King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

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King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
The Thai Red Cross Society
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King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Location 1873 Rama IV Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates 13°43′53″N 100°32′08″E / 13.73139°N 100.53556°E / 13.73139; 100.53556Coordinates: 13°43′53″N 100°32′08″E / 13.73139°N 100.53556°E / 13.73139; 100.53556
Care system Referral hospital for the universal coverage scheme
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Standards Hospital Accreditation (Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement & Accreditation, Thailand)
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1,479
Founded May 30 1914
Other links List of hospitals in Bangkok

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (sometimes abbreviated KCMH, Chula Hospital, Thai: โรงพยาบาลจุฬาลงกรณ์) is a general and tertiary referral hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. It is operated by the Thai Red Cross Society, and serves as the teaching hospital for the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and the Thai Red Cross College of Nursing. With an in-patient capacity of 1,479 beds, it is one of the largest hospitals in Thailand.

The founding of the hospital was first proposed by King Vajiravudh, who, having observed the operations of the Red Cross Hospital of Japan during his travels, thought it beneficial to establish a hospital in the service of the Red Cross (then the Red Unalom Society). The hospital, named in honour of King Chulalongkorn, was founded through donations by King Vajiravudh and his brothers and sisters, together with the society's funds. The hospital was opened by King Vajiravudh on 30 May 1914.

Today, the hospital provides general and specialized medical services through its dentistry, forensic medicine, internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, radiology and surgery clinics. It also operates five specialized medical service centers, namely: Cardiac Center, Glaucoma Imaging & Diagnostic Center, Excimer Laser Center, Chulalongkorn Craniofacial Center, and the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer. It is the office of many WHO collaborating centres in Thailand.

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  • "Historical Background". KCMH Official website. King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Retrieved 2009-02-18. .

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