LAU MEDICAL CENTER- Saint John’s hospital officially opens its doors in Jounieh and is bringing world-class medical excellence to the heart of Keserwan.
Under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr. Firass Abiad, Minister of Public Health represented by Dr. Mohamad Haidar , the LAU Medical Center, LAU Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and Dr. Michel Mawad, MD and President of the LAU are proud to announce the official opening of the LAU Medical Center – Saint John’s hospital in Jounieh Keserwan.
The press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony took place in the presence of the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Qatar Mr. Ali Al-Mutawa representing his Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, Mr. Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Al-Sahlawi, the Commander of the Medical Brigade, Brigadier General George Youssef, representing the Commander of the Army, General Joseph Aoun, The President of the Association of Lebanese Maronite Missionaries, the Holy Father Maroun Mubarak, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Jounieh Qudsi Father Elie Madi, the MPs Roger Azar and Shawky Daccache, notable of region: Messrs. Neamat Frem and Farid Heikal El-Khazen, the Member of the Board of Trustees of the LAU University, the Professor Tony Frem, the Mayor of Kesrouan Professor Pierre Kassab, the president of the syndicate of Private Hospital Owners, Professor Suleiman Haroun, the LAU management, physicians, faculty and staff as well as journalists and media representatives.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Michel Mawad: “The opening of the LAU Medical Center – Saint John’s hospital is a step in the right direction, as it contains more than 85 beds and a medical care station, with the best and most modern medical equipment. In addition to a distinguished medical, nursing and administrative staff, the Lebanese American University puts it at the service of this dear region of Lebanon, and all of Lebanon, to fill the shortage and provide an additional center of quality medical care at a time of migration of energies and scarcity of resources and seeing our patients abandoned to their fate stranded with doors closed in their faces.(…)The existence of this edifice is the best evidence of the depth of our commitment as a university to provide quality higher education and advanced medical care. And how much we desperately need both, given the absolute necessity in this difficult circumstance, and because they are historical points of distinction for Lebanon, which made it a destination for the entire region, in demand for advanced education and high-quality medical care.”
The LAU Medical Center has expanded their medical care and services to people living in Keserwan and the north region, offering them a state-of-the-art facility with world-class healthcare excellence.
Amidst the difficult time the country is facing and the need for more hospital beds to combat COVID-19 and other diseases, this expansion reiterates and confirms the continuous mission of LAU Medical Centers to provide excellent medical services and care to all by abiding by its promise of healing with compassion.