Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Koç University strives to be a center of excellence, one that succeeds in providing a world-class education to its students, creating new knowledge via the research of its faculty, applying the acquired knowledge for the benefit of society, and equipping its students with the highest sense of ethics, social responsibility and good citizenship.
- Koç University School of Medicine
As one of the newest schools of medicine in Turkey, we started our first academic year in 2010 – 2011. Our objective is to train the students of Koç University School of Medicine as doctors, who are concerned with the health problems of the 21st century and who can generate medical solutions under the guidance of science.
- Koç University School of Nursing
KUSON’s mission is to educate leader nurses on par with universal standards, dedicated to lifelong learning, ethical values and human rights, who have effective communication, problem solving and research skills and can respond to the changing health requirements and technologic advancement of a modern society.
American Hospital, Koç University Hospital, MedAmerican Ambulatory Care Center and Bodrum American Hospital operate under the roof of Koç Healthcare.
As Koç Healthcare, we have determined a clinical road map, guidance and algorithms to provide transparent and integrated healthcare services at a standardized level of quality to all of our patients. Our medical and administrative systems are constantly measured and evaluated in order to ensure continuous development.
We aim to establish a “value based system” rather than a volume oriented one. As a result we give the highest importance to our human capital, safe and high quality oriented patient care and time & cost efficiency by minimizing duplication in procedures.
American Hospital was founded in 1920 by US Navy Admiral L. Bristol as the first non-profit private hospital in Turkey and had a long-standing and reputable history ever since. A nursing school, another first for Turkey, was also established at the same time and has become inseparable from the hospital. After being supported and run by American Hospital of Istanbul Inc. based in New York, in 1995 the ownership of American Hospital was transferred to the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKV) which had been supporting the hospital since the foundation’s establishment. VKV has invested more than $300 million for the development and renovation of the hospital; contributing to the process of the hospital becoming the leader in the healthcare sector of Turkey.
American Hospital is a general acute care hospital with 278 beds and 36 intensive care beds. We provide healthcare services in all medical and surgical disciplines with the exception of inpatient psychiatry and transplantation which will be provided in the Koç University Hospital.
In addition to 20,000 inpatients each year, we treat more than 120,000 patients yearly in the outpatient setting. More than 10,000 operations are performed each year covering the whole surgical spectrum.
Koç University Hospital became operational in September 2014 as a research and training hospital. As of 2019, the hospital has increased its capacity to 390 single inpatient rooms and 55 intensive care units. With 14 Operating Rooms, and 14 Intervention Rooms, more than 4,000 operations have been performed. Throughout 2018, Koç University Hospital has delivered care to approximately 12,500 inpatients and 168,000 outpatients, more than 47,000 being international patients.
The Health Sciences Campus that spans over an area of 214.000 m2 includes the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, Koç University Research Center of Translational Medicine (KUTTAM) and AIMES. The Health Sciences Campus aims to contribute to the creation of qualified human capital in the healthcare sector with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.
MedAmerican Ambulatory Care Center was established in 1997 as part of Koç Healthcare Institutions.
MedAmerican Ambulatory Care Center mainly focusing on outpatient treatments in it’s 9000 m2 world class facilities and provides services in all medical disciplines at international quality standards through its leading doctors and experienced health care personnel.
Today, the center has 22 consultation rooms, a clinical laboratory, 2 operating rooms, 8 observation beds and radiology clinic with computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), color doppler ultrasonography, mammography, bone densitometry and X-ray facilities.
Our newest addition to Koç Healthcare Institutions, Bodrum Hospital has been operational since 1997, becoming the most trustworthy healthcare provider for both locals and Bodrum holidayers. The American Hospital’s mission of integrating the latest developments in medicine and providing healthcare at an ethical and reliable environment is being transferred to Bodrum along with its vision to sustain its reputation of continuously improving its services provided by its outstanding medical and administrative staff.
The Bodrum American Hospital will remain to be the preferred healthcare provider in Bodrum, harmonising the quality of patient care, staff, and diagnostic technologies and medical algorithms with Bodrum’s local warmth.
The hospital includes; 26 patient rooms, 7 ICU beds, 6 emergency rooms, 13 consultation rooms and 2 operating rooms.