Bambino Gesù Hospital
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|Bambino Gesù Hospital|
One of the two entrances to the hospital
|Location||Rome, Lazio, Italy|
|Funding||Non-profit, For-profit, Government, Public|
The Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital (Italian: Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, O.P.B.G.) is a children's hospital located in Rome, Italy. It accomplishes its institutional Christian testimony by providing public services in the healthcare field.
The hospital, which was founded in 1869, is now part of the network of the National Healthcare System in the city of Rome on extraterritorial area administered by the Holy See. Since 1980, due to its prestige and to the strengthening of its relations with the Italian National Health System, it has become a significant point of reference for paediatrics at the national level.
The trademark of the hospital in the last thirty years has been the high level of specialization in the treatment of children coming not only from Rome or Italy, but also from neighbouring European countries.
In 1985 it was officially recognized as a research hospital (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico), thus being included among the most important national comprehensive hospitals and becoming one of the three children’s research hospitals in Italy.
On 22 May 1988, Michael Jackson visited children suffering from cancer in the hospital. He signed autographs and gave away sweets and records to the little patients. He promised a check of 100,000 pounds sterling to the hospital.
Within the framework of the National Healthcare System, the structure of the hospital has undergone significant revision, following the new organization processes of the Italian Public Administration and public healthcare in particular.
On 4 October 2010, a medical team from Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù of Rome made the world's first transplant of a permanent artificial heart in a patient 15 years old.
- "Italian doctors give teenager artificial heart: hospital".
- "L'ospedale Bambino Gesù, inaugurata la nuova struttura a San Paolo" (in Italian). Il Messaggero. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2013-09-13.