|Ramathibodi Hospital |
|Location||270 Rama 6 Road, Thung Phayathai Subdistrict, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Hospital type||Teaching university hospital (Non-profit)|
|Affiliated university||Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University |
HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science
|Founded||3 May 1969; 49 years ago|
Following the Second National Economic and Social Development Plan (1964–1966), medical demands rose rapidly and the Thai government sought to increase the number of doctors and nurses in the country. In August 1964, the government cabinet approved the plan of setting up a new medical school which would be located around the Phaya Thai area, on the Thung Phaya Thai grounds owned by the Treasury Department and located opposite the Ministry of Industry. Furthermore a new hospital called was also to be built on the site. On December 30, 1965, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej graciously conferred upon the name of this new medical school "Ramathibodi" and laid the foundation stone for the faculty and hospital's buildings, as well as officially enrolling the first cohort of medical students at the Faculty of Science. Construction was started and the hospital opened on May 3, 1969 at the same time as the Faculty of Medicine.
The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University is one of the two medical schools within Mahidol University. The older sister is the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. The Logo of the Ramathibodi Hospital Faculty of Medicine is the shape of ร (called ror-reu).
The current director of the hospital is Assoc. Prof. Surasak Leelaudomlipi, M.D.
The hospital is located on Rama 6 Road, close to Chitralada Royal Villa. There are 3 main health servicing buildings (Building 1, Queen Sirikit Building, and Somdet Phra Debaratana Building) on the medical school campus which serve at least 5,000 out-patient visits per day and in-patients with more than 1,000 beds for tertiary medical care. It is served by Ramathibodi Hospital Railway Halt, operated by the State Railway of Thailand.
The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital has three principal buildings to serve more than 5,000 out-patients per day. The main building, Building 1, provides more than 1,000 beds for the tertiary care of complicated and severely ill patients in various specializing departments and units. The second building, Queen Sirikit Building, hosts many medical centers for specialised treatment such as:
- Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Imaging-guided Minimal Invasive Therapy Center (AIMC)
- Cardiovascular and Metabolic Center (CVMC)
- Queen Sirikit Medical Center (QSMC), serving as a center for advanced projects, e.g., bone marrow transplantation project
It also houses modern operating rooms and intensive care units.
The third building at the intersection corner of Ratchathewi Road and Rama 6 Road, Somdech Phra Debaratana Building (opened by Princess Sirindhorn on August 14, 2011), which is the largest and newest building, serves out-patients of all types. The building houses Somdech Phra Debaratana Medical Center (SDMC), which has 350 beds, 16 operating rooms, 14 Intensive Care Units, and specialized services, such as :
- Minimal Invasive Endoscopic Surgery Center
- Elderly Care Unit Center
- Child Development Center
- Complicated Diseases Services
There is a small shrine to Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, Prince of Chumphon, located in the grounds.
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