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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 [...]

Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Medevac Exercise for U.S. Soldiers

Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Medevac Exercise for U.S. Soldiers

SUWON, South Korea, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – As part of the Key Resolve Korea-U.S. military exercise, the Ajou University Hospital conducted a medical evacuation exercise dubbed Dragon Lift 2017 on Wednesday, simulating a mass casualty situation for U.S. military personnel in a presumed wartime condition.  Six American soldiers with simulated severe injuries were evacuated on [...]

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by Gangnam Severance Hospital doctors revealed that insects, which are typically high in calories and protein, can improve the recovery process for patients undergoing surgical procedures.  The study compared 20 patients who consumed food made of yellow worms, and 14 who were provided with typical hospital [...]

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will host a medical tourism exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to lure more Middle Eastern patients in need of advanced treatment, the state-run tourism agency said Monday.  The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will co-host the “Korea International [...]

Korean Hospitals Struggle with No-Show Patients

Korean Hospitals Struggle with No-Show Patients

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – No-shows, those that miss appointments without prior notice, can be particularly concerning for hospitals as they can take away treatment opportunities from other patients. According to a study by the Hyundai Research Institute, Korean hospitals and clinics experienced a no-show rate of 18 percent in 2015, which was the [...]

Gov’t to Expand Telemedicine Pilot Program

Gov’t to Expand Telemedicine Pilot Program

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s health ministry said Thursday it will expand a pilot program connecting doctors with patients in remote areas through the use of information and telecommunications technology.  Under the program pushed forward by the Health and Welfare Ministry, doctors from 50 hospitals and medical institutions will see some 1,000 [...]

S. Korean Hospital Tends to Injured U.S. Soldiers in Mock Treatment Drill

S. Korean Hospital Tends to Injured U.S. Soldiers in Mock Treatment Drill

SUWON, South Korea, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A mock treatment drill on Tuesday at Ajou University Hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul, tested the preparedness of staff and emergency responders should U.S. soldiers be injured by a North Korean attack. Staff of the hospital’s emergency room carried six injured U.S. soldiers on carts [...]

Troubled Samsung Medical Center Suffers from Endless Controversy

Troubled Samsung Medical Center Suffers from Endless Controversy

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Last month, an insider at Samsung Medical Center exposed one of the hospital’s obstetric surgeons for ghost surgery: the unnamed doctor had allotted a surgical procedure to which he had been assigned to another junior surgeon, while he travelled overseas to partake in an academic seminar. The concerned doctor [...]