The Alice Ramez Chagoury 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.
Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital
LAU Medical Center-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. The hospital 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.
LAU Medical Center-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.
The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing also has affiliations with the following health facilities:
- 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.
The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing is affiliated with the following entities:
- Saint Antonios Dispensary
- Howard Karagheuzian Association for Child Welfare in Lebanon
- Byblos Municipality