25th Anniversary
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Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur has been holding steadfast to our goal to provide patients with pre-eminent medical care since 1996, Over the past 25 years, we have grown to become an oasis for patients who seek the finest healthcare services. We engage patients as our partners in the pursuit of good health. Building lifelong relationships with our patients is at the heart of what we do.

This significant milestone marks a new beginning for the hospital as we sail through the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, ushering in a new era of healthcare with the same dedication to provide excellent services to you and the community

We want to share the 25 years' worth of
memories with you.

Thank you for being part of our journey

25 Years and Counting

As we look forward to another 25 years of progress and advancement in the healthcare industry, let us take a walk down the memory lane.

Historical Moments and Achievements


Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur commenced operations on 1 August 1996.

Official opening of Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur by former Prime Minister, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 17 December 1997

The first hospital in Kuala Lumpur to received HALAL certification by the Jabatan Agama Islam WP.

Opening of the Executive Screening Centre on 24 May 1999.

Official launching of the Oncology Centre on 12 August 1999.

Introduction of Concierge Services in August 2000.

Introduction of Butler Services in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur suite rooms.

Launching of the Diabetes Care Centre on 20 April 2002.

Our first Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) accreditation.

Commission of the Multi-Slice CT (MSCT) scanner on 2 June 2004.

Official launch of the Vascular Interventional Radiology Suite & MRI scanner on 23 November 2006.

Winner of the Trusted Brand (Gold) Award in the Hospital category from Reader’s Digest, as voted by consumers.

Our first Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

Elite Member of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC).

Voted by consumers as the winner of the Trusted Brand (Gold) Award by Reader’s Digest.

Official launch of the 3-Tesla MRI scanner on 13 September 2012.

First Gamma Knife patient treated by Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

First Malaysian hospital to win International Hospital of the Year at the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards.

IMTJ Medical Travel Award - Excellence in Customer Service

Awarded Brand Excellence in Healthcare (Hospital category) at the BrandLaureate Special Edition World Awards 2015.

Expansion of Services - The first hospital building in Malaysia to be built according to the Gold Green Building Index (GBI) standards with an additional 327 beds.

IMTJ Medical Travel Awards for International Hospital of the Year – Highly Commended

Introduction of the innovative Da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Implementation of the IMOS (Inpatient Meal Order System).

IMTJ Medical Travel Awards for International Hospital of The Year – Winner.

IMTJ Medical Travel Awards for Excellence in Customer Service – Highly Commended.

Appointed as the preferred hospital in Malaysia by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Global Health and Travel – Best Urology Service Provider in Asia Pacific.

Global Health and Travel – Health Screening Provider in Asia Pacific.

First private hospital in Malaysia to introduce the MRI Fusion Biopsy (for prostate treatment).

Upgrade of the Gamma Knife Perfexion to the Gamma Knife ICON.

Global Health and Travel – Bariatric Service Provider in the Asia Pacific.

Opening of Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur’s Heart Specialist Clinic.

Message from Our Pioneers

Read stories from our pioneers who joined us since the start and find out what they had to say about their journey!

Dr Anand Bhupalan

Consultant Gastroenterology

“To be part of Gleneagles is to be a part of a family that cares for one another and tries to help each other.”

Dr Chee Chee Pin

Consultant Neurosurgeon

“I am honoured to be one of the pioneers of Gamma Knife surgery at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, being the golden standard of radiosurgery, and the first in the country.”

Dato' Dr Ghandhiraj Somasundram

Consultant Cardiothoracic and Thoracic Surgeon

“The idea of allowing doctors to own their own clinics in Gleneagles has instilled a strong sense of commitment and obligation amongst the doctors to the development of the Hospital.”

Dr Ravi Chandran

Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology

“I’m very proud to have played a significant role in developing this hospital into a nationally and internationally recognized centre of excellence.”

Lim Shih Chang

Laboratory Manager, Quality Manager, and Deputy Laboratory Director

“There is honour and privilege in being able to provide care for patients in a significant and life-changing way and that is what makes it all worthwhile.”

Mashita Binti Che Inun

Assistant Nurse Manager, ICU/CCU

“Being a part of the Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur team means being appreciated and respected for all our efforts and ideas, working together to strive for excellence.”

Noor Hayati Ali

Manager of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

“At Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, we work as a team, work with integrity, and take any challenges along the way.”

Yong Yoke Chin

Assistance Nurse Manager, Operating Theatre

“We are passionate about what we do in the healthcare industry. We want to make a difference in people’s wellness.”

25 Years of Service,
A Lifetime of Memories

From the front desk to medical staff, we have great people who help ensure our patients get the proper care. No one person makes it all happen, though; we all work together.

#GKL25th Post Collection

Come celebrate our 25th anniversary with us! Check out these amazing posts that we have put together for you.

What makes our anniversary celebration special are the people who helped to build Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur into what it is today.​

One of those special people is none other than our founding CEO, Puan Sri Professor Wong Hee Ong! Join us on a short trip down memory lane as she takes us through the humble beginnings of the hospital. ​

Do you remember what you were doing 25 years ago on this day?​

For us at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, our first Coronary Angiogram was performed in the Cardiac Catheterisation Lab in 1996!

Since then, our Cardiac Catheterisation Lab has been busy with over 25,000 diagnostic and intervention cases (including paediatric ones) handled by our dedicated doctors and nurses over the past 25 years. ​

Did you know we’ve had more than 100,000 visits at our Oncology Centre over these 25 years?​​

Here’s a blast-from-the-past look at the launching ceremony of our treasured Oncology Centre in 1996. While we’ve touched many lives over our 25 years in healthcare, our journey is far from complete. ​

We look forward to helping many more lives with our passionate and dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff. ​

25 years ago, on this day, we helped our very first patient to deliver a strong, healthy baby boy at 1428 hours.

Since then, Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur has grown to become a household name for our dedication to providing unparalleled healthcare services to all walks of life.

Here’s to 25 years of excellence in serving our fellow Malaysians and more! ​

Here’s to one of our proudest throwbacks!

In 2003, we received our very first The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) accreditation. Since then, we have strived to improve ourselves in providing quality healthcare services for everyone. ​

As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year, we would like to shine the light on our beloved staff members. For this #ThrowbackThursday, it is our pleasure to introduce you to one of GKL's most dedicated staffs, Ms Yong Yoke Chin.

25 years in a company may seem like a long time. But not to this GKL Assistant Nurse Manager. Ms Yong has been with us since 1995, and despite the long years, she has not lost her joy and passion for helping the sick.

From working efficiently in the operating theatre to mentoring her junior colleagues, Ms Yong has played a big part in our GKL team. We are more than grateful to have her with us even after 25 years. ​

This year, Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur celebrates its 25th Anniversary. We are proud to have been a part of this community for over two decades, serving your healthcare needs for 25 years.

Take a trip down memory lane with us and follow us for more upcoming trivia.

Photo was taken in year 1996. ​

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