Severance Hospital is the oldest western-style hospital in the country was founded in 1885 as a royal hospital named ""Gwanghyewon"" (Hangul ; hanja) by Horace N. Allen, an American missionary doctor. Severance Hospital has dedicated itself to caring for people suffering from illness. It has helped patients to once again stand on their feet to return to their family and society in good health. The hospital was completed and renamed Severance Hospital on 3 September 1904 after a generous American donor, Louis Severancel. Severance continues to distinguish itself as a world-class university hospital with state-of-the-art medical technology. This hospital located in Sinchon-dong,Seodaemun District, South Korea. Severance is now the world’s largest JCI accredited hospital. Severance performs more than 44,000 surgeries and it has 3,700 beds, approximately 3,000,000 outpatients and 1,000,000 inpatients annually and is affiliated with Yonsei University College of Medicine. Severance Hospital is part of the Yonsei University Health System which has 7,000 employees, including 2,000 physicians and 5,000 other personnel. 24,000 students have graduated from its medical schools.
Severance Hospital has long history of serving global patients and its distinguished medical services have been already recognized by international patients. Severance International Health Care Center first opened its door in 1962 and has been expanding its services ever since. The Center is staffed by medical staff and in-house coordinators who are fluent in several languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian), and offers a wide range of medical services for international patients. Most recently, Severance Hospital received the Grand Prize from Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare for attracting the highest number of foreign patients in 2011. Severance Hospital was also ranked number one on the National Customer Satisfaction Index in the same year. Based on these recent achievements, Severance Hospital will continue to create more foreigner friendly medical environment satisfying the expectations of every global patient coming from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
Our patient-oriented hospital offers more than traditional clinic-based medical services. By choosing Severance Hospital, you will also find us to be a place that understands the rights of patients, all in a comfortable and convenient environment.