began in 1885 in Gwanghyewon,
Korea's first Western-style hospital founded
by American missionary Allen, and changed
its name to Jejungwon and grew into a practical
Severance Hospital is the birthplace of Western medicine in our country. The most brilliant modern medical history of our country. We took the page, not just from Severance Hospital, but from the path of the evolution of our medical science, it's a combination of ethnic hardship and breathing. It was the Severance Hospital.
(Kim Doo-jong, "Korean Medicine," page 486).
Founded the first modern hospital in Korea by Dr. H. N. Allen from the North Presbyterian Church in the United States (濟衆院, House of Universal Helpfulness)
Constructed a new hospital with a donation of Mr. Severance, renamed Severance Hospital
Yonhee University and Severance Medical School are fully integrated into Yonsei University
Gangnam Severance Hospital and Yongin Severance Hospital opened
Dedication of Severance New Hospital
Korea's first international medical institution evaluation committee (JCI) certification
Yonsei Cancer Hospital opened, the world's best cancer hospital
Achieved 20,000 robotic surgery for the first time in the world.
Selected as one of the world's top three scientific journals, “Nature,” and ranked first in Korea as a research-oriented hospital in the field of cancer