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Title 1st National Designation as Excellent Hospital for Attracting Foreign Patients
Date 2017.09.04 Link

- Strong in Cancer Treatment, accredited as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Safe and Reliable Hospital\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" –

Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) designated Gachon University Gil Medical Center as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"excellent\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" hospital for attracting foreign patients, first in the nation.

On August 25th, official certificate of Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients (KAHF) was delivered to Gachon University Gil Medical Center (GUGMC). This evaluation and designation criterion was developed based on enforcement decree of the act on support for overseas expansion of healthcare system and attraction of international patients, enacted in June 2016.

This evaluation and designation was performed to raise the global competence and reliability of Korean Medical Institutions who are actively involved in services targeting foreign patients. Among 1,560 hospitals registered as foreign patient attraction institution, 63 hospitals applied accreditation this time, and only 4 hospitals including GUGMC were designated by accreditation committee of MOHW.

Evaluation criteria consisted of 130 categories, which include patient safety systems (consultation, infection control) and specialized systems (interpretation service, concierge services etc.). GUGMC has been making effort to attract patients from Russia and CIS countries for cancer treatment so far. For this reason, it is known as specialized hospital for cancer treatment among foreign countries, and cancer patients account for 30% of all foreign patients visiting Gil Medical Center.

GUGMC can use the designation mark for publicity and will continue to carry out its role as an \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"excellent hospital of Korea\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" serving foreign patients.
Dr. Lee, Gun, president of Gil Medical Center, said \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Gachon University Gil Medical Center has high quality of infrastructure for foreign patients. Through this time of national accrediatation, we will make continuous effort to improve our service and raise patient satisfaction.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"

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Official certificate of Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients (KAHF) was delivered by Mr. Kwon, Deok Cheol, vice-mnister of Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), to Dr. Kim, Woo Kyung, vice-president of external affairs of Gachon University Gil Medical Center on August 25th, 2017, in conference room of MOHW.