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Paik Hospital started in 1941 when Dr. Inje Paik, who was the professor for the surgery department at Gyungsung Junior Medical College, took over Uemura Hospital which was located at current Seoul-Paik Hospital site. Dr. Inje Paik is a pioneer who made development in the field of surgery, and his disciples founded Inje University’s Paik Hospitals, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Catholic University’s St. Mary’s Hospital, Chung-Ang University Hospital at Pildong.
On December 17, 1946, Dr. Paik donated all of his properties to the society except for the house that he lived in, and founded the Paik Hospital, the first non-profit organization of its kind in the nation. Like Mr. Carnegie founding Carnegie Foundation and Rockefeller founding Rockefeller Foundation, he followed the same foot step to give back his properties to the society.
Early in 1954, Paik Hospital opened the blood bank in its attached facility. It is the first private blood bank in the nation, which opened even before the National Blood Service. To Training professional surgeon, and opening the blood bank to provide the blood within became the model for other private blood bank that opened later.
Paik hospital opened as a modernized general hospitals in 1972 and laid a foundation for the new leap into the future. Also, in 1974, the hospital was recognized to train newly graduated medical school students and residents so it led one step further to become a educating hospital.
Seoul-Paik was designated the hospital for the athletes participating in the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Olympics, proving its high quality medical care Internationally and domestically.
The surgery department, led by Dr. Hyuck-Sang Lee successfully went through liver transplant for Massive liver cancer patient on March 18, 1992 after 8 hours and 30 minute surgery. The transplant was considered as milestone as opening the new horizon for the cure for the patient of Hepatitis-B and liver cancer.
2012 was the 80th anniversary of the foundation of Seoul Paik Hospital and also the 33rd anniversary of the foundation of Inje University.
Starting with the foundation of Seoul Paik Hospital in 1932, Inje Educational Foundation founded Inje Medical College and Busan Paik Hospital in Busan in 1979, and Inje University became a collegiate university in 1988, establishing a foundation for advancement.
We opened Sanggye Paik Hospital in 1989, Ilsan Paik Hospital in 1999, and Busan Haeundae Paik Hospital in March 2010 in Busan, Korea’s most popular resort city, equipped with 1000 beds and the latest facilities.
Seoul Paik Hospital is recognized by our local community as a hospital that is reliable, offers high-quality surgeries and comfort as a university hospital that can be used comfortably through the rearrangement of patient space and remodeling, opening of Nursing & Home Care Service Ward and expansion of our Emergency Medical Center.