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Hallym University Medical Center (HUMC) is one of the largest medical institutions in Korea with a total capacity of 4,000 patient beds at its six general hospitals. By combining its state-of-the-art medical facilities and multidisciplinary collaboration among the staff, Hallym is now working to realize a vision of growing further into one of "The Best Institutions with Global Excellence for Treatment and Research." Specifically, HUMC is pursuing strategies for enhancement of global competence, professionalization of human resources, specialization of hospitals, and fulfillment of social responsibilities. After the first phase of a "Mighty Hallym" drive starting in 2002, we have achieved change and innovation in medical services and research. Entering the second phase of the drive in 2004, we have prioritized sustainable growth and enhanced competitiveness.

To take a big step forward globalization, Hallym has aggressively promoted the collaboration for exchanges of human resources, and joint research activities with the world셲 top universities and research centers since 2002 such as Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and George Washington in the U.S., Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, University of Oulu in Finland, University of Padova in Italy, Nagasaki University, Nagoya City University, Tokai University and Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan, and Jilin University in China. Furthermore, Hallym has come up with a digitalized and integrated hospital information system called "RefoMax," which encompasses medical information of the six general hospitals. With this integrated system, which is the first of its kind in Korea, Hallym has taken a big step forward to paving the way for a ubiquitous medical care system.

Hallym has also devoted itself to taking the lead in helping out the under-privileged of our society by providing free medical services in remote villages and operating welfare centers. Its philanthropic drive has not found itself only within the confines of saving Koreans. It has volunteered constantly in the world. Hallym has been part of several medical assistance projects in Iraq, Vietnam, Paraguay, Peru and Kenya as a Project Management Consultant (PMC), designated by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Our ultimate goal is not only to seek advanced medical knowledge and technology but to create a healthy and happy future by dedicating itself to all mankind. All the staff and employees of Hallym are doing our best to promote community healthcare and to contribute to the advancement in medicine. We will never remain self-complacent with what we have achieved in the past in terms of scale. We will also do our best to reborn as a hospital reflecting the wishes and expectations of each patient, a hospital to rely on, and a hospital which is truly patient-oriented.

Hoping you can get useful medical information from our website, I look forward to your continued care and advice.

Thank you.

Hallym University Medical Center