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Hygeia Hospital


Athens, Greece

Hygeia Hospital - Overview

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is located in the northern suburbs of Athens and close to the Athens International Airport. HYGEIA Hospital combines high quality services at the leading edge of medical science and technology with state-of-the-art equipment, at competitive rates. It offers medical services and treatment ranging from cardiology to neurosurgery, oncology, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics and more.

HYGEIA holds valid contracts with public insurance funds for inpatients and outpatients, as well as contracts with all major domestic and international private insurance companies. With a holding capacity of 440 beds, 18 operating theaters, more than 1,200 highly trained nursing and administrative staff and 700 associated physicians who cover 50 different medical specialties, it extends to 17 floors and provides rooms with 3 beds, private and semi-private rooms, small and large suites and a VVIP suite.

HYGEIA is the ONLY hospital in Greece that has gained Joint Commission International’s (JCI) Quality Accreditation, the most recognized healthcare accreditation worldwide for Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Additionally, HYGEIA’s excellent medical, nursing and scientific personnel, combined with Hygeia’s state of the art technology and support services, make Hygeia the top choice in healthcare services.

The excellent infrastructure, high scientific level and the highly trained staff made the Hygeia Hospital a member of:
- European Health Management Association
- American Hospital Association
- The International Society for Quality in Health Care LTD

HYGEIA Hospital has also constituted a scientific network through a number of International co-operations, in order to provide training opportunities, exchange of know-how and transfer of best practices on all operational and medical levels.

There are about 1000 international patients treated each year. Mostly from countries of the EU, the Balkans and the Middle East.

The doctors at HYGEIA Hospital

The doctors in HYGEIA Hospital, play a vital role in delivering top-level health care services, focusing on each patient’s needs.
HYGEIA‘s Medical Staff is comprised of about 220 salaried and 600 associated physicians, covering 50 specialties and offering up-to-date scientific services to patients, all of them covered by a medical malpractice liability Insurance.

Most of HYGEIA‘s senior physicians are Board Certified and professors to National or International Universities. They maintain a strong scientific presence in the domestic and global medical community and most of them are affiliated with international academic institutions in the US and in Europe. HYGEIA Hospital has constituted a scientific network through a number of International co-operations, in order to provide training opportunities, exchange of know-how and transfer of best practices on all operational and medical levels. In addition to that, the establishment of the Scientific Union of HYGEIA Doctors (S.U.H.D.) since 1980 is a great example of medical knowledge exchange practices.

HYGEIA places great emphasis on training through integrated training programs aiming at consolidating the organization’s culture and the lifelong development of its employees, consistently serving its strategic objectives. It also offers a number of postgraduate courses, organized annually for graduates of Medical Schools providing to young doctors the opportunity to enrich their training at various Departments, Laboratories and Clinics of HYGEIA.

Continuous education is also a high priority of the Nursing Division in HYGEIA Hospital. The Nursing Education Office provides continuous theoretical lessons combined with bedside training. There are also specialized departmental programs, in order to continuously ensure compliance as well as active participation in quality improvement projects. The rest Scientific Staff also follows the high standards of skilled personnel with continuous training, professional development and participation in internal and external quality control projects. 85% of Hygeia’s staff holds a University Degree, 60% speaks a second language and 60% participates in ongoing training programs.

Also, all of HYGEIA’s clinical trials, scientific papers, conferences presentations and clinical advancements are published each year and are available to everyone who wants to have an idea of the excellent scientific level of the hospital’s physicians and the rest scientific personnel.


  • Transportation services
  • Private nurse available
  • Visa arrangements
  • Flight arrangements
  • Financing available
  • Electronic medical records
  • Insurance coordination
  • Interpreters available on demand


  • Family members can stay with patient
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Vegeterian food
  • Halal food
  • Special order food


  • Private Rooms
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Recovery facilities
  • Phone in rooms
  • Internet connection
  • Bank/ATM
  • Money exchange
  • Pharmacy


  • ISO 9001


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Albanian
  • Bulgarian
  • Greek
  • Italian


  • Doctors have liability insurance
  • Hospital has liability insurance


  • Number of doctors: 820
  • Number of beds: 440
  • Year established: 1970
The data provided in this page was collected from the Hygeia Hospital  website ( , and other internet sources. last updated on Jul 22, 2016.
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