H About KUMC History

History

2017 ~

  1. 2017
    2017.01
    First opened Pathology Laboratory in Korea
  2. 2016
    2016.11
    Received The highest award of Minister Prize by Ministry of Health & Welfare to Medical Korea
    2016.10
    Received Award the Ministry of Health & Welfare for Medical Korea Global Healthcare
    2016.05
    Introduced ‘Senior-Friendly’ Medical Center System
    2016.04
    MOU Agreement with Global Clinical Trial Center ARC
    2016.01
    Opened Research Ward

2015 ~

  1. 2015
    2015.10
    Received Award the Ministry of Health & Welfare for Contribution of Hospital Evaluation program Korea
    2015.09
    First class ratings were certified inpreventive use of antibiotics in surgery
    2015.08
    10th Anniversary of New Medical Center
    Hold Scholarship Symposium
    2015.05
    Celebration for 84th Founding Anniversary & 10th Anniversary of opening New Medical Center
    2015.04
    Opened the Sports Medical Center
    2015.03
    Signed an agreement with FOUSUN Groupfor the establishment of medical complex facility in Beijing
  2. 2014
    2014.12
    First class ratings were certified by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service inthree of the following aspects - breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer
    2014.12
    Designated as a tertiarygeneral hospital
    2014.12
    Signed an agreement with Se-Hwa Group
    2014.11
    Selected as a superior institution for medical tourismby the Ministry of Justice
    2014.11
    KUMC is the sole institution certified by the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) inKorea
    2014.10
    Doctor HAN,Seol-heui was reappointed as the 27th president of KUMC
    2014.09
    First class ratings were certified in 12 different categories by the Health Insurance Review& Assessment Service. KUMC was ranked 7th out of the 43 tertiary general hospitals
    2014.08
    First class ratings were certified in 12 different categories by the Health Insurance Review& Assessment Service
    2014.08
    Held the highest ratings among 12 categories from the 2013 medical quality assessment by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service
    2014.06
    Held a special performance in celebration of the 2,000th Musical Concert at Noon
    2014.06
    Proclaimed the new vision: "Beyond the BEST"
    2014.02
    Selected as an outstanding self-assessing institution for clinical laboratory by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS)
    2014.01
    Exceeded 400 breast cancer operations in 2013
    2014.01
    Exceeded 1,000 laboratory medicine examinations in 2013
  3. 2013
    2013.12
    Selected as chair of health promotion hospital
    2013.08
    Exceeded 1,000 colorectal cancer operations
    2013.02
    Signed an agreement for public health and medical support with Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI)
    2013.01
    Exceeded 300 breast cancer operations per year
    2013.01
    Opened the women's ward
  4. 2012
    2012.12
    Awarded Grand Prize in ‘Web Award Korea 2012’ for homepage and mobile web
    2012.10
    Opened the Breast Cancer Center and the Thyroid Cancer Center
    2012.08
    Signed an agreement for medical expenses in support of cleft lip and palate patients with Daishin Songchon Cultural Foundation
    2012.07
    Awarded for being the best Eco-Mileage Organization
    2012.05
    Evaluated by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service as the hospital with the lowest operative mortality rate in the three major cancers - stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer
    2012.05
    Certified by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 18801 (KOSHA 18801) for the first time
    2012.05
    Opened the Gynecologic Cancer Center and the Gene Bank

2011 ~

  1. 2011
    2011.01
    Joined the WHO as a health promoting hospital
    2011.07
    Became a hospital designated by the Chinese embassy in Korea
    2011.05
    Held a ceremony to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the hospital's foundation
    2011.03
    Opened the Institute of Clinical Medicine
    2011.02
    Obtained accreditation as a medical institution from the Ministry of Health & Welfare
  2. 2010
    2010.12
    Awarded Grand Prize in ‘Web Award Korea 2012’ for Healthcare Center homepage
    2010.12
    Awarded Grand Prize in ‘Korea Digital Media Award’ for Healthcare Center homepage
    2010.11
    Awarded the Grand Prize in the hospital magazine contest hosted by the Doctor's Times
    2010.10
    Signed a medical support agreement with the Korean ROTC Association
    2010.08
    Signed a healthcare agreement with the Vietnamese embassy in Korea
    2010.08
    Signed a healthcare agreement with the Mongolian National Cancer Center and the Cancer Foundation
    2010.07
    Given the highest ratings in the medical institution assessment by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
    2010.06
    Established the Clinical Trial Center
    2010.05
    Special performance for the 1,000th Musical Concert at Noon
    2010.04
    Signed a healthcare agreement with the First Center Hospital in Tianjin, China
    2010.03
    Opened the VIP room ward
    2010.03
    Opened the International Healthcare Center
    2010.02
    Opened the Healthcare Center

2009 ~

  1. 2009
    2009.10
    Signed an agreement on healthcare support for North Korean refugees with the Gwangjin Police Station
    2009.10
    Held the 3rd event of newborn baby intensive care unit homecoming day
    2009.10
    Signed an agreement on healthcare support with the Federation of Korean Associations, USA
    2009.09
    Held an exhibition (Book of Love) for patients
    2009.08
    Established the Breast Cancer Center, Colorectal Cancer Center, Thyroid Cancer Center, and Lung Cancer Center
    2009.03
    Signed an agreement as a designated hospital with the Taereung Athlete’s Village
    2009.03
    Signed an agreement as a designated hospital with the Overseas Korean Foundation
    2009.01
    Introduced Spectralis: a diagnostic equipment for retinal disease
    2009.01
    Signed an agreement as a designated hospital with the Korean Society of Moscow
  2. 2008
    2008.12
    Held an inaugural meeting for 'Edelweiss' that is a breast cancer patient association
    2008.12
    Held a community event, "sharing the rice of love"
    2008.10
    Held a national health promotion event
    2008.10
    Introduced the 4th generation Leksell gamma knife and opened a corresponding center
    2008.09
    Held the first Patient Love Bazaar
    2008.09
    Introduced the 3rd generation Fraxel laser
    2008.07
    Opened the Quit Smoking Clinic
    2008.07
    Began to operate the dual-source CT dedicated to heart examinations
    2008.06
    Hospital capacity was increased to hold 808 sickbeds
    2008.05
    Established the Customer Support Team under control from the director
    2008.02
    The number of daily outpatients exceeded 3,051
    2008.02
    The number of daily inpatients exceeded 755
    2008.01
    Established the Knowledge Management Support (KMS) Team

2007 ~

  1. 2007
    2007.11
    Began to operate the 64-channel CT
    2007.06
    Hospital capacity was increased to hold 796 sickbeds
    2007.06
    The number of daily outpatients exceeded 2,700
    2007.05
    Registered for organ transplants and designated as a medical institution for transplants
    2007.05
    Completed construction of the Medical Life Science Research building
    2007.02
    Hospital capacity was increased to hold 744 sickbeds
    2007.02
    The number of daily inpatients exceeded 700
    2007.02
    The number of high-level cerebrovascular intervention procedures exceeded 200
  2. 2006
    2006.12
    Succeeded in transplanting hematopoietic cells
    2006.09
    Designated as an institution exclusively in charge of sexual violence and hematopoietic cell transplants
    2006.08
    The total number of operations exceeded 10,000
    2006.06
    The numbers for endoscopy and operations exceeded 10,000
    2006.06
    Succeeded in the first liver transplant
    2006.05
    Began to operate the 3.0T HDX MRI
    2006.05
    Opened the Clinical Laboratory
    2006.04
    Succeeded in a cochlear implant
    2006.03
    Designated as an institution for conducting clinical drug trials
    2006.01
    Succeeded in the first kidney transplant

2005 ~

  1. 2005
    2005.09.29
    Held the grand opening ceremony for the new Konkuk University Medical Center
    2005.08.01
    Opened the new Konkuk University Medical Center
    2005.05.25
    Construction completed for the new Konkuk University Medical Center
  2. 2002
    2002.03.12
    Construction of the new hospital building (capacity of 870 sickbeds) commenced on the southern end of the Konkuk University Seoul Campus
  3. 1990
    1992.07.10
    Permitted to add an extra number of 183 sickbeds (the total number of permitted sickbeds is 1,051)
    1991.07.01
    Designated as a hospital for emergency healthcare
    1990.10.31
    Designated as an institution for training military interns and resident physicians(Ministry of National Defense no. 90-48)
    1990.01.16
    Permitted to add an extra number of 320 sickbeds (the total number of permitted sickbeds is 868)
  4. 1980
    1989.07.01
    Designated as a secondary healthcare institution according to the implementation of the National Universal Health Insurance System
    1989.03.01
    Reorganization of the medical center job classification
    1988.09.02
    Permitted to add an extra number of 320 sickbeds (the total number of permitted sickbeds is 548)
    1988.05.12
    Designated as the official hospital for the 1988 Olympic Games; dispatched medical teams for the Olympic Games
    1987.11.26
    Approved as an institution to interns and resident physicians (Ministry of Health and Welfare no. 249)
    1987.09.01
    Permitted to add an extra number of 143 sickbeds (the total number of permitted sickbeds is 228)
    1987.03.01
    Hospital renovation and expansion completed (total area of 7,257 square meters, scale of 250 sickbeds)
    1986.11.01
    Establishment for the School of Medicine (Chungju Campus) was approved
    1986.03.01
    Held the first ceremony for the entrance of 40 medical students in the Department of Pre-medical Science
    1985.10.03
    Establishment of the Department of Pre-medical Science was approved (Chungju Campus)
    1982.11.01
    Renamed the institution’s title: Public Hospital affiliated with the Education Foundation of Konkuk University (a general hospital with 85 sickbeds)
    1981.01.09
    Designated as a hospital to train interns (Ministry of Health and Society no.1421-215)
    1980.03.03
    Completed an expansion to become a general hospital
  5. 1970
    1978.11.01
    Completed an expansion and remodeling the hospital structure (floor space of 1,551 square meters, 27 sickbeds)
    1971.09.01
    Hospital moved into the completed building
    1971.08
    Completed construction of a three-story building with a total building area of 1,320 square meters (the current location of KUMC)
  6. 1958
    1958.10.01
    The hospital moved to #97 Hwayang-dong, Seongdong-gu (Currently changed to Gwangjin-gu)
  7. 1949
    1949.05
    The hospital was restructured to become a public hospital
  8. 1930
    1939.09
    The old Oseong School building in Nakwon-dong was bought for use as a hospital building (a location where Konkuk University was founded)
    1934.05
    Renamed the hospital’s title: Public Hospital of the Community
    1933.09
    Renamed the hospital’s title: Central Medical Center of the Community
    1932.11.01
    The hospital moved to #13 Jongno 2-ha, located next to the YMCA Center
    1932.07.07
    The hospital was temporarily run in the Cheondogyo building (Gyeongwundong)
    1931.05.12
    Central Clinic of the Community opened in #67 Jongno 2-ga