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who we are

 
One of the best healthcare systems in the world, first healthcare Group in Italy, Gruppo San Donato proves to be an exciting creation, even looking at bare figures.
18 hospitals, 3 classified IRCCS – the prestigious acronym reserved by the Italian State for those institutions which are able to carry out scientific research directly aimed at the cure. A capacity of more than 5000 beds and 4 million patients cured each year.

 

GSD offers extraordinary standards in all existing medical disciplines; the levels of excellence reached in various of these – i.e. heart surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and obesity treatment - have been internationally recognized.

Universities complete its unique profile. This way, high level research and didactics accomplish the mission of the Group each day: to produce knowledge and scientific progress for the benefit of patients.

Our profile and our brand are the symbol of the Italian healthcare excellence.

 

 

 

our history

 
The history of Gruppo San Donato is tied to the history of Luigi Rotelli, physician and founder of the first hospital from which the development of the Group, spanning half a century, has started.

In 1957, Luigi Rotelli, who combines the passion for the medical profession with an entrepreneurial genius, builds the Istituto di Cura Città di Pavia, and, directly afterwards, the Policlinico San Donato.

 

The history of Gruppo San Donato is tied to the history of Luigi Rotelli, physician and founder of the first hospital from which the development of the Group, spanning half a century, has started.

In 1957, Luigi Rotelli, who combines the passion for the medical profession with an entrepreneurial genius, builds the Istituto di Cura Città di Pavia, and, directly afterwards, the Policlinico San Donato.

At the beginning of the eighties, his work is continued by his son, Professor Giuseppe Rotelli. With him, the Group lives an astonishing development, through internal growth and subsequent acquisitions, that shapes the Group into what it is today: the first private healthcare pole in Italy, capable of managing 4 million patients a year, with a staff of 4000 doctors, 170 of whom are university professors.

In 2013, Professor Gabriele Pelissero, who has been working closely with Professor Giuseppe Rotelli for a long time, takes over the presidency of the Group.
In 2015, Prof. Gabriele Pelissero leaves the office of President of the Group, handing over the baton to Dr. Paolo Rotelli. Prof. Gabriele Pelissero takes over the role of President of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

 

care & cure philosophy

 
Driven by trust in science and research, we have never forgotten that the patient is primarily a human being, in which body, mind, and cultural heritage build a complex unit.
Our way of curing and caring, with paths that we personalize in all respects, is inspired by this fundamental belief.

First and foremost, from a scientific point of view, being the first healthcare Group in Italy allows us to choose among the best practices and the best technologies available at an international level. Secondly, from a reception point of view, the Italian tradition and sensitivity provides us with a strong advantage.

Understanding who you are and which kind of reception will make you feel better is easy for those who have been always practicing the art of hospitality.
 

our vision

 
We are the healthcare of the future, today.

 

 

The Gruppo San Donato – the biggest and most organized healthcare Group in Italy – also represents a network characterized by the presence of diverse institutions, each of which, and each in its own way, aimed at a unique superior interest: the health and well-being of patients.

Research, cooperation, and transformation of results into cure are the three activities which have been accompanying our whole history.

The infinite possibilities generated by the confrontation of experiences and points of view are our key success factor as a research institution which puts man and health at the very centre.

The Group within which you are going to be cured is a first-class entity: the biggest in the Italian private health care, and well known for combining excellent cure with advanced research.

Three important institutes of the Group have long achieved the prestigious IRCCS classification (Scientific Institute of Recovery and Care): a recognition distinguishing those institutions within which the research activity has a direct and immediate impact on the quality of the cure delivered to patients.

Ranking second only to the CNR (National Research Council) among the Italian institutions, Gruppo San Donato nowadays produces more than 1600 publications, many of which have a wide resonance inside the international scientific community.

UNIVERSITY

 
Not many institutions in Europe present the vocation to simultaneously be an excellent university pole and a place of treatment.

Gruppo San Donato is proud to train physicians and scientists of tomorrow through the Policlinico San Donato and the Ospedale San Raffaele, two centres dedicated to research and didactics aimed at the cure.
 

 

 

Being a seat of a university which is highly sought after by students and professors at an international level, increases our commitment as a Group which considers the patient at the centre and as the ultimate purpose of any activity.

 

RESEARCH

 
Through the three IRCCS institutes - Scientific Institutes of Recovery and Care – the Gruppo San Donato has achieved a relevant position in the international arena of scientific research.

The high number of publications, the training of young physicians and scientists, and the new treatment options offered to patients testify the results achieved in highly interesting areas, such as molecular medicine and treatment of heart diseases.

 

 

It is the Ospedale San Raffaele, within which researchers focus their efforts on understanding the molecular processes underlying the diseases, which has reached excellence in the field of molecular medicine. Within the Policlinico San Donato, the study and treatment of heart and large vessels diseases have received a strong boost.

who we are

 
One of the best healthcare systems in the world, first healthcare Group in Italy, Gruppo San Donato proves to be an exciting creation, even looking at bare figures.
18 hospitals, 3 classified IRCCS – the prestigious acronym reserved by the Italian State for those institutions which are able to carry out scientific research directly aimed at the cure. A capacity of more than 5000 beds and 4 million patients cured each year.

 

GSD offers extraordinary standards in all existing medical disciplines; the levels of excellence reached in various of these – i.e. heart surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and obesity treatment - have been internationally recognized.

Universities complete its unique profile. This way, high level research and didactics accomplish the mission of the Group each day: to produce knowledge and scientific progress for the benefit of patients.

Our profile and our brand are the symbol of the Italian healthcare excellence.

 

 

 

our history

 
The history of Gruppo San Donato is tied to the history of Luigi Rotelli, physician and founder of the first hospital from which the development of the Group, spanning half a century, has started.

In 1957, Luigi Rotelli, who combines the passion for the medical profession with an entrepreneurial genius, builds the Istituto di Cura Città di Pavia, and, directly afterwards, the Policlinico San Donato.

 

The history of Gruppo San Donato is tied to the history of Luigi Rotelli, physician and founder of the first hospital from which the development of the Group, spanning half a century, has started.

In 1957, Luigi Rotelli, who combines the passion for the medical profession with an entrepreneurial genius, builds the Istituto di Cura Città di Pavia, and, directly afterwards, the Policlinico San Donato.

At the beginning of the eighties, his work is continued by his son, Professor Giuseppe Rotelli. With him, the Group lives an astonishing development, through internal growth and subsequent acquisitions, that shapes the Group into what it is today: the first private healthcare pole in Italy, capable of managing 4 million patients a year, with a staff of 4000 doctors, 170 of whom are university professors.

In 2013, Professor Gabriele Pelissero, who has been working closely with Professor Giuseppe Rotelli for a long time, takes over the presidency of the Group.
In 2015, Prof. Gabriele Pelissero leaves the office of President of the Group, handing over the baton to Dr. Paolo Rotelli. Prof. Gabriele Pelissero takes over the role of President of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

 

care & cure philosophy

 
Driven by trust in science and research, we have never forgotten that the patient is primarily a human being, in which body, mind, and cultural heritage build a complex unit.
Our way of curing and caring, with paths that we personalize in all respects, is inspired by this fundamental belief.

First and foremost, from a scientific point of view, being the first healthcare Group in Italy allows us to choose among the best practices and the best technologies available at an international level. Secondly, from a reception point of view, the Italian tradition and sensitivity provides us with a strong advantage.

Understanding who you are and which kind of reception will make you feel better is easy for those who have been always practicing the art of hospitality.
 

our vision

 
We are the healthcare of the future, today.

 

 

The Gruppo San Donato – the biggest and most organized healthcare Group in Italy – also represents a network characterized by the presence of diverse institutions, each of which, and each in its own way, aimed at a unique superior interest: the health and well-being of patients.

Research, cooperation, and transformation of results into cure are the three activities which have been accompanying our whole history.

The infinite possibilities generated by the confrontation of experiences and points of view are our key success factor as a research institution which puts man and health at the very centre.

The Group within which you are going to be cured is a first-class entity: the biggest in the Italian private health care, and well known for combining excellent cure with advanced research.

Three important institutes of the Group have long achieved the prestigious IRCCS classification (Scientific Institute of Recovery and Care): a recognition distinguishing those institutions within which the research activity has a direct and immediate impact on the quality of the cure delivered to patients.

Ranking second only to the CNR (National Research Council) among the Italian institutions, Gruppo San Donato nowadays produces more than 1600 publications, many of which have a wide resonance inside the international scientific community.

UNIVERSITY

 
Not many institutions in Europe present the vocation to simultaneously be an excellent university pole and a place of treatment.

Gruppo San Donato is proud to train physicians and scientists of tomorrow through the Policlinico San Donato and the Ospedale San Raffaele, two centres dedicated to research and didactics aimed at the cure.
 

 

 

Being a seat of a university which is highly sought after by students and professors at an international level, increases our commitment as a Group which considers the patient at the centre and as the ultimate purpose of any activity.

 

RESEARCH

 
Through the three IRCCS institutes - Scientific Institutes of Recovery and Care – the Gruppo San Donato has achieved a relevant position in the international arena of scientific research.

The high number of publications, the training of young physicians and scientists, and the new treatment options offered to patients testify the results achieved in highly interesting areas, such as molecular medicine and treatment of heart diseases.

 

 

It is the Ospedale San Raffaele, within which researchers focus their efforts on understanding the molecular processes underlying the diseases, which has reached excellence in the field of molecular medicine. Within the Policlinico San Donato, the study and treatment of heart and large vessels diseases have received a strong boost.