Suining Central Hospital (SCH) originated from the "Boji Hospital" founded by British Religious Society of Friends in 1914 with a history of over 100 years. It has now developed into a tertiary class-A comprehensive hospital integrating medical care, teaching, scientific research, prevention and health care as a whole and is one of the 500 large 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", and "National Excellent Baby-friendly Hospital". Being the non-direct affiliated hospital of North Sichuan Medical College and Chongqing Medical University, and a joint training base for postgraduate students 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, and a provincial general practitioner post training base; It has 3 international friendship hospitals including Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa, Spain, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, France and Seven Oaks General Hospital, Canada. SCH 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, and a gene sequencing laboratory with University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The hospital 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 the top 30 in China's Prefecture-level City Hospital Specialty Rankings. According to the Medical Service and Quality Report of Sichuan Province(2018) released by Health Commission of Sichuan Province, SCH ranked 5th overall in the province and 16 out of 18 clinical specialties being assessed ranked among the top 10 in the specialty rankings, which was rated as excellent. It ranked 141st nationally among comprehensive hospitals and 5th in Sichuan Province in the 2018 National Performance Assessment of Tertiary Public Hospitals with 2398 hospitals being reviewed. SCH won Asian Hospital Management Award for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019; It was awarded the Excellence Award of China Hospital Quality Management Award (Medical Care 2019) in 2019 and received the title of "Reformation Star of Chinese Hospitals with the Most Growth Momentum" awarded by 2020 "Shining Stars in China•Chinese Hospitals with the Most Growth Momentum" in 2020.
SCH has a long history and enjoys a rich cultural background and a good social reputation. It always persists in the development strategy of "Attaining prosperity through scientific technology; Getting stronger by talents introduction and cultivation", and adheres to the service tenets of "Life-saving; Patient-centeredness". With outstanding talents, exquisite technologies, excellent scientific research and teaching abilities, and quality service, SCH undertakes the task of providing medical care, prevention, and healthcare for 3.8 million people in Suining and altogether for 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 houses 2100 authorized beds and 2900 beds are actually open at present. Its outpatient visits were 2.15 million person-time, its inpatient admissions were 111 thousand person-time, and 66 thousand surgeries were performed in 2019. SCH covers an area of 295 mu, of which the headquarters is 61mu, the Hedong Branch 183 mu (Its first-phase construction project came into service on January 25, 2014; the second phase is under construction), and the Infectious Disease Hospital 51 mu. It has 157,629 square meters of medical service areas and 20,531 square meters of auxiliary service areas. The Dermatology Department operates on a separate campus with 2000 square meters of medical service areas. It is anticipated that the oncology campus, rehabilitation campus and the second phase of the Hedong Branch will come into use in 2021, by which SCH will become a hospital group consisting of 5 campuses with an area of 300 mu and 4000 open beds.
The hospital presently has 2489 staff members including 2279 professional and technical personnel, of whom 520 have senior professional titles, 741 have intermediate professional titles, 557 received master's degree, 43 received doctor's degree, 50 are master student supervisors, and 2 enjoy State Council Special Allowance. 17 professionals sit as vice-chairmen, standing committee members, members in national professional societies or associations, and 192 sit as chairmen, vice-chairmen, standing committee members, members in provincial professional societies or associations.
In recent three years, the staff have published 522 academic papers including 43 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, 5 Sichuan Provincial Medical Science and Technology Awards as well as 6 Suining Municipal Science and Technology Progress Awards. 46 scientific research projects at ministry, provincial, and municipal levels have been approved, and 5 scientific research projects have passed the scientific and technical achievement appraisal by Health Commission of Sichuan Province.
SCH currently has 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 specialty groups. Based on the systematic classification and integration of diseases, the hospital has established Respiratory Disease Center, Cardiovascular Center, Digestive Disease Center, Orthopedics Center, Neurology Center, Nephrology Department, Blood Purification Center in the Hedong Branch, as well as advanced digital CCM and Operating Room. SCH presently boasts 3 provincial key medical disciplines comprising Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology and 17 provincial key medical specialties comprising Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary surgery, Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Neurosurgery, Urology, Clinical Laboratory, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics Center, Stomatology, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Dermatology, Nursing, Thoracic Surgery, Oncology Center, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Cardiovascular Center. 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 exceeded 8000. The hospital took the lead in establishing the Minimally-invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Branches of Sichuan Medical Association and Sichuan Medical Doctor Association, being the first to hold chairmanships in provincial professional committees among hospitals of the same class in Sichuan Province. Key medical disciplines and medical specialties serve as the leaders to promote the continuous development of academic technologies. Various highly difficult and major operations of heart, brain, liver, kidney, thorax, abdomen, spine and so on are performed and patients with complex and critical conditions 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 an advanced level in the province as 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 at Hedong Branch are domestically first-class. At present, the total value of the hospital's facilities amounts to 670 million Yuan.
SCH adheres to its principle of social public welfare and actively takes its social responsibilities to safeguard people's health with unswerving efforts. It actively participates in community medical care and grass-roots health work; It successfully dealt with the 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. In the on-going fight against COVID-19, SCH, as the "main battlefield" in Suining, has achieved a phased victory of zero deaths of confirmed patients and zero infections of medical staff.
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. With the goal of "Being first-class in the country, advanced in the west, leading in Sichuan, and compatible internationally", SCH will adhere to its motto of "Humanity; Healing; Integrity; Excellence" and strive to develop into a regional medical center in the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle, which would contribute 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 "Making people rich and the city strong" to a new level.