Overview of Peking University First Hospital
Name: Peking University First Hospital
Address: No.8, Xishiku Street, West City District, Beijing
Postal Code: 100034
Take Bus No.55, No.68, No.107, No.118, No.42, No.701, No.810, No.13 or No. 823 and stop at Changqiao station.
Peking University First Hospital is a large, non-profit public hospital integrating medical service with teaching, research and preventive medicine. Founded in 1915, it is a clinical medical school built in the first batch in China, which is popularly called “Beida” Hospital.
Now the hospital has 4 separated parts: Outpatient Department Building, First, Second and Third Inpatient Department Building.
In 2001, the hospital was recognized, among the first group, as a “National Model Hospital. In the year 2003, the hospital was designated as “Class A Tertiary Hospital”, and “Class A Insurance Hospital”, the best of the honors that a hospital could win in China.
The 1368-bed hospital provides a full range of clinical services including VIP clinics, specialist clinics and specialty clinics. Nearly 5,000 outpatients and emergency cases are treated per day and over 25,000 patients are admitted per year. The hospital is responsible for the multidimensional medical cares of 5 million staff members in Beijing, who have joined the Basic medical insurance program and of 62105 staff members who enjoy free medical care. In addition, the hospital takes care of the medical service of 8620 persons with medical aid contract and one tenth of the senior governmental clerks in Beijing. To follow the policy of putting prevention first in medical works, a special preventive care division has been set up in the hospital in charge of anti-infectious diseases measures, planned immuno-therapy, maternal and child care, regular physical checkups and health education facing a population of about 50,000 urban residents.
The hospital has 3069 full time employees, including 1227 nurses. Apart from general armamentarium, the hospital is equipped with 6678 pieces (sets) of sophisticated precision installations of the most advanced level such as 3.0 MR and 64-slides CT. The hospital is outstanding in areas of nephrology, cardiology, urology and andrology, general surgery, neurology, OB/GYN, pediatrics,dermatology and venereology, specifically, the hospital is among the country or the world’s advanced institutions in the diagnosis & treatment of Glomerular diseases, interventional therapy of coronary heart diseases, endoscopic therapy for urological tumor, urinary stone ,prostate diseases, and stress urinary incontinence,total pelvic exenteration, laparoscopy & thorascopy, glaucoma, pediatric strabismus and amblyopia, pediatric neurology, pediatric nephrology, pediatric cardiovascular and neonatal diseases,perinatal care,gynecological cancers,etc.
Peking University First Hospital persists with “Patient-centered” policy and management reforms to ensure quality medical services.
In September 2002, the hospital opened a new Geriatric and surgical building, run by an independent Infrastructure Management company, providing the first-rate environments and top-level service to patients from Beijing and other cities.
Peking University First Hospital has been one of the earliest bases for clinical medical education in China. During the past 90 years, it has shown its great strength in the training of high-level medical talents. Since 1949, more than 9,000 medical professionals have been trained. There are three training programs: five-year’s Bachelor program (exist by 2007), Seven-year’s Master program and eight-year’s Doctoral program. At present, the hospital has an enrollment of 198 undergraduates, 206 master program students and 163 Doctoral students. In addition, the hospital organizes 20-30 sessions of CME courses each year for about 300 doctors from other provinces of China and some from other countries. With the regular update on multimedia facilities and more adequate clinical teaching resources available and an active reform on educational model, the hospital is keeping abreast with the world’ s advanced level in medical education.
For scientific research, the hospital has established 6 institutes and 9 research centers. There are 11 key disciplines, one ministry-level key laboratory, and 5 groups of core facilities for research. The hospital is designated as the one of the National Base for Drug Clinical Trial in 13 specialties. Since 1982, the hospital has undertaken more than 1300 Research Projects granted by the state, or the ministries. The hospital has been awarded 304 prizes by the state, the ministries, or Beijing Municipality since 1978 for its achievements in science and technology. In recent years, the hospital shifted its focus to the quality of research paper from its quantities. For the five consecutive years from 1999 to 2003, the number of SCI papers of the hospital has been among the top four in the medical institutions in China, especially, ranked the first in the year 2003. The number of citations is also among the top six, and ranked fourth in the year 2002 and 2003. The research staff of the hospital take various posts with academic organizations including 430 person/time on national and 45 person/time on international organizations. Since China’s Opening Policy in the 70’s, the hospital has accepted 15,000 visitors from more than 30 countries and regions. At the same time the hospital has been sending its medical professionals abroad for international congresses, visits and further training. Friendly relations have been established with over 40 university hospitals in Asia, the United States and European countries to enhance academic exchanges and develop co-operations in many fields.