1. He is a person who wanted to build a small house on the road.

He is the one who wanted to build a small house on the windy road.

He is a person who wants to create a dream community where anyone can take a break.

He was the one who rushed with bare hands to build our house, not my house.

He is a person who still pledges to make sure that all the worries in the world will not be able to cope with all the worries in the world.

This man, who used to be, is now building the Tower of Babel.

He does not hide his ambition to develop an empire beyond one kingdom.

It is not only that this man's achievements are exceptionally great or his kingdom is extraordinarily splendid.

This is to find out why the person who spoke of the small house on the road and the community of dreams came to aim for his own kingdom and his own empire.

I wanted to hear from Lee Wang-jun, chairman of Myongji Hospital, what part of his thoughts changed, if so, why changed, what thoughts arose, and what parts became more solid.

2. His predictions regarding Corona 19 were accurate.

The word that the WHO would declare a global epidemic was corrected by the date, and warned that the warming of the day will not reduce the corona momentum.

He argued that the fight against Corona will be a long battle to go through next year, and that the corona situation should be accepted as a new normal.

His prediction in August that the epidemic will come once again in mid-November is proven by the number of confirmed cases rising to 500 these days.

"The climax hasn't come yet. You can think of it as about 3 out of the 5th opera. This winter will be the peak of the corona fight."

People paid attention to what he said, although his predictions are accurate, but he is at the forefront of the fight against Corona.

Myongji Hospital installed an emergency room for the first time as a domestic hospital immediately after the coronavirus outbreak, and has received more than 100 patients so far, starting with corona 3 confirmed in January.

The number of patients admitted to Myongji Hospital is the second after the National Medical Center.

The hospital's mortality rate for corona patients is 25%.

That means he received a severe patient.

So, this hospital is now on the forefront of actual battles with blood splattering, flesh torn, and one after another.

Myeongji Hospital is using the entire hospital building as a treatment facility dedicated to coronavirus.

In the ward, called the Corona Turtle Ship, the entire building is strictly controlled from outsiders.

The second and fourth floors, where the patients were located, were like a containment monastery where contact with the outside was completely prohibited.

The medical staff in protective clothing looked at the closed-circuit screen, and it was the appearance of heavily armed soldiers.

Lee Wang-jun was the forefront commander of this corona war.

Should I say that it is rough or that there is no hesitation?

While eating kimbap on the 25th of last month while talking about his student movement, he received a phone call.

It was a phone call to report that there was a confirmed person from Jecheon Myeongji Hospital.

His attitude to listen to the report was the same as the chairman of the medical corporation, who had absolute authority.

The person on the phone seemed to be the head of the hospital, but his tone, mixed with half-words and honorifics, did not show respect for the other person.

It was an attitude of admonishing, instructing, rebuking, and teaching.

His instructions were firm.

Since you don't know much about Corona 19, it was to get out of the command line from now on and hand over the decision to someone who knows the job well.

After talking with the hospital director, he used two mobile phones to text and talk to other officials to instruct specific measures.

In his head, all data related to the hospital were entered.

In this situation, he clearly knew who to call, where to send that person and what to do.

While instructing the hospital officials called by the phone to go to Jecheon right now, the actions of the authorities will proceed like this, so you gave instructions to respond accordingly.

He said that it was a dangerous situation where the hospital staff could lose a month's salary if the hospital was closed for a few weeks.

It was such an emergency, but he did not consult with anyone and did not seek any advice from anyone.

Of course, there was no order to convene a probable countermeasure meeting or ask who the person in charge or in charge of.

I didn't even tell anyone to come and go.

They judged immediately, instructed immediately, and executed the instructions immediately.

I even arranged for a vehicle to go down to Jecheon.

Because he is a certified Corona 19 expert, he will be able to show this appearance, but even in other situations, his appearance will not be very different.

3. My father was a famous doctor in Jeonju, so the family was well-off.

When students from the provinces went through the school dormitory and got a room and stayed on their own, he lived in an apartment provided by his parents in Yeouido.

Due to his immersion in the student movement, he graduated medical school after nine years and obtained a professional qualification several years later than others, but he was unemployed.

The hospital, which was supposed to go, suddenly closed and was in a situation where it was impossible to go.

He was a key figure in the movement and created a media company called <Youth Doctor> before becoming a specialist, so he was already a celebrity in the medical field, but there weren't many people who wanted to accept him as a colleague or subordinate.

When he was at a corner, he took a bigger challenge.

In response to the IMF, it decided to take over Incheon Segwang Hospital owned by Jinro Corporation, which is in crisis of bankruptcy.

I have never opened a business and have never worked as a Pay Doctor.

Although the family was generous, there was no financial power to take over a whole 200-bed hospital.

Lee Wang-jun, 34, was virtually bare-handed and empty.

What kind of confidence did you have on this adventure?

“With the introduction of Senior Song Young-gil, I met and consulted with the union members of the hospital. At the end of these and other words, the union people asked what would you like to do if you were in charge of it. At first, I said it was ridiculous, but I thought I could try it at some point. I was told that I could succeed if I could do it differently from others."

In addition to the 200 million won received from his parents, he provided some of the payment for the acquisition with mortgage for the apartment, and the rest was a condition to bear debt.

The debt-debt relationship was intricately entangled like a spider web and the hospital was closed for a year, so there were no patients, and the hospital equipment was worn out, so the book price was 0 won.

Eight of his juniors joined the hopeless challenge.

It is not known whether he believed in his leadership during the student movement or whether he saw the breakthrough and momentum he showed when making <Youth Doctor>, but at that time his reckless challenge was accompanied by his comrades.

The days of Incheon Sarang Hospital are remarkable in many ways.

It was the time when he began to write the myth of success and when his youthful dream of radically changing the medical culture took shape.

At the same time, it was also the time when medical activist Wang-jun Lee transformed into hospital businessman Wang-jun Lee.

If you look closely at those days, you can see his today and see how young revolutionaries in the 80s are changing.

The management of Incheon Sarang Hospital was novel.

A typical example is the refusal of the practice of giving back money in the name of laundry expenses to drivers who bring traffic accident patients.

Drivers who did not bring patients to Incheon Sarang Hospital came to this hospital when their families were sick.

It was caused by the rumors that it was a conscientious and transparent hospital.


I found out that when hospitals share social values, people can help us

. When social trust takes root, it can be a very important asset."

When he started Incheon Sarang Hospital, he said he would create a dream community.

It has endeavored to become a hospital open to the socially disadvantaged, such as workers, women, the elderly, and children.

The medical mutual aid association for illegal alien workers was first started based on this hospital.

For the first time in a private hospital, social workers were officially employed and a medical social work office was established.

Cultural events, including performances, were held every week for local residents and patients.

During the first 100 days of opening, he ate and slept in the hospital, and volunteered for duty on holidays.

He declared that he would only receive 800,000 won, which is the lowest salary among hospital staff.

His goal of pursuing two rabbits at the same time: realizing social values ​​and growing hospitals was successful.

All debts were paid off after three years of acquiring the hospital.

Others said it was a miracle.

Before opening the hospital, he created a hospital song.

There was no money, no experience, and the equipment was unchanged, so the purpose was to gather strength while singing a song.

I asked Poet Noh Hye-kyung, who was close to him,'to write lyrics that didn't contain conventional words such as dedication, love, and service, and Professor Kun-Yong Lee asked him to go camping and make a song that he could sing while playing guitar.

The last part of the hospital street is like this.

"We can't handle all of the worries and worries of the world, but I'll make sure that no one is sad because it hurts."



liked this song so much that he won a song contest called Superstar-M with this song as a designated song for a prize of 5 million won against hospital staff. It was also open.

It is no doubt that this song contains the dreams and ideals of the young doctor Wang-jun Lee's hospital.

4. He shared his will and actions with his comrades and juniors, but did not share authority and responsibility.

He took responsibility alone and exercised authority alone.

"It's the same team and business partners, but they don't make money. I did 100% of planning, finance, administration, etc. I did all of them. It's true that they volunteered with their bodies, but I was responsible for all the financial things. A poor partnership. I've seen in so many cases that in the beginning, we can come together in division, but later in division, there are no exceptions…it's not a wise iron man politics. ."

The community of dreams changed from someday into the Lee Wang-jun kingdom.

His contribution to the hospital's success was absolute, but the backlash against his soloism was also difficult.

The labor-management conflict that took place in the fourth year of opening is a prime example.

There was a strike for 27 days, and union members resisted vigorously.

The hospital director's office became a mess with all sorts of harsh swear words and graffiti about him written in red spray.

He confronted the union while eating and sleeping for over 100 days in a confused hospital.

He had no intention of making concessions to the union, nor did he lose momentum.

"(In the union) Beomsaeng, who came out of Seoul National University, was a rich son, so they thought that if they got together hard, I would run away. That's why I did that."

The Manchurian Confederation of Trade Unions went up to criticize him, and his anger index soared to the limit.

For Lee Wang-jun, who thought that he could even give his life for the weak, the extreme confrontation with the union became a major turning point in his life.

The union was a gathering of the weak, so the simple calculation of the union's claim to be justice was no longer for him.

He learned that the unions are not only the weak, but even if they are weak, the claims of the weak are not necessarily correct.

"As time goes by, it seems that our identity is not in the values ​​and catchphrases we put forward to do what we do at first, but we have established our identity by surviving through such trials and challenges."

He was extremely cautious of talking about the union issue, the labor movement.

When asked if there were no unions at Myongji Hospital, an embarrassed look passed by on his face.

“There was no union at Myongji Hospital.”


4. He said he learned a lot from the student movement.

One of them is that the harder it is when it is difficult.

Lee Wang-jun, who was arrested in May 1986 in the case of the Seoul National University Old Country Student Federation, was released on probation at the first trial in December of that year.

Compared to the fact that most of the other coworkers had been sentenced to death, they suffered less.

My parents worked hard and there were few charges revealed in the early days, but I was a little sorry that I came out earlier than others anyway.

Less than a month after he was released, Seoul National University junior Park Jong-cheol died while being tortured in the Grand Public Loss Office of the Namyeong-dong Police Department.

That was where Lee Wang-jun was investigated.

At that time, the Korean Bar Association held a public hearing related to torture, and attorney Hong Seong-woo, who was in charge of Lee Wang-jun's defense, asked Lee Wang-jun to come to a public hearing and testify about the investigations in the Namyeong-dong Grand Office.

Lee Wang-jun said that after receiving the request of lawyer Hong Seong-woo, he thought about 20 seconds.

In the days when the dictatorship was showing terminal symptoms, a activist student who had only been released on probation for less than a month before giving a public testimony at a public hearing related to torture was a request for arrest again.

He couldn't say he couldn't.


Asked what time and where should I go, I hung up the phone with lawyer Sungwoo Hong.

It was the first time I had been baptized with so many camera flashes while entering the public hearing hall.

I thought about this even in the midst of being distracted by the continuous shutter sound.

'The only way I can testify here and survive is to testify hard.'

He testified "hardly" and "correctly" of the situation in which he was tortured.

They were tortured, and there were five officers who participated in the torture, and two water advisers were impossible.

When I finished my testimony, I was about to return, but the late Rep. Kim Geun-tae's wife In-Geun In-Geun and Yoo Si-min's older sister Yoo Si-chun called themselves to buy me rice.

As I thought about it later, Lee Wang-jun would be arrested again, but Lee Wang-jun laughed loudly, saying that it seems like we should still buy a hot meal and send it to us.

As he said, the detectives were closely monitored for almost 24 hours, but they were not arrested because they testified'strongly' and featured in the newspaper.

5. When taking over Incheon Sarang Hospital, he asked, “How can a person who has never even run a private hospital manage a large hospital?

Since I was a child, I grew up looking at my father's hospital management over my shoulder.

What is the difference between a hospital with one doctor and a hospital with ten people?

So it's not a problem for this person to get ten times the number.

I don't think that an increase in appearance will change the nature of the organization's operation.

This is the reason why this person challenged to take over the Myeongji Hospital, which is several times larger than Incheon Sarang Hospital.

Myongji Hospital came out at a very low price, and I couldn't find a reason to not catch it.

It was said that shrimp swallowed whales after a 200-bed hospital took over a large 600-bed hospital.

The acquisition of Myongji Hospital was a different adventure from the acquisition of Incheon Sarang Hospital, and his ability was once again shining.

After taking over Myongji Hospital, he raised the hospital as a base for local emergency medical care, advocating patient first.

In addition to renovating the atmosphere through hospital space innovation, he has spared no investment in people.

Let's hear the story of Shin Hyun-young, who worked at this hospital for five years and successfully entered the National Assembly in April.

"You don't look at your origin, background, and conditions when you choose a person. I was 5 months pregnant when I was interviewed at Myongji Hospital. After a few months, I was obviously aware that there was a burden of childcare, but they chose me. It's not because they chose me, but this person. They looked at their competence to what extent they could do this, and they saw

through the person who needed it in our hospital and chose a person.

Above all,

his strategy to grow

this hospital as

a mecca




infectious diseases

was right.

When the swine flu broke out in 2009, he did not hesitate to heal more than 20,000 patients, and when the MERS outbreak in 2015, Myongji Hospital was the first to come.

In 2012, it was the first private hospital to establish a public medical service group.

His attitude of emphasizing the social responsibility of medical institutions, asking whether hospitals should take their own interests when society is sick, became an opportunity to spread his name and Myongji Hospital to our society.

The results came out very quickly.

In six months after taking over the hospital, it paid off 14 billion won in the intermediate payment for the hospital acquisition.

"Comparing when I entered Myongji Hospital in 2015 and when I came out in 2020, the hospital's status has risen a lot and my reputation has changed. I think it's thanks to preparing for the era of infectious diseases and responding proactively. Private hospitals take over the public medical field. It is not easy, but I think it deserves evaluation in that respect.” / Shin Hyun-young and Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Wang-jun

have the right to appoint six out of eight corporate directors at Myongji Hospital, so he is the reigning entity of this hospital group.

It is the owner of a large medical corporation with three general hospitals, one nursing hospital, one nursing home, and 3,000 employees.

If you look at the video of his annual New Year's address posted on the homepage of Myongji Hospital, you can immediately feel how firm his single-person system is.

He is confident, overwhelming, and presumptuous as he reads the New Year's address.

It doesn't appear on the screen, but it seems that there will never be a participant who does anything wrong when he reads his New Year's address.

After the acquisition of Myongji Hospital, Lee Wang-jun's appearance becomes closer to that of a hospital businessman who is faithful to the logic of capital.

His emphasis on community health care, hospital accountability, and public health care has not disappeared, but his focus has shifted to growth and competitiveness.

Figures on hospital income and growth appear from time to time, and the word for a dream community rarely comes out.

After the acquisition of Myongji Hospital

, he is not a romanticist building a house on the road, but an ambition building a huge tower of Babel


In the days of Incheon Sarang Hospital, the image of our community, which still had traces, changes to the image of Lee Wang-jun's kingdom and Lee Wang-jun's Tower of Babel after leaps to the Myongji Hospital group.

-The word'dream community' doesn't seem to be heard anymore at Myongji Hospital.

“As hospitals grow and grow, I find it difficult to say that wordlessly. In small units, it is possible to build on communal unity and empathy, but as the organization grows, the words lose their convincing power. For example, parents. When I'm underneath, I can share a one-dimensional relationship with my family, but when I grow up and start my own family, it's difficult to have the same initial solidarity as in the past. Or slogan right now."

6. Speaking up to this point, it seems like a success story of a genius who overcame hardships, but if you turn the backside of his success, it is actually a series of failures.

Some seem to be barely covering up failure with success.

He sometimes feels the danger of crossing a cliff in the sky with a single line in the air.

With one single line of talent and passion.

When he was arrested for a student movement and was tried, his father asked him to say that he would go back to school and try to become a doctor if he preempted him in his final statement.

He told me not to come to see me if I want to say that.

Lee Wang-jun had no intention of becoming a doctor and there was no possibility of becoming a doctor at that time.

Chief Swordsman Cho Nam-gwan is his best friend in high school.

Two people in the student movement exchanged these words.

'Let's bet whether it is faster for me to become a doctor or pass the bar exam.'

As they said that, the two laughed out loud.

It was at that time when both people thought they couldn't be a doctor or a prosecutor.

Although he barely returned to medical school, he couldn't get into the internship at Seoul National University, so he worked part-time at a rural hospital for a year and spent his youthful youth.

Even after getting a professional qualification, I had nowhere to go and wandered for months.

He had to be told that he, who wanted to live for a worker, was a bad business owner.

He failed to take over a university hospital that he thought was a wish of his life and the completion of the Tower of Babel.

Kwandong University had to leave, and the acquisition of Seonam University, which had been elaborating for more than three years, only left over 6 billion legal disputes.

In fact, even now, if you take a step, you can fall into the hell.

The bio company, which was ambitiously acquired by investing more than 10 billion won, has been designated as a management item and has been suspended.

Immediately after the deal was suspended, he was once again playing on the edge of the cliff as the company's CEO.

The final review is ahead in March next year, but the possibility of delisting cannot be ruled out.

Myongji Hospital has been on a relatively stable track, but no one is in a position to guarantee that it will remain a winner in the fierce competition.

He said he started without what he had and was always struggling with money.

He said that the most important thing is money, saying, “I don’t know if I can always be free from worrying about money.

Despite this situation, he does not hide his endless efforts to reach out and his naked ambition to build the Tower of Babel higher.

He seems to have learned in his heart before his head that if he does not keep running, he will collapse if he stops here.

If you want to be a little stable, work on a new, bigger job.

When working, he doesn't leave anything like a safety plate.

Fight on everything you have.

Except for one house, there was no real estate, and no property was reserved to pass on to the children.

Others tell me to stop now, but he seldom listens.

It is unlikely that his style will change in the future.

When I see him, I feel like a professional knight who enjoys a class game.

He's not a gambler in that he doesn't expect luck.

He is a person who carefully calculates the last number and wins the class of the house.

So, his game is a blood-dried fight where the victory or defeat is unknown until the final embroidery.

He said his success story was not yet complete.

He says he will be able to tell a different level of success story than now in the next 2-3 years, or at the latest by 2025, and he does not hide his ambitious side.

When he says this, it looks both wonderful and precarious.

7. Even after returning to medical school in 1988, he kept his hands on the student movement.

Rather, they were involved more deeply.

I asked for off, but I don't think I'm going to obey the request.

Chun Doo-hwan, Lee Soon-ja's arrest, and the squadron reunification movement, he played a number of roles in an invisible place.

He is trained to see the world politically, and he has a wide range of connections in the political world, so there is no reason to be interested in politics.

He was a successful expert, and he came from the 386 activist circle with a career worth offering, so there were many people from the ruling party and the opposition party.

He said there were four proposals, including by-elections, that he refused.

His acquaintance who knew him well expressed that he had missed the timing to jump into politics.

It is said that it was not in the circumstances to enter the politics in order to take over and normalize Incheon Sarang Hospital and Myeongji Hospital with almost the enemy authority.

However, there is no reason to believe that this person will continue to live with politics in the future.

No, I feel honest that I will always be in politics.

He said he would go to the mainstream instead of the periphery of the student movement.

Since he is such a person, he cannot be satisfied with the fact that he has become the main character of a hospital with several hundred beds.

Met him twice.

On November 25, we met for about 3 hours in the office of the director of Myongji Hospital, and on the 28th, we had a conversation with him for over 8 hours at the SBS office building for about 5 hours.

The first seemed a little self-righteous, but after meeting the second, I enjoyed talking with him.

He was a pleasant and friendly person.

He constantly vomited about his past, present, and future.

It was straightforward and did not turn back.

Even if the words were so long that he tried to stop talking in the middle, he said his words to the end.

It felt like a tank that didn't know how to back down, and like a stubborn monarch who got used to success, but he said his temper was milder than before.

He laughed out loud saying that he could become cowardly any longer for his organization, not himself.

When I was young, I couldn't keep up with the speed of my head, so I often had logic in the middle, and my voice was high, so when I spoke, I was looking at what other people were trying to say, but these days my head rotation is about 1.2 times higher than before. He said that there was no leap of logic, and the reaction of the people who listened to the story improved.

I asked if he thought it was because of your high seat and increased authority, but he didn't seem to agree.

He didn't boast about his talents.

It is known to a certain extent that this person drew the basic sketch of the drama <General Hospital>, which hit the record in the 1990s.

The basic plot and the character of the main character came out of this man's head.

The words are rather lengthy, but the text is concise and well-read.

He is a style with many enemies, but the reviews of the people around him are surprisingly praised.

It was rather embarrassing for those who listened to only good stories as if they had kissed.

He was self-righteous, his voice was loud, and he couldn't stop talking when he started working, so he thought that he would give others a sense of rejection, but the reactions of acquaintances were unexpected.

I don't know if it is because there are interests.

This man seldom says he is lucky.

No, I've never heard of luck in his mouth.

In other words, he doesn't think his success is due to his luck.

He said he came here because he tried harder than others and endured stronger than others.

He said there was no free in the world, and he said that he had nothing to gain.

In the New Year's Address of Myongji Hospital, he said this intent.

When I did research on successful people at Harvard University, I found that talent or grade IQ had little to do with success, and those who endured at least a minute and a second on a gym treadmill succeeded.

It means that the reason for his success was also here.

When I say that I can change the world as much as I can if I become the protagonist, but when I say that the world doesn't change very easily, I thought the world has changed, but when I say that it hasn't changed, I understand the life of my father who spent his whole life in the doctor's office. Lee Wang-jun looked old when he said that it would be.

He was still a young man and a revolutionary when he said that after the Corona is truly the beginning of the 21st century, when talking about a new opportunity with a hospital as a platform, and talking about the bio-revolution that six hours is not enough.

Five years ago, he told hospital officials to prepare a biomedical business based on new IT technologies and bio industry.

His colleagues asked:

"Do we have the technology, do we have people, do we have infrastructure? We have nothing. But how do we do that."

Lee Wang-jun answered like this.

"We have a strategy and a hospital."

Here, the word strategy should be changed to the word Wang-jun Lee.

Others may have money, manpower, and technology, but they must have wanted to say whether they don't have Lee Wang-jun.

8. His Tower of Babel was not built on sand.

There may be times of peril, but it is unlikely that his Tower of Babel will easily collapse.

There is no such thing as a mirage.

Some say that the tower itself will fall under the weight of the tower itself, which sounds like jealousy or gossip.

He has the ability to build the tower of Babel now and has lived by throwing all of himself to build that huge tower.

There is no need to be stingy in assessing his achievements.

However, he will have to continue to answer these questions in the future.

How much better has this world been with your success.

Is there still room in your Tower of Babel for sick, sad and sad people?