Lam Wah Ee Hospital is a 700 bedded tertiary acute care hospital located at Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Penang, Malaysia. This not-for-profit private hospital is accredited by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health and ISO 9001:2008 certified. The Hospital started as a provider of traditional Chinese Medicine treatment in 1883 while the Western Medicine division commenced operations in 1983.
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They are determined to Their standards of service excellence and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of those they serve. The associates and staff of Lam Wah Ee Hospital are fanatical to women's health and Wellness. Their values and principles counsel us to evaluate the situation of each patient thoroughly and ensure them to return for routine examinations on a regular basis. They offer you the highest eminence and most sympathetic healthcare available through all the stages of their life.
The idea of setting up a community health care center in Penang was first mooted by a few Chinese community leaders in 1876 and a fund-raising campaign was subsequently launched. A traditional-style building was completed in 1883 on a plot of land about 10,600 sq. ft. at Muntri Street. This was known as the Lam Wah Ee Hospital.
“Lam Wah” means “Chinese in the South” and “Ee” means “medicine”. Twelve community leaders were elected to be the first Board of Directors. Free consultation and medication in traditional Chinese medicine were offered to the public. Within a few years, this became very popular as a source of medical services not only to the Chinese community but also to the other communities in Penang. As a result of this, Muntri Street has since become known as “Lam Wah Ee Hospital Street”. As the demand for these services became more popular, two branch clinics were set up, one at Beach Street and the other at Magazine Road.
The Lam Wah Ee Hospital at first relied upon the services of experienced traditional physicians or “sinsehs” who came from China. Later a system of examinations conducted by a committee of master “sinsehs” was introduced as a selection device to maintain standards and to encourage younger people to take up the study of traditional medicine. This system is still being practiced today. The top three candidates in the bi-yearly examination are automatically appointed as the official physicians of the hospital for a period of two years. These appointments have been considered as a great honor and many of the top Chinese physicians in Penang and elsewhere have originated from the Lam Wah Ee examination system.
The three clinics offer medical services to a total of about 500 cases a day. Over the past hundred years, the number of people who have benefited from this free medical service would probably be in the millions. Throughout this period, expenses were met by income from two main sources: direct donations from the public and rents collected from a number of properties which were donated by philanthropists or purchased by the Board of Directors and put under the trust of this charitable organization.