Recognized in France and in the US
The Association of the American Hospital of Paris was created in 1906 by several members of the American community in Paris. Their wish was to create a Paris-based hospital which would provide American expatriates residing in France with American-trained medical care in their own language, regardless of their financial means.
Why choose us?
Comprehensive, personalized, safe and high-quality medical care, accredited by the Joint Commission in the United States and certified by the Haute Autorité de Santé in France, make the American Hospital of Paris a unique health establishment.
The strengths of our medical and nursing care
Choice of physician and personalized care
During your entire stay, you are placed under the sole responsibility of your chosen physician. Additionally, you are followed by a single anesthesiologist who ensures your care before, during and after your operation.
A complete range of services
All major medical and surgical specialties are available in the hospital, allowing you to avoid unnecessary travel when you require further medical advice. This results in quicker diagnoses and access to treatment, leading to a shorter hospital stay.
Doctors at the American Hospital of Paris are senior physicians from the university hospital sector, and are in most cases, chef de clinique, or have an equivalent level. Doctors undergo a stringent selection process which guarantees their level of skill and experience, and are reevaluated every 2 years.
Our medical professionals have access to a complete range of ancillary services which employ the most advanced technology available. This responsive medical-technical platform provide all the equipment that is required for rapid investigation and treatment on-site, again ensuring that your hospital stay is as brief as possible.
Patients benefit from truly personalized care thanks to our extensive staff. At the American Hospital of Paris, there are less than 4 patients per nurse during the day, and less than 6 patients per nurse at night.
Staff numbers adapted each day
Every day, senior nurses communicate the number of patients in their care, enabling the Nursing Department to adapt staff numbers to each unit’s needs.
Evaluating skills and annual mandatory training
An annual skills evaluation is carried out for each nurse (for example, a resuscitation test). All nurses follow an annual program of mandatory training.
Equipped for quality care
In all of our medical units, you will find equipment supporting the quality of our care - patient-controlled anti-pain pumps, equipment to prevent bedsores, systems to detect falls, etc.
In 2009, the satisfaction questionnaire for hospitalized patients showed that more than 94% of our patients were very satisfied with the professional quality of care staff.
Safety – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Unique organization and quality cross-checks
In addition to the regular quality controls required by the government or typical to hospitals (CLIN, CRU, Quality Department), the American Hospital of Paris has its own quality control bodies which play a key role in maintaining quality care:
- Patient Care Committee
- Medical Board and its committees, in particular the Committee of Invasive Acts, with a review of interventions and re-interventions
CLIN: Nosocomial Infection Prevention Committee
CRU: Committee for Relations with Patients
Double quality recognition : Joint Commission and French Haute Autorité de Santé
The American Hospital of Paris is the only civilian hospital outside of the U.S. to be accredited by the American Joint Commission, based on quality indicators used for American hospitals.
The American Hospital of Paris is also certified by the French Haute Autorité de Santé every 4 years.
Joint Commission accreditation : high standards identical to those applied to American hospitals
The Joint Commission accredits the American Hospital of Paris after a rigorous, unannounced evaluation visit from the Joint Commission team. The American Hospital of Paris submits voluntarily to Joint Commission audits.
Best in class-establishment
Nosocomial infections : Every year, the American Hospital of Paris is classified in the top category, category A, of the nosocomial infections table published by French Ministry of Health since 2006. In 2009, the rate of nosocomial infections at the American Hospital of Paris was 0.4%, lower than the regional average of 0.95%.
: The American Hospital of Paris received an A+ in the 2010 honors list of the most effective hospitals in pain management.
The quality of our premium comfort facilities and services are important factors in the overall quality of care because of their positive impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, helping you get well.
Laboratory for biomedical analysis
- Anesthesiology / Intensive Care
- Dentistry / Stomatology
- Endocrinology / Diabetology
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopty (paramedical discipline)
- Pain Management
Our laboratory for biomedical analysis provides 24/7 service to the patients and medical teams of the American Hospital of Paris. It is also open to outside patients for lab tests prescribed by their primary care physician. The laboratory is government-regulated (for reimbursement by French Social Security).
The American Hospital of Paris laboratory covers nearly all biological disciplines:
It also performs the following tests:
- standard biochemical tests
- hematology, including coagulation tests
- standard and specialized immunology
The laboratory is managed by one biologist and also includes four assistant directors.
- prenatal screening for Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
- functional tests: stimulation tests, suppression tests, etc.
It complies with strict quality standards established by French and American health authorities. Every four years, it undergoes inspection by the French national authority for health (Haute Autorité de Santé) to maintain its certification. It is also audited every two years by the Joint Commission, an independent American organization and the main accreditation agency for health institutions in the United States.