Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital — CKU [국제성모병원]
This is a quite huge hospital offering a lot of services. Next to the hospital itself, there is — among others — a Medical Theme Park (MTP), i.e. a meditainment park, a nursing home, a research center, and a funeral hall.
The exterior of this hospital is seen as the hospital at which Sung Deok-mi’s (Park Min-young) grandmother is treated and Deok-mi visits her together with Nam Eun-ki (Ahn Bo-hyun) in episode 4 of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019).
Appearing as ‘Yumyung Hospital’ this is where Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) was hospitalized in episode 11 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018) after she fainted from the shock of gaining back her memories of the kidnapping incident. Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) takes care of Mi-so and he thinks back to the event and it is the first time it is narrated in its totality. Interestingly enough, the hospital appears again in episode 13 (its exterior filmed from another angle) — this time, as ‘Seyeon Hospital’ where Mi-so’s ‘rocker’ father is warded after a stage dive went awry at one of his gigs. The inside scenes of episode 13 were however filmed at Seoul Medical Center [서울의료원].
Lee Do-ha (Lee Sang-yoon) accidentally hits Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) with his car in front of this hospital in episode 1 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018). Michaela refuses to be treated, but Do-ha forces her into a wheelchair and asks the nurse to take her inside the hospital.
This is seen as ‘Hwayang University Hospital’ in Tunnel (터널) (OCN, 2017). In episode 4, this is where the young Yoon Soo-jeong (Choi Myung-bin) is warded after being discovered hiding in a cupboard. In episode 11, Shin Jae-yi (Lee Yoo-young) is admitted here after she was attacked by a murder suspect. As she’s discharged a few days later, Dean Hong (Moon Sook) comes to help her.
Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong) works here in Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo/Deserving of the Name (명불허전) (tvN, 2017).
This is where Park Moo-bin (Choi Woo-shik) works in Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017). Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) gets treated here in episode 7, Moo-bin kisses her without real consent and Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon) sees this.
In Descendants of the Sun/Descended From the Sun (태양의 후예) (KBS2, 2016) this hospital is called ‘Haesung Hospital’ and it is where Kang Mo-Yeon and her team works as seen for example in episode 1 and 13.
In One More Happy Ending (한번 더 해피엔딩) (MBC, 2016), Song Soo-hyuk’s (Jung Kyoung-ho) friend Goo Hae-joon (Kwon Yul) and Woo Yeon-soo (Hwang Sun-hee) work here and the place appears as ‘Sarang Hospital’. Among others, the 1F, 11F Ward, the Operating Room, waiting room and the 1F porch are shown.
This is also the hospital where Oh Ri-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) works in Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미, 힐미) (MBC, 2015).
Park Sun-Young (Bae Jong-Ok) works at this hospital in Bubblegum/Bubble Gum (풍선껌) (tvN, 2015) and Kim Haeng-a (Jung Ryeo-won) comes here, for instance, in episode 3 to get treated; also seen in episode 12.
Cha Mi-rae (Lee Yu-ri) works here in Super Daddy Yeol/Super Daddy Yul (슈퍼대디 열) (tvN, 2015).
Cold headed doctor Cha Gang-jae (Yoon Park) works here in What Happens to My Family/What’s With This Family (가족끼리 왜 이래) (KBS2, 2014-15).
In Yong Pal (용팔이) (SBS, 2015), this hospital appears as ‘Han Shin Hospital’; the interiors are filmed here and we see the Sunken Square Fountain of MTP Mall.
In Blood (블러드) (KBS2, 2015), it is named ‘TaeMin Cancer Hospital’ and this is where Park Ji-sang (Ahn Jae-hyeon) works; they mainly filmed at the 1F lobby this time. [Blood is produced by the medical advisory team of Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital.]
And in Modern Farmer (모던파머) (SBS, 2014) this is ‘Kang Hyuk’s Hospital’.
‘Myeongwoo Hospital’ is the name this hospital carries in Doctor Stranger (닥터 이방인) (SBS, 2014). Park Hoon (Lee Jong-suk) works here as a doctor, and it is owned by Oh Soo-hyun’s (Kang So-ra) father — as seen, for instance, in episodes 3, 7 and 9.
This hospital is also seen in Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020); episode 9 of Happy Home (가화만사성) (MBC, 2016); Hyde, Jekyll & I/Hyde Jekyll, Me (하이드 지킬, 나) (SBS, 2015); The Producers (프로듀사) (KBS2, 2015); God’s Gift 14 Days (신의 선물 – 14일) (SBS, 2014); Quiz From God: Reboot/God’s Quiz 4 (신의 퀴즈 시즌4) (OCN, 2014); Brain (브레인) (KBS2, 2011-12) and General Hospital 2 (종합병원 2/종합병원2) (MBC, 2008-2009).
MTP MALL BOOK CAFE
Rivals Woo Yeon-soo (Hwang Sun-hee) and Han Mi-ho (Jang Na-ra) meet up here shortly in episode 8 of One More Happy Ending (한번 더 해피엔딩) (MBC, 2016); it is Yeon-soo’s workplace and Mi-ho is here for her friend Baek Da-jung (You Da-in) that gets treated for breast cancer.
FUNERAL HALL [국제성모병원 장례예식장]
Heo Il-joong (Choi Jung-woo), Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min-ho’s) father’s funeral service is held in the VVIP Hall of CKU Hospital in episode 11 of Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17).
Also seen in episode 9 of My Mister/My Ajusshi (나의 아저씨) (tvN, 2018).
Movie Filmed Here
— Love Guide for Dumpees/A Dramatic Night (극적인 하룻밤) (2015)
Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital — CKU [국제성모병원] is affiliated to Catholic Kwandong University [가톨릭관동대학교] in Gangneung, Gangwon-do. This hospital is located in Incheon’s neighborhood Simgok [Simgok-dong/심곡동] —part of administrative neighborhood Yeonhui [Yeonhui-dong/연희동]— in the Seo District [Seo-gu/서구].
This hospital is not to be confused with the other St. Mary’s Hospitals in Seoul and Incheon, which are affiliated to The Catholic University of Korea [가톨릭대학교].
25 Simgok-ro 100beon-gil, Seo-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 서구 심곡로100번길 25
Geolocation: 37.542425, 126.683842
Seo-gu Office Station [서구청역], Incheon Subway Line 2, Exit 2
(14 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
— About Time added by deanekitty29
i also noticed the name of this hospital in doctor stranger. one in the glass wall in episode 8 i think. and another on the wall inside the hospital in episode 9.
Hi Dr. A! Yes, you are absolutely right and we had already listed the drama under this hospital. Thanks for stopping by nevertheless 🙂
My favorite is. I see the name of the International St. Marys Hospital in the glass window. instead of myeongwo hospital in Doctor Stranger😷😊🏥
thanks for your comment, Edgar! does this mean the production team accidentally left the name of the real hospital on the window instead of covering it with the fake hospital name (Myeongwoo Hospital)? 😅 could you tell us which episode that was in?
they need more pictures.
The exterior of episode 4 of Her Private Life was seen this hospital but the interior was shoot in Daechan Hospital (다찬병원)