Arad County Clinical Hospital
|Arad County Clinical Hospital|
|Location||Arad , Arad County, Romania|
|Emergency department||Trauma center level I|
Arad County Clinical Hospital (Romanian: Spitalul Clinic Județean de Urgență Arad) is a major hospital located in Arad, Romania. The hospital serves the whole of the Arad County. The hospital is a multipurpose facility. The hospitals has sections for each branch of medicine (including psychiatry).
|This section requires expansion. (March 2012)|
The first salons of the hospital were opened in 1775. At the time, Arad was located in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and therefore the hospital was partly operated by Hungarian staff. The original hospital was the actual Municipal Hospital, now part of the ACCH.
In the 1960s, the hospital was added an additional three floors, totaling five floors.
In the late 2000s, the hospital merged with the Arad Municipal Hospital (Romanian: Spitalul Municipal Arad), forming a hospital which not only treats patients from the municipality of Arad, but also from the county. This practice is done because in some parts of the county, the hospitals might not have the adequate equipment for certain procedures. See article Healthcare in Romania
Facilities and equipment
The hospital has two operating blocks, each of them being able to sustain neurosurgery. Each block has its own sterilization facility.
There are 631 hospital beds, with an average of 2-4 beds per salon. 
The hospital also has an advanced trauma center, with a recently renovated emergency room.
There is also a state-owned pharmacy in the hospital.
The Arad County Clinical Hospital is also the headquarters of the regional medical emergency center, which operates the (air) ambulances in the county.
By 2013, a new County Clinical Hospital will be built from scratch, in a different location. Further details are yet to be announced.