Local hospital No. 1 in TCM, Western medicine ranking
Shanghai Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine was ranked No. 1 in the nation among counterpart hospitals, according to a list revealed by the National Health Commission on Monday.
The commission studied medical quality, operation efficiency, sustainable development and patient satisfaction among 2,398 leading public hospitals. Yueyang ranks top among all hospitals offering integrated TCM and Western medicine services.
The hospital has the only clinical research center in acupuncture anesthesia and a national TCM tuina center — Shanghai International Standardized Tuina and Acupuncture Training Center under the World Health Organization — and is a leader in regulating guidance for integrated TCM and Western medicine hospitals.
The hospital has become a national center for treating chest pain, arterial fibrillation, stroke, heart failure and heart rehabilitation. It is also the city’s first hospital equipped with TCM operating rooms.
The hospital’s acupuncture anesthesia team has participated in heart, lung, brain, thyroid, breast, stomach and pelvic cavity surgeries to reduce the use of anesthesia for quicker recovery.
The China-Mauritius Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is set up by Shanghai Yueyang and City Clinic in Mauritius, was also honored as an excellent example of the Healthy Shanghai project for its achievements in promoting TCM in Road and Belt regions.
Yueyang cooperates with grassroots hospitals to boost TCM in neighborhood health centers. It has also set up alliances in cities in the Yangtze River Delta region.
“We will build our hospital into an international integrated hospital in TCM and Western medicine and become an international acupuncture and acupuncture anesthesia clinical medical center to boost international recognition of TCM and acupuncture,” said Zhou Jia, Yueyang’s president.