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Message from the Director

Nobuya Inagaki, Director

Kyoto University Hospital was established in1899, and for over a century it has trained leading experts in diverse medical fields and made a significant contribution to the advancement of medicine and healthcare in Japan.

The hospital seeks to meet the needs of society by focusing its efforts in three distinct areas: medical care, research, and education.

Medical Care
In the area of medical care, our most important mission is to ensure that the care we provide is high quality, safe, and patient-oriented. To achieve this, we endeavor to maintain an open and transparent hospital environment with cutting-edge facilities. In 2016, the Maternal-Fetal Intensive Care Unit (MFICU) was opened to provide advanced perinatal care unavailable elsewhere. And, last July, the hospital has installed the latest model of da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. It enables even more high-quality, safe and minimally invasive surgeries. Also, last June, we assigned a professor to serve exclusively as the director of our Department of Patient Safety to further strengthen our patient safety system.

Research
To provide high quality medical care, the research and development of new treatments for as-yet incurable diseases is also a key element of our mission. As a Ministry of Health-designated “core hospital for clinical research,” Kyoto University Hospital focuses on developing innovative new medical treatments in cooperation with the university’s other research facilities, including the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA). This March, Kyoto University established a new company in collaboration with seven private companies. We aim to develop new technology and explore biomarker discoveries using the biological samples and data that the hospital supplies and provide patients with safer and more effective drugs and treatments even more promptly.

Education
The third mission of Kyoto University Hospital is to foster conscientious and compassionate healthcare professionals who will contribute to the provision and development of medical care in Japan. The hospital has 1,121 beds and receives an average of 2,900 outpatients per day. It has approximately 3,000 staff members specializing in different areas of health care, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, laboratory technicians, physical therapists, and administrative staff. Through close cooperation between these diverse staff members, the hospital is able to provide highly-advanced, patient-oriented, and safe medical care, and develop new medical treatments. It is therefore vital for us to cultivate healthcare professionals with both expertise and a broad outlook, who can perform leading roles, but who can also work well in a team environment. We aim to maintain a work environment in which all of our staff members, including young people and women, can attain a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.

To achieve the missions, the hospital has just earned ISO 9001 certification this March, setting the five goals: 1. To develop new medical care 2. To provide safe and secure medical care 3. To improve amenity 4. To collaborate with local medical and welfare institutes 5. To create financial stability. Under the hospital redevelopment plan, an eight-story new ward called Middle Ward and iPS Clinical Study Center (tentative name) will be constructed on the north side of Sekitei Ward in 2019. Middle Ward will contain mainly acute care beds. Through these new facilities, and the forthcoming renovation of the North Ward, the hospital aims to improve the comfort of its environment for patients and enhance the treatment and care that it provides.

Kyoto University Hospital will continue its mission to serve international and local society as both a cutting-edge medical research facility and a community-oriented hospital covering an extensive area. Your support of our efforts is greatly appreciated.

April 1st, 2018
Nobuya Inagaki, Director

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Kyoto University Hospital 54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku Kyoto,606-8507, JAPAN
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