The Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE opened its doors in 1996 as a training center for medical professionals while providing 24-hour health care to thousands of medically underserved people at no charge.
Today the hospital is staffed with nearly 400 people, the majority of which are Cambodian and have received high-quality medical training at the hospital. It is the premier center for postgraduate medical education in the country, with more than 2,000 professionals training at the hospital since 1996.
The hospital, managed by HOPE worldwide, is the busiest in the country and sees 350 patients daily—more than a million patient consultations have been completed since 1996.
One important service the hospital offers is the availability of life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs (ART) for patients living with HIV/AIDS. More than 2,800 HIV+ patients are currently being treated by the hospital.
Patients enter the hospital system through the Outpatient Clinic or Emergency Room. The medical and nursing staffs manage the majority of patients since only the most serious are admitted to the medical ward. The hospital is a member of MEDICAM, the membership organization for Non Government Organizations (NGOs) active in the health sector of Cambodia.