King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), of the College of Medicine & College of Applied Medical Sciences of the Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University was built by the Ministry of Health (MOH) under the “FIVE HOSPITALS PROJECT”. It was later transferred to the King Faisal University under the name “Al Khobar Teaching Hospital” which was changed to “King Fahd Hospital of the University”
On Rajab 15, 1401 H (19 May 1981 G) H.E. The Minister for Health, Dr. Hussain Al Jazairy, inaugurated the Hospital, it started with an inpatient bed capacity of 381.
It has two major campuses operating; one in Dammam, the second is in Al Hofuf, 120 kilometers apart. Due to the growing number of students, and, in order to serve the community more efficiently, King Faisal University underwent a transformation in the year 1430H (2009). It was split in two independent Universities. The University in Al Hofuf retained the original name “King Faisal University”. The Dammam campus was named “UNIVERSITY OF DAMMAM”.
Given its long history which the hospital is building on, KFHU has kept-up with the ever-growing demand to serve the community with its expanding population and to teach students according to international standards.
When it comes to providing world-class medical care, KFHU strives to be the best in the field by meeting the highest standards set forth by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), which is responsible for setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of excellence in the Healthcare Industry.
Through the years the management of KFHU is committed in providing exceptional care in all walks of life. The administration organized a team to establish the Private Health Center which was commissioned in July 2016 with 25 beds and staffed with qualified and well-trained health care professionals.


To be a leading hospital in healthcare provision, education and scientific research according to international standard.


To provide high quality care, education and training for healthcare professional and support scientific research.


  • Honesty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Team Work
  • Transparency
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment
Published on: 18 July 2014
Last update on: 12 September 2018
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