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1963 ~ Dec.

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1963

1964
Cheil General Hospital is established. (Seoul Gynecologic Cancer Center)

CGH succeeds in a surgical operation on a newborn child suffering from intestinal atresia.
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CGH succeeds in tubal ligation using laparoscopy for the first time in Korea.

CGH becomes the first hospital in Korea to introduce ultrasonography in obstetrics and gynecology.

CGH uses continuous epidural analgesia in labor and delivery.
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CGH opens the first breast cancer clinic in Korea.

CGH is the first private hospital in Korea to succeed in test tube conception.

CGH is the first hospital in Asia to extract an ovum using transvaginal sonography.

Succeeded for the first time in Asia in pregnancy through frozen embryo transfer.

CGH performs the first successful laser laparoscopic surgery in Korea.

Succeeded in delivery through IVF with frozen embryo transfer.

CGH succeeds in test tube conception based on the rhythm method.

CGH becomes the first Korean hospital to succeed in having a surrogate mother conceive.
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CGH is the first hospital in Korea to succeed in in-vitro fertilization and conception using micro manipulation.

CGH achieves successful test tube conception using testicular sperm extraction (TESE).

CGH becomes a part of the Samsung Group and is since referred to as Samsung Cheil General Hospital.

SCGH succeeds, for the first time in Korea, in facilitating conception by a person suffering from non-obstructive.

SCGH signs an MOU outlining cooperation with USC(LA/USA).

CGH succeed in conception and delivery by a person suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy(DMD) through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis(PGD).

SCGH becomes the first hospital in Korea to introduce Autopap3000QC, a computerized tool for diagnosing uterine cancer.

UNICEF Korea designates SCGH a ¡°Baby Friendly Hospital.¡±

SCGH announces the Cheil Vision.
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SCGH opens Maternity Center.

Gallup Korea names SCGH the most recognized hospital brand in the country.

The National Health Insurance Corporation declares CGH No. 1 in terms of number of successful deliveries for 3 consecutive years.

SCGH successfully makes the first delivery in Korea of a normal newborn through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

SCGH opens Health Promotion Center.

SCGH¡¯s Infertility Center earns ISO9001/IQNet.

SCGH changes its name to Cheil Medical Foundation and Jae Kon Lee assumes the office of the Chairman.

The hospital re-opens as Cheil General Hospital of the Cheil Medical Foundation.

CGH ranks number one in the evaluation of medical services institutions by the Ministry of Health & Welfare.

CGH announces its Vision 2013 Master Plan.

CGH sets new motto of ¡°Women First, Cheil General Hospital¡±

CGH signs agreement with Myongji Educational Foundation¡¯s Kwangdong University College of Medicine to serve as its academic hospital.

CGH opens academic and training institution.

CGH opens Physician's research office building.

CGH is awarded Presidential Citation on the occasion of ¡°the Second Day for Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers.¡±

CGH establishes the Nuclear Medicine Department and Radiation Oncology Department.

CGH opens the first Women¡¯s Cancer Center in Korea.

CGH is selected as ¡°2009 Korea First Brand¡± by Korean Customers¡¯ Forum.

CGH is recognized through the ¡°Medical Korea Awards 2009¡± by the Korea Economic Media Group.

CGH sets up the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology.
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CGH opens the Cosmetic Dermatology Center.

CGH establishes the Korean MotherSafe Counseling Center, the first of its kind in Korea.

CGH is honored at the ¡°National Brand Awards 2010¡± of the JoongAng Ilbo.

CGH sets up the Laboratory of R&D for Genomics and Human Resource Biobank.

Awarded ¡®Customer Satisfaction Management 2011' by Korea Sustainability Management Evaluation (2 consecutive years)

CGH is commended through the ¡°Korea Global Medical Service Awards 2011¡± co-sponsored by imbc and donga.com.

Opened and expanded Dermatology & Ecstatic center

Awarded ¡®Best-loved Brands of Korea¡¯ by Korea Brand Committee and Korea Society of Consumer Studies

CGH signs an MOU with Khabarovsk, the second-largest city in the Russian Far East.

CGH is awarded ¡°Brand of the Year 2011¡± by the Korean Customers¡¯ Forum for the fifth consecutive year.

Declared new mission & vision of Cheil General Hospital

CGH is placed in the highest category in the Caesarean assessment administered by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service.

Awarded ¡®Customer Satisfaction & Management Awards 2012¡¯ by Korea Sustainability Management Evaluation (2 consecutive years)

First women¡¯s hospital to obtain Medical Institution Certification from Ministry of Health & Welfare as the first Women¡¯s Hospital

Delivered of the 50 millionth baby in Korea

10,000 cases of PET-CT were tested in the shortest time as a general hospital

Signed MOU with Mongolian Khan Bank (the largest bank in Mongolia)

Launched ¡®Smart Medipay (Room Pay Service)¡¯ for the first time as a hospital

Opened International Clinic and renovated Infertility Center.

Opened Plastic Surgery department specialized for women

First hospital to achieve 5,000 cases of Women urinary incontinence in Korea

Signed MOU with Korean Association and Rector of Almaty State Institute of Advanced Medical Education of Kazakhstan.

Developed a new technology of fetal gender determination through blood test and early detection of pre-eclampsia

¡®Women Health Parade¡¯ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of opening

Signed MOU with Ministry of Health and National Center of Maternal and Child Health of Mongolia

Signed MOU (Promotion of cooperation) with Dongguk University

Hosted ¡®Prenatal Music Concert¡¯ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of opening

Launched the first ¡®Open Service of Delivery Cost¡® in Korea

Awarded ¡®Brand of the Year Korea 2011¡¯ by Korean Customers¡¯ Forum (7 consecutive years)

Acquired First Tier for the adequacy test of ¡®Caesarean Delivery and ¡®Breast Cancer¡¯ by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service

Appointed as the best hospital with ¡®Safe Antibiotic Usage¡¯ by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service

Hosted ceremony and conference for 50th anniversary of opening

Awarded ¡®Customer Satisfaction & Management Awards 2014¡¯ by Korea Sustainability Management Evaluation (4 consecutive years)

Opened the eco-friendly ¡®Arumin¡¯ library for children

Signed health promotion MOU with ¡®Jungbu Market¡¯ (Korean Traditional Dried Fisheries Market)

¡ºKGMSA & Asia Medical Service Awards¡» (4 consecutive years)

Awarded ¡®2014 Global Healthcare¡¯ in the reliability sector by Ministry of Health

Appointed Mongolian famous singer Jarantai Altantsetseg as Cheil Ambassador

Awarded ¡®E-daily Global Healthcare Grand Prize¡¯ in the international patients sector

Awarded ¡®Brand of the Year¡¯ by Korean Customers¡¯ Forum (8 consecutive years)

Signed MOU with Miss Korea Committee for social contribution

Developed world¡¯s first cure vaccination for cervix cancer with POSTECH

First Publication of 50-year chronicle integrating augmented reality technique

Acquired First Tier for adequacy test of breast cancer by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service

Appointed as ¡®Specialized Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital¡¯ by Ministry of Health & Welfare

Awarded the ¡®Governmental Honor Award¡¯ for health promotion by Mongolian government

Awarded ¡®Customer Satisfaction & Management Awards 2015¡¯ by Korea Sustainability Management Evaluation (5 consecutive years)

Signed MOU with Dankook University school for the medical education cooperation

¡ºKGMSA & Asia Medical Service Awards¡» (5 consecutive years)

Signed MOU with SK telecom for diagnostic technology specialized for women health

The first hospital to set up ¡®Smart Hospital System for pregnant women¡¯ in Korea

Awarded ¡®E-daily Global Healthcare Grand Prize¡¯ in the international patients sector

Implemented a pilot project of medical institution¡¯s birth registration by ¡®Happy childbirth with Government 3.0, Mistry of the Interior¡¯

Awarded ¡®Brand of the Year¡¯ by Korean Customers¡¯ Forum (9 consecutive years)

Opened a new mechanical parking implements for the patients

Awarded ¡®The 3rd Community Chest of Korea Grand Prize¡¯ in donation and charity sector

Signed MOU with Miss Korea Nokwon committee for 2016 social contribution

Appointed the world class violinist, Ji Hye Park as Cheil Ambassadors

Awarded ¡®Customer Satisfaction & Management Awards 2016¡¯ by Korea Sustainability Management Evaluation (6 consecutive years)

Awarded Minister prize by Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs for creating happy atmosphere for childbirth

Achieved Medical Institution Certification from Ministry of Health & Welfare (2 consecutive times)

Acquired First Tier for adequacy test of breast cancer by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (4 consecutive years)

Awarded ¡®Brand of the Year¡¯ by Korean Customers¡¯ Forum (10 consecutive years)

 


     
   
   
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