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History

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History

History

History
1885.4.10 Kwanghyewon was established at the northern part of Hansung (now Seoul) by Dr. H. N. Allen who was dispatched from the American North
Presbyterian Church on September 20, 1884.
Dr. Allen was appointed as the first Superintendent of Kwanghyewon.
1885.4.23 Kwanghyewon was renamed to Chechungwon and was inaugurated as the nation? first Western stlye hospital
1894.4. The mission team of the American North Presbyterian Church took over the operation of Chechungwon
1899.4. Chechungwon Medical School, the first medical school in Korea, was established and Dr. Oliver R. Avison was appointed as the first director.
1900.5. Mr. Louis H. Severance from Cleveland of the United States donated funds for the establishment of a new hospital
1904.9.3 A new hospital was completed at Boksunga-Gol (now Do-dong). Chechungwon was moved to a new hospital building and was renamed as Severance Hospital.

History

History
1969.11.10 Opening of the Cancer Center
1974.3.16 The College of Dentistry Annex Hospital was approved by the government
1974.5.15 Opening of Kimpo International Airport dispensary
1975.11.16 Establishment of Medical Training Institution
1983.3. Opening of Yongdong, Inchon, Yongin and Kwangju Severance Hospitals
1987.5.8 Opening of the Rehabilitation Hospital
1991.5.10 Opening of the Cardiovascular Center
1991.9.20 Opening of the Organ Transplant Ward
1994.6.8 Opening of Severance Health Promotion Center
1996.10.17 Opening of the Eye and ENT Hospital
1996.12.23 Opening of the Diabetes Center and Allergy
Clinic
1998.2.27 Opening of the I.B. Yoon Multispecialty Endoscopic Research and Training Center
1999.5.2 Opening of the Center for Child and Adolescent Health

History

History
1909.7. Chechungwon Medical School was renamed to Private Severance Medical School and was approved by the government
1914. The first internship was started
1922.4.1 School was renamed to Severance Union Medical College
1947. School was upgraded to Severance Medical College
1957.1.5 Yonhee University and Severance Medical College were united under the name of Yonsei University
1962.6.5 A New Campus and Medical Complex were dedicated at Shinchon, Seoul and Yonsei University Medical Center was started
1967.12.4 The College of Dentistry was approved by the government
1968.12.4 The College of Nursing was approved by the government
1996.4.30 Opening of the Medical Research Center
1996.10.10 Selected as ?he most outstanding medical school in the first national survey of medical schools.
1999.8.31 Selected as BK21 ivision of Medical Sciences
2000.7.1 Cancer Metastasis Research Center was
selected as (SRC Science Research Center) from Korea Science and Engineering Foundation

History

History
1993.3.8 A Patient Bill of Rights was established and proclaimed
1994.7.1 Opening of the Yonsei Friendship Hospital in the Mongolian People Republic
1995.11.1 The name Severance was approved as a registered service mark and obtained a patent
right
1999.11.22 Received the first prize of Korea Innovative Management Index in hospital service by the Korea Management Association Consultants
1999.11.24 Yonsei University Medical Center Mission and Vision Statement was proclaimed
2000.3.20 Joining ceremony of Severance  Healthcare Cooperative Network was held
2000.7.25 Construction of Severance New Hospital was started
2005.5.1 Construction of Severance New Hospital was finished
2007.5.2

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