Innovation is all about creation, extension and pushing the boundaries. In health care, it requires constantly thinking about how to make systems better, to improve health and provide services.
Check out these seven hospitals around the world whose systems have evolved to become nationally and internationally recognized.
1) Wooridul Spine Hospital (central site in Seoul, Korea):
Wooridul Spine Hospita, one of the top spinal treatment centers in the world, was founded in 1982. The hospital network’s central site was opened in Seoul in 2007, and manages 10 hospitals throughout Korea.
The network has expanded into China, Indonesia,Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The hospitals are equipped with computer-aided navigation surgical treatments, and biocompatible artificial joint surgery.
2) Leeds Cancer Centre (West Yorkshire, England):
The Leeds Cancer Centre is the second hospital world-wide to start offering Elekta Versa HD radiotherapy treatment, which uses a high-precision beam for treatments that require targeting accuracy.
3) Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland):
Johns Hopkins is recognized as one of the leading hospitals in the world. It is consistently on the list of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals across various specialties.
The hospital has the most up-to-date surgical technology available, an intraoperative MRI, leading-edge imaging and radiology capabilities. The facility also includes an automated below-ground supplies and waste transportation setup and a high-tech staff locating system.
4) Fortis Memorial Research Institute (Gurgaon, India):
Fortis Memorial Research Institute is a network of specialty hospitals in India. The facility was launched in April, 2013, and has been named a “next generation hospital.”
The institute in Gurgaon, India has therapeutic and diagnostic technology such as the 3 Tesla Digital MRI Scanner, which is one-of-a-kind in Asia, as well as in India. Fortis is the first hospital in the world to offer digital broadband MRI imaging.