Wuhan Union Hospital was founded in 1866 and is now a major comprehensive hospital under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Health. Affiliated with Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the hospital comprises the First Clinical College of Tongji Medical College, Emergency Center of Hubei province, Telemedicine Center of Hubei province, Research Center of Medical Education after Graduation of Hubei province, etc. It has been conferred “First Class hospital” by Ministry of Health initially. Union Hospital has been awarded the “National Civilized Unit”, the “One of Hundred Excellent Hospitals in China”, and the “National Labor Award”.
At present, the hospital consists of 4 districts: the Main District, the Tumor Center, the West Branch and the International Hospital, with a total of 5,000 beds. In 2015, there were 4,713,000 outpatient visits, 186,000 admissions and more than 100,000 operations.
The hospital has a complete array of academic programs and departments, including 45 clinical and paramedical departments, and 12 research institutes. Among them, 10 are National Key Disciplines (Cardioangiology, Hematology, Urinary Surgery, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, et al.). The hospital also has 25 National Key Clinical Specialties (Cardioangiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Hematology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Thoracic Surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Anesthesiology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Clinical Laboratory, Clinical Nursing, Dermatology, General Surgery, Respiratory Medicine, and Neurology).
The hospital has obvious advantages in personnel, including many distinguished medical specialists. It has currently about 7,565 staff members, among whom 564 are medical experts with senior professional titles, including 95 experts who have won special allowance from the State Council,1 chief scientist of the National Program 973, 5 academicians, 3 specially-appointed professors with the “title Yangtze River Scholar” awarded by the Ministry of Education, 10 doctors with title of “Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions” awarded by Ministry of Health, 6 winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and 11 Winners of “New Century Talents Supporting Project” in Ministry of Education.
The hospital is well-equipped and owns plenty of advanced technicians, with more than 100 new techniques applied each year. Supported by research platforms of key laboratories, such as Biological Targeted Therapy and Molecular Imaging Research Institute which are authorized by Hubei province and Ministry of Education, over 400 scientific accomplishments have been achieved since 1979. Among these achievements, 4 research achievements won the second-class award of National Scientific and Technological Progress, and 30 achievements won the first-class at the provincial and ministerial levels.
The hospital has 2 primary discipline doctoral programs and 3 master degree-conferring program of first-level discipline, 8 schools and 16 teaching and research departments with 189 supervisors for doctoral programs and 524 for masteral programs.
The hospital is located in the central Wuhan, with convenient transportation. The Zhongshan Park Metro station connects with the new out-patient building, which is equipped with international 1st-class facilities and warm hospitality.
Sticking to the idea of “Benevolence and Mercy, Collaboration and Harmony”, and making great effort to complete lofty mission of “Promoting humanitarianism, Devoting to health care and serving people”. Union Hospital will continuously improve the quality and level of medical services. It is now steadily developing into a comprehensive medical center, which objective is to develop into modern medicine center and satisfy the public demand for health care.