Hiroshima City Hospital

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Hospital Overview

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Greeting from the Hospital Director

Hospital Director Yasuyuki Araki

Thank you for visiting our website.

The year 2016 marks the third year since our Hiroshima Citizens Hospital became a local independent administrative corporation on April 1, 2014. This fiscal year we will pass the halfway point in our 4-year midterm plan, when the results of turning into an independent administrative corporation will be evaluated.

Our hospital received Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) Group II certification for a third consecutive term in March 2016. Since July 2015, our hospital has been authorized to claim the specific ICU administrative fee (tokutei shuchu chiryoshitsu kanri-ryo) I, and since FY2016 our hospital has been recognized as a hospital with comprehensive hospitalization systems for additional medical service fees (sogo nyuin taisei kasan) I. With these evaluations, I believe our hospital is well on its way to becoming established as an advanced acute care institution. In fact, in our 2014 and 2015 Hospital Beds Function Reports (byosho kino hokoku), we applied for registration as a hospital equipped with advanced acute function for all wards except for our psychiatric ward.

All staff are instructed to work with full recognition of their responsibilities as staff members of an advanced acute care hospital. To ensure this end, I believe that smooth collaboration is most important. Our hospital provides patients with advanced acute care after receiving them through referrals from practicing doctors. After providing them with acute care, we transfer our patients back to other hospitals or refer them to another doctor in the community. We would like to ask not only medical service providers but also the people of Hiroshima to understand that this type of vertical collaboration is quite significant.

Furthermore, in December 2015 we conducted the hospital’s first case of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in our newly-installed hybrid operating room. As of April 2016, we have completed eleven TAVI procedures, all the patients of which have been without serious complications afterward. This medical procedure has been gaining attention for causing less stress on patients. We will continue to strive to utilize similarly new medical technology.

Moreover, in August 2015 we opened a Hospitalization Support Room for those who are to be hospitalized. In the support room, we explain hospitalization procedures or operations, inquire about the patient’s medical history, entrust dental clinics to provide them with oral care before an operation, and more. We established this room so that all pending inpatients can be hospitalized with ease, and to reduce the burden on doctors and nursing staff. The room is currently attached to a limited number of departments, but in two years we plan to expand this service to all of them. I believe the Hospitalization Support Room will play an extremely great role in the future.

Through various measures, we will make continued efforts to gain our hospital even greater trust from the people in Hiroshima. Your ongoing support would be deeply appreciated.

May 20, 2016
Local Independent Administrative Corporation Hiroshima City Hospital Organization Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital
Hospital Director Yasuyuki Araki


Principles

As a primary hospital of the City of Hiroshima,
we pledge to respect our patients and practice high quality healthcare.

The Three Foundations for Realizing Our Mission

  1. Respect our patients and practice medicine that is a model of trust and satisfaction.
  2. Cooperate with regional healthcare establishments and practice highly advanced medicine,
    particularly in the area of acute-phase treatment.
  3. Promote sound management practices to assure safe and dependable healthcare.

Core Principles

Our hospital pledges to abide by the following principles in order to continue improving our medical practices which are based on respect for life and love of humanity, to provide specialized and ethically appropriate healthcare, and to ensure and promote the health and welfare of our fellow citizens.

  1. To do everything within our power with unlimited love and responsibility to meet the needs of our patients.
  2. To constantly promote self-improvement, refine our medical skills, pursue the study of medicine, and educate our successors.
  3. To retain and securely protect all patient records, and guarantee that no personal data will ever be divulged.
  4. To actively cooperate with other regional healthcare establishments for the purpose of creating a united local healthcare network that can provide medical services in a practical and efficient manner.

Japan Council for Quality Health Care Accreditation

This hospital has been accredited by the Japan Council of Quality Health Care (JCQHC)
病院機能評価認定証

What is this accreditation?

This accreditation program is run by the JCQHC, a third-party foundation which impartially evaluates healthcare organizations for the purpose of improving the quality of medicine for the public.

Items of Evaluation

  1. Hospital management and the role of the hospital in the community
    Evaluation of hospital missions, long- and intermediate-term plans, overall organizational management, data management systems and ties with local public health, medical and welfare organizations.
  2. Patient rights and safety
    Evaluation of respect for individual patient rights, procedures to obtain consent for treatment following thorough consultation and provisions to ensure patient safety.
  3. Therapeutic environment and patient services
    Evaluation of employee behavior towards hospital visitors, visitor assistance, medical counseling for patients and their families, privacy considerations, and therapeutic environment.
  4. Quality of treatment
    Evaluation of basic activities meant to ensure quality treatment and operational proficiency of supporting divisions, and the rating of levels of proper service from the perspective of the patient's treatment history.
  5. Nursing care
    Evaluation of nursing policies, organizational structure, and skill development, and the rating of levels of proper service from the perspective of the patient's nursing history.
  6. Management and administration efficiency
    Evaluation of the efficiency and suitability of human resources, financing/accounting, facility maintenance management and legal defense arrangements.