A Brief Introduction to SCH
Suining Central Hospital (SCH) originated from "Boji Hospital" founded by the British Religious Society of Friends in 1914 with a history of over 100 years. It has now developed into a third-grade Class-A comprehensive hospital integrating medical care, teaching, scientific research, prevention and health care as a whole which is one of the 500 large comprehensive hospitals nationwide. The hospital has been successively awarded "National Civilized Unit", "National Advanced Unit of Spiritual Civilization Construction", "Provincial Best Civilization Unit", "Advanced Unit of Sichuan Health System", "Provincial and Municipal Consumer Satisfaction Unit", "National Excellent Baby-friendly Hospital". Being a non-direct affiliated hospital of North Sichuan Medical College and Chongqing Medical University, and a postgraduate student joint training base of Chongqing Medical University, North Sichuan Medical College and Zunyi Medical University, SCH undertakes the clinical teaching tasks of more than 10 medical colleges and universities in and outside Sichuan. It is one of the first batch of national standardized residency training bases, a provincial specialist doctor standardized training base, a provincial general practitioner post training base, and is the friendship hospital of Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa, Spain, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, France, and Seven Oaks General Hospital, Canada. It has established the first academician workstation in Suining, established Precision Oncology Laboratory in cooperation with J. Michael Bishop Institute of Cancer Research, and jointly established Suining Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine, a high standard biological sample bank, a gene sequencing laboratory with University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). SCH has appeared on China's Top 100 Prefecture-level City Hospital list for 6 consecutive years; In 2018, it ranked 60th in China's Prefecture-level City Hospital Competitiveness Rankings and 7th in Sichuan's hospital rankings, and 4 clinical specialties ranked among China's Top 30 Prefecture-level City Hospital Clinical Specialties. According to the Medical Service and Quality Report of Sichuan (2017) released by Health Commission of Sichuan Province, SCH ranks 8th overall in the province and 7 out of 10 clinical specialties being evaluated rank in the Top 10 Clinical Specialties.
SCH has a long history, a profound cultural background, and a good social reputation. It always persists in the developing strategy of "Attaining prosperity through science and technology, getting stronger by talents cultivation", and adheres to the "Life-saving and patient-centered" service tenet. With outstanding talents, exquisite technologies, outstanding scientific research and teaching abilities, and quality service, SCH undertakes the task of providing medical care, prevention, and health care for 3.8 million people in Suining and altogether nearly 10 million people plus those from the adjacent areas of Sichuan and Chongqing.
SCH had been successively named "Third Hospital of North Sichuan Administrative Region", "People's Hospital of Suining Prefecture", "Second People's Hospital of Mianyang Prefecture", "Suining Municipal People's Hospital", and was ultimately named "Suining Central Hospital" in November 2008. It covers an area of 295 mu, of which the headquarters is 61mu, the Hedong Branch 183 mu (The first-phase construction project came into service on January 25, 2014; the second phase is under construction), and the Infectious Disease Hospital 51 mu. SCH has 157,629 square meters of medical service areas and 20,531 square meters of auxiliary areas. It houses 2100 authorized beds and 2900 beds are actually open at present. The outpatient visits amounted to 1.95 million person-time and the inpatient discharge was 103 thousand person-time in 2018.
The hospital presently has 2449 staff including 2214 professional and technical personnel, of whom 451 have senior professional titles and 534 have intermediate professional titles, 496 have master's or doctor's degrees, 28 are master student supervisors, and 2 enjoy the State Council Special Allowance. There are 17 vice-chairmen, standing committee members, members of national academic professional committees, and 192 of provincial academic professional committees. In recent three years, SCH has successfully applied for 2 National Natural Science Foundation Projects, 59 scientific research projects at ministry, provincial, and municipal levels have been approved, 7 scientific research projects have passed the provincial and municipal Scientific and Technical Achievements Appraisal; the staff have published 2145 research papers including 33 SCI papers in the core medical journals at home and abroad and won 1 Science and Technology Progress Award conferred by the People's Goverment of Sichuan Province as well as 3 Sichuan Provincial Medical Science and Technology Award.
SCH presently houses 23 first-level clinical disciplines, 39 second-level disciplines, 50 clinical specialty groups, 47 wards, 10 first-level medical technology departments, and 31 second-level medical technology groups. Based on the systematic classification and integration of diseases, the hospital has established Respiratory Disease Center, Cardiovascular Center, Digestive Disease Center, Orthopedic Center, Neurological Center, Nephrology Department, Blood Purification Center in Hedong Branch, as well as advanced digital ICU and operating room. SCH presently boasts 4 provincial key disciplines including Radiology, Cardiovascular Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, and 14 provincial key clinical specialties including Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary surgery, Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Neurosurgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, Clinical Laboratory, Orthopedic Center, Stomatology, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Dermatology, Nursing, and Thoracic Surgery. It has also established Suining Emergency Center, Suining Branch Center of Huaxi Tele-consultation and Tele-education, and Suining Tele-diagnosis Center. SCH pays great attention to discipline construction and strives to forge superior discipline groups, and disciplines represented by Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center are of considerable influence. The number of patients treated cumulatively at HIFU(High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Center has amounted to 7400. The hospital took the lead in establishing the Minimally-invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Branch of Sichuan Medical Association and Sichuan Medical Doctor Association, being the first to hold chairmanships in provincial professional societies among hospitals of the same class in Sichuan Province. Key disciplines and clinical specialties serve as the leaders to promote the continuous development of academic technologies. Various delicate and major operations of heart, brain, liver, kidney, thorax, abdomen and spine are performed and patients with complex and severe diseases are treated in SCH. In recent years, endoscopes such as laparoscope, thoracoscope, hysteroscope, choledochoscope, arthroscope, resectoscope are widely used in different disciplines or specialties, and interventional minimally invasive techniques develop fast. The hospital's comprehensive capability of medical care remains at advanced levels in the province compared with hospitals of the same class.
SCH has more than 300 sets of advanced medical equipment such as dual source CT, 1.5T MRI, DSA(Digital Signature Algorithm), High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment System (HIFU), Mobile C-Arm, DR, Digital Mammography, Multi-functional Digital Gastrointestinal Machine, ECT, Electron Linear Accelerator, Radiation Treatment Planning System, upscale Color Doppler Ultrasonic Diagnostic Apparatus, Full Automatic Biochemical Analyzer. The facilities and informatization level of Critical Care Medicine and Operating Room in Hedong Branch are domestically first-class. At present, the total value of the hospital's facilities amounts to 670 million Yuan.
SCH adheres to the principle of public welfare, actively takes its social responsibilities, and safeguards people's health with unswerving efforts. It actively participates in community health service and grass-roots health work, and has successfully dealt with public health emergencies including infectious atypical pneumonia, Human Streptococcus suis infection, human avian influenza, influenza A (H1N1), major traffic accidents, great earthquake rescue, mass food poisoning and completed the task of providing medical safeguard services for the manned spaceflight engineering projects.
Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, SCH will continue to strengthen its connotative construction, quicken its pace of high-quality development, and strive to become a regional medical center in central Sichuan Basin to serve the people of Sichuan, Chongqing and even southwest China. Centering around the goal of "Being first-class in the country, advanced in the west, leading in Sichuan, and compatible internationally", SCH would make further contributions to building Suining into a green city with strong economy on the development principal axis of Chengdu and Chongqing and to propelling the project of "Make people rich and city strong" to a new level.