Our Story

Building on a long family legacy as medical pioneers in the Kingdom, Saudi German Health was founded by the Batterjee family 33 years ago to relieve people’s suffering and have a positive impact on their health.

In 1988, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Chairman of Saudi German Health, and Dr. Khalid Batterjee, Vice President of Saudi German Health, established the first hospital in Jeddah and collaborated with German University Hospitals to bring advanced German healthcare standards and expertise to the local community for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These associations inspired the ‘German’ in our name.

Makarem Sobhi Batterjee

President and Vice Chairman, Saudi German Health

Makarem Sobhi Batterjee became the President and Vice-Chairman of Saudi German Health in 2017 and paved the way towards expansion and advancement for our group by broadening its German foundation to build strong collaborations with renowned healthcare providers in the US, Canada, UK, and beyond. Under his leadership, we have focused on renovating our hospitals, digitally transforming our services, enhancing patient experience, introducing unique medical specialties, providing advanced treatments, bringing international doctors to the region, and building partnerships with international medical organizations.

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Our Transformation

Our recent journey of transformation and rebranding from Saudi German Hospitals Group to Saudi German Health marked a new era in our history. This is not only a name change and visual upgrade but a portrayal of our rejuvenation - symbolizing progress, innovation, and positive change. Saudi German Health is a consolidation of our healthcare and education infrastructure, representing the fact that we are a global network of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medical education facilities, and training institutes.

Starting from humble beginnings in 1988 with one hospital in Jeddah, today, we have several standalone clinics, 11 operational facilities, and many more under construction. Today, more than 8500 doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and staff call Saudi German Health, their home.

Our History

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    1940

    Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Batterjee with Sheikh Abdul jaleel Batterjee start to import international pharmaceutical products and establish a chain of pharmacies.

  • 1988

    Saudi German Hospital Jeddah opens on what is now Batterjee Road in central Jeddah.

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    1998

    The hospital is the first to introduce IT (i.e. electronic medical records, automation, etc.)in the Middle East healthcare industry.

  • 2000

    Saudi Arabian expansion begins with the opening of Saudi
    German Hospital Aseer.

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    2001

    Saudi German Hospital Riyadh opens.

  • 2003

    Saudi German Institute for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is established.
    Saudi German Hospital Madinah opens.

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    2006

    International expansion begins with the opening of Saudi German Hospital Sana'a in Yemen.

  • 2007

    Saudi German Hospitals Group named one among 50 most admired companies in the Middle East by Arabian Business.

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    2012

    Saudi German Hospital Dubai opens. The first Saudi German Hospital in the UAE.

  • 2013

    Batterjee Education for Training Academy (BETA) is established to deliver professional development and skills training.

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    2015

    Saudi German Hospitals Group enters the Egyptian market with the launch of Saudi German Hospital Cairo.

  • 2016

    The group, under the name Middle East Healthcare Company (MEAHCO), has a successful IPO on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), raising US$3.2 billion.

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    2017

    Saudi German Hospital Hail established.

  • 2018

    Saudi German Hospital Sharjah is launched.
    Beverly Clinics is established in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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    2019

    Saudi German Hospital Ajman opens as part of Batterjee Medical City.
    Saudi German Hospital Cairo joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

  • 2020

    Saudi German Hospital Dammam opens as the centrepiece of Batterjee Medical City.
    Saudi German Hospital Riyadh joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

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    2021

    Saudi German Health launches new brand and enhanced patient experience, bringing together all Saudi German hospitals, clinics, and medical education facilities under one brand and laying the foundation for accelerating global expansion and diversification.

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