Hôpital Cochin

Health & Medical

Europe, France, Paris

The Hôpital Cochin is a famous hospital of public assistance in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Jacques Paris 14e. It houses the central burn treatment center of the city. The Hôpital Cochin is a section of the Faculté de Médecine Paris-Descartes. It commemorates Jean-Denis Cochin, curé of the parish of Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas and founder of a hospital for the workers and poor of that quarter of Paris. Since 1990, a biomedical research center, the Institut Cochin, has been associated with the hospital. It was reorganized in 2002 to embrace genetic research, molecular biology and cellular biology, with a staff of about 600. It is part of both INSERM and CNRS, integrated with the Université Paris V. In 2004 the Maison de Solenn, a shelter for adolescents was opened within the hospital with the active support of Bernadette Chirac; its name commemorates Solenn Poivre d'Arvor.