#5 Samitivej Hospital
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital may finally be getting the recognition it deserves as a hospital that puts patients first.
Samitivej is an award-winning facility providing internationally accredited quality healthcare with JCI accreditation.
For years, Samitivej (pronounced Sam-ee-tee-way-t) has been in the shadow of its bigger brothers, Bangkok Hospital Medical Center and Bumrungrad International – all owned or controlled by Thailand’s singular health care corporation, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS).
Under the leadership of hospital director Dr. Nithiwat Gijsriurai, it has come into its own as a caring, high quality, doctor-focused community hospital.
But not just any community.
Hospital like no other
Samitivej caters to the highly demanding international expatriate community of westerners and Japanese of Bangkok.
Long their favorite, Samitivej is increasingly drawing a growing number of medical travelers from China, South Asia, and the Middle East.
Samitivej Sukhumvit (or simply Samitivej, or Samitivej 49) has undergone significant renovations in the past two years. It moved its operating theaters up a floor, and now has eight completely new operating suites and a state-of-the-art fertility center. It built a specialty children’s hospital-within-a-hospital.
International patients and medical tourists
Built in 1979, the hospital’s commitment to quality care and innovation has kept Samitivej Sukhumvit at the forefront of medical technology.
Today, the hospital is recognized as the provider of choice for both local residents and expatriates living in Thailand. It has become a leading center for medical tourism in Southeast Asia.
Samitivej has been providing a global standard of care to the international community in Thailand for decades.
Hospital staff pride themselves in making the medical process straightforward and the least stressful as possible for overseas patients. They understand how important it is for each patient to find the right doctor.
A dedicated correspondence team personally helps patients through the process of finding a physician or medical specialist. The team is also prepared to help sort through all of the necessary insurance logistics to help each patient receive the entitled benefits from insurance companies.
Located in the heart of Bangkok, Samitivej Hospital is a 275-bed tertiary care hospital with more than 400 specialists. The hospital boasts a multi-lingual workforce and provides international services such as interpreters and immigration services.
Awards and recognitions
Samitivej Hospital has a long history of excellent care and innovation. In 1999, Samitivej became the first hospital in Thailand to be recognized as a Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital by WHO and UNICEF.
Other recognitions include the Prime Minister Award for the Most Recognized Service in 2004, hospital accreditation from the Hospital Accreditation Board of Thailand, and JCI accreditation.
133 Sukhumvit 49,
Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Tel: +66 (0) 2022-2222