As 2019 came to an end, Lao Friends Hospital for Children reached a milestone: The hospital has now provided more than 100,000 medical treatments to children in northern Laos since opening its doors in 2015.
One-third of all those treatments happened in 2019, making it the busiest year the history of the hospital.
LFHC doctors and nurses handled 39,944 medical cases last year, according to year-end data. That’s a 27.6% increase from 2018.
The largest increase in caseload occurred in the Emergency Room, where doctors and nurses handled 11,801 medical emergencies, an increase of nearly 77% from 2018.