About us

About us


The Karen Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital founded by eminent Cardiologists, Dr. Betty Gikonyo and Dr. Dan Gikonyo. The institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to Kenya the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. Karen Hospital is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion and commitment.

The Karen Hospital comprises of 102 beds with 3 operation theatres, catering for over 26 specialties. The hospital has established nine Satellite centers in different parts of Kenya to provide medical services to the people of this country without any hindrance due to long distance travelling. Through these nine satellite centers, the Karen hospital communicates with the society on a daily basis to extend exceptional services of healthcare to them.

The hospital also provides medical intelligence, with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure to serve the patients with utmost care.

The Karen hospital facilitates diagnostics, rehabilitation, palliative care, acute medical, emergency, surgical and critical care services as well as undertaking to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Through an outstanding pool of doctors and clinical researchers, the Karen Hospital fosters new ideas, discoveries; and translates scientific advances into new ways of diagnosing and treating patients and preventing diseases to provide quality service of Healthcare to all.

Mission, Vision and Values


Provide specialized evidence based healthcare services and referral facilities for Africa


To be an influential healthcare provider offering teaching, research and referral facilities for the African region

Core Values

Patient is first

Prioritize patient health, safety and offer personalized experience.

Team work

Embrace a collaborative and participatory approach to work towards a common goal, world class clinical outcomes.

Quality in service delivery

Pursue excellence in everything we do with continuous improvements in quality and service in a cost effective manner.


The hospital’s actions must be consistent with the society’s beliefs, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes.


Value and respect the differences of the patients and families who seek care as well as those who provide it