It is a hospital capable of super tertiary care and is the first university hospital in Northern Thailand, and the first to be located outside Bangkok. The hospital is known as ‘Suandok Hospital’ locally, due to its close proximity to Suan Dok Gate.

Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital features world-renowned physicians that utilise the latest cutting-edge medical technology and has exceptional nursing staff members that have undergone overseas training who can provide patients with top quality medical care. The hospital strives to create a serene ambience for their patients who are mostly multi-cultural and from a variety of countries. Thai is the main language used within the hospital. Most staff can also speak English. There are also translators who are onboard and can speak over 30 different languages.

On 25 July 1983, the hospital was renamed ‘Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital’, in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The hospital maintains 1,400 patient beds, 69 intensive care unit (ICU) beds,
92 sub-ICU beds, and 28 operating rooms. There are approximately 1,300,000 patients registered/treated in the out-patient departments and 45000 in the in-patient departments per year.

Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital is the first medical facility in Southeast Asia to use Hybrid OR technology in surgery.

A Hybrid OR is a surgical theatre equipped with an advanced 2D and 3D medical imaging system that allows surgeons to conduct complex surgeries that would otherwise be unsafe or more difficult. It was first developed over 20 years ago and has since become widely used in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery. 

The Hybrid OR allows for more minimally invasive procedures. These are less harmful to patients, especially the elderly who are too fragile for invasive open surgery.

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