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Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea

  • ESTD:1885
  • No. of beds2000
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About Hospital

Severance Hospital was the founder of modern medical science in Korea with the establishment of Kwang Hye Won in 1885 by Dr. Horace N. Allen, missionary doctor, and has been serving the national health for the last 130 years as the leading organization among the medical institutions in this country.

In pursuit of the quality improvement of medical service through the specialization of medical examinations and treatments for the first time in Korea, Severance Hospital manages the Cancer Center, Rehabilitation Hospital, Cardiovascular Hospital, EYE Hospital, Childrens Hospital, Emergency Care Center, International Health Care Center and Specialized Clinic. In addition, Severance Hospital has created a new medical culture focused on customers through the investigation of a customer satisfaction survey, Quality Improvement(QI) Division management and Service Manual manufacture, following the first Korean promulgation of the ‘Patient’s Bill of Rights’ in 1993.

Severance Hospital, the leading proponent of medical service in Korea for the last century, practices the love of God that is the founding spirit of the hospital. The hospital continuously strives to secure international competitive power through a concentrated devotion to raising the level of medical examination and treatment, to lead the advancement of medical techniques through constant education and researches, and to make a practice of love for human beings through offers of advanced medical services and the realization of the patient satisfaction.

Team and Specialities

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Neurosurgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Family Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Genetics



By subway

  • Sinchon Station (Line 2, Exit 1, 15 minute walk)
  • Dongnimmun Subway Station (Line 3, Exit 4).Maeul (Village) Bus 8, 8-1 (5 minutes)
  • Transfer at Chungjeongno Station (Line 5) to Line 2
  • Transfer at Hapjeong Station (Line 6) to Line 2

By train

Munsan,Sinchon Train Station,Seoul Station (from Sinchon Train Station, it will be about an 8 minute walk)

Hospital Address

Severance Hospital,

250 Seongsanno (134 Sinchon-dong), Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea


After designated as a “demonstration hospital for home health care” from the Ministry of Health and Welfare in April 1994, the Severance Hospital has run the Department of Home Health Care.
To formulate a basic framework for home health care by developing and settling down home health care in Korea, the Research Institute for Home Health Care in College of Nursing, Yonsei University has been doing research related to home health care and holding many academic activities such as international and national conferences, seminars, and workshops since 1992. Furthermore, this Institute launched a Center for Home Health Care in 1992 and published an Operational Manual for Home Health Care. As Severance Hospital was designated in July 1993 as a demonstration hospital for home health care, home health care service is transferred from Research Institute for Home Health Care to Severance Hospital in April 1994.
Department of Home Health Care, Severance Hospital had actively participated in the first and second hospital-centered home health care demonstration project for government and now involving in hospital-centered home health care(not demonstration project). This Department has been providing many materials for the evaluation of home health service from the government during this demonstration project period. This Department has not also been providing the high qualified service to patients but also has been training prospective home care nurses and home care nurses who are hired at new home health care agencies for a training purpose.


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