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As per the last will and testament of Baron Adolphe de Rothschild, in 1905 the Rothschild Foundation Hospital was founded with the extraordinary and visionary purpose of treating all patients, “without any kind of religious or political discrimination,” and this facility has carried out its mission with efficiency and expertise. Since its inception, the values of medical experience and social responsibility have been the driving forces of the hospital, making this specialized health care center and its research facilities renowned the world over.

Located in the heart of Paris, the Rothschild Foundation welcomed in 2014 more than 430,000 patients, admitted 25,000 inpatients and performed a total of 15,000 surgical procedures.

The Rothschild Foundation Hospital employs 200 full-time active medical staff and 600 full-time non-medical staff.

As per the last will and testament of Baron Adolphe de Rothschild, in 1905 the Rothschild Foundation Hospital was founded with the extraordinary and visionary purpose of treating all patients, “without any kind of religious or political discrimination,” and this facility has carried out its mission with efficiency and expertise. Since its inception, the values of medical experience and social responsibility have been the driving forces of the hospital, making this specialized health care center and its research facilities renowned the world over.

Located in the heart of Paris, the Rothschild Foundation welcomed in 2014 more than 430,000 patients, admitted 25,000 inpatients and performed a total of 15,000 surgical procedures.

The Rothschild Foundation Hospital employs 200 full-time active medical staff and 600 full-time non-medical staff.

Certifications and ranking

The Rothschild Foundation Hospital is certified without reservations or restrictive declarations by High Authority on Healthcare (i.e. the French joint commission).

You can find the complete report on :

http://www.fo-rothschild.fr/images/documents/RAPPORT_FINAL_V2010_8131_.pdf

National ranking

In the latest rankings of French Hospitals by the ‘Le Point’ magazine, the most important independent classification of Private and Public Health care institutions in France, Fondation Rothschild was ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the country. It was also ranked highly in the following areas on a national base:

Treatments for the cancers:

  • Brain Tumour (11)

Ophtalmology

  • Cataract (3)
  • Retina (4)
  • Strabismus (5)
  • Glaucoma (7)

Neurology:

  • Brain aneurysms (1)
  • Multiple sclerosis (10)
  • Neuroma (12)

Head & neck:

  • Corneal surgery (5)
  • Head trauma (9)
  • Hearing (12)

source: the leading French weekly newsmagazine Le Point’s “2017 FRENCH BEST PRIVATE HOSPITALS” (Le Point’s hospital ranking is an established and influential one and presents an annual report of France’s hospitals and health care providers.)

DESCRIPTION OF HEALTHCARE OFFERINGS

Ophthalmology

The Foundation has been a benchmark institution for eye disorders for over a century.

Its teams of experts, working together across six services, cover all ophthalmology specialties, from screening to refractive surgery to more complex corrections for cataracts, glaucoma, orbital disorders, strabismus, eye inflammations, and eye infections, with techniques developed for the conjunctiva, the cornea, the retina, eyelids, and tear ducts. Further specialties are housed here with pediatric ophthalmology starting at birth and neuro-ophthalmology, thus incorporating all opportunities to provide care to eye patients.

The Ophthalmology Department has a new, top-rate consultation and functional exploration unit on the first floor of the building.

The Foundation’s « head and neck » facilities enable it to deal with complex cases in collaboration with the neurology, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology and ENT services.

A surgery department with 8 operating rooms dedicated to ophthalmic surgery makes it possible to operate on all parts of the eye, under local or general anesthesia, and on patients of all ages including newborns. It is equipped with cutting-edge technology.

In partnership with the Paris VI and Paris VII universities, the Foundation trains national and international eye specialists. It is also involved in eye disease research and diagnosis.

The Foundation consistently ranks among the top 3 ophthalmology centers in France.

Neurology

The Foundation’s neurology service covers all disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.

In addition to the Foundation’s general technical unit (brain and spinal cord imaging through CT and MRI), the neurology service has an electrophysiological exploration unit covering electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), and the study of visual, somatosensory, motor and auditory evoked potentials. It also has neuropsychologists for the assessment of cognitive functions and the care of patients with chronic nervous system disorders, as well as a CNRS unit dedicated to vision and cognitive disorders.

The main activity of the neurology service is focused on inflammatory disorders of the nervous system, in particular multiple sclerosis.

Moreover, the neurology service has a special unit for stroke patients (a neurovascular unit certified by the regional health authority), which is open 24/7.

The service also has a unit dedicated to the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. A major part of its activity is focused on « memory evaluation. »

Furthermore, the neurology service is involved in extensive training, teaching, and clinical research.

Neurosurgery

The Foundation deals with all neurosurgical cases.

The adult neurosurgery service is specialized in the following fields:

  • Skull base tumor surgery: meningiomas, neurinomas, adenomas, and pituitary tumors
  • Orbital tumor surgery in cooperation with the orbito-palpebral surgery service
  • Spinal surgery, in particular for degenerative disorders, tumors and malformations (achondroplasia or malformation of the cranio-cervical junction)
  • Chronic pain surgery, in a nationally recognized pain assessment and treatment center
  • Neurosurgical disorders of the elderly (normal pressure hydrocephalus, chronic subdural hematoma, etc.)
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Surgery for Parkinson’s disease in collaboration with the neurology service
  • Neurosurgery emergencies (excluding trauma)

The pediatric neurosurgery service deals with all common neurosurgical disorders in children (except traumas). These include brain and spinal cord tumors, malformations of the cervico-occipital junction, hydrocephalies, and craniostenosis. The service has gained special recognition for the assessment and surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy in infants and children.

Interventional Neuroradiology

The Foundation has an interventional neuroradiology service for adults and children, specialized in the treatment of vascular malformations of the brain or spinal cord and strokes in the acute phase.

This specialty, which uses endovascular techniques to treat intracranial vascular diseases, has been developed to deal with lesions that are not accessible through neurosurgery. With the improvement of imaging techniques, navigation equipment and endovascular treatment techniques, interventional neuroradiology currently allows the first-line treatment of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations.

On the strength of the experience gained in the treatment of cerebral lesions, these treatment techniques are now available for other disorders, in particular in the fields of ophthalmology and ENT (vascular malformations of the orbito-palpebral area, tumors such as children’s retinoblastoma or ENT tumors).

ENT

The otorhinolaryngology and cervico-facial surgery service handles the diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of complaints of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, throat, face and neck, as well as certain other areas having common borders with other specialties (e.g. tear duct disorders are treated in collaboration with the ophthalmology service; ailments affecting the base of the skull are treated in collaboration with the neurosurgery service; neuro-ENT ailments are treated in collaboration with the neurology service, etc.).

Patients of all ages, both adults and children, are treated.

The service handles practically all ENT concerns, through a combination of general ENT practitioners and ENT specialists focused on specific fields such as ear surgery, sinus surgery, skull base surgery, ENT oncology, voice disorders, cervico-facial dystonia, deafness, vertigo, tinnitus, snoring, etc.

The service has a comprehensive functional exploration unit making it possible to assess hearing problems, tinnitus, vertigo, balance problems, voice disorders, snoring and sleep disorders. In addition to this functional exploration unit, the ENT service can rely on the Foundation’s radiology services.

Radiology and Imaging

The Rothschild Foundation Hospital has a cutting-edge medical imaging facility composed of a state-of-the-art low-dose radiation CT scanner, a 3T MRI and a 1.5T MRI, 3 ultrasonographs, a cone beam scanner and a standard radiology facility.

Standard radiology is used for bone assessments (standard assessments, arthrography and interventional diagnosis and treatment) and specialized explorations of the salivary glands (sialography).

The CT scanner is used to explore all ENT disorders (petrous bone, sinus, pharyngo-larynx), ophthalmic disorders (orbital tumors, injuries, tear duct exploration) and neurovascular disorders (angioscans of supra-aortic trunks and the circle of Willis).

The MRI is solely used for neuroradiological exploration (brain and spinal cord), ophthalmic exploration and ENT exploration (skeleton of the face and neck).

The service’s expertise in inflammatory diseases (neurological and ophthalmic), vascular diseases, tumors, orbital lesions in adults and children, neuro- ophthalmology and neuro-pediatrics (intractable epilepsy) is one of its major assets.

With ultrasonography, in addition to orbital exploration (biometry and orbital Doppler sonography), the service offers exploration of intracranial and neck vessels and cervical bones (for diagnostic purposes, with punctures).

Anesthesia and Intensive care

The anesthesia team has earned recognition for the skillful sedations performed at the Foundation. The center, which is renowned for its expertise, clinical research and teaching of pediatric and adult anesthetics for head and neck surgery, has one of the best ratings in France for quality of its anesthesia recorded by the high healthcare authority, HAS.

Moreover, the intensive care unit deals with patients suffering from serious illnesses or who have just had operations.

These units are primarily tasked with supporting the clinical activities of all of the hospital services. The disorders covered are mainly those in the field of neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology (meningeal hemorrhages, intra-cranial hematomas, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, brain tumors, etc.), neurology (strokes, myasthenia, etc.) and ENT (respiratory tract tumors, etc.). In addition to these specific disorders, the common disorders that can affect hospitalized patients (respiratory distress, cardio-vascular ailments, immuno-allergic reactions, etc.) are also dealt with. Nearly 15% of patients handled by this unit are pediatric cases of epilepsy and arteriovenous malformations.

Internal medicine

The internal medicine service handles the overall medical care of the patients hospitalized in the services of the Foundation, with the support of specialists, i.e. rheumatologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists and pulmonologists, as part of a multidisciplinary team. It also cares for patients suffering from multiple diseases or systemic head or neck diseases. In particular, in collaboration with the establishment’s other specialties, it develops diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for

  • Spinal disorders
  • Basedow’s disease
  • Pituitary gland disorders
  • Chronic inflammatory rheumatic conditions.

INDIVIDUALIZED PATIENT EXPERIENCE

The international department is committed to orienting patients to an experience of the highest quality. To this end, patients receive communications, regular points of contact, and a welcome from hospital staff whose express purpose is to answer questions and provide assistance. Through this department, patients are assured comfort, professional business practices, and a team prepared to continue the tradition of excellence established since the earliest days of the Rothschild Foundation Hospital.

CLINICAL CARE EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

The Rothschild Foundation Hospital has developed internationally informed expertise in the treatment of “head and neck” disorders in adults and children.

Since its creation, the Rothschild Foundation Hospital has supported teaching and clinical research in neurosciences and ophthalmology, distinguishing itself in terms of quality and number of publications in influential, specialized medical journals. It currently enjoys several excellent collaborations with European and international teaching and research centers, including, for example, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the National Health and Medical Research Institute (INSERM) and the medical universities of Paris Denis-Diderot (Paris 7), René-Descartes (Paris 5) and Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (Paris 6). The Rothschild Foundation Hospital has also developed several partnerships with other major hospital institutions in France and Europe and forged international hospital and university partnerships designed to foster the cross-fertilization and/or transfer of expertise. One specific example is the recently signed partnership with the IOTA (African Institute of Tropical Ophthalmology) in Mali.

With its cutting-edge technology and first-class medical and surgical teams, the Rothschild Foundation Hospital has upheld a tradition of excellence and set new European standards for medical education, research, and clinical care.