Asan Medical Center
- Seoul, South Korea
Asan Medical Center
About us Asan Medical Center
Asan Medical Center is Korea’s largest medical institution, with 1,600 physicians and surgeons, 3,100 nurses, 2,680 beds, and 67 operating rooms, occupying more than four million square feet (about 371,600 square meters). A typical day at AMC sees 2,500 inpatients and 10,000 outpatients treated. The center specializes in treatment of heart diseases, cancer, digestive diseases, health screening and promoting as well as organ transplantation which is carried out within the corresponding centers of excellence.
In addition to the five above mentioned centers of excellence, the center also specializes in orthopedics (95 percent success rate for hip and knee replacements), treatment of Infectious diseases caused by microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi). The center occupies the first positions in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgeries (Department of Dentistry) and implantology. Apart from that, Asan’s Department of Reproductive Medicine and the Infertility Clinic work together as world leaders in assisted reproductive technologies. The Department of Plastic Surgery and the Asan Aesthetic Center offers a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.
Consistent pursuit of cutting-edge medical technology and devotion to patient-centered care has brought AMC many honors and awards. Perhaps its most prestigious honor is being named Korea’s Most Admired Hospital for five consecutive years (2007–2011) by the Korea Management Association Consulting. The Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs repeatedly recognized Asan as a Highest Quality of Care Hospital, and in 2009 granted it the Grand Award for Korean Medical Travel, as a hospital well prepared for international patients.
About the city
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is the eighth-largest city in the world, with more than ten million inhabitants. The city is the financial, cultural and educational center of the country, which regularly hosts world-famous events and attracts numerous tourists.
Thanks to its long history, Seoul has a lot to offer its visitors, including the Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty – five outstanding sites, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are also numerous historical and cultural landmarks as well as modern architectural construction–major modern landmarks, like the Gangnam Finance Center, the Tower Palace.
Despite the city's population density and high-tech industry, Seoul also offers many places to take a break from the everyday life and relax, e.g., parks. One of the most famous parks is Namsan Park, which offers recreational hiking and views of the downtown Seoul skyline.