About us

Our 325-bed medical center, located in Saida, Lebanon, offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.

In 1966, Dr. Ghassan Hammoud a German trained Surgeon, Obstetrician & Gynecologist; established Hammoud Hospital in his native city of Saida, the third largest city in Lebanon located 40 km (29 miles) south of the capital Beirut. The hospital began as a 20-bed maternity facility. During the 1970s, the Hospital grew to a 100 patient bed multidisciplinary hospital, with more operating theaters as well as Laboratory Medicine and Radiology departments.

The hospital continued to provide high quality medical care throughout the 1980s during the Lebanese Civil War. During the late 1990s, the hospital acquired more advanced medical technologies, expanded and diversified its medical departments to include a Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Department. The hospital is extremely proud to have performed the first cardiac transplant operation in the Arab Middle East in 1999.

The hospital is currently a 325-bed facility that treats more than 24,000 patients/year and performs more than 10,000 surgeries/year. The hospital has one of the biggest Nephrology and Dialysis departments and performs the highest numbers of renal transplants in the country. HHUMC also has one of the largest Intensive Care Units in Lebanon.

In 2015, Diana Hammoud was appointed by the board, CEO of Hammoud Hospital. 

Our Mission

Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, we aim to deliver the very best health care in a safe, compassionate environment; to advance that care through innovative research and education; and to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.


The hospital actively participates in clinical trials and medical conferences around the world. Our research goal is to participate in clinical therapeutic research, which translates into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care. We also aim to educate our staff and doctors-in-training on properly conducting and analyzing clinical research.

An Emphasis on Teaching

HHUMC is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Lebanon. Since the hospital’s founding, HHUMC has been committed to training and mentoring the next generation of physicians, nurses and pharmacists. These talented men and women, in turn, lend fresh and innovative perspective on how to treat and care for patients. The hospital has clinical affiliations with the LAU School of Nursing, Beirut Arab University (BAU), the Lebanese University (LU) and other university health programs in medicine, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, and medical technology.

Setting the Bar for Quality & Safety

Safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – these six principles are the foundation of our approach to quality and safety. We measure our performance, set high goals and track our progress toward those goals. We compare ourselves against local and national benchmarks in key quality and safety areas to ensure we deliver the highest quality and safest care possible. Hammoud Hospital is now working towards receiving the highly prestigious JCI accreditation and its gold seal of approval

Reaching Out to the Community

Our work has always been guided by the needs of patients and their families. HHUMC partners with communities to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of those who live and work and these communities.

  • Admits 24,000 inpatients/year
  • Handles nearly 100,000+ outpatient visits
  • Records 13,000 emergency room visits
  • Performs 10,000 operations
  • Delivers 2,400 babies

Quality Updates

Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center places the highest priority on its commitment to practicing medicine in a way that consistently delivers the safest care possible for every patient. The Hammoud Hospital has begun Joint Commission International (JCI) , the recognized leader in international health care accreditation 

Improving Every Day Since 1966

Our approach to patient care encompasses our commitment to safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – an approach that is always evolving based on the latest research findings.

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Latest Posts

Eco-Soap Bank Lebanon Launching event


HHUMC is proud to announce the launching of Eco- Soap Bank Lebanon in collaboration with Arc-en Ciel, Musee du Savon-Audi foundation, Mr. Samir Lakhani, founder of Eco-Soap Bank and 29 Hotels across Lebanon. This project aims to reduce the hotels wastes, create new opportunities for unemployed women and provide the underprivileged families with Recycled Soaps. These soaps are collected and sterilized through a process developed by Mr. Samir Lakhani.

Proud of Mr. Ahmad Abdallah, Data Manager at Hammoud Hospital UMC for publishing the latest research article about Infection Control Measures in Private Dental Clinics in Lebanon


Mr. Ahmad Abdallah, holds a BS degree in Nursing and a Master Degree of Health Sciences form AUB. For the last 16 years, besides his being a Registered Nurse, he worked as a statistician, data manger, and instructor. He taught project management and SPSS both at AUB and the Lebanese University. He is currently the Data Manager at HHUMC. Mr. Ahmad Abdallah participated in the research article of Infection Control Measures in private Dental Clinics in Lebanon. The article is attached below.