Union Hospital Affiliated with Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (also known as Wuhan Union Hospital) was founded in 1866, and is a major general hospital under National Health and Family Planning Commission. Over the past 150 years, the Hospital has won a worldwide reputation for its ability to provide full range of medical services and solid technical strength. It was among the first “Class-A Hospitals” recognized by Ministry of Health and among China’s TOP 100 Hospitals. The Hospital also hosts Hubei Emergency Center, Hubei Telemedicine Center and Research Center for Postgraduate Medical Education. It has won a number of national awards for management excellence. The Hospital has passed the re-assessment for the title of “Class-A Class Hospital” in 2015.
The Hospital consists of the Hospital proper, West Campus, Cancer Center and Jinyinhu Hospital (planned), is equipped with a total of 5,000 beds. In terms of the main performance measures, the Hospital is among top general hospitals in China: The Outpatient visits reached 5.7 million; the hospital treated 227,000 inpatients and 121,000 patients recovered after operation. The Hospital is taking lead nation-wide in a wide array of medical treatments or technologies,including heart transplantation, conjoined twins separation, bone marrow transplantation, endoscope-assisted megacolon resection surgery and one-stop CHD hybrid surgery.
By august 2016, the hospital has about 7900 staff members, among whom 595 are medical experts with senior professional titles, including 5 double-appointment academicians, 1 chief scientist of the 973 National Program, 3 specially-appointed professors with the title “Yangtze River Scholar” awarded by the Ministry of Education, 12 professors with the 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, 95 experts who have won special allowance form the State Council. It also has 10 key national disciplines (including key disciplines with national support), 25 key national clinic specialties (top 5 in terms of quantity in China), 8 departments and 23 teaching and research sections, 2 doctoral programs of level-1 disciplines, 23 doctoral programs of level-2 disciplines; 189 on-the-job Ph D. supervisors, 524 master supervisors; 1 key laboratory under Ministry of Education and 2 provincial key laboratory. Six National Progress Awards in Science and Technology were rewarded to its scientific research results.
In recent years, Wuhan Union Hospital has been increasingly going global, actively engaging in cooperation and academic exchange with more than 20 countries including Germany, Britain, USA and Japan.In the spirit of “Love, service to people and harmony”, over the past 150 year, Wuhan Union people, with their dedication and professionalism, have been striving for the better health of the public. With National Clinical Research Center, National Diagnosis and Treatment Center for Difficult and Complicated Disease, National Training Center for Medical Technology under construction, the Hospital, is now embarking on a new strategic journey of “Healthy China” and will build an even more splendid future.