The Gemelli Hospital ( Italian Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli ) is a university hospital in Rome . It is part of the Medical and Surgical Faculty of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and was founded on July 10, 1964 by Pope Paul VI. opened.
The clinic was named after the Franciscan and doctor Agostino Gemelli , who was one of the university's founders in 1921. It has around 1,800 beds, 39 specialist departments and employs around 5,000 people. It is visited by around 20,000 people every day. In 2001, a 23,500 square meter new building was opened, which contains 25 operating theaters, laboratories and an infection station.
The hospital complex is located in the north-west of Rome on Monte Mario with a view of the Vatican City . The site was given to the Medical and Surgical Faculty in 1934 by Pope Pius XI. donated. It extends over 37 hectares on the border with a national park. It is organized like a small town, with its own church, research laboratories, convention center, bank, library and heliport.
On the tenth floor of the hospital there is a suite of rooms that is permanently reserved for the Pope's stays. This includes a chapel, a kitchen and bedrooms for nuns and his entourage . Pope John Paul II had to visit the hospital ten times between 1981 and 2005, including after the 1981 attack .