Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, was founded on August 23, 1956. It is a multidisciplinary and a comprehensive tertiary care hospital with a focus on neurology and neurosurgery. Its academic medical research center integrates clinical diagnosis, hospital care, medical research, medical education, and disease prevention.
Beijing Tiantan Hospital boasts the world's leading neurology and neurosurgery programs. It is one of the three largest neurosurgery research centers in the world and is the center of clinical research and neurosurgery education in Asia. Its campus occupies an area of over 83,900 square meters at the heart of Beijing; the floor area of the hospital is over 92,899 square meters. This hospital currently has 2,787 physicians and staff working in 45 clinic departments and laboratories. Annual hospital visits (regular and emergency) are recorded as over 1.4 million. With 950 beds in our hospital, annual patient admissions top 30,000 and annual surgeries performed in the hospital exceed 20,000.
Beijing Tiantan Hospital has many researches and educational institutes located on its campus. These include:
• Beijing Neurosurgery Institute;
• China National Clinical Research Center of Neurological Diseases;
• Beijing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Research Center;
• Beijing Cerebrovascular Disease Emergency Treatment Center;
• National Clinical Evaluation Platform for Innovation Cerebrovascular Drugs Development;
• WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Neurosciences;
• Beijing Institute for Severe Brain Disorders, Stroke Center;
• Beijing Institute for Severe Brain Disorders, Brain Tumor Center;
• Beijing Neurosurgery Academy;
• The 5th College of Medicine, Capital Medical University;
• Office for National Cerebrovascular Disease Treatment and Prevention;
• Beijing Cerebrovascular Disease Clinical Research Center;
• Beijing Office of Directives for Treatment and Prevention of Cerebrovascular Disease;
• China Stroke Training Center Project;
• The Editorial Office of the Chinese Journal of Neurosurgery;
• The Editorial Office of the Chinese Journal of Stroke.
Many specialty programs in our hospital have received nationwide recognition. The Neurosurgery, Neurology, Medical Imaging, and Nuclear Medicine departments have been awarded National Key Disciplines. The departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Nursing have also been awarded as National Key sub-specialties.
Our hospital currently has 12 doctoral programs under the guidance of 52 advisors and 25 master's programs supervised by 102 advisors.
The Functional Neurosurgery program, a collaboration with Tsinghua University, has been awarded as the National Center of Regulation and Control of Neurological System Diseases Project.
On October 12th , 2012, Professor Zhao Jizong received the Honorary Walter E. Dandy Medal for his exceptional contributions in neurosurgery. He became a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on December 12th , 2013.
In 2012, America's National Academy of Science awarded foreign membership to Professor Dai Jianping. Following in the footsteps of Professors Ba Denian, Chen Zhu and Han Qide, Dr. Dai is the 4 Chinese citizen to win this honor.
Also in 2012, Vice President Wang Yongjun won the Capital Top 10 Scientific and Technological Achievements Promotion Award as well as the Beijing Benefit General Public People Science and Technology Award. He is also the chief editor of the book Quality Control of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke, published by China's Ministry of Health in 2012. In 2013, Professor Wang and his cerebrovascular disease research team were recognized as the first Key Innovation Team by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.
As one of the trial hospitals for Beijing's healthcare reform, we have implemented series of measures designed to advance the reform of hospital administration systems and to improve quality of patient care. These measures include:
• Implementing electronic medical records;
• Improving hospital workflows;
• Implementing DRGs billing system;
• Reducing length of hospital stay;
• Monitoring and reducing antibiotic overuse;
• Improving the management of critical values system;
• Improving prescription evaluation and comments;
• Strengthening the bed utilization and management;
• Improving quality of nursing care and services.
Our hospital's physicians and staff have been routinely providing medical training to improve the quality of medical care to five hospitals in remote regions: the Xizang Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The hospital has also provided support to five lower level hospitals in the Dongcheng and Fengtai Districts in Beijing.
A new campus is currently under construction near the Huaxiang Bridge at the Southern Fourth Ring in Fengtai District of Beijing. Our hospital and institutes will begin the process of moving to the new campus within the next few years. The new campus will cover an area of 281,773 square meters and have a total floor area of 352,294 square meters. After the first phase of construction, the bed size of the hospital will increase to 1,650.
Under the leadership of Beijing Municipal Government, Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, and Beijing Bureau of Medical Management and guided by the blueprint of the 13th five-year plan , our hospital will closely follow the general ideas and objectives of the construction project and will strive to speed the construction of the new campus.
Led by the Chinese Communist Party Committee of the Beijing Tiantan Hospital, our physicians and staff are determined to follow the motto of our hospital as advocated by Wang Zhongcheng, a member of the Chinese Academy of Science: Innovative & Collaborative; Rigorous & Realistic; Persistent & Diligent; Patient-centered. Our ultimate goal is to advance our nation's neuroscience study to a higher level.
The mission of our hospital is to provide excellent patient care and service through exceptional support of our physicians and staff, support that will be enhanced by the improvements in the administrative system; to foster dedicated young talent by continuously striving to improve the education and training systems in our hospital; to develop a new performance-based human resource management mechanism through further implementation of the performance evaluation system; and to develop a more cost-effective logistic system through further improvement of our management and supervision system. We will speedily prepare for the transfer to the new campus and move on to the construction stage as soon as possible so that Beijing Tiantan Hospital will readily step into a new historical era and make the Beijing Tiantan brand synonymous with top quality of medical care and scientific research in the world.