SHCH, established in 1996, is one of the leading non-governmental hospitals in Cambodia and is managed by a US-based organization HOPEworldwide. SHCH’s mission is to provide for the further education and clinical training of medical professionals, while delivering high-quality, free medical care for the poor and disadvantaged in Cambodia.
SHCH’s facilities have emergency care, in-patient medical wards, surgical services and a well-established Infectious Disease Department that supports one of the country’s most long-standing cohort of people living with HIV and also provides cutting edge diagnosis and treatment for TB. Well known throughout the country’s rural areas, patients arrive at the SHCH’s triage area each morning for screening and treatment of a variety of illnesses and complaints. SHCH is acting as a referral hospital and often receives patients that are in the advanced stages of a disease.
SHCH’s services include laboratory services, radiology, pharmacy, and pathology. The laboratory is one of the few in the country delivering quality-assured microbiology diagnosis, resulting in several scientific publications and acting as a best-practice model nationally. SHCH is recognized by MoH as a training and research institution, with training programs delivered to over 500 health professionals each year. The laboratory, radiology, nursing, pharmacy and surgical departments are all primary training sites for medical students from the University of Health Sciences and other private universities. Training programs are also delivered in concert with international volunteers [link to volunteer page], who act as short-term advisors in specific areas.
With ongoing management and technical assistance from HOPE worldwide, SHCH currently has over 200 Cambodian staff. The hospital’s administration includes Finance, Procurement and Warehouse, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical Records and Communications and Development.