Medical Service for Foreigners and Their Offspring in Shaanxi ProvinceIn order to provide appropriate medical service for foreign investors in Shaanxi Province as well as their offspring, and to further improve the investment environment and promote the development of economy and social service in Shaanxi Province, requirements are issued as follows:
I. All levels of administrative divisions of health and medial institutions must place great emphasis on the medical service for foreigners in Shaanxi Province as well as their offspring. This work must be given priority on the agenda, and be assigned to designated persons.
II. Administrative divisions of health at both provincial and municipal level must designate some medical institutions to provide medical service for foreigners as well as their offspring. Provincial hospitals designated by Shaanxi Provincial Department of Health are: People's Hospital of Shaanxi Province, the First and the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an Children's Hospital, and the Stomatology Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University; and health bureaus of cities with districts must designate one or two well-equipped medical institutions to provide daily medical service for foreigners in the areas under their jurisdiction.
III. All designated medical institutions shall set up certain agencies, designate specific persons that serve foreigners and establish relevant administrative regulations and functions. Hospitals, if conditions permit, may set up special wards or areas for foreigners, and assign the job to medical staffs with better foreign language skills and experience in foreign affairs.
IV. A coordination system and an express communication channel shall be established between the designated provincial medical institutions and those in cities with districts, so that medical consultation or hospital transfer can be arranged in time for patients with severe diseases or complicated diseases.
V. Health bureaus of cities with districts shall submit the name list of the designated hospitals, executive directors of the hospitals and the specific medical staffs together with their contact information to the Division of Medical Affairs of Shaanxi Provincial Department of Health no later than July 20. A copy of that list shall also be sent to relevant government departments of personnel, public security, and commerce at the same level. The designated provincial hospitals shall submit the name list of their executive directors and the specific medical staffs together with their contact information directly to the Division of Medical Affairs of Shaanxi Provincial Department of Health.
Profile of Designated HospitalsPeople's Hospital of Shannxi Province
People's Hospital of Shannxi Province is a large Level-3 Grade-A hospital established by Shaanxi People's Government. It is also the third affiliated hospital of the Medical School of Xi'an Jiaotong University, the Shaanxi Institute of Clinical Medicine and the National Clinical Drug Trial Institution. The hospital is equipped with such functions as medical and surgical care, education, scientific research, preventive health care, and rehabilitation.
Founded by the famous general Yang Hu-cheng in 1931, the hospital is located at No.256 Youyi West Road in the city of Xi'an, China. It covers a land area of 106,000 square meters and has a floor area of 219,000 square meters. There are 61 clinical and medical detection departments, 7 research units, and 1,100 beds. The hospital has 1,735 well-trained staff members, 82% of whom are trained medical staffs, including more than 524 senior technicians, 264 masters and doctors. Moreover, 124 staff members have been chosen as leading members in the municipal, provincial and national medical associations, and 55 are national and provincial outstanding experts as well as experts enjoying special allowance from the State Council.
The hospital has 1,152 sets of advanced medical equipments, including 1.5T Dual Gradient MR Machine, 64-slice Computed Tomography, linear accelerator, X knife, ECT, DR, color Doppler ultrasonic diagnosis system, which are in total worth more than 243 million Yuan.
The departments of Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Gerontology have been recognized as key subjects at the provincial level, while the departments of Hepatobilliary Surgery, Laboratory Medicine, Hematology, Emergency, Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Neurology are acknowledged as leading specialist faculties at the provincial level. In addition, ten departments, including Neurology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, ENT, and Hepatobilliary Surgery are categorized as professional groups of National Clinical Drug Trial Institution. The hospital, in partnership with Xi'an Jiaotong University, has 13 disciplines entitled to grant the master degree and one discipline entitled to grant the doctoral degree. The hospital has developed a group of new technologies and services like liver, kidney, and lung transplantation, bypass operation of coronary artery, interventional therapy of cardiovascular diseases, minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy of tumor. It is currently undertaking several projects funded by the national &provincial natural science foundations and social development foundations. In recent years, it has been granted 16 scientific achievement awards of different levels.
The hospital is actively promoting international academic exchanges and technological cooperation. It has established friendly cooperation relationship with a lot of overseas medical, educational and research institutes, including those in the US, Germany, France, Japan and Australia.
For the past few years the hospital has focused on patient-oriented service and kept improving service quality. It has been awarded such honorable titles as “China Top 100 Hospitals” and “People’s Model Hospital of China” by the Ministry of Health and China Hospital Association.
Address: No.256 Youyi West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China
Postal Code: 710068
First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Xi＇an Jiaotong University
Founded in 1956, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University is the largest Level-3 Grade-A hospital in the northwest China. The hospital has currently about 2,000 beds and 300 experts and professors, and has large medical equipment such as MRI, gamma knife, DSR, CT, double-photon linear accelerator, X knife, colored B-type ultrasonography, full-automatic biochemical analyzers, flow cytometry, heart monitor system, etc.. It is also equipped with technologies of endoscope and laparoscope operation, interventional therapy, blood purification, minimally invasive surgery, and transplantation of liver, kidney, lung, bone, intestine, and heart. All these advantages have facilitated the diagnosis and treatment of especially those severe and difficult cases. The hospital is now on the advanced level nationwide, and in the leading position in some fields in northwest China and even the whole country.
Guided by the strategic principles of "Credit, Quality, Technology, and Harmony", the hospital is actively promoting management, sound plan control, and accountability system. Meanwhile, is has carried out reforms of management system and operation system. For the past two years, it has established central ICU department, operation department, respiratory machine management center, clinical service center, diagnosis and treatment center headed by senior professors, healthcare center for carders, rehabilitation center, sub-health research center, clinic research center, congenital heart disease and peripheral vascular disease center, minimally invasive neurosurgery center, etc.. The integration and restructuring of disciplines have enabled the hospity to gain more advantages.
To facilitate patients, the hospital has improved its service by canceling noon break for outpatients. And senior expert clinics are now open even on holidays and during the night. Blood samples are collected at the clinics, and staff at the clinic center will escort patients with severe diseases, help send the patients’ samples and fetch their test reports for free. Patients only need to wait two hours before getting their blood test results, much faster than before; and they can get their CT and MRI results on the same day they have the test instead of having to wait until the next day. Inside the hospital area, patient-transporting vehicles are now available, and numerous touch screens and price boards have been installed to provide patients with clear and detailed information on their expenses at the hospital. In addition, the hospital has also introduced an assistance mechanism to promote the technological development of local hospitals.
Address: No. 277, Yanta West Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
Postal Code: 710061
Telephone: 029-85323211 (General Office), 029-85323228 (International Relations Department)
Second Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Xi’an Jiaotong University
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Xi’an Jiaotong University is a modernized large comprehensive hospital under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. As the first affiliated hospital of medical school in northwest China, it was formerly known as the Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of National Northwest Associated University, which evolved from the Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Beiping University (currently known as the Peking University First Hospital). The hospital is equipped with such functions as medical service, teaching, scientific research and prevention &health care. Since its foundation 70 years ago, the hospital has made great contribution to the medical development and people’s medical &health care services of our country. In 1994, it was appraised as a Level-Three Grade-A hospital by the Ministry of Health. In 1995, it was awarded the honorable title of National Advanced Collective for Public Health Sectors by the Ministry of Personnel and the Ministry of Health.
At present, the hospital has over 2,000 teachers and staff members, among which nearly 300 have with vice senior title or above. And there are 24 doctoral supervisors, 57 professors who enjoy special allowance from the State Council and the Shaanxi provincial government, nearly 200 experts who take the charges of chairman, vice-chairman, standing commissary or commissary of national or provincial medical associations, and over 100 experts who are the chief editors, deputy chief editors or members of the editorial board of national medical magazines.
The hospital is equipped with a whole range of subjects, which include 18 clinical disciplines, one post-doctoral mobile station and 19 disciplines entitled to grant the doctoral Degree. The master degree programs cover all clinical and medical detection departments. The hospital’s subjects of orthopedic surgery, general surgery, respiratory physicians and otolaryngology are the key medical subjects of Shaanxi province. Its subjects of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and urology are the major subjects of Shaanxi province. The subject of traditional Chinese medical treatment for kidney disease is the key subject of traditional Chinese medicine of Shaanxi province. Those subjects as well as the Ultrasound Medical Research Institute and the subject of pediatric surgery are well-known in China. Moreover, there are a lot of laboratories and medical centers in the hospital, including the Key Laboratory for Gastrointestinal Motility Disease of Shaanxi Province, Otolaryngology Medical Center of Shaanxi Province, Medical Center of Digestive Diseases, Medical Center for Skin Disease and Venereal Disease, Quality Control Center of Ultrasound Diagnosis and the Blindness Prevention Steering Group of Shaanxi Province. The departments of cardiovasology, hematology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, tumor surgery, neurological surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, infection control, emergency clinic and carder’s health care are very influential in Shaanxi province and northwest China.
Equipped with 1,200 beds for patients, the hospital receives 600,000 patients for clinical treatment and 25,000 inpatients each year. The hospital has purchased a lot of high-tech medical equipments, including linear accelerator, magnetic resonance imaging system, 16-slice spiral CT, ECT, double C-arm digital subtraction angiography unit, several color Doppler ultrasonic diagnosis systems, several full-automatic biochemical analyzers, over 10 sets of fiber hysteroscope equipments, nearly 100 sets of automatic monitors and automatic anesthetic monitors. The hospital has conducted a lot of treatments, including the treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head, scoliosis correction surgery, treatment for cervical diseases, physician &surgery comprehensive treatment for portal hypertension, transurethral resection of prostate, treatment for various refractory skin diseases, urea injection treatment for hemangioma, transperineal treatment of hirschsprung's disease, thoracoscopic treatment of child pectus excavatum, hysteroscopic-treatment for gynecological diseases, thoracoscopic treatment for giant bullous, complicated biliary tract surgeries and treatment for proximal bile duct cancer. Moreover, the hospital is in a leading position in northwest China or the whole country in treating a lot of diseases, including gastrointestinal motility diseases, treatment of foreign bodies in the trachea of infants, tympanitis, congenital heart diseases, severe hepatitis, leukaemia, various breast diseases, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, bronchial asthma, brain tumors, ocular fundus disease, lacrimal canalicular disease, coronary heart disease, complicated kidney disease and complications of diabetes. Therefore, it is widely praised by all circles of the society. Due to nearly ten years’ efforts, the hospital has widely adopted the treatment of endoscopic micro-wound surgery and started the transplantations of kidney and liver. The medical service of the hospital has reached various areas of northwest China. And the hospital’s treatment of some diseases is well-known around China.
The hospital also undertakes the teaching tasks for post doctorates, doctors, masters, seven-year masters and five-year undergraduates. After the study in the hospital, over 100 doctors and masters, 30 seven-year masters and 140 five-year undergraduates graduate each year and go to work in various regions in and out of the country. The hospital is also engaged in over 10 national continuing education projects every year. At the end of 2006, there were over 300 doctor candidates and master candidates, 213 seven-year master candidates and 83 five-year undergraduates studying in the hospital. The hospital has become an important base of training advanced clinical and medical talents.
With regard to scientific research, the hospital receives over 10 million Yuan scientific research funds every year, which include funds from National Natural Science Fundation, funds for National 973 Program, funds for projects of the Tenth Five-Year Plan and funds of key development from the Ministry of Health. There are over 600 academic papers published each year, among which over 20 have been cited by SCI. More than 20 written or translated academic monographs have been published. In the recent 5 years, the hospital has been granted more than 30 provincial and national awards for science and technology advancement. Three magazines undertaken by the hospital, including Chinese Journal of Dermatovenereology, Chinese Journal of Child Health Care and China Medical Abstracts (Dermatology) are published in China and overseas. And the former two magazines are categorized as national source journals and core journals. As chief editors or members of the editorial board, many experts of the hospital participated in the compilation of textbooks for national higher medical schools, including Dermatology, Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery for five-year undergraduates, Physician and Surgery for seven-year masters, and Physicians for eight-year program students.
The hospital has carried out long-term close academic exchanges with developed foreign countries and regions. Each year, it receives more than ten groups of scholars from US, EU, Japan, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Meanwhile, it sends over 50 experts abroad for exchanges and further study, which has accelerated the introduction of advanced international medical theories and technologies and improved the overall standard of its own services.
The hospital adheres to the patient-orientated service principles and abides by the requirement of the Ministry of Health for the Year of Hospital Management. With the better management and improved services, the hospital will provide high-quality one-stop medical services for the patients. It will make more efforts in accordance with the 11th Five-year Plan, strive for rapid development and achieve the goal of becoming a first-grade hospital in the country.
Address: No.157 of Xiwu Road, Xi’an (Medical Zone)
Telephone: 029-87678421 (General Office)
029-87679323 (Office of the Outpatient Department)
029-87678995 (Publicity Department)
Postal Code: 710004
Xi'an Children's Hospital
Xi'an Children's Hospital is the largest children's hospital in northwest China and the only children's hospital that have such functions as medical and surgical care, education, scientific research, preventive health care, and rehabilitation in Xi’an and Shaanxi Province. It was formerly the Yan’an Hospital for Communist Party of China Central Committee, which was founded in 1939, and the current children’s hospital, having gone through periods of reform, formally started operation in September 1, 1959 with the approval by the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province. In 1997, it was appraised as a Level-3 Grade-A hospital by the Ministry of Health and granted the honorable title of Municipal Model Unit. In May and December 2005, the hospital was awarded the honorable titles of Model Unit of Xi’an and Model Unit of Shaanxi Province.
Located inside the Andingmen of Xi’an, the hospital covers a land area of 110.7 Mu (one mu equals to 1/6 acre), out of which 87.86 Mu is used for the purpose of medical service. There are 16 clinic departments, 9 out-patient clinics, and 10 medical inspection departments. It has a capacity of 800 beds, 562 of which are practically available. The average annual number of outpatients amounts to over 450,000 and the number of inpatients over 20,000.
The hospital is equipped with well-trained talents. Among the overall 851 staff members, there are 124 senior professionals, 235 medium-level professionals and 735 professionals, which account for 86% of the staff team. And there are 116 administrative and logistical workers, which account for 14% of the staff team. A lot of pediatric experts of the hospital are well-known in Shaanxi Province or even across the whole country. The hospital has a sound structure of divisions. The Pediatric Physician Department is acknowledged as a key discipline at both the provincial and municipal level, and is subdivided into four divisions of Gastroenterology, Cardiovascular, Neonatology and Respiratory Medicine. The Department of Urology is also recognized as key discipline of the municipal level. In addition, the hospital has set up a number of training and research centers, such as Shaanxi Research Institute of Paediatrics, Shaanxi Advanced Training Center for Paediatric Doctors, Shaanxi Prevention and Treatment Center for Children’s Asthma, and Xi’an Rehabilitation Center for Children with a Disability. In December 2003, Shaanxi Children’s Medical Center was established at the hospital with the approval by Shaanxi Provincial Department of Health, and the launching ceremony was held on May 31, 2004. As for hardware conditions, the hospital has increased investment and introduced a lot of large and medium advanced medical equipments over the years. At present, it owns a lot of advanced equipments, including the Philips INTEGRIS CV Digital Subtraction Radiography and Angiocarpy Opacification System (Dutch), the Siemens Spiral CT (Germany), Jostra Extracorporeal Circulation Machine (US), Philips ATL550 Color Doppler-B-Scan System, Automatic Microbiological Assay Machine (France), Olympus Doscope System (Japand) and ASCEND Urodynamics Analysis System (Canada).
Currently the hospital is carrying out the construction of a building for medical and commercial use on the 26 Mu land in front of the hospital gate. Upon the completion of this new project, the hospital will become a modern children’s hospital with more space, better layout and complete functions, which in turn will greatly improve the demand conditions for children’s prevention, healthcare and treatment in Xi’an and the neighboring five provinces in northwest China. All staff members of the Xi’an Children’s Hospital are making great efforts to build the hospital into the best children’s hospital in the west of China.
Address: No. 69, Xijuyuan Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
Postal Code: 710002
Stomatology Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University
Founded in 1985, the Stomatology Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University was formerly the Stomatology Department of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Medical College. The hospital has undergone development of more than 50 years. In 1975, the Dental Medical Department was established with the approval of the Ministry of Health in the hospital. In 1991, the School of Stomatology was established. In 2000, the name was changed to the Stomatology Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
The Stomatology Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University is a specialized dental hospital under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health. The hospital undertakes such tasks as teaching, medical service, scientific research, prevention and health care. It is the teacher’s training center for the dental medical departments in northwest China, a continuing medical education base of the Ministry of Health, the quality control center of dental medical service of Shaanxi Province and the sponsoring unit of the Supervisory Body for the Prevention and Treatment of Dental Diseases of Shaanxi Province. At present, the hospital has over 270 teacher and staff members, among which there are 46 professors and associate professors, 44 masters and doctors, one doctoral supervisor and 20 graduate supervisors.
The hospital has reached the qualification of a Level-3 Grade-A specialized hospital of Shaanxi Province. Equipped with 130 dental chairs and 76 beds, the hospital has over 60 million Yuan worth of fixed assets. It comprises nine clinical departments, including Department of Dental Body and Pulp Diseases, Department of Periodontal and Mucosal Diseases, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral Prosthesis, Department of Orthodontics, Department of Dental Disease Prevention, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care and Department of Dental Implant. The discipline of oral and maxillofacial surgery of the hospital is the key discipline of Shaanxi Province. Several disciplines of the hospital, including the Department of Dental Body and Pulp Diseases, the Department of Periodontal and Mucosal Diseases, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the Department of Oral Prosthesis are the preponderant disciplines of Shaanxi Province. There are five assistant medical departments, including Department of Oral Radiology, Department of Pharmacy, Department of Pathology, Department of Clinical Laboratory and Technicians Center. Besides the treatment of common oral and dental diseases, the hospital also provides various other treatments and services, including reconstruction surgery of ear and nose, maxillofacial plastic surgery, treatment of head and neck tumors, treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders, treatment of periodontal diseases, treatment of mucosal disease, denture repair, treatment of maxillofacial deformities, denture implant and treatment of pediatric dental disease. The hospital will provide high-quality treatment and health care service for patients with oral diseases.
The hospital has set up five teaching and research offices, including Office of Oral Medicine, Office of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Office of Oral Prosthesis, Office of Orthodontics and Office of Oral Disease Prevention, all of which enroll master candidates. The Office of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is one of the earliest units approved to start graduate programs in China. The hospital undertakes teaching tasks of 18 courses for undergraduates of Oral Medical Department and the course of Oral Science for Clinical Medical Department. The hospital also undertakes teaching tasks for graduates, undergraduates, non-degree students and students of continuing medical education. In recent year, the hospital has gained six provincial and ministry-level teaching achievements, three college-level teaching achievements and eight college-level teaching reform projects. Moreover, it has published five monographs and six textbooks. The Oral Teaching and Laboratory Center of the hospital comprises several advanced laboratories, including the Laboratory of Head Phanotom, Laboratory of Dental Technician, Laboratory of Morphology and Image Laboratory of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. These laboratories serve as a significant platform for the teaching and practices of the undergraduates and graduates.
In recent year, the hospital has undertaken over 60 projects, including the projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, those of 863 Plan, provincial and ministry level projects and municipal projects. It has invested more than 5 million Yuan to build an Oral Medical Research Center for the purpose of engaging in research of basic oral medicine and clinical medicine application. With the establishment of a well-equipped platform for molecular cell biology research, the Center is able to conduct researches on animal experiment, cell culture, protein and macromolecule nucleic acid.
The hospital pays great attention to promote academic exchange and cooperation with colleges, research institutes and medical institutions at home and overseas. In recent years, it has established cooperation relationships with a lot of academic associations and medical institutions in the US, Japan, Norway and Hong Kong.
With the adoption of patient-oriented approach, we will further improve our high-quality medical service, simplify the clinical procedures and charge reasonably to sincerely welcome the patients.
Address: No.98 of Xiwu Road, Xincheng District, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province
Telephone: 87275296 (Clinical Department) 87275706 (Telephone Transmitter)
Postal Code: 710004