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MOH Runs a Training Program to Hone Skills of Hospitals’ Medical Administrators
19 March 2013
Under the auspices of His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Health Affairs, Dr. Mansour bin Nasser Al-Howasi, with the participation of His Excellency the Deputy Minister for Curative Services, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammad Al-Hemeidi, the Hospitals General Department and the Training and Scholarship General Department at the Ministry of Health (MOH) have run a training program to hone skills of the hospitals’ medical administrators.
The Director General of Hospitals, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Hamed Al-Ghamdi, has pointed out that this program comes within the framework of the colossal efforts exerted for developing the performance at MOH hospitals. Besides, this program is a part of an integrated training plan to promote the hospitals’ managers and medical administrators; in an endeavor to supply them with the basics of hospitals management and the skills needed to manage these hospitals through improving the level of healthcare services and ensuring their quality as well as applying the patient safety criteria. Dr. Al-Ghamdi has further explained the role of the medical administrator in obtaining the hospital for accreditation of the Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), the strategic planning in the health facilities and acquisition of basic skills of the effective manager: the communication skills, work team management, features and skills of the effective manager, as well as hazards control and patient safety.
Dr. Al-Ghamdi has noted that the participants in this course mounted to 21 medical administrators from 9 health directorates. It’s noteworthy that a constellation of specialist trainers in the field of hospitals management and human development as well as a number of MOH Directors General of the Quality and Patient Safety General Department, the Medical Supply General Department and the IT General Department, participated in delivering this training course, through workshops held within the activities of the program.

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