Asan Medical Center is Korea’s largest medical institution and a world leader in the field of organ transplantation
Centres and Departments: AMC has 49 clinical departments and divisions and 39 specialized centers and departmental specialist clinics, including the Asan Cancer Institute, Diabetes Center, and Organ Transplantation Center.
In terms of clinical achievements, AMC has a strong presence in the areas of cancer care and organ transplantation. The new building houses independent departments, including the Children’s Hospital, the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Plastic Surgery. The East Building is primarily occupied by the neurology, lung disease, cardiology and adult disease departments. The West Building comprises Korea’s largest cancer center, which features an integrated medical examination and treatment system and the Digestive Disease Center.
Services: The Asan Heart Institute specializes in treatment of cardiovascular diseases, and Children’s Hospital provides care to pediatric patients aged 0 to 18.
Infrastructure: The hospital has a gross floor area of 454,792 m2, approximately 8,000 employees, 9,000 outpatients, 2,600 hospitalized patients and an average of 200 complex surgical procedures performed daily.
Asan Medical Center has substantially altered its medical treatment systems and environment to become a hospital where patients do not have to wait and where the privacy of patients is respected. The hospital minimizes patient waiting times by adopting state-of-the-art medical systems and quick and convenient administrative work-handling systems.
Asan Medical Center routinely invests in cutting-edge medical equipment, including the gamma knife, CT, MRI, MRS and PET systems. Their state-of-the-art medical information system has transformed Asan Medical Center into a digital, globally competitive hospital.
Other Activities and Contributions: ASAN Medical Center believes in serving also the underprivileged which was the prime motto of the founder Chung Jo-young. Every year it actively takes part in charitable medical care in other Asian countries like Laos Cambodia to name a few to aid those who are economically disadvantaged or suffering from poverty. The children receive pro bono heart operations. This project is also in associations with the agreement signed in 2009 between AMC of Vietnam’s Cho Ray Hospital.