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The Heart Vascular Stroke Institute is organized into the Cardiac Center, Stroke Center, Vascular Center, Imaging Center, Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, Management Support Office, Synergic Strategy Office, and External Cooperation Office. In creating the Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, we moved away from the traditional department model, instead creating an integrated system that brings together internal medicine, general surgery, radiology, intensive care, and pediatrics.

The goal of the Heart Vascular Stroke Institute is to ensure our patients have strong hearts, clean vessels, and happy brains for as long as possible. We are also dedicated to creating a world-class hospital by focusing on patient satisfaction and medical innovation through cutting-edge integrated treatment and convergence research in the future.

We are moving forward on four strategic goals: aiming for top-class standardized treatment while making a patient-centric system, treating severe diseases in an integrated way, introducing up-to-date techniques and treatment methods, and training cardiac and cerebrovascular experts while reinforcing domestic partnerships. We are also working hard to reinforce our partnership with the Mayo Clinic in the United States, which has been working on this process for a long time.

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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.


1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.