Sisters of Charity Hospital (Zagreb)

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Sisters of Charity University Hospital
Zagreb Sisters of Charity Hospital XIX century.gif
Sisters of Charity Hospital, end of the 19th century
Location Vinogradska Street, Zagreb, Croatia
Coordinates 45°48′53″N 15°57′11″E / 45.8145932°N 15.9531676°E / 45.8145932; 15.9531676Coordinates: 45°48′53″N 15°57′11″E / 45.8145932°N 15.9531676°E / 45.8145932; 15.9531676
Care system Publicly funded health care
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Zagreb
Emergency department Yes
Beds 853
Founded 1846. Current site 1894
Lists Hospitals in Croatia

The teaching hospital Sisters of Charity (Croatian: Klinički bolnički centar Sestre milosrdnice) in Zagreb, Croatia, is one of the oldest hospitals in southeastern Europe.[1][2]


The hospital was established in 1846, through the initiative of Cardinal Juraj Haulik, the Archbishop of Zagreb. It changed various locations in the city center until a permanent hospital campus was built from 1893 to 1894 by the German architect Kuno Waidmann, on the place of the former Villa Socias and a neighboring graveyard in Vinogradska Street.[2][3]

It was operated by the Sisters of Charity from 1894 until 1948. The Emperor Franz Joseph visited the hospital in 1895.[2][4]

The Sisters ran the hospital until the confiscation after WWII, when it was nationalized by the Communist government (in 1948) and was renamed the Dr. Mladen Stojanović Hospital. The original name was returned in 1992, but the government retained ownership. It is operated under the Ministry of Health.


Main entrance today

As of 2007, the hospital consists of 13 clinics and 7 specialized institutes, 853 beds and 2,334 employees in one campus. The hospital is an educational facility for institutes of higher education, i.e., the medical and dental schools, as well as for secondary education - a school for nurses.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Klinička bolnica Sestre milosrdnice - home page" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Klinicka bolnica Sestre milosrdnice od 1846. do 2001. godine" (PDF) (in Croatian). 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-30. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Prilog poznavanju opusa Kune Waidmanna" (PDF). INSTITUT ZA POVIJEST UMJETNOSTI (in Croatian). 1999-12-18. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Branimir Špoljarić: Zagreb od vugla do vugla" (PDF). Vjesnik on-line (in Croatian). 1999-08-26. Retrieved 2007-08-24.