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The vision of Saint George Hospital University Medical Center is to enhance efforts towards excellence of service through:

  • Seeking to continuously strive to meet the hospital’s main goals in alignment with its quality policy.

  • Intending to be a leader and referral center for healthcare services both nationally and in the Middle East region.

  • Aiming towards establishing Total Quality Systems based on research and performance evaluation administratively and clinically.

  • Acting as a role model for healthcare institutions.


Saint George Hospital University Medical Center is a non-profit academic medical center, owned by the Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut, and is academically affiliated to the University of Balamand. It is committed to treating all patients with dignity, respect and compassion regardless of their religion, nationality, socioeconomic status and race. It provides quality healthcare services to the sick and indigent at the lowest possible cost.


Business Description

Located in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center caters to the medical and rehabilitation needs of around 22,000 in-patients, 112,000 out-patients and almost 26,000 emergency room patients a year. Currently the hospital is undergoing reconstruction and expansion to increase its capacity to 400 beds. It is ranked among the top three hospitals in Lebanon.



Since 1878, Saint George Hospital has been supporting lives. A non-profit community hospital owned by the Greek-Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut and its dependencies, Saint George has become a name synonymous with generosity and hope.

Founded by people who cared, their quest has been carried on through generations. Today, the hospital has grown into a total healthcare institution, providing comprehensive in-patient and out-patient services to the community.

At the forefront of medicine, Saint George Hospital is constantly in pursuit of excellence. Thanks to the generosity of countless supporters, it is up to date with international breakthroughs in medicine and utilizes the latest in high-tech equipment.

Many things have changed over the years, but Saint George is still committed to the challenge of helping to re-build the community in terms of healthcare, education, research, faith and heritage… Still committed to be supporters of life, in the name of compassion.



Saint George Hospital University Medical Center caters to virtually all the medical, surgical and rehabilitative needs of patients.

In addition to the core medical services offered, the hospital also offers the following auxiliary services:

  • New helipad with trauma care center

  • Emergency medical system training center

  • Wound care center (the only one in the region)

  • Geriatric unit

  • Psychiatric unit

  • Community health clinic

  • Private care center

  • Surgical training center


Saint George Hospital University Medical Center is a local hospital, the oldest one in Lebanon founded in 1878.

The hospital has many relationships with French, Swiss, British, Belgian and Australian hospitals, and the reason is not only for the basic exchange of faculty or attending physicians, it is also for the training of residents. Approximately 100 medical students graduate every year.

Some start their residency at the hospital, but for those who want to continue their training, the hospital established relationships with affiliated French hospitals linked to Paris V René Descarte, Paris VI Pierre et Marie-Curie, Paris XI, CHU de Marseille, CHU of Toulouse, CHU de Poitiers, CHU de Lausanne, and the CHU of l’Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. The most recent affiliation was in 2014 with Monash Health Care, a major Australian UMC Hospital in Melbourne.



Medical/healthcare sector. Saint George Hospital ranks among the top three in Lebanon.



The hospital is located in the heart of Beirut, in Ashrafieh, Lebanon. In the year 2000 it established a foundation in Washington D.C. called the American Foundation for Saint George Hospital (AFSGH), a non-profit, tax-exempt humanitarian and charitable organization incorporated under the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act – a 501(c) (3) organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code.

The mission of the AFSGH is to unite those who are committed to supporting Saint George Hospital, as well as to fund education, research and post-graduate training for its physicians and healthcare professionals. The Foundation is committed to building and equipping Saint George Hospital, providing additional hospital services, and helping to create new medical programs.


Competitive Advantages

At The Medical Insurance Level

Saint George Hospital University Medical Center and Société Nationale d'Assurances (SNA) jointly launched in 1986 “Medicard”, the first medical card in Lebanon and in the Middle East. It was a pioneer in the domain of hospitalization insurance.


At the Medical Level

  • The Electrophysiology (EP) Lab of Saint George Hospital has always been on the forefront of clinical electrophysiology in the Middle East. The Hospital offers the entire spectrum of ablation and device therapy. We are among the pioneers of catheter ablation in Lebanon since 1997 and continue to be on the cutting edge by offering complex ablation using minimal fluoroscopy.

  • The Wound Care Center

  • The Emergency Medical Services Center Lebanese European Academy for Emergency Medicine (LEAEM)

  • The prenatal ambulance service (the only one in the country that also goes beyond the Lebanese borders to transport critical prenatal cases)


Financial Projection

Despite the war in Lebanon (1975–1990) and beyond it up to date, the hospital maintained its financial growth and development despite the fact that it undertook a major expansion and rehabilitation project of its buildings and equipment.


Company Goals & Objectives

  • Create safer environment for both staff and customers

  • Enhance quality of clinical care

  • Optimize operational efficiencies

  • Develop new and selected services

  • Maintain a cost-effective service

  • Enhance the educational and training environment

  • Improve hospital–physicians relations

  • Increase market credibility—positive image

  • Community outreach



The hospital is managed by a board headed by the president (the Orthodox Archbishop of Beirtut and its dependencies). The hospital CEO reports to the board.

Under the CEO, come different levels of directors (7), managers (26), supervisors and employees.

Physicians are considered as customers of the hospital and report to the medical director. They total 118 full-timers, 62 part-timers, and 43 senior physicians. The number of employees is over 1,300, including nurses, laboratory, pharmaceutical, technical and administrative staff.



  • Founded in 1878 – first hospital in Lebanon

  • Landmark building 1913 (French architecture)

  • Inauguration of the 1966 building

  • 125th anniversary celebrated in 2003

  • Opening of the new extension on June 4, 2004

  • 135th anniversary celebrated in 2013

  • Inauguration of the new hospital lobby on April 23, 2015

  • Inauguration of the administrative building on January 26, 2016

Address: P.O.Box 166 378 Achrafieh Beirut 11 00 2807
Phone number: +961 1 441 000 or +961 1 575 700
Fax: +961 1 582 560


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