DKUH opened in April, 1994 in order to improve regional health with high level of medical education, research and medical care. With our university motto of "Truth and Dedicated Service", 1300... more DKUH medical and hospital staff have been building “patient oriented hospital” based on the that respecting life and human rights. DKUH is the largest general hospital in Chung Nam Province, South Korea, with 900 patient beds and 33 specialty clinics including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT( Ear, Nose and Throat), PM and R( Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Diagnostic Radiology and so on. DKUH is also very active in medical research with the Medical Laser Research Center, Life Science Research Institute, Gastrointestinal Research Unit and Bio technology Research Institute and so on.
DKUH has been changing its image by pursuing cooperation from the local community and distinctive strategies. We are making every effort for patients to feel home in the hospital, and all of the employees are trying to help patients in everyway possible. This is Dan Kook University Hospital's goal.
DKUH has actively set up a sisterhood relationship with the local community since its opening in 1994 in order to promote the health of community residents. DKUH's provides free medical check ups for blood pressure, blood sugar and obesity levels etc. DKUH has been holding annual " Love My Community" campaigns with local public health centers. It has also been supportive financially and in other ways " Bluebird Supporters after School Class" which was organized to help low income children grow up healthily and brightly without feeling alienation or negligence.
The hospital has many subspecialty clinics; An Arrhythmia Coronary Artery Clinic in the Department of Cardiology, a G. I. and Biliary Endoscopy Clinic in the Department of Gastroenteroloy and Liver Diseases, a Spine and Coxa Clinic in the Department of Orthopedics, a Vertigo Clinic in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, a Lasik Surgery Clinic in the Department of Ophthalmology, a Early Lung Cancer Clinic in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, a Quit-Smoking Clinic in Family Medicine, a Stroke Clinic in the Department of Neurology and so on, while the Rheumatology Clinic is relatively new and provides overall practices in rheumatologic diseases of community residents and the Department of Neurosurgery is now offering a new technique of platinum coil embolization for treatment of cerebrovascular diseases
DKUH is one of the major Emergency Medicine centers of in Chung Cheong Nam Do Provinces. It is the first hospital in South Korea to have a ground-level heliport, which makes emergency transportation from nearby islands easier, and massive patient transportation possible in case of national disaster. The hospital also has an Emergency Transportation System for highway traffic accidents. The helicopter can also be used for emergency organ delivery. DKUH has a medical contract with the Pyeong Tack U S army including a provision to transport patients via helicopter from the military base in case of emergency.
DKUH is affiliated with Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, Korea for mutual cooperation, as well as with St. Vincent Hospital in Oregon, U. S. A., which is well known for cardiac surgery. The Chung Cheong Nam Do Province and DKUH also have a joint affiliation with St. Shriner's Hospital in LA., U. S. A., for cooperative treatment programs.
DKUH has made agreements with the Department of Public Health, Long Jing city in Jilin Province as well as the Qing Dao Municipal Hospital in Shandong Province for medical exchange programs. it is establishing a medical cooperative program with the Public Health Department of Bota District in Shanghai, China.. For domestic projects, DKUH has been actively involved in friendships with 6 community hospitals including Cheon An Medical Center. In order to support thing, DKUH is playing an active role as a third referral hospital for maintaining a systematic cooperative relationship with local community hospitals and clinics.
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