|IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele is a university hospital and scientific institute established in 1971 to provide specialized care for the most complex health conditions and to perform cutting-edge translational research. Ospedale San Raffaele was first recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as a research hospital in 1972. The recognition as IRCCS was then extended to the entire field of molecular medicine in 2001.
Thanks to 100 high-tech laboratories and pre-clinical facilities, 50 medical specialties, 50.000 hospitalizations per year and more than 880 ongoing clinical trials, at Ospedale San Raffaele basic science translate quickly into clinical practice and clinical needs drive basic research.
Since May 2012, Ospedale San Raffaele joined Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato, the leading Italian hospital group.