Construction activities on the building of ASA Hospital in Sarajevo, the first private, general hospital in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are coming to an end.

Work on the façade of the hospital, which will have seven floors and more than 400 employees, has been completed and now finishing construction works inside the hospital and its surrounding remain.

Director of the hospital Rasim Jusufović emphasized that the hospital will have a capacity of 170 hospital beds and 10 operating rooms.

In addition to modern and efficient health services for all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the main goals is to create an environment for the education and training of young people in the field of healthcare through the best conditions for education within the hospital and active cooperation with Bosnian and international universities.

In an interview for in October 2022, Jusufović said that ASA Hospital aspires to become a university hospital.

“We want ASA Hospital to soon become an ASA University hospital. We want it to be open to all students to learn the best practices. To achieve that we need a research center that will collect, process and publish the results of our work. We want to bring the top medical practices, which we will offer to citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina, closer to the professional world public. Every doctor employed by us will have the obligation and task to publish the results of their work. This is precisely why this scientific research institute is important to us. The doctors with whom we have already signed pre-contracts have in some way also attracted the medical industry. Manufacturers of medical equipment approached us to jointly create part of hospital’s information system that is needed for doctors to successfully conduct clinical trials,” said Jusufović.

As planned, the hospital is planned to open at full capacity for patients in the last quarter of 2023.

What stands out for this hospital is the communication between the patient and patient’s family.

“Patient’s family will know at any given moment at what stage of procedure, treatment, diagnosis their loved one is. The moment the patient is no longer under anesthesia and is placed in their room, you will be able to see on the application that you can talk to them. You can call them, and the patient will have a monitor in front of them that is on standby and you can start a video call with the person who has undergone the treatment. That is that unique thing that we paid a lot of attention to, and that is that the family will always know the status of their loved one” explained the director.