Introduction to Affiliated Hospital of
Zunyi Medical University
The Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University (AHZMU) is a hospital directly affiliated to Zunyi Medical University, a university co-sponsored by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC) and the People's Government of Guizhou Province. Our history dates back to 1969 when Dalian Medical College relocated southward to actively respond to the initiative of the Third Front Construction. We are the first top tertiary comprehensive hospital in Guizhou Province and are designated as the pioneering institution of the national project of improving the diagnosis and treatment capacity of complex diseases, especially for early diagnosis and precise treatment of malignant tumor.
AHZMU has a total construction area of 310,000 square meters,2000 licenced beds for patients and is able to provide another 800 beds if necessary. We are comprised of 17 administrative departments, 8 specialized hospital, 53 clinical departments and 12 medical technological departments. Currently, we are undertaking 4 national key clinical discipline projects and have 22 provincial key clinical disciplines/specialties, 11 national training bases, 10 provincial medical quality control centers and 11 provincial specialty training bases. Highly advanced medical equipment such as PET-CT and Da Vinci surgical robots are all available at AHZMU.
Among 4,269 hospital staff, there are 817 staff members with senior professional titles; one staff was elected to Young and Middle-aged Leading Innovative Talents in Scientific and Technological in the National "Innovative Talent Promotion Plan"; one staff was elected to National New Century Talents Project; two staff were elected to the New Century Excellent Talents Project of the Ministry of Education; four staff were elected to Provincial Innovative Talents Project; 13 staff are Provincial Outstanding Science and Technology Talents; four staff are Young and Middle-aged Experts with brilliant contribution honored by NHC; 17 staff receive special government allowances from the State Council; 11 staff receive special government allowances from the Guizhou province, and 17 staff are provincial core experts and provincial management experts.
We are committed to developing cutting-edge medical technologies. We take the lead in perforator flap surgery and minimally invasive cervical spine surgery in China, as well as the early screening for cancer by gastrointestinal endoscopy and neuro-endoscopy in southwest China. One of our top priorities is organ donation and transplantation. AHZMU, the only accredited hospital for heart transplantation, rank the top in terms of qualifications for large organ transplantation within Guizhou Province. So far, a total of 237 cases of organ donation have been completed; 699 large organs have been obtained; 299 cases of kidney transplantation, 100 cases of liver transplantation. In 2021, According to national surveillance ranking data released in 2021, we kept A+ in the Performance Appraisal of National Tertiary Public Hospitals.
We are one of the first batch of demonstrative centers for national clinical education and training. The clinical experimental teaching demonstrating center was designated as the National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center and the Practical Skill Examination (clinical category) Base for National Examination for Doctor Qualification. We have a M.D. program in clinical medicine, 2 master degree programs in clinical medicine and nursing (National first-level undergraduate program).
The hospital owns 25 national standardized residency training bases, including three national key training bases for internal medicine, emergency medicine and general practice, and national specialist standardized training bases for cardiovascular medicine, general surgery and pediatric anesthesiology.
AHZMU is the branch of 3 National Institutes for Clinical Research. It has 2 provincial key laboratories, 3 provincial clinical medical research centers, one innovation center co-sponsored by the government of Guizhou Province and NHC, 2 provincial "2011 collaborative innovation centers", 2 provincial talent bases, 14 provincial science and technology innovation talent teams, 4 provincial key laboratories and engineering research centers in higher education and 5 provincial teams of scientific and technological innovation talents in higher education.
In the past five years, AHZMU has been granted 143 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and received 25 provincial and ministerial awards for scientific and technological achievements,which three were first-class awards for provincial scientific and technological progress, and 42 national invention patents.
In 2021, 11 disciplines ranked among the top hundred hospitals in China based on the Science and Technology Evaluation Metrics (STEM). According to the ranking table, burn surgery ranked 29th, phthisiology ranked 31st and plastic surgery ranked 45th. Burn surgery, plastic surgery and general practices were nominated in the Fudan Ranking of National Hospital Specialty Reputation.
AHZMU undertake social responsibility actively in major events such as the rural revitalization, eradicating absolute poverty, fighting against the COVID-19 epidemic. Ma Xiao-Wei, director of the National Health Commission,then deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, highly praised us during his visit to AHZMU: "Nowadays, the AHZMU mirrors the achievements in the reform and development of national public hospitals. The level of medical technology, the degree of connotation construction and informatization have shown that the hospital is a modern large-scale tertiary hospital in line with international standards.”
(All data renewed to January 2022.)