A Brief Introduction to Wuhan No.1 Hospital (Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine)
Wuhan No.1 Hospital (Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine), located at the riverside of Yangtze River and near Hanshui River, is a large-scale comprehensive Grade III Class A hospital involving in medical treatment, teaching, scientific research, training and health management. It is among the first group of key hospitals of integrated traditional and western medicine in our country approved by State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine and The Fourth Medical Clinical Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medicine College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Affiliated to Hubei University of Chinese Medicine.
This hospital has a long history. As one of the earliest public hospitals in Hubei, it was established in 1927. Its original name was Municipal Hospital of Hankow and was renamed Wuhan No.1 Hospital in 1949. It was named Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine by the municipal government of Wuhan in 1985.
After nearly one hundred years of development, now we are in the historical stage. Currently, the hospital covers an area of 11.533 hectares, including a construction area of 147,000 square meters, with 3,000 beds under authorized plan and 2,600 beds actually available. There are 2.37 million outpatients/ patients receiving emergency treatment and 80,000 patients discharged from the hospital every year; and the annual number of operations is up to 27,000. Its total assets are valued at RMB 2.46 billion.
A complete set of disciplines of outstanding level. The hospital consists of 49 clinical, medical and technical departments, including 4 key national-level clinical departments (Dermatology Dept., Spleen & Stomach Disease Dept., Kidney Disease Dept. and Clinical Care); 4 key disciplines (Dermatology, Spleen & Stomach Disease Study, Clinical Science of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology of TCM) and 9 key departments (Dept. of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Encephalopathy Dept. of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, Cardiovascular Dept. of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, Rehabilitation Dept. of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine and ENT Dept. of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine) under State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 16 key departments(General Surgery，Neurological Surgery，Neurology， Emergency, Clinical Laboratory etc.) at provincial level and 12 at municipal level. There are 6 medical treatment quality control centers respectively for dermatology in Hubei, and blood dialyses, nursing, cerebral apoplexy, medical imaging and gastroenterology in Wuhan set up in this hospital.
A galaxy of well-known doctors. There are more than 3000 workers now in the hospital, including 360 senior technicians, 88 professors with qualification to supervise postgraduate students, 12 experts entitled to the State Council allowance, 6 young and middle-aged experts of outstanding contributions at provincial and municipal level, 20 experts entitled to the provincial/municipal government allowance, 5 national master-disciple instructors and 14 heirs of the master-disciple system under State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 3 provincial-level TCM masters, 6 provincial-level prestigious TCM doctors, 5 provincial-level young and middle aged famous TCM doctors, 19 young and middle aged backbone medical talents in Wuhan and more than 20 people with the titles like national outstanding TCM talents, provincial/municipal remarkable talents in medical science, leading talents or outstanding leader in specific disciplines. In recent years, the hospital has undertaken over 600 scientific research projects in different types at different levels and has been in charge of 34 national natural science funds and 155 provincial-level scientific research projects; has more than 2,800 theses published in the core periodicals and 84 SCI theses published; obtained 157 scientific and technical achievements and 59 science and technology awards at provincial/municipal level.
Advanced equipment and consummate skills. The hospital has the first vertical express way for medical treatment in Hubei, globally advanced integrated operating theater, the biggest full-automatic biochemical immunoassay line in the whole province and large-scale top grade medical equipment such as the most advanced SOMATOM Definition Flash CT in the world. It has launched six kinds of cutting-edge medical technologies in succession—reproduction, stem cell, gene diagnosis, interventional therapy, minimally invasive therapy and laser therapy. Its 14 special disease treatment groups (psoriasis, acne, urticaria and vitiligo) of Dermatology Dept. are praised as the “Top Four” in the whole country; the “unique external treatment for spleen and stomach diseases” in its Spleen & Stomach Disease Dept. and the “Zhonghuanqiang” triple sequential therapy of its Kidney Disease Dept. has received favorable comments. By constructing a “high-level grafting” platform, it is able to independently carry out the in-cavity minimally invasive therapy for major iliac artery diseases, pelvic reconstructive surgery, precise hepatectomy, excision of complicated pancreas tumor, cancer removal of ENT Dept. and ESD, ERCP and EUS of Gastroenterology Dept.
Make innovation on the basis of inheritance and move ahead with honor. In the long period of nearly one hundred years, every generation of medical workers spared no efforts to make progress and establish one after another monument in the history of the hospital. In the exploration over the past 30 years, the hospital won the honorary titles such as the advanced unit in the construction of culture in the national health system, the national exemplary home of workers, the civilization unit in the first nationwide promotion campaign for respecting the elderly, provincial/municipal-level civilized unit, provincial/municipal-level May 1st Labor Medal, provincial/municipal-level exemplary unit for March 8 and advanced grass roots Party Committee in the provincial/municipal-level health system in succession. Today, at the new starting point of the 90th anniversary, the hospital will remain committed to its original intention and take active measures to press ahead towards the goal of becoming a domestic advanced and world-famous hospital of integrated traditional and western medicine by adapting to the new normal of comprehensive reform of public hospitals based on its motto of “The Integration of Tcm and Western Medicine for the Best Service to All People” and the idea of “the advantage of the brand of CTM and unique characteristics of western medicine” for further development.