Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH).
Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH) is one of the oldest public hospitals in the country. It was established in 1930 E.C by Italian invaders for the service of their soldiers. Geographically, it is located in Jimma city 352 km southwest of Addis Ababa. After the withdrawal of the colonial occupants, it has been governed under the Ethiopian government by the name of “Ras Desta Damtew Hospital” and later “Jimma Hospital "during Dergue regime and currently Jimma University Specialized Hospital.
Though old for its age, it had not made remarkable physical facility improvement for years. However in the later times it became evident that some side-wing buildings were constructed by different stakeholders at different times to respond to the ever-growing pressure of service demand and clinical teaching need derived from the public and Jimma University respectively. Especially, after transfer of its ownership to Jimma University, the university has made relentless efforts in extensive renovation and expansion work to make the hospital conducive for service, teaching and research.
Currently it became the only teaching and referral hospital in the southwestern part of the country. It runs an annual governmental budget of 25.06 million Birr with bed capacity of 450 and a total of more than 750 staffs of both supportive and professional. It provides services for approximately 9000 inpatient and 80000 outpatient attendances a year coming to our hospital from the catchment population of about 15,000 million people.
Cognizant of the fast growing service and teaching role of the hospital, the federal govermnemt considered construction of a new and level- best hospital which’s basement started in 2008 and expected to be completed in 3 years time with a capital of 230 million Birr.