Peking University People¡¯s Hospital, originally named Central Hospital of China located at Fuchengmen, was established in 1918. It is the first comprehensive western medicine hospital built on funds raised solely by Chinese Government. Dr. Liande Wu, one of the founders of the Chinese Medical Association and a plague fighter, served as president of the hospital. Shortly after the event at Pearl Harbor in 1941, a group of renowed physicians and surgeons, including Dr. Huilan Zhong, Dr. Qiaozhi Lin, Dr. Songtao Guan, Dr. Yuanpu Xie and Dr. Jimao Meng, transferred to this hospital form Peking Union Medical College Hospital. They contributed greatly to the improvement of medical care and to teaching new generation physicians and nurses. Compassion and professionalism have since become the motto and tradition of this institution.
The hospital had been under direct supervision of the Chinese Ministry of Public Health since May 1950 and was subsequently renamed as Beijing People¡¯s Hospital in 1956. It became affiliated with the Beijing Medical College in 1958 and served as one of its major teaching hospitals since that time. In 1991, the hospital was rebuilt at the new site, a mile away from the old facility. A new research-teaching building was put into operation at the same location in 1997. When Beijing Medical University merged with Peking University in 2000, the hospital was renamed Peking University People¡¯s Hospital.
Code of Conduct
Peking University People¡¯s Hospital has a value system in place that guides us to successfully achieve our goals. These values include compassion, devotion, refinement and innovation. The four standards provide guidance to our employees and are approved as ¡°Our Code of Conduct,¡± which generations of our staff members have abided by.
Today at Peking University People¡¯s Hospital
Peking University People¡¯s Hospital is a level III first-class comprehensive hospital that has totally 140,000 square meters of floor space, a bed capacity of 1228, and is currently a leading university hospital in clinical care, medical teaching and research in China. Peking University People's Hospital has more than 1,200,000 outpatient visits, 32,000 inpatient admissions and more than 130,000 emergency cases annually. More than 16,000 surgical procedures and over 100,000 radiological examinations are performed every year.
Peking University People¡¯s Hospital will continue to lead the country in the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia, hepatitis, eye diseases,arthritis, heart diseases, gynecological tumors, bone tumor and trauma, and other conditions. Our goals of training tomorrow¡¯s great physicians, nurses, and scientists have remained the same. Above all, we aim to provide the highest quality health care and services to all of our patients. We know that good care involves more than good medicine. That's why our concern for our patients extends to every part of their stay. We expect our patients¡¯ experience at Peking University People¡¯s Hospital to be as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.
Among the 2,335 full-time employees in the hospital, there are 270 full professors and associate professors who provide outstanding medical care and education. There are 39 doctoral candidate supervisors and 141 master¡¯s degree candidate supervisors. The hospital is also the basis for undergraduate, post-graduate and continued medical education. More than 600 students are admitted every year, in the areas of medicine, oral medicine, laboratory medicine and nursing. We also train more than 500fellows annually. Thanks to the excellent teaching work, 2 national education awards, 3 municipality education awards, 7 university teaching awards and 8 medical center teaching awards were given to us in 2005. Nine departments have won the title of nationally important department issued by education ministry in 2007. They are Peking University Institute of Hematology, Peking University Hepatology Institute, Department of Cardiology, Department of Orthopedics, Department of Gynecology, Department of Eye, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Urology, Department of Dermatology & Venereology.
Peking University People¡¯s Hospital is also home to outstanding medical research, with more than 300 full time research scientists. Our current initiatives have attracted a record $22 million RMB in funding, including 18 national grants (including national nature science grant, 973 and 863 projects, etc.) and 15 other grants in 2005. Two national scientific-technology awards, 4 national medical awards and 5 Beijing scientific-technology awards have been applied for and 2 patents were won in 2006. As many as 900 papers have been published with 35 SCI papers in 2006. Most of the experiments required by the grants can be carried out in the well-equipped central lab.
More than 1000 visitors from more than 30 countries and regions have visited Peking University People¡¯s Hospital since 1980¡¯s. At the same time, our staff including physicians, nurses and scientists has been sent abroad for academic exchange, and joint training. More than 20 hospitals all over the world have established sister-hospital relationships with us to enhance mutual academic exchange and to develop collaborations in a variety of fields.