Bumrungrad International Hospital
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Main Medical Building of Bumrungrad International hospital
|Hospital type||General and Specialized|
|Standards||US-sourced Joint Commission International Accredited, First Accredited in 2002, Re-accredited in 2005, Certification Program - Stroke Program and Acute Myocardial Infarction with ST Segment Elevation in 2006|
|Beds||538 Inpatient Beds, 473 Medical/Surgical/OB/Pediatrics beds|
|Founded||17 September 1980|
|Lists||Hospitals in Thailand|
Bumrungrad International Hospital (Thai: โรงพยาบาลบำรุงราษฎร์, [roːŋpʰájaːbaːn bamruŋrâːt], bahm-roong-RAHT; SET: BH) is a private multiple-specialty medical centre founded 1980 in Bangkok, Thailand. More frequently referred to as Bumrungrad Hospital or simply Bumrungrad, its name, "Bumrungrad" means "to care for the populace" or "to nurture the people."
Bumrungrad International Hospital was established as a 200-bed facility in September 1980 with an investment of 90 million Thai baht. Bumrungrad is Southeast Asia’s largest private hospital. As a regional referral centre for specialty medicine, it is one of the world’s popular medical tourism destinations. The majority shareholders in the hospital are Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Bangkok Insurance Public Company Limited, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and the Sophonpanich family, one of Thailand’s leading business families.
As of 2011, Bumrungrad International was managed by administrators from the United States, Australia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. The 2006 hospital’s medical chairman was board certified in the UK, and its group medical director was board certified in the US. The Company's Board of Directors as at 10 November 2017 CEO is Dr. Somsak Chaovasitsaree, MD Director, Hospital CEO and Medical Director. Other top medical officers were trained in the UK or US, or held positions at one of Thailand’s top teaching hospitals. As of 2006, a large proportion of the medical staff had international experience, and were board certified in Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK or the US (210 were board-certified in the US).
Accreditations, Awards and Recognition
- In 1989, Bumrungrad went public and its shares were listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET),
- In 2002, Prime Minister’s Export Award
- In 2002, First hospital in Asia to be accredited by the American-based Joint Commission International (JCI), one of the groups providing international healthcare accreditation services,
- In 2004 and 2008, Asia Money magazine’s "Best Small Cap Company" award,
- In 2005, 2008, 2011, it was the first hospital in southeast Asia to be re-accredited by JCI, JCI 'Disease-Specific' Certification, heart and stroke programs since 2006; Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes Mellitus since 2010
- From 2004 to 2006, it was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes and NBC’s Today Show as a leader in medical tourism and International hospital
- In 2008, Wall Street Journal Asia readers ranked Bumrungrad first in the quality category and fourth overall among most admired Thai companies.
- In 2008, Bumrungrad International, the first hospital in Thailand, won the "Tourism Authority of Thailand" Award of Excellence in the category of Health Tourism at the 7th Thailand Tourism Awards.
- In 2008, Bumrungrad was named "Thailand’s Most Innovative Company" by Chulalongkorn University’s School of Business.
- In 2008, Bumrungrad won 1st Place as "Best Website for International Medical Travel" at the 2008 Consumer Health World Awards event in the US capitol.
- In 2008, Bumrungrad was reaccredited by the US-based Joint Commission International (JCI).
- In 2008, Bumrungrad became the first privately owned Thai hospital recognized by the Thailand Quality Award (TQA), based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
- In 2011, Bumrungrad was reaccredited for a 3rd time by the US-based Joint Commission International (JCI).
Site and Medical Services
It has 580 beds, 38 specialty centers and clinics, and more than 1,200 doctors representing virtually all specialties and sub-specialties of medicine. Dental, general and specialty medicine, advanced diagnostics and therapeutics, surgical services, intensive care, and rehabilitation are available. As of 2006[update], the hospital treated over 1.1 million patients annually for medical services ranging from comprehensive check ups to cardiac surgery.
Medical centres and facilities
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- Allergy Center
- Arrhythmia Clinic
- Behavioral Health Center
- Children's Center
- Dental Center
- Diabetes Center
- Dialysis Center
- Digestive Disease Center
- Emergency Center
- Endocrinology & Nutrition Center
- Ear, Nose & Throat Center
- Eye Center
- Fertility Center
- Health Screening Center
- Heart Center
- Horizon Regional Cancer Center
- Hypertension & Stroke Program
- Joint Replacement Center
- Men Center
- Nephrology (Kidney) Center
- Neuroscience Center
- Orthopaedic Center
- Pain Management Program
- Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
- Perinatal Center
- Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Center
- Plastic Surgery Center
- Pulmonary (Lung) Center
- Skin (Dermatology) and Skin Laser Center
- Spine Institute
- Urology Center
- Women's Center
|580 Inpatient beds||275 examination suites|
|Capacity: 5,500 outpatients per day||Ambulance & mobile critical care fleet|
|Outpatient Surgery Center||24-hour emergency care including emergency cardiac catheterization|
|2 Cardiac catheterization laboratories||2 Cardiac operating theaters|
|19 Operating theaters||Automated lab onsite|
|Brachytherapy||Bone marrow transplantation unit|
|Electrophysiology lab||Hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit|
|Interventional radiology||MAKO Robot Arthoplasty/MAKOplasty®|
|MRI, CT, and Lithotripsy||Neonatal critical care transport|
|Nuclear medicine||PACS Radiology|
|PET/CT scanner||Pharmacy robot|
|Radiation therapy (linear accelerator)||Sleep lab|
|Surgical navigation system||VitalLife Wellness Center|
|VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy)|
As of 2006[update] Bumrungrad International Hospital had been mentioned in the world press as a leading medical tourism destination. It was mentioned by www.firstmedicaltourism.com in December 2009. According to bh.listedcompany.com the hospital, served 520,000 international patients from over 190 countries in 2012.
In 2012, Bumrungrad had 19 representative offices in 15 countries. In 2008, the hospital had a complete support service infrastructure to manage inbound patients, including partnerships with leading inbound and outbound travel and tour operators.
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Health Information Management
The hospital manages patient information utilizing an integrated hospital information system that uses electronic medical records and digital radiology systems. It commissioned the development of a custom total hospital information system to service both the front office and back office in 1999. The system is a key to achieving rapid scheduling of services and efficient use of resources as reported in articles that by adapting the hospital information system, the hospital eliminates paper and waiting time. The system also helps the potential outbreak of viruses and other disease by eliminating the constant handling of records by human hands. The addition of "robotic" technology maximizes both safety and efficiency. Utilizing a Swiss logistics system, medications selected and delivered in a way that drastically reduces the potential for medication errors.
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