Since its establishment in 1935, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital has placed a special focus on social welfare under its philosophy of contributing to the local community through medical care. Specifically,... more we have offered free and low-cost medical care to low-income patients and provided medical care in underpopulated areas while also engaging in activities to promote community health.
Our medical activities are centered around four basic pillars—“emergency care,” “advanced care,” “medical care for the local community and preventive medicine,” and “training for health care professionals.” In particular, we place special emphasis on emergency care under the motto of “Never Turn down a Request for Emergency Care” and boast an extensive and solid framework and facilities for emergency care that help provide members of the local community with peace of mind.
In May 2010, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital was designated by Kumamoto Prefecture as an Emergency and Critical Care Center. Furthermore, with the aim of reinforcing our capacity to accommodate the ever-increasing number of emergency patients, we founded the Department of Acute Care and General Medicine, a rare organizational structure in Japan that combines the Division of Emergency and the Division of General Medicine. Currently, the hospital accepts as many as 8,700 ambulances each year, and its proportion of inpatients arriving by ambulance per 100 beds is one of the highest among hospitals in Japan.
Among many other initiatives aimed at offering quality medical care to patients, the hospital strives to intensify collaboration with local medical institutions, emphasizes patient-centered team-based medicine, and prioritizes minimally invasive treatments that are more patient friendly. As minimally invasive treatment requires advanced technologies and state-of-the-art medical devices, we proactively strive to upgrade our scopic surgical skills and introduce the latest radiation treatment devices and examination equipment. At our Outpatient Cancer Treatment Center and Day Surgery and Treatment Room, patients can receive low-stress treatment without disruption to their lifestyle.
The most important elements of medical care are prevention and early detection of disease. Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital attributes importance to preventive medicine by promoting community health management and offering cutting-edge cancer screening and follow-up services through collaboration with local medical institutions.
In April 2012, our Medical Checkup Center was renamed the Center for Preventive Medicine. Having inherited the accomplishments and aspirations of our foregoers, who pushed ahead undauntedly as they strove to fulfill their medicine-related hopes and ideals, we are now faced with the mission of further enhancing the quality of our medical care services that directly contribute to the happiness of our patients (e.g., treatment outcome performance) and passing on this spirit to the next generation of hospital personnel.
We are determined to continue to implement leading-edge initiatives directly in order to contribute to community health care.
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