The idea of Medya Diagnostic Center was born from the need for a high-quality healthcare facility in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Upon finalizing construction of our purpose built 7500 squared meter facility, we opened doors to the public in October 2008. From starting off with only a laboratory and radiology department, we have now, with the additions of nuclear medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy and polyclinics, grown into six departments
Medya Diagnostic Center was established with the aim of contributing to the rebuilding of the healthcare sector in Kurdistan and Iraq through 3 means; firstly, to provide healthcare services to international standards – which I am proud to say we have achieved by becoming the first and only center in Iraq to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which means that all of our laboratory results are internationally recognized. Additionally, each of our other departments follow strict quality standards. My second aim, which was to provide services not currently available, has been achieved with the opening of our PET/CT department, which again, is a first for Iraq and means that cancer patients no longer have to travel abroad for diagnosis. Our laboratory and radiology department also perform a vast array of tests and procedures which cannot be performed at other facilities. My third aim of providing a patient centered model of healthcare has been achieved through a combination of vigorous training of our staff and a high level of international supervision and modern management information systems.
Our plan for the future is to continue to serve our community by providing an international level of healthcare services and by further expanding into medical services which cannot currently be performed in Iraq, especially in the field of nuclear medicine.