YouAn Hospital makes a hit through arduous efforts - Evolution of YouAn Hospital

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In the 43rd year of Jiajing reign period of the Ming Dynasty, the YouAn Gate was built in the southwest part of Beijing,which means “stable and peaceful”, to protect the city's good health.In the initial period of the founding of P.R.C., Mayor Peng Zhen visited You'an men wai personally, planning to found Beijing No.2 Hospital of Infectious Diseases, which ranked first in Asia by construction size and discipline settings.In 1989, the hospital was renamed as Beijing YouAn Hospital.

In 2003, it became Beijing You An Hospital, Capital Medical University and No.9 Clinical Hospital of the Capital Medical University. The Hospital also has such clinical research institutions as the Beijing Hepatic Disease Research Institute, Beijing Integrated Chinese and Western medicines infectious disease institution, National Key Specialty of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicines, The Key Laboratory of Translational medicine of Hepatitis B and liver cancer in Beijing, The Key Laboratory of AIDS in Beijing, The major disease clinical data sample repository of Beijing, National Drug Clinical Trial Institution, The Capital University of Medical Sciences Institute of Liver Disease and Liver Cancer Clinical,Beijing international science and technology cooperation translational medicine base of infectious diseases.The hospital has cooperated with University of Washington, University of Oxford and  University of Calgary, and has constructed: China US clinical study of infectious diseases and chronic diseases Cooperation Center; China Britain joint infection and infectious disease clinical research base; China Canada Joint Institute of liver diseases and other clinical research cooperation institutions. At the same time, it is training base for specialists of infectious disease, Infectious diseases and AIDS Chinese medicine treatment base for State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China.


In the past 56 years, along with the rapid growth of medical science and technology, transformation of medical mode, and continuous deepening of medicine and health system reform, the Hospital has made significant progress in diagnosis ,treatment of infectious diseases, response to emergent public health events, and research, teaching and management, which has revealed the splendid achievements made in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases since the founding of New China.In recent 30 years, to deal with population ageing,chronical infectious diseases and people's increasing needs of health care, YouAn hospital  has adjusted its medium- and long-term development orientation and strategic planning.You An Hospital is a large comprehensive medical center offering service for patients with infectious and chronic diseases, combining functions of prevention, medical treatment, health care and rehabilitation. It has built up an international high-end research platform for clinical and translational medicine of high and new pharmaceutical science and technology. It has carried out integrative strategy, which is the scope of services transform from infectious disease to infection, infection and acute, chronic diseases; object of services transform from individual and diseases to disease group; operation transform from pursuing economic benefit to providing high-quality service for the society and patients; mode of service transform from merely treatment to integrating diagnosis, treatment and prevention; the pattern of development transform from specialty hospital to comprehensive medical center within key disciplines as infectious disease; the capacity of service transform from single partial branch to improving personal comprehensive ability and overall strength of the hospital.


At the same time, You An hospital has developed clinical and Translational Medicine "One two eight" development strategy. With integration of clinical, teaching, research as the core of strategic guidance, deepen the cooperation with research institution, struck up strategic friendship with pharmaceutical companies to achieve bilateral cooperation and collaboration. It has constructed eight support platform, they are: standardized electronic medical record platform based on research data; clinical research resource platform based on data sample bank; centralized discipline system platform based on systemic diseases; electronic information network platform based on modern information technology; medical equipment platform based on clinical and translational research required; evidence-based medicine top design platform based on clinical research; human resource platform based on clinical and translational research directed and the widespread international and domestic academic communication cooperation platform.

In terms of discipline development, it has constructed six development direction which are: viral hepatitis and liver cancer; HIV/AIDS and emerging infectious diseases; infection ,cancer and transplantation immunity; microbial biology and regenerative medicine; integrated Chinese and Western medicines and clinical and translational research.

Based on system disease and combined with medicine, surgery, medical laboratory and clinical research laboratories, it has formed the hepatic disease center, infection center, maternal and children center, minimally invasive intervention center, urology center, ENT center, emergency center, clinical laboratory centre , medical image center, clinical pathology center, biomedical information center and  chronic disease management center which based on Recovery home, Loving care home and family doctor system.


Within a few years, it has constructed complete academic developing chain  in these fields: mechanisms and epidemiology of viral hepatitis infection; virus test and anti-virus diagnosis and treatment research; hepatic disease incretion and immunology research; hepatic biology treatment technology; alimentary canal endoscope for hepatic diseases; artificial liver technology; technology of lying-in women’s mother-baby transmission of hepatitis B; diagnosis and treatment and care technology for critically ill patients; liver transplantation technology; integrated diagnosis and treatment technology of liver cancer; combined TCM and Western medicine therapy of plague and hepatic diseases; AIDS clinical and basic research; establishment of national drug clinical trial organizations as well as biomedicine information network and analytic technology. Of which, molecule diagnosis marker screening and early intervention technology for hepatitis B related liver cancer in early stage; diagnosis and treatment program for combined ADV-TK gene therapy of liver cancer by using clinical new strategy; active immunology reconstruction of hepatitis B after operation of liver transplantation and organ function protection technology during operation of liver transplantation have reached international advanced level, serving as the Hospital’s key dominant disciplines.

During the 11th and 12th Five-Year Plans, the Hospital performed national significant special tasks in the research field of hepatitis and liver cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases, including more than 350 research tasks of National Major Projects of infectious disease control ,“973 Program”, “863 Program”, National and Beijing Natural Science Development Fund, Ministry of Education Development Fund, Beijing Science and Technology Program, and Capital Special Development Program in Health, with accumulated research funds of RMB 300 million over, more than 1600 papers have been published (including more than 130 SCI papers, impact factors are more than 400 points),obtained 19 patents and intellectual  property; translated 25 books. The hospital has won 4 National Science and Technology Progress second prize; 2 first prizes, 3 second prizes, and 2 third prizes of Chinese medical science award; and two first prize, four second prize and ten third prize of The Beijing municipal science and technology awards. 


The hospital treasures talentd people and teaching, it has 8 master’s degree postgraduate education sites, 4 doctor’s degree postgraduate education sites and 2 post-doctor workstations. In recent 5 years, it has recruited 15 returned overseas talents, 5 the sea poly project of Beijing overseas talents, 178 masters and doctors; 300 doctors and nurses have passed GCP training of SFDA, 31 PI have passed senior clinical research training of NIH, 143 nurses have passed clinical evidence based nursing research training,the hospital has gained accreditation of AAHRPP, it means the clinical research of the hospital has moved towards to the international stage.The hospital has considered science and education are the power source of development. It has been built to be a comprehensive medical center with reasonable organizational structure, complete professional disciplines, efficient service operations, exquisite techniques and infectious diseases as key discipline, through strategic restructuring and mechanisms transformation,achieved leapfrog development overall objectives.

The people of You An Hospital carries forward the culture idea of “respect to morals and virtues, bless and protect safety”, adheres to “be practical, dedicating, exquisite, and innovative”, and carries forward the spirit of hardship-enduring, enterprising, and dedicating. It follows the service tenet of “let every staff member begin to work in a pleasant mood everyday, let every patient receive satisfactory medical service every time in a simple way, treat medical workers as foundation and patients as center, create a hospital satisfying the people”. It has established You An Medical Alliance, with members from 78 hospitals spreading over national 25 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. It has also created You An Hepatic Disease and AIDS Fund of China Primary Health Care Fund to develop public welfare career   proactively, and build a robust system for prevention, treatment, protection and rehabilitation of infectious and chronic correlated diseases.


Today's You An Hospital has set up a large integrated medical center combining clinic and research, featuring clinical therapy, public emergency response, research, medical education and health instruction. It has been the State’s main force in terms of response to emergent public health events. With advanced medical instruments and equipment, well-established basic research facilities, excellent specialized medical technology, untied and enterprising discipline echelon, and extensive academic exchange and cooperation, You An Hospital has been a medical institution well known at home and abroad. Consecutively, the Hospital has been listed as advanced unit in national health system, and model unit in the Capital’s cultural and ideological progress. It was awarded the honors of National May 1st Labor Diploma, National March 8th Red Flag Collective, and so on. Party and national leaders including President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice Premier Wu Yi, Vice Premier Wang Qishan, Secretary of Beijing Party Committee Liu Qi,Health Minister Chen Zhu, and Party Committee Secretary Zhang Mao of the Ministry of Health visited the Hospital one after another, inspiring and encouraging the people of You An Hospital significantly.You An Hospital makes a hit through arduous efforts. In the building of international hospital and public health rescue and treatment system in the new age,the people of You An Hospital are working hard to build a research-innovative, resource-saving, and people-harmonious medical center at international level with full reforming and innovating spirit.

Beijing You An Hospital will surely stay in the front edge of internal competition of medicine science and technology, and will be listed among world famous medical institutions!