Newsweek has ranked Srinagarind Hospital as Thailand’s best hospital in 2021 (Best Hospitals 2021 – Thailand).
Srinagarind Hospital, a government hospital was the second regional medical school to opened outside Bangkok. It is named after HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the mother of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and the paternal grandmother of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X).
On 23 June 1975, Khon Kaen University opened a small temporary hospital building for teaching and treatment of patients, that became known as ‘Hut Hospital’. King Bhumibol Adulyadej laid the foundation stone for the new hospital on 19 February 1976 and named it ‘Srinagarind Hospital’. The new hospital opened on 15 December 1983.
Srinagarind Hospital is a regional “super-tertiary care” hospital with teaching and research functions for the affiliated KKU Faculty of Medicine. It operates under the responsibility of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.
Srinagarind Hospital is the largest public hospital in Northeast region of Thailand, with more than 1,500 beds capacity and serves more than a million patients per year. The medical faculty accepts about 250 incoming medical students each year, and more than 65 postgraduate residency and fellowship training programs.
This honor given to Srinagarind Hospital by Newsweek is further testament to its commitment to becoming a world class university that brings value to Thai society and all mankind.