After a decade of providing high-quality pediatric care, Samitivej, one of the largest hospital groups in Southeast Asia, has opened Samitivej International Children’s Hospital. The newly established facility synergizes the group’s extensive resources to provide better care for up to 1,000 outpatients and 100 inpatients per day. Samitivej International Children’s Hospital is staffed by specialist pediatricians who cover all aspects of child’s health. The hospital offers a full spectrum of primary and tertiary care services including pediatric air and ground medical transportation to treat medical emergencies, and is anticipated to generate one billion baht in revenue annually. In addition, Samitivej will continue its philanthropic efforts through its “New Life Foundation,” which will provide free pediatric heart surgeries and bone marrow transplants for ten children in 2014.
In the initial stage Samitivej International Children’s Hospital will provide services at the hospital’s Srinakarin and Sukhumvit facilities. “We can increase the number of pediatric patients from 800 to 1,000 per day. We have a team of 150 general and specialized pediatricians in all fields, including specialists in complicated diseases such as pediatric heart conditions, pediatric urinary tract conditions, and pediatric bone disease. We also provide care for newborn babies, including babies born prematurely from as early as 20 weeks, low birth weight babies from as little as 500 grams, and newborn babies requiring surgery. We will increase the specialized treatments we offer at Samitivej Sukhumvit through our Children with Special Needs Clinic so as to offer a similar number of services as at Srinakarin.”