Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical Center
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is a part of Catholic Medical Center (CMC), founded in 1962 to oversee medical education, research, and healthcare conducted and provided by the Catholic Church in Korea. CMC is the largest medical network in the country, with eight affiliated hospitals and the Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, for a total of around 5,000 beds attended by 1,200 physicians, 900 residents, and 250 interns.
As part of its commitment to top-notch care, CMC sends 35–40 doctors annually to renowned universities in the US, Canada, Germany, and Japan to pursue further studies, conduct research, and build clinical collaborations. CMC also strives to advance the medical sciences and find cures for disease through its nine research institutes.
CMC’s newest member, Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, opened in 2009. St Mary's is the single largest hospital in Korea, with 2,000 beds, 25 specialty departments and six core centers: a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Center, Cancer Center, Organ Transplantation Center, Cardiovascular Center, Women’s Cancer Center, and Eye Center. The facility’s state-of-the-art technology includes MRI, PET-CT, and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) CT as well as an angiography unit, TomoTherapy Hi-Art System, x-ray therapy unit, magnetic navigation surgery system, and CyberKnife robotic surgery system. Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital serves as a multiplex hub of medical service, education, and research, providing additional infrastructure to support CMC’s role as a leading global healthcare institution.
Seoul St. Mary's International Health Care Center serves mostly patients from the region, with staff fluent in English, Russian, Japanese, French and Chinese. Medical reports and insurance forms can be generated in English, Russian, Japanese and French. The hospital created a ward for international patients only ward to reduce language and culture barriers between patients and the medical teams.
St. Mary's received its first JCI accreditation in 2010 (just one year after opening its doors), and was fully re-accredited in 2013.
Last updated on 7 December 2016
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