Our vision, mission and values


    Trad Hospital and Medical Center is committed to providing excellent quality healthcare services to all patients.


    Trad Hospital and Medical Center is committed to establish and maintain high medical standards by offering advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities. We are also committed to provide a primary hospital and ambulatory care as well as a specialized care in selected fields for discerning patients from Lebanon and the Middle East in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner.

    The high medical standards set forth are expected to be maintained by the competent, professional, motivated, ethical and team-spirited hospital staff and physicians.


    Patient-Centered Care
    In all our endeavors, we are guided by the needs of the patients, in order to provide an effective, safe and high quality care.

    We strive to acquire and understand information, and share it clearly and effectively.

    We develop and strengthen a relationship with all of our customers, including our patients, their families, our employees and medical staff.

    We recognize, respect and actively support differences among individuals and demonstrate this philosophy through our words and actions

    Human Resources
    We support the professional growth of employees in their pursuit of the hospital's mission.

    Organizational Ethics
    We are guided by ethical values that emphasize honesty, fairness, dignity, and respect for the individual.

    We share the Mission and Vision of the hospital and will do our part to achieve them.

    We foster a work environment of collaboration and partnership, trust and mutual respect.

    We uphold public trust in the healthcare profession by our conduct, standard of service and quality of medical care.

    We are receptive to ideas, suggestions and feedback so as to continuously improve and innovate.

  • The Early Years


    The Trad Maternity Hospital (as it was originally called) was founded in 1940 by the late Dr. Fouad Trad. Under the helm of Dr. Trad, who was one of the first Obstetrician-Gynecologists in Beirut, the institution quickly gained notoriety locally as well as regionally.

    Dr. Trad is still remembered for his many contributions to the field of health care in Lebanon, more specifically as a founder of the "Ordre des Medecins" and for his ground breaking work in establishing the National Social Security Fund.

    During these early years, this private maternity hospital was frequented by the most prominent families in the region, and was viewed as an exquisitely elegant setting where the best care was delivered.


  • Growth and Development


    In 1966, Dr. Sami Trad took over the reins of the institution from his father, and a phase of growth and development was initiated. The first annex to the Hospital was built, and the scope of care was expanded from strictly maternity to include other surgical subspecialties. A number of medical practitioners contributed to turn the institution into a busy and respectable mid-sized General Hospital; in the seventies, the hospital boasted one of the first CT scanners in the country, and Beirut's first and busiest hemodialysis unit.

    As for the obstetrical tradition of the Hospital, this was further reinforced by the busy practice of Dr. Sami Trad who created and developed a revolutionary method of painless childbirth. This method, which was tested and validated in Germany, has been applied to over 10,000 births to date, and continues to be practiced by Dr. Trad and his associates at the Hospital.


  • The Civil War Years


    With the outbreak of civil strife in 1975, the Hospital's steady growth was suddenly blunted. The grounds were invaded on several occasions by various groups and armies, and even fell victim to fire and destruction. Throughout those war years, the medical services slowly deteriorated, and equipment fell into obsolescence, a sad reflection of the general state of affairs in the country.

    However, even through the worst of times, the tenacity of Dr. Trad and the loyalty of his employees allowed the hospital to continue to provide uninterrupted service to the community. Dr. Sami Trad even managed to build, during the few periods of calm, a 3,200sq.m. addition to the main hospital building.


  • Expansion & Renovation


    With the end of hostilities and the projected return from the USA of Dr. Sami Trad's two sons, Drs. Fouad and Karim, an ambitious expansion and renovation of the hospital facility was undertaken. It involved the complete rehabilitation and modernization of the original hospital structure at an estimated cost of 6 million USD, as well as the acquisition of new medical equipment at a total estimated cost of 6 million USD. The new outpatient building, which houses 24 specialty clinics as well as a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Center, was completed in 1995. During the following two years, the Hospital's operations continued in a temporary set-up and at a reduced level of activity. The final touches were completed in December of 1996, and the renovated Hospital and its brand new Medical Center became fully operational in early 1997.

    Along with the structural rehabilitation and new capital investments, a major reorganization effort was initiated at the administrative level as well as the medical staffing level. The goal at the administrative level was to establish an aggressive, profit-oriented and modern management team. For this purpose, Consulting and Development Services (CDS), a management consultancy firm based in Beirut, was appointed to develop a strategic plan for the Hospital, and assisted the Board in the implementation of the final reorganization phases. As for the medical team, a core group of exceptionally well-qualified Specialists, mostly U.S. and French-trained, were appointed to the staff thereby boosting the scope as well as the quality of clinical activities at Trad Hospital


  • A New Beginning


    Today, TRAD HOSPITAL is widely recognized in setting high standards of medical care and patient comfort. This is reflected in a steadily increasing level of activity since 1997.

    For the year 2005, the projected indicators of activity are as follows :
    • 6,520 inpatient admissions
    • 29, 630 outpatient visits (i.e. patients performing laboratory or x-ray examinations)
    • 1,575 deliveries making Trad Hospital the busiest maternity in the country
    • 4,390 surgical procedures and flexible endoscopies


  • 2006 War & Thereafter


    In spite of the 2006 war and the current regional turmoil, further expansion took place and is still in progress, preserving Trad Hospital's leading position in the Lebanese health care market despite the growing number of new facilities.
    This period was marked by the doubling of the number of admissions and operative cases, primarily due to a sharp rise in Plastic Surgery activity and the establishment of a busy Ophthalmology program. Concurrently, the number of operating rooms has doubled.

    Future plans include expanding the Nursery, the NICU and the Delivery Suite to accommodate the increasing number of deliveries. Plans have been drawn for the construction a new hospital VIP on the 8th floor, first class rooms, 2 apartments. The very spacious luxurious super suite, L'Orchidée is now open to demanding patients.

    For the year 2011, the projected indicators of activity are as follows
    • 8,632 inpatient admissions
    • 28,628 outpatient visits (i.e. patients performing laboratory or x-ray examinations)
    • 1,680 deliveries making Trad Hospital the busiest maternity in the country
    • 7,144 surgical procedures and flexible endoscopies


  • 75 Years!


    This year, we will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Trad Hospital. And, what better way to do so than to inaugurate our Premium Suite, "L'Orchidée" which opened its doors early January 2014.

Trad Hospital And Medical Center

53, Mexique St. Clemenceau
P.O.Box: 113-6431
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel         +961 1 369494 / 5

Fax        +961 1 361663

Email     [email protected]



On September 10th, a Gala Dinner was held at the Hotel Phoenicia on the occasion of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and our institution, Trad Hospital and Medical Center in Beirut.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on this occasion will serve as the roadmap for a wide range of collaborative efforts. These include:
- The exchange of visiting faculty for teaching and research
- Access for qualified medical students planning to pursue their international clinical electives
- Mutual cooperation in the field of breast diseases, ear-nose-throat (cochlear implantation), obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics (navigational systems) through planning and development of joint conferences and seminars of mutual interest, training programs, program planning, and the development of technology of the above clinical areas
- The promotion and exchange of scholarly publications and other materials
- The development of substantive educational and research programs and conferences, seminars on topics of mutual interest and to encourage and strengthen communication and cooperation between members of both institutions

The MOU was signed by Dr. Stanley Knoll, MD, FACS, "Clinical Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Medical Director, International Medicine Programs" and Ms. Huda M. Ayas, "Executive Director, International Medicine Programs, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Service", representing Dr. John F. Williams, MD, EdD, "Provost and Vice-President for Health Affairs" at the University of George Washington. Dr. Sami Trad, Chairman General Manager, and Dr. Karim Trad, Medical Director, signed on behalf of Trad Hospital.
"This is this kind of mutual collaboration that can only enhance the research, education and clinical care goals of our respective institutions," said Dr. John F. Williams, provost and vice president for Health Affairs at GW, in a message prepared for the signing ceremony. "An exchange like this one will ensure that the entire country of Lebanon benefits from the value of the partnership."

Dr. Williams singled out the efforts of Trad Hospital Medical Director Dr. Karim Trad in making the collaboration possible. After completing a residency in general surgery at GW in the 1980's, Dr. Trad returned to GW as an assistant professor of surgery and director of endoscopic surgery in 1992. He moved to Lebanon three years later to become medical director at Trad Hospital; he remains a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at GW.

Dr. Sami Trad, Chairman and General Manager of Trad Hospital and Medical Center, reminded in his speech at the signing ceremony that Trad Hospital was founded in 1940 as a one floor maternity hospital . It was later expanded to cover a wide range of specialties in a multistoried building complex which still features carefully preserved traditional architecture . Today the Hospital stretches over 9000 M2 housing 70 beds and a Medical Center well equipped with a cutting edge modern medical environment.

"This agreement is a major stepping stone in Trad Hospital's ongoing pursuit to deliver high quality medical care" said Dr. Karim Trad in his speech. "We feel particularly proud and fortunate, especially that GW, through its International Medicine Programs, has been extremely successful in establishing similar collaborative efforts worldwide".

The dinner grouped around the representatives of George Washington University and Trad Hospital, prominent members from Beiruts' Medical and Academic Communities and was honored by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Ambassador of the United States, who wished to be a witness of the signature. Mr. Feltman delivered on this occasion, a big speech stressing the importance of this partnership, which beyond its pure medical benefit to Trad Hospital and the whole country, will no doubt reinforce the long standing tradition of friendship and collaboration between the USA and the Lebanese people.



Entre Le Professeur Salim Daccache s.j.

Et Le Docteur Sami Trad
Chairman de l'Hopital Trad

Désireux de contribuer à promouvoir la collaboration scientifique et pédagogique sur la base des relations d'amitié qui unissent les deux institutions, l'Université Saint-Joseph, représentée par son recteur, le Pr. Salim Daccache s.j, et l'Hôpital Trad, ont conclu une convention de coopération scientifique et pédagogique. La convention a été signée par le Pr. Daccache et le Dr. Sami Trad à la Villa Sursock, en présence du Pr. Roland Tomb, doyen de la faculté de médecine de l'USJ. 
Dans un mot de circonstance, le Dr. Trad a affirmé que l'affiliation avec l'USJ « représente pour l'Hôpital Trad une nouvelle étape dans notre marche vers une institution toujours plus performante, et surtout vers sa consolidation dans le temps». 
Pour sa part, le Pr. Daccache a remarqué que «les institutions sans les hommes n'ont ni âme ni volonté. Aujourd'hui, c'est grâce à la conjonction de volontés clairvoyantes et décidées, sages et engagées que cet accord a vu le jour ».



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Les salariés, peuvent en plus, bénéficier d'une couverture accident du travail et cotiser pour leur retraite Sécurité sociale.
L'adhésion à la CFE se fait individuellement ou par le biais de l'employeur.

- l'Admission à l'Hôpital
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- Instructions aux patients C.F.E.
Le patient doit se présenter à l'Admission de l'Hôpital TRAD au moins 48 heures avant la date d'hospitalisation, muni d'un rapport du médecin traitant, de sa carte d'identité comportant une photo et de son numéro d'immatriculation à la C.F.E. (numéro de sécurité sociale). L'Hôpital se charge alors d'envoyer par fax la demande de prise en charge. Dès que la C.F.E. faxe son accord, le patient en est avisé et peut être admis à l'Hôpital.
Dans les cas urgents, le patient sera d'abord admis à l'Hôpital et la demande de prise en charge sera envoyée à la C.F.E. après son admission.


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