Yanhee Hospital

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Yanhee International Hospital
Geography
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates 13°47′59″N 100°30′41″E / 13.799616°N 100.511254°E / 13.799616; 100.511254Coordinates: 13°47′59″N 100°30′41″E / 13.799616°N 100.511254°E / 13.799616; 100.511254
Organisation
Care system Private
Hospital type General and Specialized
Affiliated university None
Services
Standards US-sourced Joint Commission International Accredited in 2011.[1] Implemented International Organization for Standardization - ISO 9001: 2000.[2] Thai HACC Accreditation.[3]
Emergency department Yes
Beds 400 Inpatient Beds[4]
History
Founded 1984[5]
Links
Website www.yanhee.net
Lists Hospitals in Thailand

Yanhee International Hospital (Thai: โรงพยาบาลยันฮี [roːŋpʰájaːbaːn jənhiː], YAHN-hee) is a multi-service general hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, that specializes in a range of medical and cosmetic services. Yanhee comprises a 15-story hospital building with a 400-bed capacity, 150 full-time doctors, 120 part-time health professionals, and 800 nurses.[6] Additionally, Yanhee operates 95 outpatient examination rooms, 12 major and 30 minor operating rooms, an 18-bed Intensive Care Unit, emergency rooms, delivery rooms, a diagnostic laboratory and a nursery.[7]

Site[edit]

Yanhee International Hospital is located in the Bang-O, Bangplad, district of northeastern Bangkok, on Charansanitwong Road. The hospital maintains 36 treatment centers in general medicine and cosmetics, serving about 2,000 outpatients daily and more than 100,000 social security enrollees. Yanhee operates 24 hours daily, with services provided by 130 full-time doctor specialists, 125 part-time specialists, and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals and support staff.[8]

History[edit]

Yanhee Hospital was opened in 1984 as a small outpatient clinic by Dr. Supot Sumritvanitcha, M.D., N.D., who named the hospital after the Yanhee Power Plant located nearby.[9] The hospital is now more well-known than the power plant (which has also since changed its name), and the original Yanhee hospital has been expanded many times over to include its numerous services.[9]

Services and Medical Centers[edit]

The following is a list of departments and special services offered at Yanhee hospital:[10]

  • Aesthetics (non-surgical)
  • Aesthetic Gynecology Center
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Center
  • Check-up Center
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dental Care
  • Dermatology
  • Detox Center
  • Diabetes Center
  • Dialysis
  • ENT
  • Fertility Treatment
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • General Medicine Center
  • Hair Removal Center
  • Hair Transplant
  • Hemodialysis Center
  • Hyperbaric Center
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Laser Skin Treatment
  • Medical Check-up Center
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics - Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Center
  • Skincare Center
  • Sex Reassignment Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vein Center

Facilities[edit]

36 Treatment Centers 400 In-patient beds
155 OPD Examination Rooms 12 Operating Theatres
30 Operating Rooms 24-hour Emergency care
18-bed Intensive Care Unit 95 Outpatient examination rooms
Delivery room Nursery
Intensive Care Unit Diagnostic Laboratory
Dialysis Room Catheterization Laboratory
Sterile Central Supply Department 500-space parking lot
CO2 Laser, Q Switch Ruby Laser Aramis Laser, Aurora/Triniti Laser, Q ray Laser

Accreditation and Standards[edit]

Yanhee Hospital has several accreditations and runs under official standardization procedures. The hospital implemented the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000, and currently maintains that standardization.[4]

Yanhee recently received accreditation from the Joint Commission International Accreditation, USA[1] which became effective on 22 January 2011, and will run through January 2014.[11] Yanhee also has accreditation from Hospital Accreditation, Thailand.[4][12]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

On May 25, 2012, Yanhee Hospital was awarded the Reader's Digest Gold Award for Asia's Most Trusted Brands. The Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Survey attempts to identify the top brands that consumers in Asia trust. Scoring for the survey is based on six core ideals: trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation and social responsibility.[13]

Yanhee Hospital is known for having particularly knowledgeable and skilled surgeons for sexual reassignment surgery, also known as a sex change operation.[14] One of Yanhee's most famous sex change patients is Beautiful Boxer star Parinya Charoenphol, known publicly as Nong Toom. Nong Toom gained fame and fortune in 1998 as a champion kickboxer at Lumphini Stadium, but in 1999 arrived at Yanhe Hospital to undergo a full sex change operation, changing her male body to the female she currently is today.[15]

The hospital was also featured in an episode of National Geographic Channel's Taboo Series, in which a patient sought sex change surgery at Yanhee.

Yanhee is also known for its famous "rollerblade girls," who zip through the hospital carrying patient documents and internal paperwork, wearing short skirts and rollerblades.[16]

Humanitarian Work[edit]

Yanhee Hospital participates in Operation Bright Smile, a program that manages free surgery and care for children born with a cleft palate. Yanhee Hospital provides surgery for 100 children with cleft lip or palate each year, free of charge, and for the more than 14 years that Yanhee has participated in the program, the hospital has helped more than 1,115 children. Yanhee continues to run the program, which, according to the hospital “lets these children face tomorrow with a brighter smile.”[17]

In 2010, Yanhee Hospital gained popularity for accepting a charity patient who suffered from severe chemical burns on her face, which left her permanently disfigured. She had been denied re-construction surgery by several other hospitals before being accepted at Yanhee, where Dr. Sukit Wangthamran and Dr. Thawatchai Boonpattanapong performed 10 surgeries to alleviate the damage left from the accident. CEO of Yanhee, Dr. Supot Sumritvanitcha, reportedly believed the charity case to be a "good opportunity to let the people know that there is always hope for people who are at the brink of despair but continually reach out in search of a helping hand."[18]

The hospital also organizes blood drives every year, in order to address the consistent problem of blood shortage throughout healthcare institutions. These blood drives occur every three months and Yanhee has conducted more than 15 blood drives since beginning the program.

International Patients and Medical Tourism[edit]

A large number of patients who receive medical care from Yanhee come from overseas; in fact, approximately 9,000 of the people Yanhee serves are foreigners, most of whom travel from Australia, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.[19] Patients from 27 different countries worldwide arrived at Yanhee in 2009, with 72% of those undergoing cosmetic procedures.[19]

Due to the high number of foreign patients, Yanhee staffs a number of interpreters, and languages spoken at Yanhee include:[20]

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Korean
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Malayu
  • Burmese
  • German
  • Russian
  • Cambodian
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Yanhee’s emphasis on beauty enhancement procedures is demonstrated by the fact that, of the total number of international patients that Yanhee serves, 72% receive cosmetic care, 12% receive care in general surgery and medicine, 8% receive dental care, and another 8% receive care in alternative medicine.[21] Of the total number of cosmetic surgery procedures conducted at Yanhee Hospital, breast augmentation comprises 20%; face lift comprises 16%; blepharoplasty comprises 12%; tummy tuck, nose reshaping and liposuction comprise 9%; breast lift and hair transplantation comprise 5%; nose implants, breast reduction, and varicose vein treatment comprise 3%, hair removal comprises 2%, and other procedures comprise the remaining 1%.[21]

Yanhee is part of an extensive medical tourism network and is a popular destination for foreigners seeking quality medical care, not only for cosmetic purposes, but general health purposes as well.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joint Commission International (JCI)". The Joint Commission International. 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ "International Organization for Standardization (ISO)". ISO. 2011-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Thailand Hospital Accreditation (HACC)". Ministry of Public Health. 2011-07-26. 
  4. ^ a b c "Yanhee Hospital-Overview". Health-Tourism.com. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Yanhee AboutUs". Yanhee.net. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Yanhee-Hospital". Health-Tourism.com. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Destination-Beauty". Destinationbeauty.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  8. ^ Yanhee International Hospital, Health and Beauty Magazine
  9. ^ a b "Yanhee-Overview". Yanhee.net. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  10. ^ "Health Tourism - Specialties". Health-tourism.net. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  11. ^ "JCI Accreditation". Yanhee.net. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  12. ^ "Thailand-Hospital Accreditation". http://eng.moph.go.th. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  13. ^ "Reader's Digest Gold Award". http://www.yanhee.net/. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  14. ^ Bompey, Nanci; Presse, Agence-France (2006-11-18). "Sex Change Surgery". http://usatoday.30.usatoday.com/. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  15. ^ "Beautiful Boxer". http://yanhee.usa.wordpress.com/. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  16. ^ "Rollerblade girls". http://www.youtube.com/. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  17. ^ "Operation Bright Smile". http://medblogcontest.com/. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  18. ^ "Charity work". http://www.yanhee.net/. 
  19. ^ a b "International_Patients". Medblogcontest.com. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  20. ^ "Languages". Yanhee.net. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  21. ^ a b "Languages". Yanhee.net. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 

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