Accomplishment / Milestones

Pacific International Hospital (PIH) was the first Healthcare enterprise to introduce various medical and diagnostic facilities in Papua New Guinea. PIH played a key role in uplifting the Healthcare infrastructure of PNG. Some of our pioneering efforts include:

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  • 1997

    1997

    1997

    January 1, 1997
    Established as PNG Diagnostic Centre. Performed the first CT Scan in the country.
  • 2001

    2001

    2001

    January 3, 2001
    Pacific International Hospital became the first fully licensed private hospital in the country. PIH opened a secondary level private hospital in Boroko. Became the first 24/7 Private Emergency Medical Hospital.
  • 2005

    2005

    2005

    January 5, 2005
    PIH becomes a Semi-Tertiary Multispecialty Critical Care Facility with the introduction of: Intensive Care Unit, First Haemodialysis Unit, Mammography Unit.
  • 2009

    2009

    2009

    January 9, 2009
    PIH did the first keyhole Phaco Cataract surgery.
  • 2010

    2010

    2010

    January 15, 2010
    PIH introduced the first private Cardiology Unit in the country.
  • 2011

    2011

    2011

    January 13, 2011
    PIH set up the first private Physiotherapy Unit in the country.
  • 2012

    2012

    2012

    January 12, 2012
    PIH opens ‘PIH Specialists Clinics’ at 3 Mile, Taurama.
  • 2013

    2013

    2013

    January 11, 2013
    PIH introduced Lifestyle Clinics.
  • 2014

    2014

    2014

    January 9, 2014
    The 1st hospital in PNG to acquire ISO standardisation.
  • 2015

    2015

    2015

    January 16, 2015
    PIH inaugurates state-of-the-art Tertiary Care Multispecialty Hospital at 3 Mile. The 1st Tertiary Care Multispecialty Private Hospital in PNG which includes Cardiac Cath Lab and MRI.
  • 2016

    2016

    2016

    January 1, 2016
    Performed country’s First Colonic Polypectomy. Performed country’s First Spinal Discectomy. Performed country’s First Laser Lithotripsy Procedure. Performed country’s First Valve Replacement Procedure. Performed country’s First ACL repair procedure.
  • 2017

    2017

    2017

    January 3, 2017
    Cardiac Surgey program reintroduced. Hand Surgery Introduced Medical Support to APEC events and FIFA World Cup JV with International Sos.
  • 2018

    2018

    2018

    January 4, 2018
    Collaboration with Hearts and Souls Program Established BSP Clinic Waigani. Medical support to APEC events Retina Surgery introduced
  • 2020

    2020

    2020

    January 2, 2020
    Bio Mérieux BioFire Film Array RT-PCR Machine First in PNG. GeneXpert: COVID Testing. PIH Medical Centre, Waigani.
  • 2020

    2020

    2020

    January 24, 2020
    GeneXpert: COVID TestingPIH Medical Centre ,Waigani
  • 2021

    2021

    2021

    January 21, 2021
    PIH Medical Centre, Mount Hagen: Allergy Diagnostics Cryotherapy
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