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Message from the Director

Nobuya Inagaki, Director

@Kyoto University Hospital has produced many experts since its foundation in 1899 and contributed to the development of medicine and healthcare in Japan.
@To meet social expectations, we will continue to place emphasis on the following three areas: medical care, research and education.
@Particularly in the medical care area, we believe that the most important mission of Kyoto University Hospital is to provide patient-oriented, safe, and high quality medical care. Our efforts have been devoted to improving our Cancer Center and, most recently, to promoting technologically advanced medical care. One of the examples of these efforts is the introduction of a next-generation hybrid operating room. We will continue our efforts to create an open and transparent environment and ensure safe medical care.
@To provide high quality medical care, research and development of new treatments for still incurable diseases is also our important mission. As a clinical research core hospital, the Kyoto University Hospital focuses its efforts on developing innovative medical treatments through constant cooperation with the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) and other research departments and laboratories. The iPS Clinical Study Center (tentative name) is to be established to help our researchers to develop many innovative medical treatments faster and earlier than any other institutes.
@The third mission of the Kyoto University Hospital is to train and develop humane and compassionate healthcare professionals who are ready to contribute to medical care in Japan. Our hospital has 1,121 beds and receives a daily average of 2,900 outpatients. It has approximately 3,000 staff members. Without close cooperation between these staff members in different occupations, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, laboratory technicians, physical therapists and staff in the administration office, it would not be possible to provide highly-advanced, patient-oriented, and safe medical care or to develop new medical treatments. We therefore need to develop healthcare professionals with expertise who can work in a team environment and play a leading role from an extensive perspective. We also consider it important to create a work environment where all healthcare professionals, particularly young people and women, can feel fulfilled in their work.
@In 2010, an eight-story ward named Sekitei Ward was constructed thanks to a donation from the late Hiroshi Yamauchi who was the advisor to Nintendo Co., Ltd. In December, 2015, another new ward, also eight stories, where mainly patients with lifestyle diseases are treated, was completed on the south side of Sekitei Ward. In 2019, one more eight-story ward mainly consisting of acute beds will be completed on the north side of Sekitei Ward. With these new buildings and the North Ward, which will subsequently be renovated, it is expected that Kyoto University Hospital’s wards will undergo substantial alterations to provide patients with an environment in which they can receive advanced treatments comfortably.

@A rooftop heliport was constructed on the new ward completed in 2015. As a hospital equipped with advanced functions and as a community-oriented hospital covering an extensive area, we will continue our efforts to fulfill our mission and meet social expectations.
@Your further support and guidance would be much appreciated.

April 1st 2016
Nobuya Inagaki, Director

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