2017
  • Dec20

    100,000th lung cancer surgery celebration

  • Dec19

    Professor Park Woong-Yang publishes research on SMC's cancerSCAN™ technology on Nature Communications

  • Dec18

    50,000th adult heart echocardiography celebration

  • Dec14

    Entered research partnership with Agency for Science, Technology and Research(A*STAR) Singapore

  • Dec12

    Signed MoU on electronic prescription services with Korea Internet & Security Agency and Seoul National University Hospital

  • Nov1

    10,000th laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer (first in Korea)

  • Oct23

    Entered strategic business agreement with MS Korea for the construction of Korean precision medicine system 

  • Oct19

    10,000th gamma knife celebration

  • Sep 22~23 

    Hosted MEDICOLOR HACKATHON 2017

  • Sep29

    Entered partnership with Seoul Child Hospital

  • Sep25

    Entered agreement with Supreme Railways(SR)

  • Aug18

    Department of Otolaryngology and Head-and-neck Surgery utilizes 3D printing technology in jawbone reconstruction surgery for oral cancer patient

  • Aug7

    Cancer Center releases VR app “Healing U”

  • Aug4

    UNICEF “baby-friendly hospital” certificate renewed (5 renewals)

  • Jul26

    KORAIL trip to Chuncheon: Rediscovering the Smiles Project
    *Samsung-sponsored financial assistance campaign supporting facial malformation surgeries for the economically challenged 

  • May26

    Entered health-support agreement with the residents of Raemian apartment complex in Daechi-dong 

  • May20

    Medical volunteering for refugees in Gwangju

  • May17

    Hematologic Malignancy Center's 2,000th hematopoietic stem cell transplantation celebration

  • May13

    “Bring your parents to work” day for the interns

  • May10

    Entered partnership with Korean Sport & Olympic Committee training camps

  • Apr13

    Partnered precision medical technology development with HuGeF Italy 

  • Mar27

    Launched intra-hospital community “Window of Communication 2”

  • Mar23

    700th Celebratory charity concert 

  • Mar17

    Medical Center's first successful simultaneous heart-and-liver transplant (Prof. Kim Jong Man team)

  • Mar15

    Entered research partnership with Ewha Womans University Medical center for genome research

  • Mar14

    First in Korea to reach 500th kidney surgery with robotic partial laparoscopic excision (Prof. Seo Seong Il)

  • Mar3

    Signed MOU with Ho Chi Min University Hospital for patient referral, medical training, academic exchange and hospital administration)

  • Jan31

    Launch ceremony for the infection management team

  • Jan14

    3 anticancer-drug compounding robots begin operation (1 in main hospital, 2 in Cancer Center)

  • Jan11

    Department of Radiation Oncology celebrates operation of 12th radiotherapy equipment(TrueBeam)

  • Jan5

    Renewed agreement with Mongolia National Cancer Center

  • Jan3

    First among large hospitals in Korea to remove the guarantor requirement in admission/discharge agreement 

  • Jan2

    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery becomes three separate divisions (Hepato Billiary-Pancreatic Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery), and Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery becomes two (Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery)

  • Jan1

    Professor Jeon Hong Jin appointed as Director of Korea Psychological Autopsy Center by the Ministry of Health and Welfare

2016
  • Dec23

    Succeeded in transplanting liver cells to a one-month-old infant, a case involving the youngest patient in Korea (Team led by Prof. Lee, Suk Koo; Lee, Sang Hoon; Jin, Dong Kyu; Cho, Sung Yoon)

  • Dec7

    Succeeded in liver transplantation in Nepal (Team led by Prof. Joh, Jae Won and Kwon, Choon Hyuck David)

  • Nov24

    Held a symposium celebrating the 500th success in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy

  • Nov21

    Signed a three-way MOU with Nanyang Technology University (NYT) and Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF) to promote the medical industry and support businesses

  • Nov11

    Achieved ISMS certification for medical information security management system as the first medical center in Korea

  • Nov5

    Signed an MOU for exchange and three-year volunteer medical service with the Ministry of Vietnam and A Hospital in Thai Nguyen

  • Nov5

    Provided volunteer medical service in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam; treated 830 patients and performed 15 surgeries from Nov. 5~12

  • Sep5

    Signed a research funding agreement with Ottogi (KRW 500 million over 5 years)

  • Sep3

    Provided volunteer medical service at Los Palos Community Health Center in East Timor

  • Aug10

    Signed a medical service agreement for emergency relief with international relief and development NGO Good Neighbors

  • Aug

    Released a new treatment for patent ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight preterm infants in the Journal of Pediatrics (Park, Won Soon; Chang, Yun Sil; Sung, Se in)

  • Aug

    Succeeded in the 100th endoscopic brain tumor surgery

  • Jul27

    Signed an MOU with Seoul Medical Group in Los Angeles

  • Jul7

    Signed an MOU with Wonju Medical Industry Techno Valley Foundation

  • Jul6

    Succeeded in the 100th robotic-arm assisted bladder cancer surgery for the first time in Korea

  • Jul2

    Launched the Data Analytics and Research Window for Integrated Knowledge (DARWIN), next-generation medical information system

  • Jun29

    Signed a medical service agreement for emergency relief with Korean Red Cross

  • Jun28

    Opened the Future Medicine Hall

  • Jun24

    Held a signing ceremony for an agreement with Mongolian Airlines

  • Jun13

    Launched “Miracle Society”, a sponsor group for treatment of premature infants

  • Jun

    Identified gene mutations related to X-linked spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia (Team led by Prof. Jin, Dong Kyu and Park, Woong Yang)

  • Jun

    Opened an artificial heart clinic for the first time in Korea

  • May8

    Held a signing ceremony for an agreement with Yangguang Hospital in China

  • May6

    Held a signing ceremony for a referral center agreement with H+ Yang Ji Hospital (153rd referral hospital)

  • May4

    Held an opening ceremony for the negative pressure isolation unit

  • May3

    Signed a joint research agreement with Medipost and Dong-A ST to investigate rare diseases in premature infants (Neonatology team in the Pediatric Adolescent Center)

  • May3

    Held an opening ceremony for the Proton Therapy Center

  • Apr

    Succeeded in 200th heart transplantation

  • Mar25

    Held a symposium celebrating the 2000th kidney transplantation

  • Mar21

    Commenced operation of the 2nd proton therapy system for patient treatment

  • Mar14

    Held a signing ceremony for a technology transfer agreement with HDX-will

  • Mar4

    Signed an agreement with Oasis International Hospital in Beijing, China (Office of External Affairs)

  • Feb4

    Succeeded in radiosurgery using a facial mask without a headframe (Gamma Knife Center)

  • Jan25

    Installed Gamma Knife Icon to become the 6th medical center in Asia that operates two units of gamma knife equipment concurrently

  • Jan13

    Signed a three-way agreement with Cheil Worldwide and GM Korea Employee Foundation to support North Korean refugee children

  • Jan11

    Selected as a 1st-grade medical center in stomach, lung cancer treatment by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service

2015
2014
  • Dec

    Announced the world’s first one-stop robot operation for stomach and kidney cancer: operated in March (professor Bae Jae-moon and SeoSeong-ill team)

  • Dec

    Ranked 1st in <2014 Super Brand> in the sector of hospital for 4 consecutive years organized by the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies

  • Dec

    Ranked the 23 rd (5 steps higher than the earlier year) in <2012 Korea’s Top 100 Brands> organized by Brandstock and the Hankyung Business Weekly

  • Dec

    Special Cancer Center launched Spinal Tumor Clinic

  • Dec

    Received grand prize for Web Award Korea, 2014 Innovation in web standard

  • Dec

    Office of Communications received in Group Communications Awards and in online communications sector; SMC was the only one which received 2 prizes in two sectors among Samsung group affiliates

  • Dec

    Head of Office of Social Responsibility of Corporate, Jung Sung-su received citation for ‘Safe Village Pilot Project’ from the Minister of Public Safety and Security

  • Nov

    Announced in celebration of 20th anniversary of SMC

  • Nov

    Held international symposium < Medical Korea: The new wave in global healthcare> in celebration of 20th anniversary of SMC

  • Nov

    Cardiovascular Center opened Polyvascular Disease Clinic

  • Nov

    Jobplanet announced SMC was chosen as ‘Best job’ picked by salaried workers (Donga Ilbo)

  • Nov

    Gastroenterology Center launched GIST Multidisciplinary Clinic

  • Nov

    Awarded grand prize in <2014 Korea Top Public Service> organized by the Maeil Business Newspaper

  • Nov

    Ranked 1st in <2014 Korean Good Company> in general hospital sector organized by Korean Standards Association (The ChosunIlbo)

  • Nov

    Ranked 1st in in the sector of hospital/Health/Medicine announced by KICOA

  • Oct

    Ranked 19th out of top 100 brands announced by BrandStar for the third quarter (The Korea Economic Daily)

  • Oct

    Signed MOU with the Korea Conformity Laboratories (KCL)

  • Oct

    Launched Intractable Liver Disease Clinic

  • Oct

    Ranked 1st in 2014 KSI (Korea Sustainability Index) organized by the Korea Economic Daily)

  • Oct

    Succeeded to treat bio artificial liver for the first time in Korea

  • Oct

    Launched Esophagus Disease Clinic

  • Sep

    Moon Hyung-pyo, the Minister of Health and Welfare, visited emergency room

  • Sep

    Acquired the third re-certification for AAHRPP

  • Sep

    Hospital School opened artwork exhibition (gallery in Insa-dong)

  • Sep

    Received grand prize from in hospital sector (The Asia Today)

  • Sep

    Biomedical Engineering Center held an international symposium

  • Sep

    Provided medical service in Kyrgyzstan for one week

  • Sep

    Held a health class for VIP customers of Samsung Life Insurance (lectured by Son Tae-sung)

  • Aug

    Nuclear Medicine Laboratory acquired ISO 15189 certification for the first time in Korea

  • Jul

    Cancer Center Launched Supportive Care Center (opening ceremony was held at 16:30 on July 2)

  • Jul

    Held ceremony for the 200th Cochlear Implants support project

  • Jul

    Held symposium for the 1st Mother-infant intensive care center

  • Jul

    Received grand prize in the sector of Health Promotion Center of ‘2014 Korea Healthcare Awards’ organized by the Herald Business and Korea Herald

  • Jul

    Professor Kang Cheol-in discovered the most resilient pneumococcus and published it in CDC of America

  • Jul

    Held second-half strategic workshop

  • Jul

    Succeeded the 100th hybrid arrhythmia operation

  • Jun

    Succeeded kidney transplants in 3 couples (including the first national case of blood type mismatch)

  • Jun

    Succeeded the 1,500th liver transplantation in Organ Transplantation Center

  • Jun

    Held a free David Garrett concert (hospital school, Lobby at Cancer Center) – CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) office

  • Jun

    Signed MOU with World Share as a part of an outreach, provided medical aid for the poor in Kyrgyzstan

  • Jun

    SPC Center dispatched outreach medical team (Donggunsan hospital, professor Duk-kyung Kim)

  • Jun

    Expanded SNS channels (Podcast, Slide share)

  • Jun

    Ranked 1st in the Service Quality Index of the Korean Standards Association (KS-SQI - for the 13th time consecutively: Ranked 1st out of 72 sectors and 299 institutes (second time following the year 2009)

  • Jun

    Organ Transplantation Center succeeded relay kidney exchange transplantations in 3 couples (Highest record in a single medical center)

  • Jun

    Succeeded the 1,500th liver transplantation

  • May

    Exceeded 3,000 robot prostate operation cases

  • May

    Professor Choi Han-yong re-appointed as president of Medical Department

  • May

    Doctor’s office of cerebrovascular disease was moved from Neuroscience center to outpatient clinic of Cardiovascular Center

  • May

    Held ceremony for partnership between Wolters Kluwer Health of America and SMC

  • May

    SMC held cardio-cerebrovascular symposium with Mayo

  • May

    Awarded presidential citation for high performance in attracting foreign patients

  • Apr

    Exceeded a total of 1 million blog visitors

  • Apr

    Opened remodeled hemodialysis center

  • Apr

    Exceeded 3000 robot surgery cases

  • Apr

    Successfully completed 200 rounds of Health Class organized by the ChosunIlbo

  • Apr

    Held an opening ceremony for Brain Tissue Bank

  • Apr

    Introduced professor Kang Cheol-In’s thesis ‘Microbiological characteristics of broad-spectrum antibiotics-resilient diplococcus pneumoniae’ in CDC America for the first time

  • Mar

    Reorganization

  • Mar

    Cardiovascular Center (The nation’s first, the world’s second) launched ‘Mother-infant intensive care center’

  • Mar

    Integrated CRM Office into Office of Communications, launched Office of Social Responsibility of Corporate and Future Innovation Center

  • Mar

    Operated 24-hour dedicated team for aorta care

  • Mar

    Signed MOU with Astrazeneca in regard to clinical test for new medicine in anti stomach cancer treatment

  • Mar

    Identified a mutant gene for malignant lymphoma (Professor Go Yooung-hae from department of pathology)

  • Mar

    Held a press conference regarding opening of Cardiovascular Center

  • Mar

    Announced doctors’ (specialists) strike (1 week from March 24) - Ended due to settlement made between Korean Medical Association and government

  • Mar

    Reshuffled personnel management system (97% agreed, simplified positions into 4 levels)

  • Mar

    Ranked first in hospital sector for 11 consecutive years in「16th 2014 Korea BrandStar」 organized by Brand Stock supported by the Korea Economic Daily and the JoongAngIlbo on March 18

  • Mar

    Professor Nam Do-hyun earned a presidential citation on ‘Cancer Prevention Day’

  • Mar

    Opened renewed homepage

  • Mar

    Park Won-soon awarded Bayer Prize

  • Mar

    Ranked first in 「2014 Heart to Heart Index」 for 2 consecutive years (the Korea Economic Daily)

  • Mar

    Exceeded 300 surgery cases for microvascular free flap of reconstruction of head and neck cancer (Professor Baek Jung-hwan)

  • Feb

    Announced the result of clinical trials for the world’s first stem cell medicine, ‘Pneumostem’ to treat chronic lung disease for premature babies - Professor Park Won-soon and Jang Yun-sil’s team

  • Feb

    Launched Clinic for Endoscopic Surgery for Brain Tumors– started Endoscopic Surgery for Brain Tumors (joint surgery with neurosurgery, otolaryngology and Endocrinology)

  • Feb

    Chosen as in < 12th this year’s choice selected by Korea’s top 500 companies’ CEO> by The New Management (refer to the front page of the ChosunIlbo dated March 4)

  • Feb

    SMC signed MOU with the National Cancer Center for research cooperation

  • Feb

    Professor Ki Chang-seok was selected as a fellow professor at the SungKyunKwan University School of Medicine

  • Jan

    Professor Lee Kyung-su was appointed as the dean of SungKyunKwan University School of Medicine

  • Jan

    Discovered the world’s first tobacco genomic mutation (Journal of Clinical Oncology, IF 18 scores) - Professor Park GeunChil’s team

  • Jan

    Entered into ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with Ministry of Security and Public Administration

  • Jan

    Operated dermatology scar management program

2013
  • Dec

    The Melanoma Clinic opens

  • Dec

    SMC is ranked first for the 14th consecutive time in the healthcare service provider sector of the Korea Productivity Center-The ChosunIlboNCSI (sharing the top spot with another healthcare service provider this year)

  • Dec

    The Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Hospitalwins the Medical Korea Awards organized by Hankyung

  • Nov

    SMC’s healthcare support team of 13 physicians engages in volunteer activities in India

  • Nov

    The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announces that early diagnosis service for dementia will begin in 2017 (participants include SMC, Seoul National University, Chosun University, etc.)

  • Nov

    SMC concludes an MOU for research cooperation with the Korea Basic Science Institute

  • Nov

    The ceremony celebrating the 1,000th single-port colorectal cancer surgery is held

  • Nov

    SMC is rankedfirst in the Hospital/Healthcare/Medical Science sector of the Korea Social Media Awards organized by the Korea Internet Communication Association

  • Oct

    The Social Mental Health Institutewins the Grand Prize (presidential citation) in the Korea Share-with-All Awards (the Hope Mentoring sector)

  • Oct

    The second Heart-to-Heart Projectlaunches in Kazakhstan (Professors Jun Tae-gookand Song Jin-young perform surgery locally)

  • Sep

    The symposium for strategy to vitalize clinical tests in early stages of cancer is held

  • Sep

    SMC invites and promotes friendly relations with outstanding partner hospitals

  • Sep

    SMC concludes an agreement for the completion of avatar miceand the construction of the Brain Nerve Center with Saudi Arabia’sKing Fahd Medical City (a 10-year project and Korea’s first case of medical technology export)

  • Aug

    SMC’s healthcare support team of 13 physicians engages in volunteer activities in Ethiopia

  • Aug

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the Future Medical Science Buildingis held

  • Aug

    The Next-Generation System is launched

  • Aug

    SMC begins Saturday doctor-patient consultations

  • Jul

    The state-of-the-art Smart Emergency Center opens

  • Jul

    SMC stages the Dream Concert for family members of SMC employees

  • Jun

    SMC establishes the tele-mentoring program for stomach cancer patients (Social Welfare Office-Stomach Cancer Center-Cancer Education Center)

  • May

    Professor Kim Doh-kwan develops the nation’s first suicide forecast system

  • May

    Immune tolerance (failure of the immune system to respond to a given antigen) is achieved for the first time in Korea after a kidney transplant

  • May

    The injection of immunosuppressantsends on November 22, 2012, and immune tolerance is verified six months later

  • May

    The Hope of Overcoming Cancer and Health Concert in celebration of the opening of the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Hospitalis held at the COEX Auditorium

  • May

    The second Tomotherapy HD is activated

  • May

    The celebration for the discharge of a premature infant born at 21 weeks and 5days (152 days) of gestation at a birth weight of 490 grams is held (Lee Eun-hye born in October 2012 and discharged from hospital in March 2013)

  • Apr

    The Health Service Centerintroduces the nation’s first Active RFID system

  • Apr

    SMC concludes an agreement with the Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi for patient transfers

  • Apr

    SMC concludes an MOU with Orientfor joint research and commercialization of research findings in non-clinical sectors

  • Apr

    The Comprehensive Cancer Center is expanded into and newly launched as the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Hospital

  • Mar

    SMC establishes the Department of Critical Care Medicine, afirst in Korea

  • Mar

    SMC is selected as the research-oriented hospital in seven sectors by the Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • Mar

    Four disease-related sectors: cancers, cerebral nerve diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and organ transplants

  • Mar

    Three technology-related sectors: customized medical technology, cutting-edge medical device development technology, and regenerative medicine technology

  • Mar

    The Samsung Genome Institute (SGI) is launched

2012
  • Dec

    The team headed by Professors Lee Myung-shik and Kim Guk-hwan is the first in the world to discover mitokine, the cause of diabetes and obesity

  • Dec

    The 500th cochlear implant is performed.

  • Nov

    The Atopy Environment and Health Center develops the Atopy Diary App.

  • Oct

    The Atopy Environment and Health Center develops the Atopy Diary App.

  • Oct

    SMC ranks first on the Korean Sustainability Index (KSI) of the Korean Standards Association

  • Sep

    SMC ranks first on 2012 KCSI of KMAC for the 14th consecutive year.

  • Aug

    SMC provides free healthcare services in four African countries of Zambia, Cameroon, Senegal, and Tanzania.

  • Aug

    SMC achieves prime grades in all 12 areas of the 2011 Suitability Assessment conducted by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service.

  • Aug

    Vision 2020: Happinnovation is declared

  • Jul

    The team led by Professors On Young-keun and Jeong Dong-seop introduces endoscopic arrhythmia surgery for the first time in Korea.

  • Jul

    The Department of Neuropsychiatry at SMC and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics conclude an MOU on joint academic research.

  • Jun21

    Commemorated the milestone of 5,000 gamma-knife radiosurgeries performed in the shortest period of time by any in the Korean healthcare industry

  • Jun4

    The SMC-SEC's Hearing Research Lab opened

  • May23

    Rated as a top-tier hospital across all sectors in the Survival Rates for Three Major Cancer (Gastric Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Liver Cancer) Surgeries by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service

  • May16

    Ranked first among top-ranking general hospitals for attracting overseas patients in 2011 in findings released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • May1

    Introduced the OCS number plate recognition system for vehicles for the first time in the nation

  • Apr27

    Performed the 1,500th kidney transplant

  • Apr17

    Began connecting with patients through Facebook, blogs, and YouTube channels

  • Apr12

    Introduced new uniform designs for physicians, nurses, and patients

  • Apr5

    SMC's team, led by Professors Jeon Hong-jin (Neuropsychiatry) and Kang Eun-suk (Laboratory Medicine), and the Massachusetts General Hospital's team, led by Associate Professor David Mischoulon (Psychiatry) of Harvard Medical School, jointly reveal in a global first the reasons why traumatic events during childhood increase the possibility of the onset of depression. The results were published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research: IF 3.827

  • Mar19

    Ranked first for the ninth consecutive year in the hospital category for the 14th Korea Brand Stars (2012), organized by Brand Stock and sponsored by Hankyung and The JoongAngIlbo

  • Mar19

    The team, led by Cardiology Professors GwonHyeon-cheol and Choi Seung-hyuk, performed the nation's first renal denervation on a patient diagnosed with incurable high blood pressure

  • Mar17

    Professor Song Jae-hoon inaugurated as the eighth president

  • Feb2

    Selected for the sixth consecutive year as the Best General Hospital, Voted for by CEOs, in the Premium Brands of the Year; Voted for by CEOs of Korea's Top 500 Companies, organized by The New Management

  • Jan19

    Professor Ha Chul-won of Orthopedic Surgery, in association with Medipost, obtained approval from the Korea Food and Drug Administration to bring to market Cartistem, a therapeutic knee cartilage regeneration stem cell agent

  • Jan16

    Concluded an MOU with the National Cancer Center and Mongolia's Department of Health

  • Jan11

    Professor Jin Dong-kyu of Pediatrics and Green Cross developed and released Hunterase, a therapeutic enzyme to treat Hunter Syndrome

2011
  • Dec14

    Selected as one of the 14 research-centric model institutions by the Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • Nov25

    Selected as one of the 14 research-centric model institutions by the Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • Nov17

    Selected as a first-grade hospital for three consecutive years for acute myocardial infarction and cesarean operations in the Pay-for-Performance program operated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (the nation's leading hospital)

  • Oct27

    Hosted the ground-breaking ceremony for the proton therapy system (projected to open by February 2014)

  • Oct25

    Inaugurated President Yoon Soon-bong as President of Support Supervision and head of the Healthcare Business Promotion Team

  • Oct1

    Installed interactive tablet monitors at cashier desks (the nation's first hospital to adopt and operate the system)

  • Sep24

    Hosted the international symposium celebrating the 5,000th operation of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of liver cancer

  • Sep21

    Declared the Number One Patient-Friendly Hospital by the Health and Welfare Committee of the National Assembly (based on the patient-friendly treatment index)

  • Aug31

    Ranked first on the satisfaction survey of physical checkup programs and patient intent to revisit for large hospitals conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency

  • Aug22

    Renewed and reopened the English website of SMC

  • Aug17

    Ranked first in the general hospital sector and second in the large building sector for the Best Energy Savers in 2010 selected by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy

  • Jul29

    Opened the SMC mobile website (m.samsunghospital.com)

  • Jul23

    The Samsung Medical Relief Team carried out medical aid expeditions in five African countries in association with Samsung Electronics

  • Jul18

    The Pediatric Cancer Center celebrated the milestone of its 1,000th pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (for the first time in Korea)

  • Jul8

    Selected as a first-grade hospital for coronary artery bypass graft as a result of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service's performance evaluation of coronary artery bypass graft performed on patients diagnosed with ischemic heart diseases

  • Jun25

    SMC and the Mayo Clinic of the US jointly held the international digestive system symposium.

  • Jun15

    The Samsung Healthcare Group and KIST concluded an agreement to form a research community.

  • Jun14

    Opened an official Twitter page (@mySMC)

  • Jun1

    Launched the Smart Consulting Service for funerals using the Galaxy Tab

  • May27

    Launched the mobile e-Book service and QR code service

  • Apr25

    Reached the milestone of 5,000 lung cancer surgeries

  • Apr15

    Announced the introduction of proton therapy (scheduled to start treatment in November 2014)

  • Apr14

    Celebrated the discharge of Kim EunSik, Korea's smallest premature baby with a birth weight of 380 grams

  • Apr25

    Reached the milestone of 5,000 lung cancer surgeries

  • Apr15

    Announced the introduction of proton therapy (scheduled to start treatment in November 2014)

  • Mar29

    Reached the milestone of 5,000 radio frequency ablations of liver cancer (the most in the world)

  • Mar22

    The Samsung Healthcare Group launched an overseas training program?for newly hired physicians before they start work.

  • Feb28

    Held the opening ceremony for the Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Sciences and Technology

  • Feb24

    Selected as the top-ranking clinical trial hospital in 2010 by the Korea Food & Drug Administration

  • Feb7

    Reached the milestone of 1,000 single-site surgeries

2010
  • Dec27

    Grand prize awarded by the Ministry of Welfare as an exemplary institution attracting foreign patients, "2010 Medical Korea"

  • Dec20

    Ranked first in the "Korea Net Promoter Score" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (third consecutive year)

  • Dec15

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (fifth consecutive year, 12th time) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center and Chosun Daily Newspaper

  • Dec10

    President Lee, Jong-cheol awarded in the "10th Extraordinary Koreans Awards" sponsored by the Korea Journalist Association

  • Nov23

    Silver (presidential) prize (endoscope), National Quality Administration Awards Award of merit (ministerial) given to Bae, Jae-choon, head of the department of laboratory medicine

  • Oct29

    Grand prize, "13th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (eleventh consecutive year as a general hospital)

  • Oct20

    Ranked first (eleventh consecutive year) in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA)

  • Sep30

    Ranked first in the "2010 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (twelfth consecutive year, 14th time

  • Sep14

    Cancer Center and Transplant Center awarded in the "Medical Korea Awards" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily (third consecutive year)

  • Aug30

    Best general hospital (fifth time) in the National Brand Competitiveness Index (NBCI) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center

  • Jul21

    Best medical center in the "4th Proud Luxury/Innovation Certification" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (fourth consecutive year)?Ranked first in the cancer center sector (first time)

  • Mar23

    Best hospital in the 2010 Korea Brand Star Awards (12th) (seventh consecutive year)?sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily, Joongang Daily Newspaper, and Brandstock

  • Jan28

    Selected as "CEOs' Best General Hospital" in the 8th "This Year's Best Luxuries Selected by CEOs" sponsored by New Management

  • Jan18

    Ranked 24th (rose 8 notches) in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2009
  • Dec16

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (fourth consecutive year, 11th time) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center and Chosun Daily Newspaper

  • Dec14

    Ranked first in the "Korea Net Promoter Score (KNPS)" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Dec11

    Grand prize in the design innovation and general health care sectors,Web Awards Korea sponsored by the Web Awards Association

  • Dec2

    Grand prize in the hospital website and prescription sectors, "2009 Korea Digital Media Awards" sponsored by the Korea Digital Agency Industrial Association

  • Nov20

    Grand prize, "12th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (tenth consecutive year)

  • Oct19

    Ranked first (tenth consecutive year), best corporation in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA)

  • Sep30

    Ranked first in the "2009 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (eleventh consecutive year, 13th time): SMC 74.6; AMC 67.8; YNUH 66.8; Seoul National University Hospital 64.8

  • Sep24

    Cancer Center and Transplant Center awarded in the "Medical Korea Awards" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily (second consecutive year)

  • Sep10

    Grand prize in global health care, "2009 Korea's New Growth Engine Awards" sponsored by the Digital Chosun

  • Sep8

    Best general hospital (fourth time) in the National Brand Competitiveness Index (NBCI) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center

  • Jul7

    Best medical center in the "3rd Proud Luxury/Innovation Certification" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (third consecutive year)

  • May14

    Best general hospital in the "1st Customers' Most Trusted Brands Awards" sponsored by the Digital Chosun

  • Jan21

    Best general hospital in "Korea's Most Attractive Brands" listed in the New Year issue of the Sisa Weekly

  • Jan5

    Best trusted general hospital in the Market Report in Maeil Business Newspaper Research?(SMC 24.3%, Seoul National University Hospital 22.5%, Severance 18.7%)- Ranked 17th in the 2008 NCSI Research

  • Jan4

    Ranked 32nd (rose 10 notches) in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2008
  • Dec17

    Best hospital, National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (tenth year) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center and Chosun Daily Newspaper

  • Dec16

    Ranked first in the "Korea Net Promoter Score" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Dec12

    Cancer Center promotion video recognized as best promotion video in the "2008 Korea Communication Awards" sponsored by the Korea Company Journal Association

  • Nov20

    Gold presidential prize (department of laboratory medicine, TAT group), 32nd National Quality Administration Awards sponsored by the Korean Quality Association

  • Oct16

    Gold presidential prize (department of laboratory medicine, TAT group), 32nd National Quality Administration Awards sponsored by the Korean Quality Association

  • Oct11

    SMC Transplant Center awarded by the Minister of Health and Welfare, "2008 Transplant Contributors Awards"

  • Sep23

    Ranked first in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) (ninth consecutive year)

  • Sep17

    Cancer Center and Transplant Center awarded in the "Medical Korea Awards" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily (Shilla Hotel)

  • Sep11

    Ranked first in the "2008 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (tenth consecutive year, 12th time)

  • Sep8

    Best general hospital (third time) in the National Brand Competitiveness Index (NBCI) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center

  • Jul23

    President Lee, Jong-cheol awarded in the "2008 2nd Korea's Health Industry Awards" sponsored by the Health Industry CEO Association

  • Jun12

    Department of laboratory medicine recognized for its contribution to the Seoul quality group discussion

  • Jun11

    Customer service team head Hong, Seong-su recognized for his contribution to the Seoul quality group discussion

  • May28

    Best medical center in the "2nd Proud Luxury/Innovation Certification" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (second consecutive year)

  • May22

    Top hospital (among 86 hospitals) in the "2007 National Evaluation of Medical Centers" sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family

  • Apr15

    Best hospital in the 2008 Korea Brand Star Awards (10th) (fifth consecutive year) sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily, Joongang Daily Newspaper, and Brandstock

  • Jan29

    Top award, Conference commemorating NCSI's 10th anniversary

  • Jan23

    Selected as "CEOs' Best General Hospital" in the 6th "This Year's Best Luxuries Selected by CEOs" sponsored by New Management

  • Jan21

    Ranked 42nd (only hospital listed) in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2007
  • Dec27

    Best general hospital in the "2007 Korea Net Promoter Score (KNPS)" sponsored by the CS Leaders Club and the Korea Management Association Consulting

  • Dec11

    President Lee, Jong-cheol honored in the "2007 Korea's Trusted CEOs Awards" sponsored by the KyunghyangShinmun

  • Dec11

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (ninth year) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center and Chosun Daily Newspaper

  • Dec11

    Excellence award in the medical service sector, "Web Award Korea 2007" sponsored by the Web Award Association

  • Oct25

    Ranked first in the "2007 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (ninth consecutive year, 11th time)

  • Oct12

    Grand prize, "10th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (eighth consecutive year)

  • Jul9

    Grand prize, "10th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (eighth consecutive year)

  • Jun26

    President Lee, Jong-cheol given the Best Manager Award in the Productivity Awards sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA)

  • Jun26

    President Lee, Jong-cheol given the Best Manager Award in the Productivity Awards sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA)

  • Apr16

    Best hospital in the 2007 Korea Brand Star Awards (9th) (fourth consecutive year) sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily, Joongang Daily Newspaper, and Brandstock

  • Jan22

    Ranked 40th (only hospital listed) in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2006
  • Dec14

    Exemplary research result user in the Health Industry Technology Awards sponsored by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)

  • Dec8

    President awarded in "Korea's Best Leaders Awards" sponsored by Weekly Korea News

  • Nov29

    Best hospital in the product brand sector (fourth consecutive year), "Korea Brand Conference 2006" Brand Olympics sponsored by the Industrial Policy Center, Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy

  • Nov24

    Gold presidential prize (pathology dept.), 32nd National Quality Administration Awards sponsored by the Korean Quality Association

  • Oct20

    Ranked first (fifth consecutive year) in "Best Corporations for Women" sponsored by Women Times

  • Oct17

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (eighth year) sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center and Chosun Daily Newspaper

  • Sep28

    Grand prize, "9th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (seventh consecutive year)

  • Sep26

    Ranked first in the "2006 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (eighth consecutive year)

  • Sep5

    Ranked first in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) (seventh consecutive year)

  • Jun20

    Member, "Services Hall of Fame" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) (only organization to be selected among those evaluated in 2006)

  • Jun15

    Director Lee, Yong-woo (pathology dept.) given the Award of Merit in the Seoul Quality Administration Awards

  • May19

    Best general hospital in the Global Customer Satisfaction Index (GCSI), awarded by the Japan Management Association (JMA) (second consecutive year)

  • Apr25

    Best hospital in the 2006 Korea Brand Star Awards (8th) sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Joongang Daily Newspaper.

  • Apr12

    Best general hospital in the Global Brand Capacity Index (GBCI), awarded by the Japan Management Association (JMA) (second consecutive year)

  • Jan16

    Ranked 44th (only hospital listed) in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2005
  • Dec6

    Best hospital in the product brand sector (third consecutive year), "Korea Brand Conference 2005" Brand Olympics sponsored by the Industrial Policy Center, Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy

  • Nov16

    Vice President Lee, Hae-jin (administration) honored with the Presidential Award in the "2005 Electrical Safety Promotion Awards" sponsored by Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO)

  • Nov14

    Best hospital in the National Brand Competitiveness Index (NBCI) for the latter half of 2005 sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center

  • Nov10

    Ranked first (fourth consecutive year) in the "Best Corporations for Women" sponsored by Women Times

  • Oct26

    Grand prize, "8th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News

  • Oct24

    Best hospital in the Korea Well-being Customer Index (KWCI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association Consulting

  • Sep28

    Ranked first in the "2005 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (seventh consecutive year)

  • Sep8

    Ranked first in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) (sixth consecutive year)

  • Jun28

    Best hospital in the 2005 Korea Brand Star Awards (7th)?sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Joongang Daily Newspaper

  • May14

    Grand prize, "Korea Service Awards" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (fifth consecutive year)(top prize in 2000, grand prize in 2001~2005)

  • May17

    Best general hospital in the Global Customer Satisfaction Index (GCSI), awarded by the Japan Management Association (JMA)

  • Apr14

    Best general hospital in the Global Brand Capacity Index (GBCI), awarded by the Japan Management Association (JMA)

  • Jan17

    Ranked 47th (only hospital listed) in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2004
  • Dec8

    Grand prize in the history sector, "2004 Corporate Communication Awards" sponsored by the Korea Company Journal Association

  • Nov19

    Gold presidential prize in the administration/service sector, 30th National Quality Administration Awards

  • Oct26

    Grand prize, "7th Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News

  • Oct21

    Ranked first (third consecutive year) in the "Best Corporations for Women"

  • Oct11

    Ranked first in the "2004 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (sixth consecutive year)

  • Sep21

    Best hospital in the 2004 Korea Brand Star Awards (6th) sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Joongang Daily Newspaper

  • Sep3

    Grand prize in the information sector, 2004 National Productivity Awards

  • Aug24

    Ranked first in the KS-SQI sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) and Dongah Daily Newspaper (fifth consecutive year)

  • May15

    Grand prize, "Korea Service Awards" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (fourth consecutive year)(top prize in 2000, grand prize in 2001~2004)

  • Apr6

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (seventh consecutive year)

  • Jan13

    Best hospital in "Korea's 100 Best Brands" sponsored by the Korea Economic Daily and Brandstock

2003
  • Dec3

    Award of commendation, "Presidential Awards for Consumers' Day" sponsored by the Ministry of Finance and Economy

  • Nov26

    Grand prize, "Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News

  • Nov19

    Named "2003 Best Corporation for Women" by Women Times

  • Oct30

    Best hospital in the "Korea Brand Conference 2003 Brand Olympic Super Brand Awards" sponsored by the Industrial Policy Center, Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy

  • Oct25

    KHANT grand prize, "2003 Happy Customer Project" sponsored by Sports Daily and Women JoongAng

  • Sep3

    Ranked first in the "2003 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) (fifth consecutive year)

  • Aug26

    Ranked first in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) and Dongah Daily Newspaper (fourth consecutive year)

  • May26

    Best hospital, "Korea Corporate Image Awards" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • May22

    Grand prize, "Korea Service Awards" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (third consecutive year)(top prize in 2000, grand prize in 2001~2003)

  • Apr8

    Best hospital (general evaluation; second consecutive year) and best hospital service provider (sixth consecutive year) in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey

  • Jan23

    Grand prize (medical service sector), 2003 Good Day Royal Brand Awards selected by home makers

2002
  • Dec6

    Ranked first in the "Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (third consecutive year)

  • Nov20

    Named "Best Corporation for Women" by Women Times

  • Oct16

    Ranked first in the "2002 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Sep4

    Ranked first in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) (third consecutive year)

  • Jul11

    Best hospital in the "Korea Corporate Image Awards" sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • May29

    Grand prize, general hospital sector, "Korea Service Awards" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association

  • May29

    Named "Korea's Best Website" by KMA Management

  • Apr16

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey?in hospital services for the fifth consecutive year

2001
  • Dec7

    Ranked first in the "Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News (second consecutive year)

  • Oct17

    Ranked first in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) sponsored by the Korea Standards Association (KSA) (second consecutive year)

  • Sep18

    Grand Prize, KCSI Customer Satisfaction Index Awards by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Jun9

    New Consumption Culture Award, Consumption Culture Awards sponsored by the Korea Consumption Culture Association (KCCA)

  • May23

    Grand prize, "Korea Service Awards" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association

  • Apr25

    Named "2001 Korea's Best Hospital Website" by KMA Management

  • Apr4

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (fourth consecutive year)

  • Feb15

    First hospital to be awarded in the Safety Management Master Awards

2000
  • Nov22

    Best hospital in the New Corporate Culture Awards sponsored by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Oct27

    First hospital to be ISO 9002-certified (facility sector)

  • Oct5

    Most frequently quoted institution in SCI papers in Korea as announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology

  • Oct4

    First hospital to be certified "SG-Certi" (Safety Guarantee Assessment)

  • Oct4

    Top prize, "Korea Service Awards" sponsored by the Korea Standards Association

  • Sep28

    Ranked first in the "2000 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Mar29

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (third consecutive year)

1999
  • Dec10

    Ranked first in the service sector, "1999 Safe Management Awards" sponsored by the Ministry of Labor (first hospital to be awarded)

  • Dec7

    Grand prize in general evaluation, "Women's Best Corporation Awards" sponsored by Women News

  • Oct27

    Ranked first in the "1999 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Sep27

    Certified to have realized "Seventeen Point Nine Million Disaster-free Man Hours" (first hospital to be certified), which is five times more than the disaster-free goal, by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)

  • Sep7

    Consumer Satisfaction award, "1999 Korea Consumption Culture Awards"

  • Jul10

    First hospital to be Y2K-certified in the non-IT sector

  • May6

    Best hospital in the customer satisfaction sector, "37th Productivity Awards" sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center (first hospital to be certified)

  • Apr29

    First hospital to be Y2K-certified in the IT sector

  • Mar29

    Best hospital in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey (second consecutive year)

1998
  • Jul30

    Certified to have realized "Eleven Point Three Million Disaster-free Man Hours" (first hospital to be certified) by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)

  • Jul5

    Ranked first in the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey sponsored by the Korea Productivity Center, Chosun Daily Newspaper, and National Quality Research Center of the University of Michigan, USA

  • Apr28

    Selected by Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) as a model corporation in the energy saving sector (first hospital to be selected)

  • Mar27

    Certified as one of the Best of the Best Corporations in safety and health management by the Ministry of Labor (first hospital to be certified)

  • Jan21

    Certified to have realized "Eight Million Disaster-free Man Hours" (first hospital to be certified) by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)

1997
  • Dec24

    Selected by the Ministry of Labor as a model corporation in the labor-management relations sector (first hospital to be selected)

  • Oct21

    Ranked first in the "1997 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Aug20

    Evaluated as best hospital in Korea in 4 areas by the Guinness Korea Records1) Highest number of bloodless surgeries performed and most extensive surgical laser equipment2) Korea's first hospital to be equipped with PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)3) Korea's first hospital to have an automated clinical examination system in place4) Korea's first hospital to have a hospital-wide medical records network

  • Aug7

    Certified "Baby-friendly Hospital" by Unicef, WHO

1996
  • Nov21

    Ranked first in the "1996 Korea Customer Satisfaction Index" survey conducted by the Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC)

  • Nov9

    Self-defense fire brigade honored by the Minister of Home Affairs

  • Jun21

    Best hospital in the "Customer Satisfaction Survey in Services" sponsored by the Korean Society of Consumer Studies (KSCS)

  • Apr4

    Certified to have realized "Four Million Disaster-free Man Hours" (first hospital to be certified) by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)

1995
  • Jan28

    Grand prize, "6th Korea Environment and Culture Awards" sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sports

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