Best Hospitals in South Korea and Their World Rankings

Top 5 Hospitals in South Korea


South Korea definitely has well-made healthcare system and medical services. According to CEO World Magazine's Health Care Index, South Korea is one of the 10 countries with the best healthcare in the world. 19 hospitals in Korea ranked Newsweek’s World's Best Hospitals 2023.

According to Korea times, 90% of foreign patients are satisfied with Korea's medical services. 93.3 percent of surveyed patients said they would be willing to return to Korea for medical services, and 94.8 percent said they will recommend their friends or family to receive treatment here. I have also personally heard many times that South Korea’s medical services are fast, kind, and cheap from my foreign friends in Seoul.

To find a hospital to treat their serious conditions, many people are researching hospitals over the world. For those people, South Korea’s best hospitals will be introduced here. I hope you to consider Korea for your treatment.

1. Samsung Medical Center - 6th

Samsung hospital is one of the most technologically advanced medical centers in the world. Opened in 1994, this clinic became the implementation of a unique "patient-oriented" concept. For 14 times it received the first place in the rating of the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI), 16 times the leader in the value of the Korean Customer Satisfaction Index (KCSI), 12 times in a row held an honorable first place in the Quality of Service Index(KS-SQI), and 12 times it was chosen as the main medical brand of Korea.

Address: 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


2. Asan Medical Center - 7th

Since being founded in 1989, Asan hospital in Seul has achieved world-level accomplishments. Thanks to constant investings into clinical research, the hospital has become one of the most high-tech in the country. Asan Medical Center has the most modern medical equipment and is working in accordance with international standards. It is the leader of medical development in South Korea.

1st place in the Korea Service Quality Index (KS.SQI), based on inspection by the Korea Standards Association. The main areas of the clinic are transplantology, oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Asan Hospital in Seul is the biggest in Korea. At the moment, it can accommodate up to 12,279 outpatients, 2,576 inpatients and 400 emergency care patients. This medical center is popular amongst foreign patients, especially those from Eastern Europe, the USA, China, etc.

Address: 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul


3. Seoul National University Hospital - 15th

The Seoul National University Hospital was founded in 1885 and is one of the oldest medical institutions in South Korea. Throughout its existence, the hospital has enjoyed an impeccable reputation and authority. In 2019, SNUH was ranked for the 19th time as the top multi-speciality hospital in South Korea and is also the 1st hospital in the country with International ISQUA accreditation. SNUH is not only used by Korean residents, but also by foreign patients. Every day the hospital has over 1,700 inpatients and 9,000 outpatients, with a total number of patients exceeding 5,2 million annually. The hospital's services are used by the president of South Korea.

Address: 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


4. The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital - 21th

Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, is a flagship hospital of Catholic Medical Center which has world-class medical staff and advanced medical equipment. Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital is the largest single-building hospital in Korea with 22 floors above ground, 6 floors underground and 1,374 beds. They performed the first kidney transplantation, cornea transplantation, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and small bowel transplantation in Korea, contributing to the advancement of the nation’s medical technology. They have ranked top hospital in healthcare quality evaluation and customer satisfaction.

Address: 222 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul


5. Severance Hospital - Yonsei University - 27th

Hospital Severance is the first Western-style clinic in Korea and a leading multidisciplinary medical institution globally. The history of the clinic is more than 130 years old. More than 2,500 hospitalized patients per day, 11,000 patients visit each day. They performed first lung transplantation 21 years ago. The oncology clinic of the Samsung Medical Center is the largest in Asia. It is also the first clinic in Korea to provide comprehensive medical care for all types of cancer(from prevention and examination to treatment and rehabilitation, education, and research).

Address: 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul



6. National Cancer Center - 35th

7. Seoul National University - Bundang Hospital - 72th

8. Chonnam National University - Hwasun Hospital - 136th

9. Korea Cancer Center Hospital - 157th

10. Korea University - Guro Hospital - 181th

11. Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei University - 189th

12. Konkuk University Medical Center - 205th

13. Ajou University Hospital - 231th

14. The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital - 283th