On September 14, Samsung Medical Center (SMC) (President Park, Seung Woo) was selected as the No. 1 hospital in Korea for the second consecutive year and No. 30 in the world in the <World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2023> which was published online and offline by Newsweek, an American weekly journal on current global affairs.
Additionally, in <World's Best Specialized Hospitals> published on the same day, SMC’s Cancer Hospital was ranked first in Korea and sixth in the world, objectively recognized as the best in Korea in the field of cancer treatment. Furthermore, it entered the top 100 in the world in a total of 8 clinical fields.
The survey consisted of five categories including: electronic functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Furthermore, the ranking was determined by Korean evaluation (45%), international evaluation (50%) and hospital surveys (5%).
In 2019, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its opening, Samsung Medical Center declared a new vision ‘SMC at the frontier of future medicine’ and has been pursuing a cutting-edge intelligent hospital, leading the nation’s greatest digital medical innovation in various fields.
Specifically, in April of this year, SMC was the first in the world to acquire the highest grade, Stage 7, in ‘INFRAM, Infrastructure Adoption Model’, an IT infrastructure certification course verified by HIMSS, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Regarding this Newsweek's selection of Korea's No. 1 Smart Hospital for two consecutive years and Korea's No. 1 Cancer Hospital, Park, Seung Woo, president of Samsung Medical Center, stated "While continuously trying to adhere to being at the ‘frontier of future medicine' that Samsung Medical Center promised to be, it is wonderful to be objectively recognized that our digital medical innovation and treatment of severe diseases are making steady progress,” and continued, “we will continue to take on challenges for a healthy and bright future for mankind.”