Paris is an internationally well known city and a hot spot tourist destination. It is well known for its art, for its fashion and for its historical sites. And within certain circles, it is also well known for gastronomy. In addition, headquarters of many international organizations such as UNESCO, the OECD and the ICC are located within Paris. The health care sector of Paris is well developed and the city has many globally acclaimed hospitals. This is a brief overview of some of the major hospitals in Paris.
American Hospital of Paris situated at 63 boulevard Victor Hugo, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine is one of the most well-known hospitals in France. This private, not-for-profit health care facility established in 1906 is the only civilian hospital in Europe that has achieved the accreditation of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The JCAHO is a prestigious organization that accredits the best U.S. hospitals. American Hospital of Paris is also approved by the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) of France. This international hospital maintains a clean and safe environment and places great emphasis on personal care and medical ethics. This 197 bed center has over 500 eminent physicians and surgeons. The outpatient section features full-fledged departments in all medical and surgical specialties and employs 150 physicians and an experienced supporting staff. The surgery department has all latest technology and is a well-known center of da Vinci Surgical System for robotic surgery. American Hospital of Paris is the only French hospital to acquire the da Vinci SI® console, the most sophisticated model of this technology. The hospital’s emergency unit has over twenty bilingual physicians. Additionally, the hospital is an authorized International Vaccinations Center and its acclaimed travel clinic provides prophylactic treatment and health education to travelers. The medical imaging unit has 4 conventional radiology rooms, one digital mammography room, one analog mammography room and three ultrasound rooms all of which are equipped with state-of-the-art devices. The laboratories have all the latest facilities for conducting every type of test including radioimmunology and Trisomy 21 analyses and have achieved the accreditation of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital offers luxurious accommodations and accepts all major health insurances. Telephone: 46 41 25 25
Bichat Claude-Bernard hospital situated at 46 rue Henri-Huchard, 75018 Paris is another popular hospital that offers excellent, comprehensive health care services. This large center has 987 beds and 847 medical staff. The hospital is famous for its infectious and tropical diseases center and its cardiology department. The hospital has been accredited by the High Authority of Health in France and has many internal commissions like CRUQPC (commission for improving the quality of care to patients), CLIN (committee against infection) and CLUD (committee for the fight against pain) making it a more trusted health care facility. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Paris and is a well-known education and research center. The hospital has an onsite clinical research section, a clinical investigation unit and a spacious maternity ward. The hospital possesses many sophisticated equipment including newest MRI, gamma camera, CT scans and angiography instruments. Comfortable accommodation is available in spacious rooms equipped with clean toilets, fire safety, TV and internet. Telephone: 40 25 80 80