Saint George Hospital University Medical Center
|Saint George Hospital University Medical Center|
|Location||Rmeil, Beirut, Lebanon|
|Affiliated university||University of Balamand|
|Patron||H.E. Metropolitan Elias Audi, President of the Board|
|Network||St George Hospital|
|Lists||Hospitals in Lebanon|
Saint George Hospital University Medical Center (Arabic: مستشفى القديس جاورجيوس للروم الأرثوذكس or مستشفى القديس جاورجيوس الجامعي), also known as Al Roum Hospital (مستشفى الروم), is the oldest Lebanese hospital founded in 1878 and one of the three leading Lebanese medical centers, located in Rmeil, Beirut, Lebanon. It is committed to treat all patients with dignity, respect and compassion regardless of their religion, nationality, socioeconomic status and race. It provides quality healthcare services to the sick and indigent at the lowest possible cost.
The hospital configuration is a T-shaped fifteen-floor building currently housing 200 beds with a modern outlook. It is affiliated with The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers.
In 2005, a new state-of-the-art building was inaugurated. The rehabilitation and reconstruction of the 1968 building is underway (Phase II)- this new extension will house an additional 200 beds by the end of 2015, thus bringing the total number of beds to 400.
Saint George Hospital was founded in 1878 as a non-profit community hospital by Panoyot Fakhoury. A member of the Orthodox community, he donated two rooms in his Gemayze home to be used as a clinic and in-patient facility.
A new 90-bed hospital was built in 1913, followed by another 275-bed facility in 1966. The current facility is a 200-bed hospital built in June 2004, which will be supplemented by a future expansion.