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Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Active: 2014 - Present



Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare is a first-of-its-kind health care joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine. About 255,000 eligible medical recipients ― including Aramco employees from Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, as well as their dependents and retirees ― receive quality care free of charge at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. Patients are seen at a 330-bed tertiary care hospital (Dhahran Medical Center), a 55-bed hospital in Al Hasa (opened in 2018), three satellite outpatient Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare facilities and third-party medical designated facilities in the Eastern Province.  

Visionaries of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Watch the story of Saudi Aramco and Johns Hopkins Medicine and how these two renowned organizations formed the one-of-a-kind Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare.

About Our Agreement

Saudi Aramco and Johns Hopkins Medicine signed a joint venture agreement that launched in 2014 with a term of 10 years. Johns Hopkins owns 20% of the joint venture. The shared goal is not only to create a health care organization that serves the immediate needs of Saudi Aramco employees, retirees and their families, but also to evolve into a health system of excellence that provides enhanced specialty and subspecialty care. 

In addition to owning equity in the joint venture, Johns Hopkins provides:

  • Clinical program development and education and training     
  • Direct clinical care by Johns Hopkins faculty rotating at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
  • Patient safety and continuous quality improvement
  • Operations development, integration and support

Joint Commission International Accredited

Reaccreditation expected in December 2020

Points of Pride

  • Conducted clinical rotations by Johns Hopkins faculty in specialties such as bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, radiology, ophthalmology, vascular surgery and cardiology
  • Developed programs and services not previously offered at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (e.g., robotic surgery, cardiac surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, complex electrophysiology, palliative care, endovascular therapies and noninvasive imaging)
  • Introduced inpatient and outpatient palliative care and established a holistic, multidisciplinary program
  • Launched personalized care for patients with sickle cell disease
  • Developed a center of excellence in bariatrics and weight management 
  • Established the Office of Emergency Management for Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
  • Performed the first robotic surgery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System
  • Performed Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare’s first Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty procedure, an alternative to corneal transplant

What Our Affiliate Says

“This partnership will result in a comprehensive transformation to further enhance our health care standards, and it marks the beginning of a new level of care with new lines of treatment, new and enhanced specialties and subspecialties.”

― Khalid A. Al-Falih, Former President and CEO of Saudi Aramco
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