The American Medical Center/American Heart Institute (AMC/AHI) is a state of the art health care facility that offers a wide range of medical services.
It originally started as a dedicated cardiovascular Institute, known as the American Heart Institute (AHI) specializing in diagnostic and interventional cardiology services, cardiac-disease prevention and rehabilitation services, and offering the entire spectrum of adult cardiothoracic surgery. AHI was founded in 1999 as the first private hospital of its type in Cyprus and since 2001 it has maintained an agreement with the Ministry of Health to treat state – referred patients.
In 2004 the American Heart Institute was awarded with the ISO 9001:2000 Certificate by the TUEV Rheinland/Germany, for initiating and maintaining a quality management system for patient admission, treatment and discharge processes. The Certificate was successfully maintained by annual audits.
In March 2011, after the Institute moved to its new premises, it initiated a rapid expansion of health care services. The ongoing, successful and quality-driven expansion of the Clinic, which included the introduction of several new medical specialties, was recognized by TUV Rheinland/Germany.
The ISO 9001:2008 Certificate covers now the AMC/AHI until 2016. The Certificate recognizes high quality in patient admission, diagnostic, treatment, discharge processes as well as provided by an ever growing physician pool.
The American Heart Institute continues its activities within the American Medical Center as specialized heart center. The pioneering state of the art facilities and the internationally renown staff of AMC/AHI contribute substantially in raising the standards of health care in Cyprus and the region.
AMC/AHI primary concern is patient satisfaction. Dedicated and compassionate physicians, nurses and staff members provide patients with excellent care and comfort through a nurturing environment that is conducive to healing and one that promotes patient safety. The very impressive new building includes a welcoming, well-arranged reception area, a modern cafeteria and well equipped waiting areas with indoor gardens.
Moreover, AMC/AHI provides facilities for members of all faith communities to practice their religion, their traditions and rituals. The Multi-Faith Prayer Room is situated in the basement floor and it is designed to be a welcoming and accessible space for people of all faiths. The space can accommodate up to 10-20 people and is open during regular building hours.
From an architectural point of view, the building is a landmark structure. A triangular shaped canopy at the main entrance is a very characteristic architectural feature designed to offer protection and comfort to patients, visitors and employees, while at the same time is giving the building its own unique identity, thus making it a point of reference. The facility extends to over 3 floors in an area of 10,000 square meters. It possesses 5 operating theaters, and the total number of hospital beds amounts to 50. A helicopter landing pad on the roof of the hospital helps in case of emergency evacuations.
A Green Hospital
AMC/AHI facility was commissioned to set a benchmark as a modern, green hospital aiming to create an overall healthier environment for its patients and staff.
The hospital building was awarded multiple international and local architectural and landscape awards due to its innovative design and concept. The hospital was the First Hospital that was awarded the Green Building award by implementing energy saving techniques, utilization of natural lighting and the most efficient technologies for heating, cooling and lighting. Moreover the building uses renewable sources of energy; a photovoltaic system has been installed on the roof and geothermal field.
In order to efficiently manage energy and comfort, a sophisticated Building Management System (BMS) has been installed. The System allows the monitoring and adjustment to the needs of the building and optimizes the comfort levels of patients, visitors and employees.