Koç University Hospital started its operations as a research and education hospital in September 2014.
Located in the Koç University Health Sciences Campus in Topkapı, İstanbul, the hospital aims to “practice the most recent medical approaches at the highest quality possible in a transparent manner”. The Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 square meters; includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, research laboratories and an “Advanced Learning and Simulation Center”; and aspires to contribute to education of qualified human resources in the field of healthcare with an innovative approach and a dynamic team that matches North American standards. Students of Koç University School of Medicine attend the initial three years of their education at the Rumelifeneri Campus and resume a predominantly clinical training at Koç University Hospital starting from the fourth year.
The Genetic Diagnosis, IVF and Adult Stem Cell Centers were launched in 2016, followed with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Undersea Medicine and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy centers and the first phase of RMK AIMES in 2017. As of the year 2019, the hospital’s capacity increased to 410 single inpatient rooms, 55 intensive care units and 44 chemotherapy units in total. Over 32.200 operations were performed in the 14 operating rooms over the course of this period.
Since it became operational, Koç University Hospital has served approximately 51.000 inpatients and 834.000 outpatients, 49.600 of whom were international patients.
The architectural design of Koç University Hospital reflects the essence of its treatment and care approach. In line with the principle of transparency and ensuring that patient privacy is maintained at all times, glass material was utilized extensively in interior design. Research laboratories are located right within the hospital complex as an indicator of the significance attributed to research. Spatial borders between the various disciplines and departments were avoided in order to promote a holistic system where clinical practices complement each other based on inquiring teamwork.