About TJH
Proximate to the Yellow Crane Tower on the bank of the Yangtze River lies a hospital renowned far and near – Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology.

In 1900, Tongji Hospital was founded by Mr. Erich Paulun, a German doctor, in Shanghai. After 110 years of construction and development, it has grown into an innovative modern hospital integrating medical care, teaching and research. With a complete array of disciplines, a distinguished gathering of experts and an ample force of teachers, and with exquisite medical techniques, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, outstanding research capabilities and sophisticated scientific management, it has leaped to the front row of China’s hospitals.

The 110-year Tongji, a medical talent galaxy. Among its 8600 staff members are a great number of experts and scholars reputed at home and abroad, including 2 national academicians, 255 tutors of doctorate candidates, 105 holders of special government allowances from China’s State Council, 2 chief scientists of the national “973” research projects, 3 Yangtze-scholars of China’s Ministry of Education, 10 holders of the national funds for outstanding youth, 12 middle-aged and young experts with prominent contributions selected by China’s Ministry of Public Health, and 11 excellent new-century talents selected by China’s Ministry of Education. 23 academicians are specially appointed professors of the hospital.

The hospital comprises 52 clinical and paramedical departments with a total of 6,000 beds, among which 8 are national key disciplines and 30 national key specialties. Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics is awarded as National Clinical Medicine Research Center of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Disease. Department of Rehabilitation is designated a training and research center of WHO. The medical orientation of the hospital is: building 1 center – Central China’s center of medical and health care; establishing 3 bases – base for treating critical cases, base for surgical treatment, and base for the care of high-level intellectuals and officials; and playing a 4-fold role – as a center, as a model, as a guide, and as a radiant of medical service.

The main indices of the hospital’s medical workload have been breaking Hubei’s medical records. The number of outpatient and emergency cases takes the lead in Hubei Province for more than 10 successive years. In 2016, these indices amounted to 6 million outpatient and emergency cases, 260,000 discharged patients and 100,000 surgeries.

Arduous labor in spring, rich fruit in autumn. The hospital’s rigorous approach to scholarly pursuit has nurtured 12 members of China’s Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 3 Ministers or Vice-ministers of Public Health, and innumerable pillars of the medical circles. Senior academician Qiu Fazu, a medical sage of our time, is their illustrious representative, and Qiu’s style is extolled as an imperishable monument.

The hospital’s attainments in scientific research are acclaimed “the Tongji phenomenon” in the medical world. According to the statistics released by Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, the total sum of SCI paper citation of Tongji from 2007 to 2017 reached the 2nd among all the medical organizations in China. From 2012 to 2017, we have obtained over 100 funds from National Natural Science Foundation of China for the consecutive six years.

Sky-high aspiration, yet down-to-earth perspiration. In 2000, the hospital was the 1st in China to set the goal of building an internationally top-class hospital. Its innovation in the economic administration system featuring whole cost accounting and performance management was commended by Central Government leaders and Ministry of Public Health, and soon extended to hospitals throughout China. Its innovation in the administration system featuring the overall responsibility of the department director was covered on the front page of the “Health News”. Its cultural construction featuring the core values has developed a distinctively glamorous culture.

East, west, mutual mergence is best. International collaboration is the hospital’s distinct feature in this era of globalization. It has established close cooperative relationships with the medical circles of more than 10 countries such as Germany, USA, Japan, France and Russia. Long-term cooperation agreements have been signed with 6 medical institutions of Germany, USA, Russia and other countries.

In 2012, Tongji became the first Asian country to obtain KTQ qualification of Germany. It has won numerous honors, being listed among holders of National Labor Day Certificates of Merit, China’s Best Units of Spiritual Civilization, China’s Top 10 Units of Professional Ethics Construction, Advanced Institutions of China’s Public Health System, etc.