Affiliated Hospitals and Dispensaries
In addition to the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine major teaching facility, LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, the following affiliated institutions and facilities serve as clinical training sites for our residents.
- Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH)
- Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC)
- Makhzoumi Foundation
- Ajialouna Foundation
- Hazmieh Dispensary
- Sacred-Heart Hospital
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About the Affiliated Hospitals and Dispensaries
Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC)
Clemenceau Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, private, 158-bed hospital - accredited by the Joint Commission International and affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International — where residents and students can broaden and enrich their education and practical skills training in a different environment. The hospital is designed to offer patients the most innovative treatments and technologies available in the region, in a safe and compassionate setting.
Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH)
Rafik Hariri University Hospital is the major governmental hospital in Lebanon, offering academic training to young doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians. It includes 430 beds and 14 operating rooms, and delivers a full range of primary and highly specialized care provided by a professional and dedicated staff. RHUH’s most vital contribution is in providing advanced medical care to the ever-increasing proportion of needy patients in Lebanon.
Military Hospital (MH)
The Military Hospital is a healthcare facility that delivers care to all those serving in the Lebanese Army and their families. The hospital is known for its substantial case load and variety of patient encounters, which enrich residents’ clinical experience, especially with regard to emergency situations.
The Sacred-Heart Hospital is a healthcare facility situated in Mount Lebanon providing general and specialized care in medical and surgical specialties. The large volume of encounters ensures access to adequate exposure to many LAU students and residents at the same time. Students and residents from the Lebanese University Medical School rotate in this facility as well.
Hospital of the Cross (HPC)
The Hospital of the Cross is a specialized center for psychiatric illnesses providing all types of care to psychiatric patients in the acute and chronic settings. It hosts medical students and trainees from various medical schools in Lebanon and offers a rich exposure to both common and rare conditions.
Founded in 2006, the dispensary of the municipality of Mansourieh is an ambulatory care clinic that serves underprivileged patients in the Mansourieh, Mkalless and Daychounieh area. The dispensary is managed and funded by the municipality and provides free consultations and medications to patients of diverse nationalities and all ages; funding for the dispensary is primarily donation-based. Medical care is available in the specialty areas of dermatology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and ophthalmology. Specialists rotate daily (one specialty per day) in a single well-equipped clinic with the assistance of a supervising nurse.
Hôpital Notre Dame Maritime
Hôpital Notre Dame Maritime is a 95-bed facility, located in Jbeil and offering a broad range of services. It is known by many in the community as the “Hopital Chami”, due to the continuing legacy of its founder Dr. Antoine Chami and his family members. In 2014 the hospital underwent a major renovation and expansion of emergency and endoscopy facilities, along with installation of the PACS system for digitized radiologic imagery; additional plans are underway for enhancement of the intensive care units and operating suites. Hôpital Notre Dame Maritime’s affiliation with LAU’s Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine has been beneficial for both institutions and for the community, notably in the areas of emergency medicine and orthopedic surgery.
The clinic established by the Makhzoumi Foundation, a large non-governmental charitable organization, emphasizes the provision of highly accessible primary health services based on the Primary Care Standards that are implemented by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. Services offered by the clinic include walk-in consultations and consultations by appointment with physicians from various specialties, health awareness campaigns, children’s health care, diagnostic laboratory and radiologic services, psycho-social services, oral hygiene and dental care, and home nursing and medication services. Through their affiliation, LAU’s Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine health-care providers are able to serve the local population and refugees from many geographic areas; they provide treatment for acute cases as well as an increasing number of chronic and multi-morbid conditions.
The Ajialouna non-profit organization, founded in 1995, is engaged in charitable, cultural, social, educational, and health-related programs - the latter including both awareness initiatives and patient care. At the Ajialouna clinic, LAU faculty-physicians, residents, and students have the opportunity to serve vulnerable segments of the Lebanese population suffering from both acute conditions and chronic diseases. Personnel from our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine programs work with social workers, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, and others in order to provide patients with the best possible care.
Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation (HKCC)
Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation (HKCC) is a medico-social network that operates in Armenia, Lebanon, and Syria. The network is managed and supported by the Board of Directors in the HKCC headquarters in New York City, USA. HKCC was founded by Mihran and Zabel Karagheusian in memory of their son Howard, who died of pneumonia in 1919 at the age of 14. The Lebanon branch of HKCC was established in 1941 and has since been operating as a primary health care center in the country. It is officially recognized as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the Lebanese government. While the central goal is the health of the child, the services also extend to all family members in order to better address health problems and social issues. These services are offered to people of all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and citizenships. Our ophthalmology residents rotate in the HKCC primary center in Bourj Hammoud - an overpopulated city north of Beirut - to serve the community and also to improve on their clinical and surgical exposure.
Hamidy Medical Center
The Hamidy Foundation is a non-profit institution based in Tripoli. This charitable organization provides free medical care for about 900 families in north Lebanon, and a large proportion of those benefiting are orphans and widows. Vulnerable families are identified by Hamidy’s social services department, which evaluates their basic needs for items like food and clothing, while facilitating their access to health care. Additionally the Hamidy medical center provides low-cost medical care for some 10,000 patients per month. The center’s many resources and services include a fully equipped laboratory and imaging department, and access to a wide range of medical specialists.
Primary Health Care Centre - Hazmieh (PHCCH)
The Primary Health Care Centre - Hazmieh (PHCCH) is a non-profit medical center that serves the population living in Hazmieh and the cities around PHCCH. It has been equipped with the highest international standards and was inaugurated in January 2020. Its mission is to provide, at minimal or no cost, quality health services to underprivileged persons, regardless of race, gender, georgraphic location, ethnic origin, or religious affiliation. In fullfulling its mission in health care delivery, this dispensary promotes a message of solidarity and selfless compassion among those who serve in it, and to the patients who benefit from its activities. Med III students attend the clinics as part of their Primary Care core clerkship.