The School of Nursing is in the process of establishing affiliation agreements with a variety of health care settings and organizations that deliver health and community services. Primary among these is the Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital (LAUMC-RH).
Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital
LAUMC-RH serves as the primary site for clinical education in hospital-based nursing. It is a four-building, 120-bed medical campus located in the heart of Beirut. LAUMC-RH was acquired by an LAU-affiliated corporate entity on June 30, 2009. The medical center currently offers a wide array of services, including:
- General surgery
- Specialized surgery (orthopedic, ophthalmic, gynecologic, urologic, vascular and thoracic, neurologic, and cardiac)
- General medicine
- Medical specialties in nephrology, oncology, gastroenterology and endocrinology
These services and more are offered in several general medical, surgical and pediatric units; the labor and delivery, newborn nursery, and neonatal intensive care units; the general, coronary care and cardiac surgery intensive care units; the operating room; as well as outpatient facilities for hemodialysis, one-day surgery, chemotherapy, and diagnostic procedures.
LAUMC-RH is undergoing restructuring and expansion to become a comprehensive university hospital with associated ambulatory clinics that will serve as the principal site for clinical teaching, research and practice for LAU’s schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The expansion plans include the development of several centers of specialized care.
The Department of Nursing at LAUMC-RH employs approximately 250 nursing staff, including 150 professional registered nurses. Head nurses have operational responsibility for the clinical units. The department sponsors an active staff-development program for both registered and practical nurses.
Key positions in the hospital’s Quality and Medical Assurance, Occupational Health and Safety, and Infection Control departments are also held by registered nurses. LAUMC-RH’s website provides further details about the hospital.
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Bellevue Medical Center
Clemenceau Medical Center
Mount Lebanon Hospital
Keserwan Medical Center
Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross
Hammoud Hospital University Medical Hospital
Khoury General Hospital
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Notre Dame Des Secours Hospital
Community Health Sites
The role of nurses in the community is vital. Community health nurses work under the auspices of a variety of health 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 becomes affiliated with various community organizations and NGOs.
Saint Antonios Dispensary
Howard Karagheuzian Association for Child Welfare in Lebanon
LAU Medical Center–Rizk Hospital, Beirut.