The Beirut General Hospital was founded in 1973 by the Nawfal family to broaden local healthcare services in the city of Beirut. The hospital, situated in a quiet residential area of the city, started accepting patients in July 1974 as a private, state of the art facility.
During the Lebanese war, The BGH had to pay a heavy price by keeping its Emergency Unit on the alert 24 hours, 7 days a week, unconditionally accepting every wounded citizen without discrimination. Due to its strategic location, the hospital was constantly targeted by military activities but this made its staff even more motivated to pursue the hospitalís mission and ideology. In the post-war era, the hospital emerged into a medical center offering advanced technology and medical expertise in all the major fields of medicine and surgery.
To stay viable in an ever-changing healthcare industry, the hospitalís governing board has implemented a series of changes in the hospitalís structure and function starting the new millennium. Presently, the 100-bed hospital offers a full range of services and continues its tradition of providing quality and compassionate care to its patients and their families.