseas medical institutions.
HMC currently manages eight specialized hospitals: Hamad General Hospital, Rumailah Hospital, Women’s Hospital, National Center for Cancer Care & Research, Al Khor Hospital, Heart Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, Cuban Hospital as well as the national ambulance service, home healthcare services and the developing residential services. Facilities under development include Al Wakra Hospital, Children’s Hospital, the new Women’s Hospital, a Skilled Nursing Facility and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
HMC is the first and only hospital corporation in the world to achieve simultaneous accreditation and reaccreditation of all its facilities by the Joint Commission International (JCI), and Qatar is the only country outside of the United States to achieve such accreditation for all its public hospitals. HMC has also achieved the first accreditation of its kind in the region for its Home Healthcare Services and Ambulance Service.
Hamad Medical Corporation’s ethos is based on three key pillars: Health, Education and Research, which signify the organization’s commitment to providing high quality healthcare, the training and education of healthcare professionals, and research that develops evidence-based medicine.