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Lee Young-ae Joins Consortium Taking Over Cheil Hospital

Lee Young-ae Joins Consortium Taking Over Cheil Hospital

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Actress Lee Young-ae has announced that she will be joining a consortium to acquire the nation’s first women’s hospital, which is on the verge of closing. Because Lee gave birth to all her children at Cheil General Hospital & Women’s Healthcare Center and visits the hospital occasionally, she has [...]

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

GWANGJU, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Chosun University Hospital in Gwangju announced on Sunday that it is using Watson for Oncology, a medical AI supercomputer designed by IBM Inc., for cancer treatment. Once the information about a patient along with the preliminary diagnosis is entered, Watson delivers the optimum method of treatment by analyzing its [...]

Seoul Government to Expand Spaces of “Healing” for Emotional Laborers

Seoul Government to Expand Spaces of “Healing” for Emotional Laborers

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to turn “Service Design” into a brand in an effort to expand its outreach. “Service Design” is a space of refuge created by Seoul, dedicated to bringing emotional relief to people whose jobs require emotional labor. Seoul revealed today that it would be developing [...]

Autopsies to be Performed to Find Cause of Newborns’ Mysterious Deaths

Autopsies to be Performed to Find Cause of Newborns’ Mysterious Deaths

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Forensic doctors were to conduct an autopsy Monday morning on the bodies of four newborn babies to determine what caused them to die successively in an 81-minute period over the weekend. The prematurely born babies were in incubators at the intensive care unit for newborns at Ewha Womans University [...]

Hospitals Tweak Existing Services, Release Smartphone Apps to Attract Patients

Hospitals Tweak Existing Services, Release Smartphone Apps to Attract Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition for medical patients has gone up another notch as major hospitals are releasing advanced technological services to stay a step ahead of their competitors. According to industry sources, since April Hallym University Medical Center in Dongtan has revamped the existing model of providing medicine to patients in an effort to [...]

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In psychotherapy, one of the general principles is that an issue left unresolved will continue to be a recurring problem in the future. When looking at the current handwringing over the dearth of mental health care professionals for fire department personnel, it is apparent that psychological phenomena can also [...]

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s major hospitals are serving special meals for foreign patients as a growing number are receiving treatment in the country, observers said Friday.  Kyunghee University Hospital in Gangdong, southeastern Seoul, held a gathering Friday showcasing a different variety of meals for Russian patients that featured menus for diabetic [...]

Seoul Hospital Ridiculed for Makeup Guidelines

Seoul Hospital Ridiculed for Makeup Guidelines

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Intern Resident Association expressed deep concerns Tuesday over a dress and appearance manual for doctors that is currently being developed at the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital.  According to the KIRA, articles in the manual specific to female doctors include wearing  “vibrant makeup” because [...]