We look after you from your initial assessment through to your return home.
Our Center for International Patients is dedicated to delivering a one-stop service from start to finish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a fully trained and experienced team of advisors and interpreters to coordinate all your medical, travel, accommodation, leisure and other needs seamlessly and professionally.
More than 30 years of experience across every field of specialization
The Group Florence Nightingale has been at the forefront of the medical field in the region since 1989. Group Florence Nightingale have developed thirteen “Centers of Excellence”, with specialist treatment, surgery and diagnostic units based in the Group’s three hospitals and medical clinics, each Center gaining a reputation as a leader in its specialization not only in Turkey but throughout the region.
A record of success
Group Florence Nightingale’s has a proven record of excellence, with 30.000 patients treated every year in 800 beds (1000 with the “Smart Hospital” opening inn 2012), 25 operations rooms, 83 intensive care and emergency beds. 41.000 Heart Surgeries were conducted in 2010, with the lowest mortality rate in cardiology in Europe. 8 Vertebral & Scoliosis Surgeries were conducted weekly on average. 7 Stem Cell Transplantations were conducted per month in 2010, and in total we have successfully carried out 20.000 Orthopedic Surgeries, 300 Robotic Surgeries in Urology, 500 Liver Transplantations.
Internationally recognized and accredited
Group Florence Nightingale was one of the first Turkish hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of the organization that reviews and accredits American hospitals. Their checklist includes over 350 standards, for everything from surgical hygiene and anesthesia procedures, to the systems in place for providing credentials to medical staff and nurses. JCI sends a team to review accredited hospitals at 3-year intervals.
Group Florence Nightingale maintains affiliations and partnerships with some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the United States of America and other countries, and invests continuously in the training and development of all its physicians, nurses, technologists and other staff.
Experienced, internationally trained physicians and medical experts
All Group Florence Nightingale physicians are fully licensed by the Turkish Medical Council to practice their specialty in Turkey. In addition, many are Board Certified in their specialty in the US, Australia, or Europe. The Group Florence Nightingale credentialing process requires a formal review of each doctor’s qualifications and track record by the Credentials and Bylaws Committee and the Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee. These reviews take place before a doctor is appointed to the medical staff by the Hospital’s Board of Governors, and then again every three years thereafter.
A summary of each of our physician’s qualifications is available on our website. If you would like to review the qualifications or specific experience of your physician in more detail when you arrive, we can arrange for you to do so.
Nurses, pharmacists, imaging and lab technicians must undergo schooling and pass certification exams to obtain licenses to practice at the Group Florence Nightingale. Nurses are re-certified at 5-year intervals. Those with special responsibilities (such as ICU nurses) must receive special training and be certified as competent in those areas.
The latest technology and equipment
Astonishing advances have been made in the field of medical science and the technology used to offer treatment to patients in every field of specialization, over the past years. Group Florence Nightingale continuously invests in new equipment, training its experts to deliver the very highest quality of health care.
Group Florence Nightingale is unique in having its own University and Training Hospital that work hand in hand with the Group’s own Clinical Research Center and Centers of Excellence in order to follow and implement developments throughout the world. The Group Florence Nightingale will soon open the first “Smart Hospital” in the region, complete with robotic surgery facilities, tele-medicine, and the fully trained staff to deliver our international patients truly world-class treatment and surgery.