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The Outline of Foundation

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Seoul Medical Center (the former Gangnam General Hospital Public Corporation) has a history of over 30 years. Our hospital opened on July 2nd, 1977. Before the opening of our hospital, Central Municipal Hospital and South Municipal Hospital were unified and moved to Gangnam area, the south of the Han River in Seoul as a part of Gangnam Area Development Plan.

Under the provision of Public Corporation Law effectuated on September 30th, 1982, the name of Municipal Gangnam Hospital was changed to Gangnam General Hospital Public Corporation.

However, with the increase of our hospital's role as a pioneer in public health, opinions were raised that our hospital should change its name. For by its name, it represented just Gangnam area, a restricted part of Seoul. Accepting public opinion, our hospital was born again with its new name Seoul Medical Center on November 5th, 2004.

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