The Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok

The Samitivej Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand, and ideal for medical tourism. The hospital offers an excellent selection of medical services for both international and local patients. Despite the majority of physicians receiving an international education including learning to speak fluent English, interpreters are available for English, Chinese and Arabic.

When the length of the hospital stay is longer than allowed by a patient visa, the hospital provides assistance with immigration services including visa extensions. In 2017, the Samitivej Hospital received an award for the World’s Best Hospital. The hospital takes care of patients from 186 countries. The hospital is important for medical tourism due to the quality of care, and numerous available services including paediatrics and oncology.


Samitivej Hospital in Sukhumvit Bangkok - akyra Hotels


History of the Samitivej Hospital

The Samitivej Hospital was established in 1979 by M.R. Bajarisan Jumbala, M.D., and Kasikorn Bank's Iate Khun Bancha Lamsam. The founders wanted to staff the hospital with the best physicians and nurses, provide them with cutting-edge technology for the medical field, and offer patients the best possible medical care. The patient's families were also taken into consideration.

The idea was the creation of a hospital providing holistic care for the patients to ensure both emotional and physical health was addressed. The hospital was named Samitivej by the former prime minister and respected scholar M.R. Kukrit Pramoj. The translation of Samitivej is an assembly of doctors. The vision of the founders combined with the name to inspire the staff.

Currently, there are six Samitivej hospitals staffed with more than 2,000 medical professionals. The hospitals offer treatments for everything from minor illnesses to major concerns including organ transplants.


The Main Hospital

Samitivej Hospital has become one of the top private hospital groups serving Thailand. Samitivej Sukhumvit is the main hospital. Southeast Asia has recognised Samitivej as one of the best private hospitals available. The hospital is located in Bangkok, offering patients more than 400 specialities.

The highly qualified and skilled specialists, and cutting-edge medical technology have ensured this is the hospital of choice for Bangkok and medical tourism. The workforce is multi-lingual, offering a variety of international services including immigration services and interpreters. The hospital provides convenience, and the highest possible level of care for patients.


The Additional Hospitals

Since the establishment of the Samitivej Hospital, five more hospitals have been created. These are:

  • Samitivej Srinakarin: The hospital is close to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, on Bangkok's east side. Samitivej Srinakarin provides 154 beds.
  • Samitivej Thonburi: The hospital offers public and medical services for the Thonburi Province in Bangkok. The hospital provides the community with 150 beds.
  • Samitivej Sriracha: The hospital is located near the town of Pattaya, and the Laem Chabang port, providing 138 beds.
  • Samitivej Children’s Hospital: This was the first children's hospital in Thailand.
  • Samitivej Chonburi: The hospital provides care for Thailand's eastern region including specialised health care, emergency services and 57 beds.


Excellence of Care

The history of Samitivej Hospital is a testament to both innovation and exceptional care. In 1999, UNICEF and WHO recognised the hospital as baby and mother-friendly. In 2004, the hospital received the Prime Minister Award including accreditation for the most recognised services from JCI Accreditation and Thailand's Hospital Accreditation Board.

The hospital is always striving to meet the highest possible levels of safety and care for its patients, guests and visitors. Samitivej Hospital became a leader in healthcare by ensuring patients receive a combination of cutting-edge technology and quality care. Both foreign and local authorities have recognised the public and community responsibilities accredited to the hospital.

Samitivej Hospital offers assistance during a crisis including the tsunami in addition to several activities created specifically for social relief.


The Vision, Mission and Values

Samitivej Hospital has made a commitment to standards for vision, mission and values. These important standards are outlined below.


Samitivej Hospital wants to be the healthcare leader in Thailand. The hospital provides patients with the most comprehensive and highest quality healthcare possible. The goal is to provide physicians with the infrastructure and technology required for the best possible work.

The hospital promises all employees will be treated fairly including a good working environment. Samitivej Hospital is committed to being an integral and upstanding part of the community for the socially responsible promotion of corporate initiatives.


The mission of the hospital is to make certain each hospital granted the Samitivej name follows through on every promise made. The highest standards in the industry are maintained consistently for every location.


Samitivej has demonstrated respect for human life. The hospital understands the importance of the basic rights of not just the patients, but their families as well. The hospital ensures everyone is treated with dignity. All information regarding treatment is confidential. The goal is to offer the best care with as little discomfort as possible.

Samitivej Hospital recognises the value of quality of life. For this reason, every decision is made with full consent, in a manner both responsible and sensitive. The mission of the hospital is to improve the lives of patients, medical tourists and the local community. The hospital truly cares about its patients.


Long Stay for Recuperating Patients in Bangkok

Patients of the Samitivej Hospital sometimes need a place to recuperate. One of the best options is staying in a serviced apartment. Akyra Thonglor Bangkok Hotel offers one, two, and three-bedroom residences ideal for long stay and recuperating.


Serviced Apartment Suites with One Bedroom

The suites are available without or with a balcony. Each suite included separate dining and living areas, a king-sized bed, complimentary internet access, gorgeous city views, and fully equipped kitchenettes. The flooring is made of warm timber, with the spaces partitioned to enhance the view of Bangkok, and the privacy of the guests.

Recuperating patients will enjoy the oversized bathtub, two LCD televisions, the simplicity of meal preparation in the premium kitchen, and the entertainment provided through complimentary internet access. The amenities include:

  • Separate areas for dining and living
  • Oversized bedroom with king-size bed
  • Executive writing table including stationary
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Certain units provide a private balcony
  • Key-card access is secure
  • IDD voice mail and telephone
  • Wireless and wired access to the internet are complimentary
  • Concierge service available 24/7 and hotel facility access
  • Shuttle van service can be scheduled to the Thonglor BTS station from the hotel


Serviced Apartment Suites with Two Bedrooms

The suites are available both without and with terraces. The suites include separate areas for dining and living, two separate bedrooms, fitted kitchenette, complimentary internet access, and breathtaking views of Bangkok. Each suite can comfortably accommodate a maximum of five guests with areas for relaxation, dining and living.

Each suite features two elegant bedrooms, complimentary internet access, and a spacious kitchen including premium appliances. Recuperating patients will enjoy the natural lighting, timber floors, and incredible views of Bangkok. The amenities include:

  • Master bedroom includes a king-size bed
  • Second bedroom includes either two twin beds or a queen-size bed
  • Selected suites include a lovely private terrace
  • Separate areas for dining and living, the kitchen is fully fitted
  • Executive writing table including stationary
  • Guest bathroom includes a shower stall
  • IDD voice mail and telephone
  • Wireless and wired access to the internet are complimentary
  • Concierge service available 24/7 and hotel facility access
  • Shuttle van service can be scheduled to the Thonglor BTS station from the hotel


Serviced Apartment Suites with Three Bedrooms

The three-bedroom suites are exquisite, featuring large balconies. The three-bedroom apartments are 1,830 square feet or 170 square meters. Every apartment provides three beautiful bedrooms including ensuite bathrooms. Guests will enjoy the enticement of the Ayurah amenity set, kitchens equipped with appliances and premium tableware, and separate dining and living areas.

Recuperating is often easier with a home theatre system including surround-sound, and complimentary access to the internet. The warm timber flooring is highly polished, the natural lighting is abundant, and the view from the private balcony is a sensational view of the city of Bangkok. The amenities include:

  • King-size bed in the master bedroom
  • Queen-size bed in the second bedroom
  • Twin beds in the third bedroom
  • Separate areas for dining and living, fully fitted kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Pillow menu
  • High-speed wireless and wired internet access is complimentary
  • Executive writing table including stationary
  • Key-card access is secure
  • IDD voice mail and telephone
  • Home theatre system including DVD player, four LCD televisions including cable and local stations
  • iPod docking station including audio speakers
  • Welcome fruit platter, bottled water is complimentary
  • Complimentary access to the executive lounge



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