Shanghai Jiaotong University Medical School Ruijin Hospital

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Established in 1907,Ruijing Hospital(瑞金医院) was originally called Guangci Hospital. It is a general teaching hospital under the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine  with a land area of 0.12 million square meters, a construction area of over 0.15 million square meters and a landscaped area covering nearly 30% of the total area. At present there are 1774 beds and a staff of over 3300 persons, among whom 507 hold senior titles. The hospital is staffed with a large number of medical experts who are well reputed,including Chen Zhu, member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and currently the Minister of Health of the state, Wang Zhengyi and Chen Saijuan, both members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and others. The hospital has 34 clinical departments, 7 departments of medical technology; 9 institutes (endocrionology, hematology, traumatology and orthopedics, burns, hypertension, digestive surgery, neurology, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases and respiratory disease); 11 laboratories, among which one is a State key laboratory (Key Laboratory of Medical Genome), 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Public Health (Key Laboratory of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases of Ministry of Public Health and Key Laboratory of Human Genome of Ministry of Public Health); 3 clinical medical centers (Shanghai Micro-Traumatic Surgery Clinical Medical Center, Shanghai Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Clinical Medical Center and Shanghai Hematology Clinical Medical Center); 8 state bases for clinical research of drugs; 3 key disciplines of State Ministry of Education, 6 key disciplines of Shanghai Education Commission and 3 leading disciplines of medicine of Shanghai Municipality.


Since successfully rescuing Qiu Caikang, a steel worker who was almost fatally burned in the 1950s, Ruijin Hospital has always kept its status as the world leader in the field of extensive burns treatment. In the 1970s, it took the lead at home in carrying out heart and liver transplantations and in the 1990s made tremendous progress in the research of leukemia molecular biology and its clinical practice. In the new century,mature techniques in organ transplantations with almost perfect results have made many patients regard this hospital as a revitalizing oasis of life. As a result, the hospital has won the honorable titles of the Advanced Collective of the National Health System (for 6 times), 100 Good Hospitals Nationwide, the National Advanced Collective in the Pursuit of Socialist Civility, National Model of Advanced Ideological and Political Work of the Health System; Civilized Unit of Shanghai Municipality (for 9 times)and many others.


Ruijin Hospital regards its achievements and honor as a motivating force. In order to further meet the market requirements, the hospital has been actively developing high-grade, refined and advanced therapeutic technologies such as microtraumatic operations, arthroscopic operations, cardiovascular intervening therapy, ophthalmologic quasi-molecular laser operations and so on. It has implemented multidisciplinary or cross-disciplinary consultation systems by making full use of the comprehensive therapeutic advantages of the Hospital so as to increasingly raise its therapeutic level and quality of service. In the meantime, the hospital has aimed for the target of becoming a research-orientated hospital,providing better medical care for the public on the basis of extensive clinical practice and intensified scientific research. The 9 research institutes at the municipal level and the State Key Laboratories and Disciplines are working vigorously in the fields of urology, digestive diseases, endocrinology, hypertension, trauma management through traditional Chinese medicine, acute necrotic pancriatitis and reproductive health,etc. At the same time, the hospital continues to encourage and cultivate a humanistic approach, pushing the “Heart-warming Program” which emphasizes “easing the patients’ worry with meticulous care, satisfying the patients' needs with first-class service and raising the patients' spirits with graceful environment”, with a view to winning the trust of the patients and the society at large.

Ruijin Hospital is the largest clinical teaching base of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Ruijin College of Clinical Medicine offers clinical training for students in the programs of clinical medicine, medical laboratory science, and senior nursing, and runs a Senior Nursing Training Center. Each year it undertakes the teaching work for over 1000 medical students at undergraduate and graduate levels and has become the cradle for training talents for medical circles.

In recent years Ruijin Hospital has won over 300 scientific research projects of all kinds, including major projects of State Natural Science Foundation, key projects from State Science and Technology Commission,including 863 Project and 973 Project, State “8th 5-Year Plan” Project for Tackling Key Problems and “9th 5-Year Plan” Project for Tackling Key Problems, scientific research projects of the Ministry of Public Health, State Education Commission Projects for Overseas Students, scientific research projects at the municipal level and other major projects. The hospital now has 29 stations for master students, 21 stations for Ph.D. students, 12 mobile stations for post-doctoral training, supervised by 150 master tutors and 59 Ph.D. tutors. The scientific and technical talents of the hospital receive extensive financial support from diverse sources, including Fund for State Outstanding Talents, Training Fund of State Education Commission for Cross-century Talents, Shanghai Venus Plan, Shanghai Postvenus Plan, Shanghai Dawn Plan and Plan for 100 Cross-century Excellent Leaders of Disciplines of the Health System of Shanghai. The Hospital has also won a series of prestigious international prizes such as Evens Prize of the U.S. Burns Association, Vikt International Burns Prize of Italy, Cathrine Prize of Cancer of the U.S., Brubah Prize of Cancer of Switzerland, Prix de l’Oise from La League Nationale Contre Cancer (France) and Prix de Simone & Cino del Duca (France), He Liang He Li Fund Technology Prize of Hong Kong and others. In order to quicken the pace to introduce advanced technology and equipment, Ruijin Hospital has actively carried out international exchanges and cooperation, and has formed extensive ties with institutions from such countries as France, the U.S., Britain, Canada, Belgium, Japan, Australia and such regions and organizations as Hong Kong, Taiwan and the World Health Organization,which have led to many cooperative programs in scientific research.


On August 4, 1999, in order to implement our country's new policy of reform in health care and hospital management under the new conditions market and realize the aim of “providing better services with relatively low costs”, Ruijin Hospital took the lead in reorganizing itself and established the Shanghai Ruijin Hospital Group. Using resources and assets from different areas, industries, and institutions at various levels,the hospital has successfully formed a regional medical health center with itself at the core. For four years, Ruijin Hospital and the Group members  Luwan Branch, Minhang Hospital and Taizhou Central Hospital have all achieved good social effects and significant economic returns.


On October 25, 2002 Ruijin Hospital again took a solid step in its effort to explore new ways of promoting scientific research work. By creatively establishing at home the “Institute of Biologic Medicine”, the hospital initiated a new pattern of large-scale scientific research, with innovative systems in program selection, personnel recruitment,and evaluation of research results,etc. This research institute relies on the research capacity of Ruijin Hospital as the main force, and takes advantage of the combined strengths of such renowned institutions as Shanghai Life Science Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Health Science Center of Former Shanghai Second Medical University and State South Center of Human Genome. It is the first research and development institution which has a hospital as the mainstay and integrates life science with clinical medicine. It follows the principle of "having only the most suitable professionals working in a program instead of having the fixed personnel”, thus ensuring the normal flow of professionals, the positioning of the proper persons at the proper places and the chance for everyone to have a stage on which to show their talent.