American Hospital of Paris

American Hospital of Paris
Hôptal américain de Neuilly 2011.jpg
American Hospital of Paris in 2011
Geography
LocationNeuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Organisation
Care systemPrivate
FundingNon-profit hospital
Services
Beds187
History
Opened1906
Links
ListsHospitals in France

The American Hospital of Paris (Hôpital américain de Paris), founded in 1906, is a private, not-for-profit hospital that is certified under the French healthcare system. Located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, in the western suburbs of Paris, France, it has 187 surgical, medical, and obstetric beds.

History[]

The American Hospital of Paris was founded in 1906. Seven years later the United States Congress recognized the hospital under Title 36 of the United States Code on January 30, 1913. During World War I in March 1918, the French government decreed the hospital to be "an institution of public benefit", authorizing it to receive donations.[1] The hospital is now the only civilian hospital in Europe accred by The Joint Commission (TJC), an independent organization that accrs hospitals in the United States; it is also accred by France's Haute Autorité de santé (HAS). To this day, the American Hospital of Paris receives no government subsidies from either France or the United States operating solely on donations from its many international private and corporate donors.

Rock Hudson was treated at the hospital with a new drug for AIDS, a fact that was made public against his will by a hospital spokesperson.[2]

Facilities[]

The hospital has an extensive Ancillary Services Department, equipped with modern diagnostic and treatment equipment. The Outpatient Consultation Department's 150 physicians cover every major medical and surgical specialty. The Emergency Department physicians provide immediate care to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The medical staff includes over 500 physicians and surgeons. These private practitioners are credentialed by the Hospital through a thorough and strict selection process.

Notable patients who have been in the hospital[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "American Hospital of Paris". Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  2. ^ "Rock Hudson treated with new french drug". New York Times. 27 July 1985. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 48°53′34″N 2°16′21″E / 48.8929°N 2.2725°E / 48.8929; 2.2725