Overview

Opening its doors on June 1, 1987, Hunan Children’s Hospital (hereinafter referred to as the “Hospital” )is located at 86 Ziyuan Road, Changsha, with a total land area of 82 mu (1 mu =0.16 acre). Rated as one of the first Class III Grade I general children’s hospitals in 1995, the Hospital passed the ISO 9001/14001 international quality and environmental management systems standards and implemented “JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals” from 2013 to 2015. In 2016, the Hospital was awarded as the National Baby-friendly Hospital and National Children’s Early Development Demonstration Base, becoming the project managerial institution for China Birth Defect Intervention Foundation in Hunan Province.


Furnished with 1,800 bedsand staffed with 1,700 employees, the Hospital has 36 clinical departments and9 medical labs. In 2017, the number of outpatient and emergency visits exceeded1.4 million person-time, discharged patients over 62,000 person-time andoperations over 23,600.


The Pediatric ICU (PICU) is a key national clinical department, and Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Surgery,Infectious Diseases, Rehabilitation, and Nursing are selected as key provincial clinical departments. The Hospital has set up Hunan Provincial Pediatric Emergency Center, Hunan Provincial Treatment and Rehabilitation Center of Pediatric Cerebral Palsy, Hunan Provincial Center of Adolescent Medicine, Hunan Provincial Prevention and Control Center of Pediatric Optometry, Amblyopia, and Strabismus. Affiliated to the Hospital are Hunan Provincial Quality Control Center of Pediatric Medicine, Provincial Research Center of PICU Clinical Care Technology, Specialized Pediatric Management Committee of Provincial Hospitals Association, Specialized Emergency Treatment Committee of Provincial Medical Association, Specialized Pediatric Rehabilitation Committee of Provincial Rehabilitation Association, and Specialized Pediatric Nursing Committee of Provincial Nursing Association. Currently, the Hospital serves as the vice president unit of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association’s Pediatricians Branch, and the deputy chief unit of the Chinese Medical Association’s Pediatric Emergency Treatment Group.


In recent years, the Hospital proactively pushes forward the building of specialty and boosts the brand value. Multi-disciplinary consultation has been enhanced, covering multiple compound injury treatment, using new techniques for liver transplant, preoperative chemotherapy for pediatric solid tumors. The Hospital also tries bringing in new techniques and projects. ECMO techniques have been promoted while genetic testing, inherited metabolic diseases screening, impulse oscillometry of pulmonary function and detection of exhaled nitric oxide have been improved. New techniques are utilized in liver transplant with 8 liver transplant surgeries completed in 2017, microtia diagnosis and treatment and transnasal endoscopic surgery for respiratory disease.


In 2005, the Hospital successfully treated two of China’s first and youngest patients of human avianin fluenza. In 2006, China’s first extremely low birth weight infant of 500g was discharged from the Hospital. In 2009 and 2012, two separation operations of conjoined twins are performed respectively.


Great achievements have been made both in research & development and academy. The Hospital won the“Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award” in 2010 and 2015. As a leading unit, the Hospital successfully completed the “National Sci-Tech Support Plan” program during the “12th Five-year Plan” in 2016. The Pediatric Research Institute of the Hospital, integrating the scientific research and clinical experiment, is a comprehensive modern experimental platform which undertook the National Sci-Tech Support Plan program during the 12th Five-year Plan, the National Natural Science Fund project and multiple provincial projects. Tens of million yuan have been invested to establish the genetic specimen database for the clinical departments to carry out pediatric genetic screening and molecular biology research. The genetic research laboratory of the Institute first found the pathogenic mutations in the HDG gene of the inherited metabolic diseases Alkaptonuria in Chinese people, and nearly 100 uncommon and rare karyotypes. In 2007, the Hospital was authorized by the National Ministry of Personnel as Post-Doctoral Research Station in which 6 of the 8 doctors doing research have graduated.Additionally, the Hospital jointly founded the pediatric college with University of South China. There are 13 teaching research sections including Emergency, Pediatric Internal Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Health Care, Pediatric Infectious Disease and Nursing, cultivating both undergraduates and postgraduates majored in clinical pediatrics. By far, there are 19 clinical postgraduates and 86 pediatric undergraduates graduated. Each year, about 40 national continuing medical education programs are held, helping to provide many medical talents for the country. In 2002, the Hospital issued the Clinical Pediatric Surgery Magazine, the second national pediatric academic journal in China and a source journal for Chinese scientific and technical papers and citations. Currently, the Hospital is applying for upgrading the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine into an English edition journal.


The Hospital advances the discipline development with an innovative and globalized thinking, while enhances international exchange and cooperation with open arms. Independent administrative department has been set to proceed international affairs. In recent years, the Hospital has made favorable achievements in international cooperation. Cooperative relations with medical institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Czech and Hungary are built, including the Child Autism Diagnosis and Treatment Research Center with the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, the Pediatric Tumor Center with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Hunan Children’s Hospital is also the member of China-CEEC Hospital Cooperation Alliance. As the only pediatrics foreign aid training unit in China, the Hospital has undertaken 49 foreign aid training courses, and trained 1551 trainees for over 80 countries and regions from 2006.Taught in English, French, Arabic, Russian, the training courses cover the themes of pediatric critical disease, neonate treatment, child and maternal health, hospital management and common disease prevention & treatment. In 2016, under the guidance of Hunan Health and Family Planning Commission, the Hospital conducted the first innovative foreign-aid programs of National Health and Family Planning Commission - Maternal and Infant Health projects: Pediatric Appropriate Techniques in Sierra Leone and Cambodia. Nearly 200 medical staff received training with fruitful rewards. In September, 2017, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of China and organized by Hunan Children's Hospital, the first overseas training course on hospital management in Zanzibar was held in Zanzibar,offering comprehensive medical training to the local medical and hospital administrative staff. The program, reported by Hunan Daily, Health News, China Daily and local media, has yielded remarkable social and global benefits.


Being the pilot unit of electronic medical record designated by the Ministry of Health, the Hospital has realized the paperless office and digital diagnosis and treatment. By establishing Hunan Pediatric Medical Alliance with 108 partner hospitals and 300 mutual-referral hospitals, the Hospital’s core competitiveness continues to grow. By far, the Hospital has launched such charity programs as the “Smiling Angel Tour to Tibet”, “Love and Blessed Children’s Heart”, “Tomorrow’s Plan”,and “Decibels of Angels”. A total of 100 million RMB have been funded by the Hospital for underprivileged patients. Furthermore, the Hospital has won such national honors as an “Advanced Collective of National Health System”,“Advanced Collective of National Medicine and Health System”, “National May 1st Labor Award”, “National May 1st Women’s Model” and “Pioneer Worker”.


Data Last Updated in March, 2018