A World-class medical center beyond Korea, Korea University Medical Center.
A leader in medical developments through extension of new buildings, remodeling, high-tech equipments, and quality medical staff will take the lead in ‘Global KU’ with global standards
With the opening as Kyoung-sung Women's Medical College in 1938, it was later renamed and annexed as Seoul Women's Medical College in 1948, Woosuk University College of Medicine in 1967, and Korea University College of Medicine in 1971. In 1983, the Korea University Medical Center (KUMC) was formed, and its first director was inaugurated.
Proclaiming a new vision in October 2005, we pronounced the vision that our medical center would become one of the best hospitals, focusing on humanity and five core values; 'Creative Research', 'High-Quality Treatment', 'Training Talented Professionals', 'Management by Happiness', and 'Sharing and Service'. Since then, big changes and developments have been realized in Korea University Medical Center.
Along with a new building of the 2nd College of Medicine, Korea University has contributed to reforming curricula and introducing a graduate school of medicine in the mid-long term. We are also leading medical developments in Korea by encouraging SCI papers and providing research funds for faulty professors.
With the recent remodeling and extension of research wards, Korea University Anam Hospital became a clean and comfortable hospital. Also, Korea University Anam Hospital became able to provide the best medical service we can, with qualified medical staffs and advanced equipments such as surgery robots and TALS(Total Laboratory Automatic System). As a result, the internal review committee has been satisfied with the development of the hospital, and now prepares for JCI Certification, which eventually leads it to a world-class hospital.
With the new building recently completed and speedy remodeling of old buildings, Korea University Guro Hospital is planning 'The 2nd Opening' around December 2007. Guro Hospital will be the largest among the three hospitals with 1,050 beds under the umbrella of Korea University Medical Center and the first on record with over 1,000 beds. Also, this hospital has a greal potential to grow because of good location and public awareness.
With recent remodeling, Korea University Ansan Hospital created a luxurious interior like a "hotel" and extended facilities and resting rooms for customer's convenience. Considering its location within industrial complex, it has a specialized clinic such as Industrial Medicine Center, operates a medical examination vehicle, and carries out numerous research projects for local residents' health because Korea University Ansan Hospital is the only unversity hospital in Ansan. Furthermore, the hospital tried its best to become a hospital centered in the Western Sea area.
In addition, Korea University Medical Center has been performing the duty of university hospital such as education, research, and treatment, and also participating in voluntary work in world-disaster areas as well as disadvantaged areas in Korea. As college of Public Health Science of Korea University became a member of Korea University Medical Center, a cutting-edge medical cluster has recently been created to link two colleges and three hospitals together. Korea University Medical Center tried its best to take the lead in 'Global KU' by leading medical development in Korea and growing to one of the world best hospitals.