The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing established affiliation agreements with a variety of healthcare settings and organizations that deliver health and community services. Primary among these are the Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital and the Lebanese American University Medical Center - St. John’s Hospital.
Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital
LAU Medical Center-RH functions as the main hub for clinical education in hospital-based nursing, situated in the heart of Beirut with a four-building, 169-bed medical campus. Acquired by LAU on June 30, 2009.
The medical center currently provides a diverse range of services, encompassing:
- General surgery,
- Specialized surgeries (orthopedic, ENT, urologic, cardio-thoracic and vascular, neurologic),
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pediatrics (including Onco Pediatrics),
- General medicine, and medical specialties such as oncology, nephrology, gastroenterology, neurology, and endocrinology.
- Comprehensive stroke center
- Advanced cardiology department with hybrid OR.
- Complete Ophthalmology center
These services are delivered through various units, including general medical, surgical, and pediatric units, as well as labor and delivery, Nursery, Pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, general, coronary care, and cardiac surgery intensive care units, operating rooms, and outpatient facilities for hemodialysis, one-day surgery, chemotherapy, and diagnostic procedures (such endoscopy, cath. Lab, interventional radiology).
Undergoing restructuring and expansion, LAU Medical Center-RH has evolved into a comprehensive university hospital with associated ambulatory clinics, serving as the primary site for clinical teaching, research, and practice for LAU’s schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The expansion initiatives involved establishing several centers of specialized care.
The Department of Nursing at LAUMC-RH employs around 400 nursing staff, including 212 professional registered nurses, Midwives, respiratory therapists, with lead nurses, coordinators, supervisors, and head nurses overseeing operational responsibilities for the clinical units. The department actively supports a staff-development program for both registered and practical nurses.
Nurses play a crucial role in the hospital’s Quality, medical record, and Infection Control departments, case management, where these positions are mostly filled by registered nurses.
Lebanese American University Medical Center – St. John’s Hospital
LAU Medical Center-SJH is a hospital of 50-bed medical campus located in Jounieh. It offers its patients and the community a wide range of medical, surgical and diagnostic healthcare services., and the hospital aspires to have excellence in its operations.
LAU Medical Center-Saint John’s Hospital currently operates the following medical departments and units:
- Internal Medicine
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Laboratory Medicine
- Medical Imaging
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Orthopedics Surgery & Trauma
- Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)
The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing also established affiliations with the following healthcare facilities:
- American University of Beirut Medical Center
- Bellevue Medical Center
- Clemenceau Medical Center
- Hopital Libanais Geitaoui
- Centre Hospitalier du Nord
- Keserwan Medical Center
- Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross
- Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center
- Khoury General Hospital
- Notre Dame Des Secours - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
- Bekhazi Medical Group – Fouad Khoury Hospital
- Saydet Zgharta University Medical Center
- Tel Chiha Hospital
- Hopital Notre Dame Maritime
Community Healthcare Sites
The role of nurses in the community is vital. Community health nurses work under the auspices of a variety of healthcare organizations and agencies. They provide care across the continuum, from health promotion and disease prevention, to clinical treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care. Community health nurses work holistically by including biomedical, psychosocial, behavioral and socio-environmental perspectives.
LAU’s nursing students will have the opportunity to learn in community settings throughout Lebanon as the school develops affiliated with various community organizations and NGOs.
The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing is affiliated with the following community and clinical sites:
- Al Salamah Al Ahli Primary Healthcare Center
- Karagheuzian Association
- Dar Al Ajaza Al Islamia
- Dispensary St. Antoine De Rouaissat
- Restart (Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture)
- Primary Healthcare Center Hazmieh