Kyung Hee University Medical Center
Kyung Hee University Medical Center (KHMC) was established in 1971 with the aim of integrating Oriental and Western medicine in patient care and medical education for the first time in Korea. It is the nation’s only institution offering colleges of medicine, Oriental medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology, and Oriental pharmacology.
The medical center comprises five large-scale facilities and three additional branches, with 15 operating rooms, a total inpatient capacity of 1,170 beds, and modern equipment that includes CT, PET-CT, and MRI scanners, angiography systems, Gamma Knife, TomoTherapy, and more. KHMC treated nearly 200,000 outpatients and more than 32,000 inpatients in 2007. KHMC’s Medical Hospital has 171 doctors and 371 residents practicing in 31 specialties. In the Dental Hospital, 38 specialists and 90 residents practice in eight specialized fields of dentistry.
Forty-three Oriental medical doctors and 90 residents treat patients in eight specialties in the Korean Medical Hospital. This facility also collaborates in patient care with the staff of the East-West Neo Medical Center. In the Cancer Center and Center of Gastroenterology, patients are treated by a doctor of Western medicine and also by a doctor of Oriental medicine from the East-West Neo Medical Center. The East-West Health Examination Center utilizes both Western and Korean Traditional Medicine in its screening examinations and in its health-maintenance guidelines for patients.
KHMC’s East-West Medical Research Institute has been appointed by WHO as its Traditional Medical Research Collaborative Center every four years since 1988.
Last updated on 9 December 2016
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