SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi German Health (SGH) has launched its eagerly-awaited chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This development comes shortly after the Saudi Arabian healthcare group launched a new initiative, titled Moneyback Guarantee Policy, designed to spur engagement with customers.
In a news release published by Saudi German Health, Dr. Ahmed Shebl, Group Chief Executive Officer at SGH said: “We are confident that a local Sigma chapter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a lasting impact on the nursing community and healthcare delivery.”
With the necessary approval, the SGH Sigma chapter is expected to provide exceptional opportunities for nurses’ professional development, training, and education.
The Sigma chapter will also provide a wide variety of professional development activities, including courses, workshops, and conferences.
It is anticipated to help nurture and empower nursing leaders by providing access to leadership development programs, mentorship, and networking opportunities with larger nursing communities worldwide.
Additionally, the chapter will offer extensive support for the nursing transformational leadership strategies that Saudi German Health embraces in its business.
“Establishing a Sigma chapter would distinguish SGH as a pioneer in the Saudi private healthcare sector in advancing and supporting the nursing practice in the country,” outlined Dr. Ahmed Shebl.
The chapter will facilitate research initiatives among nurses and nursing students, with a focus on the importance of knowledge translation.
It is worth highlighting that research translation could directly contribute to enhancing patient care, improving clinical outcomes, and driving healthcare innovation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Overall, the SGH Sigma chapter will play a pivotal role in developing the capacities of clinical nurses and nursing students across the region.
Conducting research and innovation projects will not only have a positive transformative impact on the nursing practice but also boost SGH’s organizational performance.
Beyond its educational and professional growth endeavors, the SGH Sigma chapter will actively participate in community service initiatives, underscoring the Group’s dedication to supporting the community it serves.
This participation involves volunteering at local health fairs, offering educational resources to marginalized populations, and extending support to healthcare-focused charitable organizations.
In line with the national transformation strategy to improve the healthcare sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SGH is committed to supporting the nursing profession and elevating the status of the nursing practice.
The establishment of the SGH Sigma chapter marks a significant milestone in the healthcare group’s journey to empower the nursing workforce and promote nursing excellence.
In her address, on the establishment of the Sigma Chapter, Ms. Iman Elkouwatly, Group Chief Nursing Officer at SGH, stated: “We strongly support the establishment of the Sigma Chapter, and firmly believe that it holds a very high potential to improve nursing practice and the healthcare system.”
The local Sigma chapter at SGH will soon commence its activities with a chartering ceremony for its founding members followed by a series of educational and professional development activities.
The array of the SGH Sigma chapter’s development activities will serve as a unique platform for nurses to share ideas, promote best practices, and participate in cooperative research projects with the goal of enhancing patient care and mirroring the group’s ethos of caring like family.
“We are committed to participating in future activities of the Sigma Chapter and will allocate resources, provide leadership support, and overcome challenges to maximize the benefits of this important milestone,” said Ms. Iman Elkouwatly
The launch of the local Sigma chapter at SGH is a true reflection of the group’s unwavering commitment to elevating the significant role nurses play in shared governance and decision-making processes in the healthcare space.
Strikingly, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing has more than 100,000 active members and 600 chapters.
Sigma has a long-standing reputation for its commitment to promoting nursing research and evidence-based practice.
Sigma’s Board of Directors responsible for approving Sigma’s chapters has unanimously approved the establishment of the SHG Sigma with positive findings.
Through this new chapter, Saudi German Health is embarking on an ambitious endeavor to create the first-ever multisite healthcare system outside the United States of America.