Notre Dame De Secours - Chunds - - Administration and Divisions

ADMINISTRATION AND DIVISIONS

  • Rev. Father Hady Mahfouz
    Chairman
  • Rev. Father Wissam Khoury, General Director of NDS
    General Secretary
  • Rev. Father Jean Paul Hajj, Superior of NDS Couvent
    Member
  • Rev. Father Prof. Georges Hobeika, President of USEK
    Member
  • Prof. Jean-Claude Lahoud, Dean of the
    Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences
    Member
  • Edouard Elias, M.D.
    Member
  • Elias Makhoul, M.D.
    Member
  • Mr. Elias Abou Fadel
    Member
  • Mr. Claude Sfeir
    Member
  • Aziz Tarabay, Maitre Esq.
    Legal counsel
  • Mr. Habib Farah
    Economic advisor
  • Mr. Chadi Karam
    Administrative advisor
  • Mrs. Mona Khoury        
    Chief of staff, General Director Office

Rev. Father Wissam Khoury : General Director of NDS

Rev. Father Simon Saliba : Financial Director

Prof. Jean-Claude Lahoud : Dean of the USEK Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Ziad El Khoury, M.D.: Medical Director

Mrs. Mona Daccache : Director of Nursing

Mrs. Rita Khoury : Director of Human Resources

Ms. Étoile Matar : Director of Economic Affairs

Mrs. Mona Khoury : Chief of staff, General Director Office

The Financial Affairs Division (FAD) is in charge of preparing and implementing the general budget of NDS, in addition to establishing and assessing the differences between the objectives (desired results) and actual results.

The ultimate goal of the financial function is to develop the net value of the hospital and secure the funds needed for its functioning and growth in keeping with its non-profit character.

Its mission is to issue recommendations and obtain approval for the administrative and financial management policy, thus providing NDS with logistical, human and financial support.

The Financial Affairs Division is constituted of six different departments:

  • Admitting Office
  • Internal billing
  • External billing
  • Accounting
  • Collection
  • Administrative archives

The Human Resources Division (HRD) is primarily in charge of ensuring the strategic management of the hospital’s main resource, namely its professionals whose activity and skills focus on the patient’s interest.

The Human Resources Division is mainly responsible for:

  • Ensuring the quality of life in the workplace, which should allow each individual to position themselves within the hospital community by understanding the purpose of their mission, as well as their rights and obligations.
  • Providing professionals with support in the implementation of their duties, thus ensuring that resources adequately meet the needs of the hospital.
  • Undertaking the administrative management of the hospital (recruitment, career, absenteeism, retirement, etc.)
  • Undertaking the financial management of the hospital (compensation, monitoring the workforce, following up on expenditure, etc.)
  • Developing skills and managing internships.
  • Upholding the values of NDS, including non-discrimination, fairness, mutual respect, tolerance, solidarity, welcome and mutual aid.

 The mission of the HRD is accomplished through its main components :

  • The Personnel Department.
  • The Recruitment Unit. 
  • The Training and Development Unit.
  • The Internship Unit.

 

In keeping with the policy of distributing administrative tasks within NDS, the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) is, according to Article 23 of the new General Statute, in charge of “analyzing the hospital’s need for equipment, proposing investments and funding, and undertaking procurement requests in keeping with the organizational procedures in force, in addition to developing and ensuring the correct implementation of the procurement and Maintenance Division strategy.”

In order to fulfill the tasks and responsibilities with which it is entrusted, the Economic Affairs Division acts through several functional and technical entities to which several other entities are affiliated in order to ensure the complementarity of activities. The EAD is composed of the following units:

  • The Purchasing Office.
  • The Pharmacy.
  • The General Store.
  • Stock management control.
  • Maintenance.
  • Housekeeping, which includes hospitality management, cleaning, and hygiene (subcontracted to USM), laundry service, sewing, dietetics, the kitchen, and the cafeteria.

Mission

The Medical Affairs Division (MAD) is tasked with guaranteeing the quality and safety of the medical services we offer. Therefore, it oversees the implementation of the hospital statutes and ensures the commitment of all physicians.

The objectives of the MAD focus on four strategic priorities:

Priority 1: PATIENT CARE

  • Improve the quality and safety of the care provided to patients and their loved ones.
  • Make NDS more attractive for patients, their loved ones, and our partners in the care system.

Priority 2: INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE PATIENTS’ SERVICE

  • Improve the patients’ welcome capacity.
  • Develop the activities of specialized centers

Priority 3: ACADEMIC MEDICINE, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH

  • Foster interaction between research and clinicalpractice 
  • Promote the academic involvement of physicians.

Priority 4: INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • Secure the computerization of the patients’ records and clinical itinerary development.
  • Develop mobility and accessibility to relevant and useful data.

Quality project

The MAD is responsible for:

  • Keeping medical records.
  • Ensuring the good organization of care and the correct keeping of appointments.
  • Upholding patients’ rights.
  • Organizing meetings within and among various departments in order to improve care and communication between medical and healthcare teams.
  • Updating medical knowledge.
  • Providing efficient mentoring for interns and residents.
  • Undertaking assessments of professional practices as recommended for accreditation needs, writing protocols, and documenting patients’ quality and safety indicators.
  • Publishing works and organizing scientific events in order to promote the national and international outreach of the institution.

Recruiting top-level physicians

Medical practice at NDS is based on three founding pillars:

  1. The physicians’ professional skills: a pillar for developing hospital activity.
  2. The physicians’ academic skills: a founding pillar for sustainable university activity.
  3. The physicians’ human qualities: a fundamental pillar for developing organizational capacities through leadership and mutual respect for all staff members, team spirit, communication skills, and role models to the benefit of our students. 

The Nursing Care Division (NCD) is in charge of:

  • Planning, organizing, managing, overseeing
    and assessing caregiving in keeping with the
    patients’ charter and the values defined and
    recognized by the Care Division staff.
  • Setting care policy in cooperation with other divisions and in compliance with the hospital’s project.
  • Contributing to the development of best practices while taking into account solid evidence and cutting-edge expertise developed in the field of nursing care.
  • Making sure that the level of nursing care
    meets the needs of patients, their families,
    and their loved ones.
  • Developing and implementing the care project
    in complementarity with the medical project
    and in keeping with the general policy of the hospital.

When planning its projects, the NCD underscores the following priorities:

  1. Setting patients at the heart of the care system and taking their needs and their level of satisfaction into account.
  2. Making sure that the quality and safety of care are a daily concern for all the staff members of the Care Division.
  3. Creating a care environment that fosters collaboration among various professionals in order to develop quality professional practice.