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History

HUMANITAS dates back to the second half of the 80s. In a meeting with Prof. Nicola Dioguardi, Pier Carlo Romagnoli, then President of Reale Mutua, Gianfelice Rocca and a group of entrepreneurs, the idea for creating a “modern and well-organized hospital with doctor-patient privileges” is born.

 

1989

Techint leads a feasibility study with the participation of two specialized British companies, known as the WS ATKINS and BUPA - The British United Provident Association. Among the projects presented, the one chosen showed originality and was developed by architect James Gowan. Techint is assigned the design and construction of the hospital complex. Through preliminary studies, the catchment area is identified in the metropolitan area located in the South of Milan. The objective is to build a structure based on high-level skills and specialized expertise.    

 

1996

The construction of the hospital is completed. On March 4th, 1996, Humanitas opens its doors and welcomes its first patient.  

 

1997

An agreement with the National Health Service for hospitalization services is entered into force.

 

1999

The Humanitas Foundation is created for the purpose of helping patients and their caregivers from a practical and psychological perspective.

 

2000

Humanitas houses teaching at the University of Milan for Degrees in Nursing, Medicine and Biotechnology.

 

2002

The Humanitas case study is presented to the MBA students from Harvard University. The hospital is the first Italian General Hospital to obtain accreditation of excellence issued by the International Joint Commission (one of the most important institutions for the certification of hospital quality).

 

2003

Inauguration of the Humanitas Emergency and Radiotherapy areas.  

 

2005

Humanitas is recognized by the Ministry of Health as an Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS). The Humanitas Foundation for Research is created.  

 

2007

Inauguration of the new Research and Education Center.

 

2010

Humanitas hosts the International Medical School in collaboration with the University of Milan.

 

2012

The steady growth of the Impact Factor (2012: 2.250) places the hospital among the first Italian Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (IRCCS).

 

2013

New facilities are formed and diagnostics are expanded.

 

2014

Humanitas University is created and it is dedicated to medical science.

 

2015

Construction of the new university campus is underway. 

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