Memorial Health Group - Istanbul, Turkey 

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Memorial Health Group

Memorial Hospital started operations in February 2000 and received the TSE (Turkish Standards Institute) quality certificate (ISO 9001) in December 2000. Memorial became the first hospital in Turkey and the 21st in the world to receive the JCI (Joint Commission International) Accreditation in March 2002 and renewed the accreditation in April 2005. Memorial Health Group (MHG) with more than 1200 employees provides high quality healthcare services in international standards to its local and international patients with its 55.000 square meter closed area, 203 bed capacity(48 beds in ICU) and 8 operating rooms. In 2006, Memorial had 120.000 outpatients, 14.000 inpatients and 6.000 surgeries. Memorial Health Group currently operates 2 outpatient clinics, one in the European side and the other one in the Asian side of Istanbul. Construction of a new hospital facility (Memorial Atasehir Hospital) in the Asian side of Istanbul, which is expected to open in the last quarter of 2007, has started recently.

Memorial Hospital typically provides a full range of services commonly available in international hospitals such as:

Cardiology  IVF
Cardiovascular Surgery Laboratory
Dentistry Neurosurgery
Dermatology Ophthalmology
Emergency Services Organ Transplantation
Gastroenterology Orthopedics
General Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Gynecology & Obstretics Radiology
Internal Medicine Urology

The hospital also provides many other services to meet the medical needs of international patients.

Memorial Cardiovascular, Cardiology, Organ Transplantation and IVF Centers are among the leading centers in their areas in the region that are lead by very strong and very-well known doctors. Memorial Hospital holds about 10% share in the Istanbul bypass market (870 surgeries in 2006) and 10% in the IVF market (2600 cycles in 2006) in Turkey. Memorial's IVF Center generated the first IVF pregnancy via microinjection in Turkey. It is also the first Center in Turkey, which has an in-house Genetics Lab to carry out genetic inspections and resolve genetic issues prior to fertilization. Memorial Genetics Lab developed the first beating heart cell in Turkey.

Memorial also received license from Turkish Ministry of Health as the first private hospital to carry out organ transplantation (kidney and liver) and related immunogenetic and immunology laboratory services in March 2004. It is the first and only private hospital to carry out kidney and liver transplantation. Prof. Dr. Munci Kalayoglu, leaving his position as the Director of Liver Transplantation Program at University of Wisconsin, joined Memorial in 2006 as the head of Organ Transplantation and General Surgery Department.

In terms of hospital technology, Memorial Health Group works with top of the line and globally recognized medical and diagnostic equipment companies like Siemens, GE and Philips. Memorial Health Group recently has undergone an investment to totally renew its radiology department to have the latest technology available. Memorial has the 64-slice CT since January 2007 along with all the other new radiology equipment including the new 1,5 Tesla MRI, Ultrasonography, Digital Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Digital Mammography, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy(ESWL) and the latest version of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

A significant number of check-up patients visit Memorial for different check-up programs every day. Memorial offers a very exhaustive health screening for its check-up patients. The program offers women and men check-ups for under and over 45, executive check-ups for both genders, cardiology, gynecology and neurology check-up packages.

Memorial Hospital at Okmeydani has a 5-star class guest house inside for its national and international patients. It is a 10-room hotel located within the hospital for patients and their families.

For further information and price inquires, please contact:

Memorial International Patient Center

Tel: + 90 (212) 314 66 72
Fax: +90 (212) 314 66 21
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