The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University (HMUSAH) was founded in 1954. It is a large comprehensive Level-A hospital embracing clinical services, medical education, scientific research, disease prevention, healthcare and rehabilitation.
The hospital occupies an area of 500,000 m2, with a construction area of 510,000 m2, including one outpatient building, seven inpatient buildings, and four subhospitals on its campus – Rheumatic Disease Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease Hospital, Cadre Hospital and ENT Hospital. There are 3,603 faculty and staff in the hospital, including 767 professors and associate professors, among whom are 57 PhD supervisors, 294 Master supervisors, 18 State Council Special Allowance receivers 2 Longjiang Scholars, one National Outstanding Youth Fund winner and one New Century Excellent Talents of Ministry of Education. It contains 3,100 beds, with more than 110,000 patients discharged from the hospital and more than one million patients visiting the outpatient department each year. HMUSAH is composed of 44 clinical departments and 13 technical departments. The affiliated institutions include National Research Center for Clinical Testing of New Drugs, National Base for Clinical Research on Drugs, Provincial-Ministerial Key Laboratory for Myocardial Ischemia and Its Diagnosis and Treatment under the Ministry of Education, Heilongjiang Provincial Organ Transplantation Center, Center for Prenatal and Genetic Disease Diagnosis, Dialysis Center, Institute for Rheumatic Diseases, Institute for Cardiovascular Surgery, Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Drug Research of Higher Education Institutions, Key Laboratory for the Basic Theory and Application of Anesthesiology, HMU Institute for Hematologic Diseases, Institute for Pharmacy and Medication, Institute for Respiratory Diseases and Center for Genecology and Endocrinology. HMUSAH is equipped with advanced medical facilities such as γ-Knife, X-Knife, 3.0TMRI, 64-slice Spiral CT, DSA, and ECT.
The hospital utilizes the most advanced medical technologies for patient care. Various transplantations have been successfully performed such as heart transplantation, lung transplantation, liver transplantation, spleen transplantation, kidney transplantation, testicle transplantation, combined heart and lung transplantation, combined pancreas and kidney transplantation, combined thyroid-parathyroid-thymus transplantation, cornea transplantation and marrow transplantation. These successes have enabled the hospital to take a leading position in China in transplantation types, techniques and quality. Mr. Yumin Yang, a heart transplant recipient, has survived for 18.5 years by, with the best life quality and longest survival time in Asia. Thus the project team for heart transplantation was granted the Second Prize of National Award for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2002. A liver transplant recipient has also survived for more than 14 year so far. In 2006 the hospital successfully performed the Aortic Valve Replacement, which made the hospital one of the two in China capable of performing this operation. The hospital adheres to the motto “The Patients First and the Service Best” and emphasizes self-discipline in medical ethics and morality. The patient-centered holistic nursing caters for all patients of different economic levels, in all aspects including medical treatment, healthcare and rehabilitation. The nursing services at HMUSAH rank among the best in China. In April 2001, the Nursing School of HMU was founded in the hospital. In May of the same year, Ms. Qiujie Li, Director of the Nursing Administration, was awarded the 38th Florence Nightingale Medal. The hospital was certificated as “excellent nursing hospital” by Ministry of Health in 2010.
As an important clinical teaching hospital of HMU, HMUSAH has 32 PhD programs, one clinical medicine postdoctoral program, one clinical pharmacy postdoctoral program, 31 Ministry of Health certificated specialist training bases, 4 key national clinical specialties, one candidate national key program, 11 provincial key programs, and 8 programs with positions for specially invited professors by the province, 4 courses with national quality, 2 national featured specialties and 2 national teaching achievements. The hospital undertakes clinical teaching in PhD, masters and undergraduate programs. The teaching building occupies an area of 5,200 m2, containing multimedia classrooms, audio-visual laboratories and a network classroom. The hospital invested enormously for the construction of a Clinical Simulation Teaching Center and trained standardized patients, which are extensively used in clinical teaching. In 2009 the hospital was designated as one of the approved national clinical teaching demonstration centers. There are also 14,000 m2 of building area for the accommodation of undergraduate and junior college students and 16,000 m2 for graduate students.
Scientific research is emphasized in the hospital. Since 2001, the hospital has been granted 1,060 research funds, including one National Outstanding Young Scientist Fund, 86 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation. The hospital has been granted 200 awards of various levels for its scientific and technological achievements, of which were one national award and 104 ministerial or provincial awards. A total of 7,924 papers have been published in various academic journals, with 331 cited by SCI. HMUSAH has actively conducted international exchanges and kept a close friendship and research collaboration with 26 universities and hospitals in the world such as the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Miami and the University of Toronto. In the past decade, over 100 HMUSAH faculty members have trained just in the University of Pittsburgh, which has become a key training center abroad of the hospital.
In the past few years, the hospital has invested a great deal in the reconstruction for better internal environment and external appearance. In 2008 the newly built outpatient building was put to use. In 2011, new science b and teaching building, cadres ward building, integrated ward building with a total of 170,000 m2 will be put into use. The hospital has become “hotel-like wards and garden-like yards”, a cozy and comfortable environment for patients.
HMUSAH has been widely recognized for its advanced technologies and devoted services of its medical staff. Great attention was paid to the program of spreading science and technology, culture, and medical care to the farmers. Volunteer medical consultations were seen nearly everywhere in Heilongjiang Province. In 2010 the hospital also purchased the first "Car Hospital" in China. The hospital has been honored numerous awards from the State Council, the former National Labor and Personnel Ministry, the Ministry of Health and the Heilongjiang Provincial Government. It has been designated as one of the national “Best Hundred Hospitals”, “The National Outstanding Unit in Health Care”, one of the “Best Four Hundred Units for Environment in China”, and so on. The hospital has also been commended as “The Outstanding Unit” by the fourteen ministries of China for its great support to the rural area in science, culture and health care.
Today’s HMUSAH has become a modern hospital for clinical services and medical teaching with comprehensive disciplines, advanced facilities, excellent techniques and beautiful environment. Looking into the future, we stick to the guideline of “quality to construct the hospital, innovation to run the hospital, talents to strengthen the hospital, and research-teaching to prosper the hospital. We will improve quality of medical services by adhering to the "patient-centered” concept, cultivating well-known specialist and increasing comprehensive strength to ensure sustainable development of the hospital. We will strive for a hospital which is first-class in China and well-known in the world.