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Title Picked as the "top" Emergency Medical Center in Nation
Date 2016.03.07 Link

Ministry of Health and Welfare announced this past March 3rd, that Gachon University Gil Medical Center was successful at entering the top 40 percentile within the country, being graded ‘the best’ (the highest grade) on the evaluation done in 2015, involving 414 different emergency medical centers. Gachon University Gil Medical Center has been the only regional emergency medical center, which has managed to be graded ‘the best’ for astonishing 14 years in a row, ever since the yearly evaluations of the Ministry of Health and Welfare have started to take place.

Ministry of Health and Welfare has been carrying out evaluations of all regional and non-regional emergency medical centers in the country, and has been announcing the results every year. The categories of the evaluations were the crowdness of the ER (Emergency Room), equipments, wait time, accommodations, services, staffs and faculties, as well as their responsibility.

Among 18 regional emergency medical centers in the country, only 7 including Gil Medical Center have managed to receive the top grade. Along with last year’s evaluation, Gachon University Gil Medical Center has received the top grades, again this year.

Since the establishment of the first independent emergency medical center in Gyeonggi region in 1999, the Doctor Helicopter (air ambulance) and Pediatric Emergency Room are under operation as well.

Doctor Helicopter was first introduced in 2011, and ever since then it has operated for over 600 transport cases, saving numerous number of lives. Furthermore, from 2014, Gil Medical Center became the first to open and run the first regional trauma center in the country, for the purpose of focusing on the treatments of patients with severe injuries and trauma. Gachon University Gil Medical Center has achieved the so called “grandslam” of South Korean emergency medical system and now is considered as an ideal example of emergency medical system in the country.