Istituto Giannina Gaslini

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Istituto Giannina Gaslini
Location Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Coordinates 44°23′34″N 8°59′17″E / 44.392843°N 8.988007°E / 44.392843; 8.988007Coordinates: 44°23′34″N 8°59′17″E / 44.392843°N 8.988007°E / 44.392843; 8.988007
Hospital type Specialist
Emergency department Yes
Beds 516
Speciality Paediatric Medicine; surgery
Founded 15 May 1938
Lists Hospitals in Italy

The Istituto Giannina Gaslini is a paediatric hospital located in Genoa Quarto dei Mille, Italy, founded by Gerolamo Gaslini (Count of Saint Jerome). He and his wife Lorenza financed the construction of the hospital in memory of their daughter Giannina, who died of peritonitis in 1917.

It is considered one of the best children's hospitals of Europe, known worldwide:[1] it is the best IRCCS among Italian children's hospitals (and among all Italian generic hospital), and it is among former five IRCCS in Italy.[2]

Notable people[edit]


  • Antonio Infante, Luca Borghi (eds.), Ai bambini e ai fiori, lo splendore del sole. Il ruolo dell'Istituto Gaslini nella storia della pediatria, Rizzoli, Milano 2015


  1. ^ Mondo Gaslini, year 1, n. 5, page 1, section "Editoriale" (Italian)
  2. ^ Mondo Gaslini, year 1, n. 5, page 4, section "Ricerca" (Italian)

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