IRCCS Hospital San Raffaele
Prof. Gianvito Martino
The San Raffaele Hospital is a clinical-scientific-university facility of international significance and high specialization on several vital diseases, opened in 1971 and recognized in 1972 as a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalisation and Healthcare (IRCCS).
It is a High Specialty Emergency Center (H.S.E) and a teaching and care center of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele. In May 2012, San Raffaele joined the San Donato Hospital Group, thus becoming one of eighteen excellent facilities of the essential health groups in the country.
The Hospital San Raffaele IRCCS is a polyclinic accredited with the National Health Service, with over 50 clinical specialties and more than 6,000 employees. The hospital covers an area of about 300,000 square meters located in the northeast of Milan. Moreover, it includes some branch offices: the San Raffaele Turro Hospital and the Cardinal Schuster and San Donato Milanese Outpatient Clinics, for a total of 1,318 beds (in 2015). About 34,000 surgeries, 51,130 hospitalizations and over 950,000 outpatient services are performed each year.
The multidisciplinary structure, technologically advanced by the continuous interaction between scientific research, teaching, and clinical activities, have enabled the Hospital San Raffaele IRCCS to achieve results over the years, becoming the leading research institute in Italy and a reference point in Europe and worldwide for the study and treatment of many diseases and the development of innovative techniques.
San Raffaele was the first center in the world to use stem cells in clinical routine for corneal transplantation and the first to perform a gene therapy procedure to treat a rare immune disease. On top of that, it is the reference center in Italy for pancreatic islet transplantation.
The hospital’s mission is to foster disease knowledge, identify new therapies that benefit patients, and create the most conducive environment for young scientists and physicians to thrive.
San Raffaele, like the entire San Donato Hospital Group, strongly believes in the humanization of care and therefore promotes projects and activities to promote the physical and psychological well-being of patients.
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