Athens Medical Group (AMG) was established in 1984. Its goal: to provide high quality, integrated healthcare services, based on a patient – centered approach. From the first years of its operation, it became a “catalyst” of progress in Healthcare, being the first Greek medical institution to introduce state-of-the-art medical equipment and secure collaborations with distinguished scientists, thus providing services equal to those of internationally acclaimed hospitals.
Through continuous investments, both in Greece and abroad, AMG is among the most dynamic Healthcare organizations and the most reliable providers of diagnostic and hospitalization services, worldwide.
Since 2007, Asklepios Kliniken GmbH has been a key strategic shareholder of Athens Medical Group, both sides collaborating on scientific and business matters and promoting the exchange of medical knowledge and management expertise.
In Greece, AMG runs 7 hospital units with a total number of 1,200 hospital beds, 2,800 highly qualified associate physicians, and 3,000 highly specialized full-time employees.
Additionally, being present in the Balkans, AMG owns 4 diagnostic centers in Romania, through the subsidiary company «Medsana».
Moreover, AMG has ongoing partnerships in North Africa, the Balkans, the broader SE Mediterranean area, Russia and the CIS Countries.
To ensure the best treatment results, AMG focuses on 3 main categories: critical illness, lifestyle medicine and continuing education.
Critical Illness: Patient-centered multidisciplinary services for life-threatening conditions focusing on individual patient needs and patient groups, rather than clinical specialties.
Lifestyle Medicine: Preventive lifestyle-related and chronic diseases’ services, to effectively improve quality of life and enhance longevity.
Continuing Education: Educational programs directly related to top medical practices performed in the AMG clinics, both in Greece and internationally.
Solidarity and community reinvestment are indispensable parts of Athens Medical Group’s culture as social contribution constitutes a main strategic pillar, since the first day of its operation in 1984.
As a top healthcare services provider, Athens Medical Group consistently executes a multi-dimensional “Corporate Responsibility Program”, through which it offers complete medical services in favor of patients and vulnerable members of society.
The Corporate Responsibility Program includes organized individual programs, delivered consistently every year. These programs are adjusted, on an ongoing basis to address pressing social needs.
International Medical Support
Since its establishment, Athens Medical Group has remained committed to supporting those in need, especially in times of humanitarian crises, on an international level.
Athens Medical Group and its people, throughout the years, have organized and participated in humanitarian aid missions across a number of hotspots, including Armenia, Yugoslavia, Palestine, Kosovo and Pristina.
We actively and consistently support those in need who lack the financial resources, offering appropriate medical services free of charge throughout all of our hospitals, to adults and children from countries that are hit hard by natural disasters or war.
Vodafone Telemedicine Program
In 2008, Athens Medical Group and Vodafone joined forces to develop a comprehensive telemedicine program, leveraging cutting edge technology to provide free access to high quality medical services to more than 500,000 residents of 100 remote areas.
As a result, residents of border areas, included in the program, are linked directly to specialized doctors of Athens Medical Center to receive real-time medical opinions – rapidly and in the convenience of their hometown. Since the program’s launch, a significant number of tests have been successfully executed and, in many cases, further needs for surgery or further tests have been detected.
Vodafone Telemedicine Program in numbers:
- 12 years
- 100 remote areas throughout Greece
- Since 2008, more than 16,000 residents of remote areas have been examined.
- Since 2008, more than 49,000 tests have been executed.
- Access to specialized medical services for 500,000 residents.
Medical Adoption Programs
“SOS Children’s Villages”
Since 1984, Athens Medical Group has offered medical care to “SOS Children’s Villages”, in the contex of its Social Responsibility Program. This ‘commitment’ has endowed Athens Medical Group’s Chairman, Dr. George Apostolopoulos, with the title of Honorary Member and Great Benefactor.
Specifically, Athens Medical Groupoffers free of charge treatment, throughout its hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki, to infants, children and teenagers, as well as SOS Mothers, for any health issues that may occur.
“The Smile of the Child”
Additionally, Athens Medical Group’s medical adoption program includes medical service provision free of charge to “The Smile of the Child”, an organization that supports children that are victims of any form of violence, missing children, children with health problems, children living in poverty or threatened by poverty.
On the side of the Border Areas
Athens Medical Group remains committed to offering medical care to the residents of the border areas of Greece, such as Ai Stratis island, Kiprinos municipality in Evros, Fournoi Ikarias, Samothrace, Orestiada. The benefits include, among a host of services, free of charge hospitalization at Athens Medical Group’s hospitals, for all children and teenagers, as well as free of charge births in the Athens Medical Group’s Obstetrics Clinics. In recognition of this commitment, Athens Medical Group’s Chairman, Dr. George Apostolopoulos, has been declared as Honorary Citizen of these areas.
On the side of local municipalities
Peristeri Clinic, focused on serving local municipalities, is proud to offer free cataract surgical treatments to residents in need. In 2014, Peristeri Clinic offered free visits in the Emergency Care Department for all Peristeri residents who had suffered from the devastating floods of October 2018.
Additionally, Paleo Faliro Clinic organizes 1-day conferences with the participation of leading physicians that concentrate on numerous medical issues such as prevention and breast cancer treatment, asthma, urology, and many others. Furthermore, Paleo Faliro Clinic offers unlimited free medical examinations at the hospital’s Emergency Care Department for all residents on the southern outskirts (i.e. the Municipality of Paleo Faliro, Vari, Voula and Vouliagmeni).
The European Interbalkan Medical Center participates in medical and educational missions to the islands of the North Aegean. Residents are tested free of charge, while many of them are welcomed to medical information sessions. In parallel, it offers free examinations to children and adults in need, in cooperation with NGOs and various stakeholders, such as the Rotary Club of Thessaloniki and the House of Culture and Social Solidarity “Aristotelis”. Additionally, personnel from Athens Medical Center and the European Interbalkan Medical Center participate in annual blood donations.
Moreover, Athens Medical Group is proud to lend its support to associations and non-governmental organizations throughout the year, such as ELEPAP and the Greek Society for the Protection of Autistic Persons.
Global Health Days
Athens Medical Group, as part of its “Corporate Responsibility Program”, offers organized prevention examinations programs, as part of Global Health Days, either free of charge or at extremely reduced prices. The core aim of this essential program is the promotion of timely and valid diagnosis which everyone should be aware of and have access to. To date, thousands of patients have availed themselves of this program, taking this opportunity to undertake essential yearly screening tests.
Close to Security Forces
Driven by an impetus for continuous support, Athens Medical Group is a proud supporter of the men and women of law enforcement, the Coast Guard and others, through various activities, benefits, and other offerings.
Always by the side of Athletes, Athens Medical Group is proud to be the sponsor of top sports clubs and organizations, offering complete medical services to their members throughout Greece and encouraging younger people to actively participate in sports activities.
The Sports sector has been, and remains, an inspiration for Athens Medical Group and a pillar of its sponsorship activity.
Among the top sports clubs supported by Athens Medical Group, are:
Olympiacos, AEK, PAOK, Aris, Panionios, Atromitos Athinon, Ionikos Nikaias, Paleo Faliro Athletic Club, Ethnikos Pireos, Kimi Gymnastics Club, and popular federations, such as the Judo Federation, Volleyball Federation, Greek Tae Kwon Do Federation, and the Greek Riding Federation.
In conjunction to this, the Emergency Medical Services units of Athens Medical Group stand at the ready-for-professional and amateur athletes, offering medical coverage across various sports events.
Medical Tourism is a strategic priority for Athens Medical Group, with 11% of its turnover derived from international patients. Treating more than 8,000 international in-patients per year, from 53 countries, the International Patients Center remains the most efficient and organized service of its kind in Greece; staffed by trained, multi-lingual personnel, offering 24/7 VIP support to patients and their families. Highlighting the Group’s dedication to exceptional medical tourism services, the European Interbalkan Medical Center received, in 2018, a three-year-term “Global Healthcare Accreditation for Medical Travel Services” by the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program.
The International Patient Center coordinates all medical, administrative and translation services, manages patient and family airport transfers and accommodation, as well as ambulance services.
For international patients, Athens Medical Group provides a special 5-digit number for emergency calls -11155- and collaborates with international insurance companies to ensure seamless delivery of services.
Strategic and International Cooperations
Since 2007, Asklepios Kliniken GmbH has been a key strategic shareholder of Athens Medical Group. Athens Medical Group and Asklepios collaborate on both scientific and business matters, promoting the exchange of medical knowledge and management expertise.
Characteristic of its scientific leadership, Athens Medical Group has collaborated, since its establishment with numerous leading organizations across the world:
Athens Medical Group cooperates with Massachusetts General Hospital (M.G.H.) of Harvard University Medical School (USA), IRCAD/EITS of the Medical School of Strasbourg (France) and the Robotic and Laparoscopic Center of the Saint Augustin Clinique (France).
The Group enjoys an academic collaboration with internationally renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA), as well as with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) (UK) – the world’s leading pioneer research, education and training institute, established and chaired by Professor Kypros Nikolaides.
Additionally, AMG maintains educational collaborations with the Mass General Hospital for Children (USA) and Yale University School of Medicine (USA).
Further bolstering its capacity, Athens Medical Group has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the internationally renowned Methodist Hospital of Houston (USA).
Asklepios Kliniken GmbH is a shareholder of AMG, since 2007. Asklepios Kliniken GmbH is one of the largest Health Care Groups in Europe, operating more than 140 Medical Units of 26,500 beds, employing more than 45,000 employees and producing a turnover of 3 Billion Euros.
Athens Medical Center is an established by the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, and Oncologists (IASGO) Continuing Medical Education Center for postgraduate studies.
Athens Medical Center’s Department of Hand and Upper Extremety Surgery, Recostructive Orthopaedic Microsurgery is an accredited Hand Trauma Center by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH).
Athens Medical Group has an academic collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Athens Medical Center’s Department of General, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery has been recognized as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).
European Interbalkan Medical Center is a Collaborating Center of Sports Medicine Worldwide accredited by the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
Athens Medical Group has an academic collaboration with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF), UK.
Athens Medical Group has an educational collaboration with Mass General Hospital for Children.
Athens Medical Center cooperates with IRCAD/EITS of the Medical School of Strasbourg, France
The Breast Clinic of Athens Medical Center is a full member of the international Breast Centers Network.
The Paediatric Radiology Department of the Paediatric Center of Athens is a “Center for the Assessment of Medical Technology”, according to GE Healthcare.
Athens Medical Group has an educational collaboration with Yale University School of Medicine.
Athens Medical Center cooperates with the Robotic and Laparoscopic Center of the Saint Augustin Clinique, in France
European Interbalkan Medical Center is an official MRCOG Examination and Education Center, by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG).
The Clinic of General, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery of Athens Medical Center is a Center of Excellence according to the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
European Interbalkan Medical Center is, according to Joimax GmbH (Germany), a Reference Center in SE Europe for training doctors in the method of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy for the treatment of herniated intervertebral disc.
Certifications and International Distinctions
Athens Medical Group’s hospitals provide premier, innovative healthcare services, under the strictest international certifications and accreditations.
- Athens Medical Group’s hospitals are certified according to ISO 9001:2015 for the total of their services, ISO 22000:2005 for their catering services, and ISO 14001 for their environmental management.
- Moreover, their quality has been awarded through the TEMOS “Quality in International Patient Care” certification and the rigorous TEMOS “Excellence in Medical Tourism”, also recognized among the “Best hospitals worldwide 2014 & 2015” and “Preferred Partner Hospital 2016, 2017, 2018” lists by the Diplomatic Council (DC), United Nations.
- In 2018, the European Interbalkan Medical Center achieved a three-year-term “Global Healthcare Accreditation for Medical Travel Services” by the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program.
- Furthermore, the European Interbalkan Medical Center is considered to be “The Most Modern and Comprehensive Medical Center in Europe,” as reported by Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London, UK.
- In 2015, Athens Medical Group was awarded 5 golden awards in the Healthcare Business Awards for: “Investments”, “Contribution to Employment”, “Quality of Services”, “Hospital Friendly to the Environment”, “Action to Prevention / Early Diagnosis”.
- In 2009, Athens Medical Group was recognized for excellence in reputation in healthcare services in Greece, and as the 5th best reputation globally, according to independent, international research GLOBAL PULSE 2009.
- In 2006 and 2007, it was included in the “Superbrands” list, while in 2005 it was included in the “Hot 100” list of the European Business Magazine.
- In 2001, the Romanian Chamber of Commerce included MEDSANA diagnostic centers among the 10 top foreign companies operating in Romania.
- In 1998, 2000 and 2001, Athens Medical Group was included in the “300 best companies” globally by Forbes magazine while in 2000, it was the first Greek company to be included in the DOW JONES Substantial 200 index.
The world’s top international media and scientific journals have repeatedly recognized Athens Medical Group’s activities and accomplishments, including the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, and the Mail on Sunday newspapers as well as TV networks such as Bloomberg TV and the BBC.
Centers of Reference
Athens Medical Group’s Departments are considered European and Global Centers of Reference and Excellence.
Athens Medical Center’s Department of General, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery has been recognized as a “Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery” by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).
Athens Medical Center’s Department of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Reconstructive Orthopedic Microsurgery is an accredited “Hand Trauma Center” by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH).
Athens Medical Center is accredited by the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, and Oncologists (IASGO) “Continuing Medical Education Center for postgraduate studies”.
The Pediatric Radiology Department of the Pediatrics Center of Athens is a “Center for the Assessment of Medical Technology”, according to GE Healthcare.
Athens Medical Center applies the innovative Interstitial Brachytherapy method under CT or Ultrasound based 3D planning.
Breast Clinic of Athens Medical Center is a full member of the international Breast Centers Network.
The European Interbalkan Medical Center is an official “MRCOG Examination and Education Center”, by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (RCOG).
The European Interbalkan Medical Center is a “Collaborating Center of Sports Medicine Worldwide” accredited by the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).
The European Interbalkan Medical Center is, according to Joimax GmbH (Germany), a Reference Center in SE Europe for training doctors in the method of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy for the treatment of herniated intervertebral disc.