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Introduction

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Division of Infectious Diseases

Division of Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Sinchon Severance Hospital has examined and treated a lot of patients that suffer from various diseases while basing on the Christianity spirit. Also by studying and teaching infectious diseases, it is intended to inspire educational development and to contribute to national and global health while educating experts in the field of infectious diseases.

As an area of dealing with infectious diseases, science of infectious diseases is regarded to be quite important as the multi-drug resistant bacteria become a problem and the number of immunocompromised patients increases due to organ transplantation and chemotherapy. Its role has become more important from occurrence of new contagious diseases such as AIDS, SARS and bird flu and reemergence of past contagious diseases.

The Division of Infectious Diseases has made possible not only to diagnose and treat the infectious diseases that occur in several parts of our body, but also to treat them appropriately by closely examining causes of various fever-related diseases. Furthermore, this division has taken full responsibility of preventing and controlling nosocomial infections that gradually becomes a major problem.

 

Major Clinical Results

  • As new severance hospital opens, the number of sickbeds and patients related to infectious diseases and patients has greatly increased together with a rapidly increased number of patients for the cooperative medical treatment requested by other departments. Therefore, the management performance of the Division of Infectious Diseases has been greatly improved in the perspective of financial performance. As the result, our division in the management achievement section of internal medicine divisions has been selected as an excellent clinical department for three consecutive years.

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