Kaunas Red Cross Hospital

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Kaunas Red Cross Hospital

Red Cross Hospital in Kaunas is the oldest still functioning hospital in the city and in Lithuania.


Hospital was founded November 29, 1908 and recently has celebrated its 100 years of activity.

Around this hospital the Medical faculty of the Higher Courses (later developed to University of Lithuania) were established, and until Kaunas Medical University Clinics were built it was main hospital of Kaunas and since 1922 it was teaching hospital of Vytautas Magnus University. Since closure of University in Kaunas 1951 it became teaching hospital of Kaunas Medical Institute and since 1989 - Kaunas University of Medicine.

Red Cross Hospital with a view to Nepriklausomybės Square

The Hospital is located in the Centras elderate on the corner of Laisvės Alėja and Gediminas street, and Nepriklausomybės square.


  • (Lithuanian) Skirmantas Juozas Paukštys, Kaunas: Raudonojo Kryžiaus klinikinė ligoninė. Arx Baltica, Kaunas. 2006. 126p.

Coordinates: 54°53′47″N 23°55′22″E / 54.89639°N 23.92278°E / 54.89639; 23.92278