Case Study

CapitalMED Medical City Redefining Health and Wellness in Egypt and Beyond

Cairo, Egypt

The Challenge

Egyptians for Healthcare Services (EHCS) has a vision for a medical destination that will revolutionize the health care industry in the region and attract medical tourism to Egypt. The project is in an area that is challenged by wealth gaps, economic turmoil and access to high quality health care. Dr. Hassan el Kalla, CEO and chairman of the board for EHCS, said the primary tenet of the project is to “create an environment where doctors and patients from all over the world want to practice and heal.”

The Design Solution

HKS designed an interconnected green campus featuring a teaching hospital, specialized medical centers, offices, mixed-use retail and extended-stay housing. Located across from New Capital City in central Cairo, the campus is inspired by the extraordinary history and architecture of Egypt. As an academic medical center, education is also a central focus with a dedicated simulation center, education classrooms and living facilities onsite.

The Design Impact

Built on a platform centered around medical education, training and extensive research, CAPITALMED Medical City looks beyond the traditional health care campus to create a wellness campus that establishes the new standard for health care in the MENA region. Further, they aim to do this on an eco-friendly, mixed-use campus that promotes well-being for all. This 2,000 bed campus will include specialties ranging from outpatient care to specialized institutes that address key health issues facing the region. The campus engages the community with health-centered mixed-use elements, including a large shopping center, public gardens, a hotel, natatorium and wellness spa. When CAPITALMED Medical City is completed in 2023, patients will have access to world-class amenities and an authentically Egyptian urban experience.

Project Features

  • 636,320 square meters (6,849,291 sf)
  • 2,000 bed medical facility
  • 13 buildings
  • 100-key five-star hotel
  • Nine specialty medical institutes
  • 80-acre site

CAPITALMED Medical City is a world-class health care campus of almost 2,000 beds, containing a University General Hospital and numerous specialty institutes, all surrounding a centralized oasis of richly diverse and lavish gardens.

CEO and Chairman of the Board, EHCS