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Medical Department


Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH) is a state-of-the-art government teaching hospital committed to deliver quality care to the population through integrated, evidence-based medical and health services, at an affordable, sustainable cost, thus enhancing its position as the premier teaching hospital in the public sector of Lebanon


  • To ensure excellent medical care through the highest and most advanced medical and hospitalization available services, to all social categories of the Lebanese people, without any distinction, against affordable and unexhausting rates, not encumbering citizens or the government.
  • To becomes an important national and regional center receiving patients, namely those who need advanced treatment or special and sophisticated equipments.
  • To occupy an important national and regional position for teaching medicine, training students and carrying out scientific researches.
  • To develop specialized and distinguished health centers in various fields, as members transplant and donation centers, heart diseases prevention and care centers, children and adults cancer treatment centers.

    Those centers were created in Rafic Hariri University Hospital in order to attract Lebanese patients, in addition to patients from the Arab world and the Middle East, so that this hospital will be one of the basic health tourist centers in Lebanon, helping thus Lebanon restoring its role as the hospital of the east.
Nursing Department


Our mission is to provide high quality patient care based on our strong commitments to practice, education, research, innovation, and collaboration.


Our goal is to be a national leader among academic health centers. We are building on our traditional missions of patient care, creating innovation in nursing and in the delivery of health care; adapting our organization to succeed in a changing environment; and working collaboratively as partners with colleagues, individuals, communities and organizations.

Philosophy of Nursing

Nursing is an art and a science dedicated to improving the physical and psychological well-being of patients. We are committed to excellence in Practice, Education, Informatics, research and Administration.
We provide care to patients and their families in a respectful, caring manner. We deliver care which is appropriate, effective, and aimed toward specific outcomes.
We provide education that empowers patients, families, and staff to make decisions about health care. We promote a learning environment for staff. Our staff participates in all aspects of education, including professional development; we value academic education, and we support staff members who seek advanced education.
We provide information systems that serve users by making data readily accessible for clinical and management decision making, quality improvement, education, and research. We support the development of efficient electronic systems that enhance communication among staff and facilitate the flow of patient information throughout the enterprise.
We improve the quality of care by assuring that patients and families receive nursing care which has been demonstrated by research to improve outcomes. We are committed to an environment which fosters scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and adoption of innovations.
IT Department

RHUH uses Hospital Management Information System HMIS integrated package as well as PACS/RIS software.

HMIS is an integrated hospital management system that supports the entire hospital operations and all departments, medical and non-medical. The system is divided into front-office system and back-office systems whereby each system has a set of integrated modules. The front-office system modules include the main modules and the clinical modules.
The main HMIS modules are: Patient Master Index, Admission Discharge and Transfer, Outpatient and Appointment Management, Order Management & Processing, Pharmacy Management, Laboratory Management, Laboratory Instruments Interface, Radiology Management, Radiology PACS Interface, Nursing Management, Blood Bank Management, Medical Records, Medical Record Management, Sheet Design, Report Generator, Report Viewer, and Inquiry Builder.

The clinical modules allow each medical department to access the Medical patient record where the entire medical history of the patient can be reviewed. Patient cases can be thoroughly traced and analyzed by each specialized medical division. RHUH uses the following clinical modules which act as a direct point of access to the system: Allergy, Cardiology, Chest, Dermatology, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, General Practitioner, General Surgery, Hematology, Immunity, Metabolic, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Primary Care Clinics, and Urology.

PACS/RIS is a system used to automate the workflow of the Radiology department. This is done by integrating RIS (or Radiology Information System) and PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) data seamlessly into a user based solution for the radiologist and technologist. The Radiology Information System automates the radiology function by providing a single access to patient information and radiology test results. It provides the flexibility in bringing the productivity benefits of paperless workflow to this division. PACS provides the ability to view radiology images directly on the screen eliminating the need for film images. The radiologist or the doctor can view the images in 3 dimensions and can use special features to more thoroughly analyze the images. PACS improves the speed and consistency of image communication within the radiology department and throughout the hospital through the ability to access and send the results electronically to the desired department or doctor. The Centricity RIS/PACS that is implemented at RHUH integrates both technologies together with HMIS to provide a synchronized database that unifies patient information results
OPD - OutPatient Department


RHUH seeks to provide the highest quality of HEALTH education to its clients through excellence in teaching, patient care, research and public service. The OPD provides guided clinical experiences in efficient, effective, competent patient care in order to produce superior quality of services.


The Out Patient Department provides full range of services for the evaluation and treatment of its clients. It achieves its staff's potential through training, education and the development of a staff-patient partnership relationship. The OPD staff supports the changing needs of its patients and the hospital. It also promotes wellness.


OPD major goals are:

  • To offer basic health care to the citizens in our community in a safe and pleasant environment
  • To offer OPD staff the proper environment and resources for their professional growth and development
  • To provide health education to patients.

The opd (outpatient department) is a 16 clinic-unit that offers a low cost consultation services in almost all specialties of medicine. More than 70 specialized physicians are currently providing this service in the following areas: 

General internal medicine,
Infectious Diseases,
General Pediatrics,
Pediatrics Cardiology,
Pediatrics Gastroenterology,
Pediatrics Endocrinology,
General Surgery,
Orthopedic Surgery,
Plastic Surgery,
Vascular Surgery,
Cardiovascular Surgery,
Obstetrics and Gynecology

On average we see 70 patients per day.

We will soon start the pre operative evaluation (by Anesthesia team), dermatology, ENT and ophthalmology clinics and we will include the opd in the academic training program of medical student, residents and fellows.

Internal Audit Department

Finance and Administration DEPARTMENT



Anesthesia, literally "loss of feeling" is a process of blocking painful perceptions and sometimes awareness, allowing patients to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress, discomfort and pain they would otherwise experience.

It is induced artificially by medications that may be injected or inhaled for the period of a surgical procedure, and consists of:
  • General Anesthesia (patient is put to sleep and rendered unconscious).
  • Local Anesthesia, where a specific body part is made numb by local injections.
  • Regional Anesthesia (including Spinal, Epidural, and Peripheral nerve blocks), That numbs the nerves conducting sensation to a well defined and circumscribed body area.
  • Monitored Anesthesia care.

The mission of the Department of anesthesiology at RHUH is to practice excellence in the clinical care of all those we serve.
Our first responsibility is to our patients, in meeting their needs; we will deliver our services to all. With skill, compassion and respect for the patient's dignity and privacy.
Cardiovascular Division

At present we are actively working to make the Cardiovascular Division at the RHUH fully operational by July 2005.

It will be fully equipped with the state-of-the-art equipments and technology and will be staffed with highly trained personnel to monitor and meet patient’s medical needs around the clock.

We are planning to offer patients a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic services that are considered among the best in the region with very affordable prices that will be the lowest among all hospitals in the region.

Basically the cardiovascular division will be composed of the following units

Noninvasive cardiology unit: A team of expert cardiologists will be running this unit using the latest techniques, equipment, and procedures to evaluate the nature and extent of all forms of cardiac disease and to develop a treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each patient. The following tests or procedures will be conducted in this unit.
  • Stress testing lab:
  • Treadmill exercise test.
  • Stress echocardiography.
  • Echocardiography lab:
  • Transthroracic echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Dobutamine echocardiography
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Radionuclide stress testing:Thallium/Sestamibi Stress Test.
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
  • Autonomic Challenge (Tilt Table Test).

Invasive cardiology unit: This unit consists of two laboratories: The cardiac catheterization / interventional cardiology laboratory and the electrophysiology laboratory. It will be equipped with high-tech equipments and experienced highly specialized personnel in order to deliver the best medical care to patients through performing the following procedures:

  • Cardiac Catheterization and interventional cardiology laboratory: 
  • Right Heart Catheterization.

  • Endomyocardial Biopsy. 

  • Selective Coronary Arteriography. 

  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty.

  • Coronary Stenting.

  • Intracoronary Brachytherapy.

  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty.

  • Electrophysiology laboratory:
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Study and the mapping of the heart.

  • Radiofrequency Arrhythmia Ablation.

  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation.

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).

Preventive Cardiology unit: This unit will provide risk factor assessment and management for patients with heart disease and those at an increased risk for cardiovascular disorders. The unit’s staff is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of cardiologists, pharmacists, nurses, registered dietitian and other health professionals. Expert advice and care will be provided for 
  • Individual dietary/nutrition counseling for weight loss and lipid management.
  • Group and individual counseling for smoking cessation.
  • cardiac rehabilitation exercise program 
  • Stress management, including individual counseling, emotional assessment and counseling as needed.

Cardiac Arrhythmia clinic: This clinic will be specialized for evaluation and treatment of patients with all forms of cardiac arrhythmias, including those requiring pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Heart failure and Heart transplantation program.

HR Division