A high-tech international medical center will open at Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital to provide an instant hands-on medical service to international financiers in the Yeouido Financial District.
Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital’s International Medical Center will deploy service counters, medical doctors and nurses exclusively for foreign patients, plus language coordinators who are proficient in English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, to enable hospital visitors to receive a one-stop medical service without any inconvenience.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital exchanged a memorandum of understanding to improve the medical assistance service for foreign financiers, and agreed to expand mutual cooperation to improve the medical environment for foreign bankers and financial professionals in Yeouido.
In line with the City Government’s plan to create a financial hub in Yeouido, the hospital will expand its medical service for foreigners in phases, and inaugurate the International Medical Center in August 2012, in time for the opening of the Seoul International Financial Center (SIFC).
Meanwhile, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is stepping up its efforts to enhance the quality of the international medical service by providing detailed information on clinics, hospitals, and pharmacists that can be used by foreigners 24 hours day, and a 24-hour translation assistance service in various languages (English, Japanese and Chinese) as part of the efforts to enhance the medical service for foreigners in Seoul.
Currently, fourteen medical facilities provide services for foreigners in the City, including Seoul National University Hospital, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Hanyang University Medical Center, Kyunghee Medical Center, Severance Hospital, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, Samsung Medical Center, Cha Medical Hospital, Seoul Nat’l Univ. Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Asan Medical Center, Migrant Workers Hospital, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University Yongsan Center, and Konkuk University Hospital.