Bumrungrad International Hospital
Founded in 1980, Bumrungrad International Hospital has been a global pioneer in providing world-class healthcare services and international patient support for nearly four decades. Located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, a cosmopolitan megacity nicknamed “The City of Angels” and renowned for its culture of exceptional hospitality and delicious cuisine. Bumrungrad is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 1989. One of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, Bumrungrad International Hospital cares for over 1.1 million patients from more than 190 countries annually.
- Opened 200 bed facility: September 17, 1980
- Listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand: 1989
- Replacement hospital building commissioned: January 1, 1997
- Opening of the Bumrungrad International Clinic Building: May 2008
- Joint Commission International accreditation: Since February 2002
- Global Healthcare Accreditation with Excellence: September 2017
Quality, Safety with Measurable Results
Bumrungrad International Hospital is the first hospital in Asia accredited by the US-based Joint Commission International (JCI), achieving accreditation five consecutive times since 2002. In 2017, Bumrungrad also became the first hospital in Asia to be DNV GL MIR Certified for Infection Risk, and became the first non-US hospital to earn Global Healthcare Accreditation with Excellence designation from GHA, which signifies the highest international quality and safety standards for overseas patients traveling to Bumrungrad International Hospital for treatment and care. Through our consistent clinical standards and many international accreditations, Bumrungrad has demonstrated some of the highest clinical success rates and lowest infection rates in the region and world.
Collaboration of Expertise
Bumrungrad International Hospital has set up multidisciplinary teams of experienced medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, nutritionists, medical technologists and other professional staff to integrate quality treatment, making it a one-stop shop healthcare destination for all types of patients and complex care needs. Bumrungrad International Hospital employs over 1,300 medical doctors and over 4,800 support professionals. A majority of the doctors have earned international board certifications from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and other advanced economies well known for high medical and quality standards. The seamless collaboration of expertise between our medical teams allows for better treatments and outcomes for patients across more than 70 medical subspecialties.
Innovation and Technology
Bumrungrad International Hospital is a leader in medical technology and innovative patient services. Among the most recent advancements, Bumrungrad has expanded the Precision Medicine department which offers personalized cancer treatments and the latest breakthrough therapies mostly from the United States and Europe. Another cutting-edge technology we use is CardioInsight, a completely non-invasive diagnostics technology for diagnosing heart arrhythmias and the only active center in the Asia Pacific.
In order to remain a leader in cutting-edge technology, Bumrungrad was the first IBM Watson for Oncology site in the world. IBM Watson, a machine-learning AI, assists physicians by analyzing patient data against thousands of historical cases, hundreds of medical journals and textbooks, the latest clinical trials, and more than 12 million pages of text. This innovation in technology allows doctors and specialists to compare their findings against big data and provide the most accurate treatments possible.
What began as a surgical treatment for prostate cancer has now become the Bumrungrad Robotic Surgery Center. It utilizes state-of-the-art technologies for robotic-assisted surgery such as MAKOplasty©, Mazor X and the da Vinci System to allow for more consistency, accuracy and faster recovery times with less invasiveness for joint, spine and cancer patients.
Compassionate caring is one of Bumrungrad International’s principle values. It has been featured by Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, Reader’s Digest, CBS 60 Minutes, The Financial Times and Inside Man on CNN. The reportage covers Bumrungrad’s quality treatment and medical care abroad, placing it high on the list of medical tourism hospital destinations.
Nearly all Bumrungrad doctors speak English, and the hospital employs more than 200 interpreters to cover the language needs of patients from nearly any country. The patients and their families can receive end-to-end service from pick-up and drop-off logistics as well as hotel reservations on arrival through our Bumrungrad International Airport Representative Office at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Convenience plays another vital role at Bumrungrad and the hospital’s one-stop medical campus is able to provide diagnostic tests, specialty referrals, and treatment within days, not weeks, so international patients can get the care they need and return home sooner. Bumrungrad International Hospital also practices a one-price-policy for all patients, meaning there is no difference in costs for local or international patients of any nationality.
Through compassion, comfort, convenience and coordination, Bumrungrad goes the extra mile to ensure that every patient is treated equal and with care, no matter where they are from. That’s why the Thai name Bumrungrad means “care for the people.”
Bumrungrad International Shuttle Van Services
Bumrungrad operates its own desk in the arrival area (Area C) of Bangkok’s new airport. We can meet patients and provide plane-to-hospital VIP service.
For patient and family’s convenience, Bumrungrad International Hospital provides Shuttle Van Service from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Bumrungrad International Hospital or hotels nearby ‘free of charge’: starting on Nov 1st, 2013. The shuttle van is scheduled to depart every hour (subject to number of passengers) from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
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Getting a taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport
If you'd like to make your own way here, getting a taxi from the airport is your best option. There is taxi service located at the ground level of the Main Terminal Building. Normally, the queue is long but fast moving. Just tell the person at the Taxi Desk "Bumrungrad Hospital" - we are very well known in Bangkok.
All drivers should do this, but make sure that the taxi meter is switched on. The fare automatically starts at 35 baht.
There is an additional 50 baht surcharge for getting a taxi from the airport (payable to the driver at the end of the journey). We recommend that you take the "highway" – an elevated freeway that runs right into the heart of Bangkok, very close to Bumrungrad International.
If you get a taxi from the airport or anywhere around Bangkok, it is best to make sure you that you have enough 100 baht notes to pay for the trip as taxi drivers often don’t carry a lot of change.
Tips are accepted gratefully by taxi drivers. For a journey from the airport to Bumrungrad, 20 baht is a good tip.
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Shuttle Van Services (BTS Nana and Phrom Phong Stations)
Bumrungrad International Hospital operates a complimentary shuttle van service on 2 routes. The service is offered 7 days a week for both routes. Please use the service when you visit Bumrungrad International Hospital.
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Bumrungrad International Location