They envisioned a hospital that would care for patients holistically, not simply concerned with their physical health, but their emotional health as well. It is fitting indeed that M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, a former Prime Minister and a much revered scholar, named the hospital
“ Samitivej”, meaning an “assembly of doctors ”.
The name Samitivej, and the vision of its founders, have inspired doctors and staff ever since. Today over 2,000 health professionals, practicing in seven Samitivej hospitals, are treating patients for problems ranging from minor outpatient illnesses to major procedures such as organ transplants.
Founded in 1979, Samitivej Hospital is one of the leading private hospital groups in Thailand. The main hospital, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital located on Sukhumvit Soi 49, is recognized as one of the leading private hospitals in Southeast Asia. Located in the heart of Bangkok, Samitivej Sukhumvit is a 275 bed tertiary care hospital with over 400 specialists. With a comprehensive range of medical technology, complemented by a team of highly qualified specialists and experienced caregivers, Samitivej Sukhumvit has long been the hospital of choice for the population of Bangkok. The hospital boasts a multi-lingual workforce and provides international services such as interpreters and immigration services, offering the highest level of care and conveniencefor expatriates living in Bangkok and the region