This hospital was originally built by the municipality of Cirebon as “Oranje Ziekenhuis” in the 1920s.
The hospital is classified as a category B hospital (registration number 3274016) with 390 beds.
The hospital is situated on the Jalan Kesambi no. 56 at Cirebon.
Coordinates are: Latitude: -6,73 and Longitude: 108,555.
The website of the hospital is http://www.rsudgunungjati.cirebonkota.go.id
From this website we copied a few statements on the history of the hospital (Google translated and abbreviated):
In the early twentieth century, Cirebon was a dirty and abused city. The condition of Cirebon is irregular, dirty, muddy, full of mud and dirt, and does not have a household waste water disposal channel. This situation is made worse by the existence of "Kali Bacin" which is filled with piles of dirt that have been submerged in salty water and sprinkled with an unpleasant smell. The accumulation of dirt is due to the smooth flow of river water which is very dependent on the tides of sea water. When the sea is high tide, garbage and dirt that has been submerged in seawater enters the river and then becomes a thick pile at the mouth of the river. As a result, every year during the rainy season Cirebon is always flooded with a height of about one meter. Gemeente Cirebon made policies aimed at changing the conditions and image of the city of Cirebon. Gemeente Cirebon with the motto "per aspera ad astra" which is contained in its symbol provides directions for the policy direction of Cirebon city development in the early twentieth century. The motto contains a spirit to build the city in achieving prosperity. "Per aspera ad astra" means "from the thorns of thistles and swamps to the stars". Gemeente Cirebon intends to change the state of a city that was originally filled with thorns and swamps, underdeveloped and undeveloped Cirebon, into a state like a star, a point of light that catches the eye. The efforts made by Gemeente Cirebon are improving and building infrastructure that can change the physical condition and image of Cirebon City. The types of social infrastructure built include the provision of clean water infrastructure, health infrastructure, and street lighting. Efforts to create a clean city are carried out by Gemeente Cirebon simultaneously through the construction of waterways, removal of puddles of sewage and rain, disposal of garbage and sewage, construction of latrines and public baths. These activities are also related to Gemeente Cirebon's efforts in eradicating malaria. The Bacin River, which is considered a source of disease due to a pungent odor and makes the environment slum, was closed in 1917. The closure was carried out through landfills and the former area of the Bacin River was turned into a road, building and cigarette factory for British-American-Tobacco-Comp. To support programs in the field of public health, Gemeente Cirebon established the Oranje Hospital. The construction of the Gunung Jati Regional General Hospital, Cirebon City, was originally proposed by the City Council in 1919 and then on March 14, 1920 the groundbreaking for the construction of the hospital building was carried out on Jalan Kesambi. The hospital was completed and inaugurated on August 31, 1921 by De Burgermeester Van Cheribon "J. H Johan", so August 31, 1921 was designated as the birthday of Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon City. The construction of the hospital at that time was considered very luxurious and expensive, the cost was f.544.00, - (five hundred and forty-four guilders) obtained from Gemeente Van Cheribon plus funds from sugar factories in the Cirebon area and funds from benefactors. The hospital started functioning on September 1, 1921 as Gemeemtelijk Ziekenhuis under the name "Oranje Ziekenhuis", under the leadership of dr. E. Gottlieb as the first head of the hospital. Hospital "ORANJE" at that time had a capacity of 133 beds consisting of director's room, administration room, porter room, pharmacy room, polyclinic room, laboratory room, operating room, kitchen room, laundry room, electricity generator room, room corpse, zuster-huis room, hooftzuster-huis room, female dormitory, treatment room with a capacity of 133 beds divided into 7 class 1 beds, 16 class 2 beds, 24 beds class 3, 56 beds class 4, 16 beds for semi-communicable diseases and 16 beds for communicable diseases. Data on further developments between 1922-1929 are obtained from the 50th anniversary book of the Big City of Tjirbon, which describes the development of the number of treatment days from 4 different classes of treatment from 1922 to 1929. Further developments between 1930 and 1940 are not widely known. Prior to the Japanese occupation, there were changes in both the physical form and arrangement of the rooms that were adapted to the needs and level of development at that time, including the holding of delivery rooms, x-ray/physiotherapy rooms, health student dormitories and administration rooms. On March 1, 1942 all hospitals and their facilities were evacuated to Sidawangi Hospital for approximately 2 weeks and after returning to Cirebon City on March 15, 1942, the name of the hospital was changed from Oranje Hospital to Kesambi Hospital. On November 8, 1975, the name of the hospital was changed to Gunung Jati Hospital Class D based on the Decree of the Cirebon Municipal DPRD Level II Number: 30/DPRD/XI/75. Then on February 22, 1979 it was upgraded to Class C based on the Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number: 41/MENKES/SK/II/79 and on January 21, 1987 it was upgraded to a Class B Hospital based on the Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number: 41/MENKES/SK/I/87. On January 30, 1989, it was designated as the Gunung Jati Regional General Hospital, Cirebon Regency Level II Class B based on the Decree of the Minister of Home Affairs Number 061/350/SJ. In financial management since April 1, 1996 with the Regional Regulation of the Second Level Regional Municipality of Cirebon Number 15 of 1995, it is designated as a "Regional Self-funding Unit". In an effort to improve services, in 1997 based on the Decree of the Minister of Health Number: YM 02.03.3.5.5237. Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon City, was designated with the status of "Full Accreditation". On February 15, 1998 based on a recommendation from the Ministry of Health through the Decree of the Minister of Health Number: 153/MENKES/SK/II/1998, Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon City was designated as a "Class B Education Hospital". The inauguration as a Class B Educational Hospital was carried out by the Governor of West Java on April 21, 1999 based on the Decree of the Minister of Home Affairs Number: 445.03-1023 dated November 12, 1998 with the Organizational Structure and Work Procedure of the Class B Education Hospital. Along with the paradigm shift in the implementation of regional autonomy, based on the Regional Regulation of the City of Cirebon Number: 5 of 2002, Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon City, was designated as a Regional Technical Institution. Based on Law Number 1 of 2004 concerning Public Service Agency (BLU) and Mayor's Decree Number 445/Kep 359-DPPKD/2009, Gunung Jati Hospital in Cirebon City was officially designated as a hospital with the Financial Management Pattern of the Regional Public Service Agency (PPK-BLUD). ) on December 14, 2009. On August 2, 2011, RSUD Gunung Jati Cirebon City was declared PASS with full accreditation status of 16 Service Groups by the Hospital Accreditation Commission by obtaining a KARS/SERF/40/VIII/2011 Certificate which is valid until August 2 2014.