One of the Leading Hospitals in Japan
Kanazawa Medical University Hospital opened in 1974. In 1994, it was designated as a Special Function Hospital by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The hospital provides medical training to achieve the following aims: (1) Provision of a high level of medical services; (2) Development and assessment of advanced medical techniques; (3) Educating good doctors.
To meet the variety of medical needs of modern society, Kanazawa Medical University Hospital has expanded to include a central radiology department, an emergency medical center, and a health management center. The most recent addition is a regenerative medicine center, which promotes research and treatments in cutting-edge areas such as autologous bone marrow cell infusion therapy for liver cirrhosis, cancer immunotherapy, and regenerative medicine using iPS cells.
The hospital is continuing to establish its function as one of the largest medical centers in Japan. The complex includes a 12-story main building, two annexes, and a new Hospital Central Building. In addition to clinical departments, this new building has one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the area and utilizes a motion analysis system with 10 cameras and an ADL (activities of daily living) Room. There are 40 clinical departments and 835 beds staffed by 360 doctors, 825 nurses, and 305 medical technicians. The number of inpatients averages 630, and the number of outpatients is about 1,200 per day.
Based on the philosophy of developing skilled medical professionals with high ethical standards and compassion, the hospital focuses on providing patient-centered medicine. It is also improving the educational environment for students and graduates to deepen their experience in clinical medicine through a wide range of clinical case studies and interactions with patients.