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An Introduction to Qianfoshan Hospital in Shandong, China
Qianfoshan Hospital was established in 1960. Over time, it evolves to be a large general hospital, directly overseen by the Shandong Bureau of Health and ranked as at the highest level of overall competency as a hospital. The hospital provides multiple services including medical treatment, health care, teaching, research, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention and acute & emergency care.
Qianfoshan Hospital is situated to the north of Qianfo Mountain in Jinan, Shandong Province. It covers an area of 100,000 square meters, while the newly constructed building for Outpatient Department is 51,000 square meters. The hospital is constituted of more than 50 clinical and technical departments and equipped with 1,000 open beds. As estimated, its total asset is around Chinese Yuan 800 millions. Different diagnostic and therapeutic devices are equipped with which cost approximately Chinese Yuan 300 millions, of which more than 500 devices cost over Chinese Yuan 100,000 each.
There are more than 1,200 employees in the Qianfoshan Hospital. A lot of them are prestigious doctors and scholars, e.g. Prof. Li Zhao-ting (expertise in General Surgery), Prof. Lin Shao-fang (expertise in Cardiovascular Diseases), Prof. Bi Yu-hua (expertise in Hepatopathy Surgery), and Prof. Gao Zhong-yu (expertise in Pathology).
Prof. Li Zhao-ting separated General Surgery Department into four specialized divisions, i.e. Liver & Gall, Gastrointestine, Periphery Vessel and Thyroid & Breast, in 1983. Four of his subordinates take leadership in the area of General Surgery, and then the General Surgery Department grows up to be the leading disciplinary division in Shandong Province. In present the department is operated by a group of highly competent young or middle-aged doctors and nurses.
The Invasive Therapy Center for Cardiovascular Diseases is also one of the key leading disciplinary divisions in Shandong Provision. It is led by prestigious expert doctors such as Lin Shao-fang, Yu Tian, Lou Zi-mo and so forth. The centre is well known in the early detection of Acute Myocardiac Infarction, in the diagnosis and treatment of Heart Diseases as well as in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and other Cardiac Arrhythmia through Radio Frequency. Upon continuous efforts, the Center becomes one of the best divisions in Cardiovascular Surgery. Historically, there emerged a famous surgeon, i.e. Wang Chun-xiang, who was named as Red Candle In Medical World.
Led by Prof. Liu Shu-shan, Neurosurgery Department is now playing emphasis on developing the rehabilitation center for cerebrovascular diseases by integrating the strength in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This department can undertake difficult or complicate surgical procedures in the treatment of craniocerebral neoplasma, cerebral trauma and cerebrovascular angioma.
Orthopaediology Surgery Department is constituted of three specialty divisions, i.e. Spinal Surgery, Joint Surgery and Traumatic Surgery. Prof. Lu Hou-shan, the previous CEO of Beijing University Renmin Hospital, is the advisor of this department. Led by the Medical Director, Prof. Zhang Ming, the department is able to conduct different surgical procedures. Of peculiar, the department is well-known at the anthroscopic procedures and hip or knee replacement.
Ophthalmology Department, led by Prof. Dang Jia-fu, is competent at treating cataract, retinal problems and corpris vitre problems. These surgical treatment techniques are ranked as best in Shandong Province.
In particular, Organ Transplantation is one of the key service areas in Qianfoshan Hospital which makes continuing efforts in developing it. In 2007 Qianfoshan Hospital obtained the official approval, from the Ministry of Health, to conduct Heart, Liver and Kidney Transplantation. This makes the hospital the unique organization in Shandong Province which is able to conduct Heart Transplantation, and the hospital is also the unique in gaining the approval of providing three types of organ transplantation at the same time. A number of mixed transplantation, e.g. heart-kidney, liver-kidney, has been performed. The development of organ transplantations advances the strength in the other areas of services including Liver & Gall Surgery, Gastrointestinal Medicine, Nephrology, Cardiac Surgery & Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, etc..
Microtraumatic Surgery is another key service area in Qianfoshan Hospital. Therapies through endoscopies and laparoscopies is characterized by less pain, less injuries, better therapeutic outcomes, shorter hospital stay and less cost in comparison with traditional surgical procedures. More than 70% of clinical departments in the hospital provide these microtraumatic services, e.g. the departments of Gastrointestine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Ear-Nose-Throat.
Additionally, the Qianfoshan Hospital is famous at some other areas, e.g. pathology, cancer therapy, liver diseases management, diseases prevention and health promotion. The Pathology Department was founded by the nationally famous pathologist Prof. Gao Zhong-yu, and now led by Prof. Sun Qing, the first pathologist in Shandong Province who obtained the Doctoral Degree in Pathology. The department provides consulting services to clients in the whole province. As to the cancer therapies, the hospital provides different services, for instance, radiological, chemotherapeutic, surgical, immunological and traditional Chinese Medical treatments. Qianfoshan Hospital established the special consulting center for liver diseases in 1987. Experts in Shandong Province are invited to provide integrated medical consultancy. A number of patients with liver problems have benefited from these services, and the center wins the reputation in professional societies and in public.
For the patients in acute or emergent conditions, the hospital provides continuing services, i.e. Dragon Services, which is consisted of the speed-provision of immediate health services called as Green Channel, timely and effective treatment & health care, and the prolonged care in following of the acute or emergent care. The Dragon Service is very popular, whereas the design of the new building for Outpatient Department especially the Emergency Center facilitates its healthcare provision to the patients in acute or emergent health conditions. Efficient, cost-effective and convenient health services are of characteristic of the emergency care in Qianfoshan Hospital. Through persistent efforts, the hospital becomes the unique triage “120” center in Shandong Province.
As to the academic competency in Qianfoshan Hospital, hundreds of staff take the responsibilities of teaching and supervising. There are 124 professors or associate professors, of whom 86 are master or doctoral supervisors. The hospital is awarded with more than 30 research grants every year and on average, more than ten original research articles are published in journals cited by Science Citation Index. Qianfoshan Hospital is proactive and active in developing academic exchange programs with institutions in foreign countries. As a matter of fact, more than Chinese Yuan 1.5 millions is invested in staff development each year.
The last but not the least, Qianfoshan Hospital is famous at gathering donation. It has won the title of Provincial Donation Hospital and established the Shandong Provincial Loving Donation Foundation.
In conclusion, Qianfoshan Hospital continues its efforts to satisfy clients’ needs for health through the provision of highly competent services. It pursues more humanitarian health care services that clients can benefit maximally.