TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (TICH)/Tianjin Medical University Cardiovascular Institute, invested by TEDA Administrative Commission, is a public non-profit AAA (Top Class) specialized hospital... more and also a teaching and research institute, opened on 26th Sept., 2003.
The investment totals 720 million RMB and the construction area is 76,000 square meters. There are 500 beds, 16 operation rooms, 80 ICU beds, 5 catheter rooms (including a hybrid operation room) and 40 CCU beds in TICH. The hospital specializes in cardiovascular open-heart surgery and interventional therapy to cure all types of congenital or acquired cardiovascular diseases, with a full annual capacity of performing 10,000 surgical cases and 15,000 interventional cases respectively.
TICH has lots of state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis, treatment and research, including multi-slice CT, ECT, MRI, 3-D Echocardiography machine and high-power electronic microscope. It pioneers in the use of Automatic Tablet Counting and Packing Machine in China to improve the efficiency and quality of dispensing medication. The medical laboratory is equipped with Automatic Clinical Laboratory System for highly accurate diagnostic tests. The transferring system improves the efficiency of documents and samples delivery within the hospital. The advanced Picture Archiving and Commutation System (PACS) and Hospital Information System (HIS) make the hospital filmless and literally paperless.
Like hotel rooms, the hospital patient rooms are divided into 6 classes: standard twin room, grand twin room, standard single room, grand single room, executive suites, and 1,200-square-meter deluxe suite with a private elevator. The hospital design reflects the patient-oriented concept. Even the standard twin room, majority of hospital wards, is equipped with not only air-conditioners, handicap-friendly bathrooms, and Japanese sliding doors, but also telephone, flat TV set and comfortable imported bed for each patient. The hospitalized patients are provided drinking water, three meals, one extra meal of fruits, and even nursing aid service all for free. This standard twin room is charged only 80 RMB bed fee per person per day, affordable to ordinary patients, while the other better rooms satisfy those patients who need better service.
There are a few well-equipped medical and research labs set up in TICH, including animal lab, basic medicine research center, 72-bed phase-I clinical trial center and ￥40 million CAP Certified central lab co-established with Tianjin International Joint Academy of Biotechnology & Medicine. TICH is qualified clinical trial certification by China Food & Drug Administration and ISO15189 Laboratory Accreditation Certificate by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment. Based on these, there have been a few ongoing national or Tianjin research projects in TICH.
TICH as Tianjin Medical University Cardiovascular Institute grant medical students graduate degrees on cardiovascular subspecialties, including the first cardiovascular surgery PhD degree in Tianjin, and accept Chinese and foreign doctors for fellowship.
On June 19, 2009, TICH was honorably granted Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation, being the fifth JCI accredited hospital in Mainland China. It indicates that TICH has met international standards in terms of patient safety and service quality, which will make more domestic and foreign patients trust and select TICH.
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