Introduction of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University
Xiangya Hospital is located in Changsha, a city with a long history and brilliant culture in China. Co-founded in 1906 by the Chinese government and Yale-China Association at Yale University of the United States, Xiangya Hospital has long enjoyed the reputation of "South Xiangya", which means "the best hospital in southern China", and now is affiliated to Central South University, a national key university under direct supervision of the Ministry of Education. After more than a century"s development, Xiangya Hospital has become a large, modern general hospital as well as a key center for health care, medical education and medical research in China. It is now under the direct supervision of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People"s Republic of China. Currently there are 3,500 beds in the hospital.
Adhering to the Xiangya spirit of "Strictness, Unity, Honesty and Enterprise", we have cultivated a group of medical experts influential at home and abroad such as Xiaoqian Zhang, Feifan Tang, Zhenpian Li, etc. Xiaoqian Zhang, known as “an all-rounder in internal medicine”, a famous expert in digestive diseases and medical educator in China, was among the first graduates from Xiangya School of Medicine. Feifan Tang, famous microbiologist and immunologist, was the first in the world who succeeded in the separation of trachoma virus and thus won a Nobel Prize nomination. Chairman Mao Zedong highly praised Xiangya for its high medical quality, and introduced family and friends to the hospital many times.
Xiangya is very strict in teaching with prominent features in clinical training. In the national joint exams for undergraduates of medical schools, Xiangya students ranked the first for five times. In 2012 and 2013, Xiangya students won the top award in the National Contest of Clinical Skills for Medical Students. Xiangya has a national teaching team and a number of nationally well-known teachers. There are 5 National Excellent Courses conducted at Xiangya Hospital, more than in any other hospitals in China. Over 3,000 graduate students, undergraduate students and visiting students study at Xiangya Hospital annually. The hospital is also a key training base for national specialist physicians and health professionals from western China.
Xiangya is strong in medical technology and research. There are 88 clinical medical and medical technology departments in the hospital. Currently it has 25 national key clinical specialist projects, ranking the top among China"s hospitals. In addition, Xiangya Hospital, as the chief editor of 9 significant national medical journals, has great influence in medical research. At present, it has 5 national key disciplines, 1 national and local joint laboratory, and 12 ministerial and provincial key laboratories and research centers. In 2012, the hospital won research funding of nearly 100 million RMB.
As a public hospital, Xiangya is continuously committed to public service. It ranked the 4th in 2012 among China"s public hospitals in terms of contribution to the society. The hospital has successively won numerous honors including National Outstanding Organization in the Health System, One of China"s Best 100 Hospitals, National Outstanding Organization in Science Popularization, National Reliable Model Hospital, Most Popular 3rd Grade, Class A Hospital in the Country, etc.