"Surb Astvatsamayr" MC is one of the largest medical centers of Yerevan providing the population of the capital and provinces of the republic with high-quality medical services.
In 2005-2008, with the financial support of the World Bank within the frames of health care optimization program the children’s and adults’ multi-branch hospital and “Artashisyan” policlinic were united.
After the destructive earthquake of Spitak in 1988, it became clear that the country needs a medical establishment which can involve all spectrum of urgent medical aid. As a multi-branch children’s medical establishment Yerevan Children’s Emergency Hospital was chosen to later become “Surb Astvatsamayr” MC due to its high potential, technical equipment and human resources.
The aim of the MC is to provide the population with effective medical services applying the latest achievements in the sphere of health care. Besides, a task was set to increase the authority of medical workers in society delivering efficient medical aid.
Today the multi-functional medical center has specialized departments of both children and adults (department of newborns’ pathology, general pediatrics, gastroenterological, neurosurgery, traumatology and orthopedics, general, thoracal, maxillofacial surgery, neonatal, endoscopic surgery, ENT, anesthesiology, and reanimation); it has significant diagnostic potential (general clinical, bacteriological, biochemical, immune-chemical laboratories, ultrasound, X-ray, including CAT. The departments have been completely reconstructed and renovated to be convenient for patients.
In Children’s in-patient clinic function the only in Armenia departments of children’s thoracal surgery, neurosurgery where patients from all parts of the republic are served. The clinic’s pride is the surgical correction of malfunction of thoracic organs and abdomen organs at newborns’. These unique surgeries in Armenia made it possible to save many babies’ lives. The MC is the only hospital in the republic which has successful experience of plastic surgery of children’s esophagus, and separation of Siamese twins.
“Surb Astvatsamayr” is also a clinic basis for the Chair of pediatrics and children’s surgery, neurology of Yerevan State Medical University and the chairs of neurology and neurosurgery, ENT diseases, traumatology, orthopedics, radiology, plastic and rehabilitation.
The MC actively cooperates with all medical establishments of the capital and regions of the republic. The hospital is open for cooperation with various foreign specialists. For many years the MC has been developing successful cooperation with the University Clinic of Munster (Germany), with the SRI of Neurosurgery after Polenov (St Petersburg), with the Clinic of Public Assistance of Marseille; due to support of the World Children Transplant Fund specialists got refresher courses in liver transplantation program in the USA.