Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) is the largest university teaching hospital in Europe, federating 39 different hospitals and groups of hospitals mainly located in Paris and its suburban area. This is also the largest employer in the Paris region with 90,000 people working for this public institution representing more than 150 different jobs. With more than 19,000 medical staff, 3000 hospital physicians, including 1000 professors and more than 6000 residents and medical students, AP-HP’s staff cover all the major medical specialities.
As a public health institution, AP-HP pursues 3 main missions: healthcare delivery, medical and paramedical teaching and biomedical and clinical research. AP-HP’ teams develop high quality research activities, including European and International Research projects. In particular, AP-HP is involved and/or co-ordinates more than 80 European research projects (e.g., IFREACT coordinated by C Bertrand, Practice, EDEN, Toxitriage) supported by the Research and Technological Development Research Programme from the European Union.
Rapid access to healthcare is guaranteed 24/24 without economic or social distinction through its 4 medical assistance services for pre-hospital emergencies (SAMU) providing each a call and dispatch center for daily emergencies and exceptional events. SAMU 94 is located in Creteil and hosts the IDF helicopter and a national exportable platform (medical equipment in containers to treat 500 victims during 48 hours). Its medical dispatch center is linked with other partners and call centers: fire fighters, police. SAMU 94 is well-known for its expertise in crisis and disaster management and pedagogical skills and runs several diplomas in disaster medicine at the University. One of these aims to train EMS teams dedicated to international missions (e.g., earthquakes, floods, SRAS, dengue, Ebola pandemic). SAMU 94 was involved in dealing with the terrorist events in Paris.