Sisters of Charity Hospital (Zagreb)

Sisters of Charity University Hospital

Sisters of Charity Hospital, end of the 19th century
Location Vinogradska Street, Zagreb, Croatia
Care system Publicly funded health care
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Zagreb
Emergency department Yes
Beds 853
Founded 1846. Current site 1894
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The teaching hospital Sisters of Charity (Croatian: Klinički bolnički centar Sestre milosrdnice) in Zagreb, Croatia, is one of the oldest hospitals in southeastern Europe.[1][2]


The hospital was established in 1846, through the initiative of Cardinal Juraj Haulik, the Archbishop of Zagreb. It changed locations a number of times until a permanent hospital campus was completed in 1894 by the German architect Kuno Waidmann, on the site of the former Villa Socias and a neighbouring graveyard in Vinogradska Street.[2][3]

It was run by the Sisters of Charity from 1894 until 1948. The Emperor Franz Joseph visited the hospital in 1895.[2][4]

The Sisters continued to run the hospital until it was confiscated after World War II. Thereafter it was nationalized by the Communist government (in 1948) and renamed the Dr. Mladen Stojanović Hospital. The original name was restored in 1992, but the government retained its ownership. It is now operated under the Ministry of Health.


Main entrance today

As of 2007, the hospital consists of 13 clinics and 7 specialised institutes, with a total of 853 beds and 2,334 employees in one campus. The hospital is an educational facility for institutes of higher education, i.e., the medical and dental schools, as well as a school for nurses.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Klinička bolnica Sestre milosrdnice - home page" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2007-08-24.
  2. 1 2 3 "Klinicka bolnica Sestre milosrdnice od 1846. do 2001. godine" (PDF) (in Croatian). 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
  3. "Prilog poznavanju opusa Kune Waidmanna" (PDF). INSTITUT ZA POVIJEST UMJETNOSTI (in Croatian). 1999-12-18. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
  4. "Branimir Špoljarić: Zagreb od vugla do vugla" (PDF). Vjesnik on-line (in Croatian). 1999-08-26. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
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