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Southern Medical University flourishes along with its handover from the military system
to the civilian one.
Its 7 affiliated hospitals are Nanfang Hospital, Zhujiang Hospital,
Hua'nan Hospital, Nanhua Hospital, Stomatology Hospital, Pingxiang Hospital and
Jiangdu Hospital, 6 of which have been appraised as “First-Class Hospitals at Grade
The hospitals have gained superiority and developed their own distinctive features
in diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases, hematology, cardiology,
neuromedicine, nephrology, organ transplantation, microsurgery, orthopedics,
combined therapies of carcinomas and rescue of neonatal severe diseases.

The hospitals have established the large-scale medical centers for overseas patients.
Huiqiao Buildings of Hanfang Hospital, a 400-bed facility is the largest in scale and
earliest in admitting overseas patients. Huiqiao Buildings has gained its reputation in
China and South-east Asia and was conferred the honorary title of
“Model Medical
Faculty: Department of Hui Qiao Buildings”
by the Central Military Committee of PLA,
for up to now it has treated over 80,000 patients from 85 countries or regions.

Southern Medical University has established long-term cooperation in clinical teaching
with more than 100 military or civilian hospitals and institutes in a large or middle
scope, among which Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Provincial
Stomatology Hospital, Guangdong Provincial Second People's Hospital and other 4
general hospitals of PLA in Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Fuzhou become the schools
of clinical medicine. In academic exchanges, the university has invited and employed
more than 100 experts and scholars known in China or internationally, as honorary
professors or visiting professors and meanwhile carried out cooperative research and
academic exchanges with the universities or institutes in more than 30 countries or
regions like the United States, Britain, Japan, France and Australia and Hong Kong.  

At present, the university has admitted international students from more than 20
countries. Besides, the university is expanding such programs as mutual visits of
faculties and exchanges of students with foreign academic institutions.

Nanfang Hospital, founded during the period of the China's War of Liberation, is the first
affiliated hospital of Southern Medical University, one of the premier medical universities
in China. With long history, large scale, sophisticated equipment, exquisite medical
techniques, beautiful surroundings and quality services, the hospital incorporates the
very latest advances in medical technology and patient care.

Located at the foot of the picturesque Baiyun Mountain, towering over the Qilin hillock of
Meihua Garden, the 1,500-bed hospital covers an area of 203,000 square meters with a
built-up area of 275,000 square meters. Caressed by the spring breeze of Chinese
reforms and open policy, Nanfang Hospital has been burying its head in innovation and
development and now harvested attention-catching fruits in its full-scale construction
relying on the fame through quality service, the influence through execution of two
civilizations, the advance through scientific management. The hospital has been
appraised as one of “First Class Hospitals at Grade III” as well as one of “National One
Hundred Exemplary Hospitals”. The hospital takes pride in its comprehensive medical
departments and specialties with powerful techniques. Over 1,700 professionals
including more than 300 specialists and professors work in the 50 medical
departments under its administration. as well as a handful of research institutes and
medical centers such as the base for national clinical pharmacology of traditional
Chinese medicine and western medicine, PLA institute of digestive medical research,
the center of nephrology, the medical imaging center, the center of cardiovascular
diseases, the center of hematology, the center of spinal surgery, the center of traumatic
orthopedics, the center of burns and plastics, the technical center of family planning and
planned fertility, the center for overseas patients and the national diagnostic and
therapeutic research center of osteoporosis. There are more than 10 provincial and
military key subjects and key laboratories. Recently, some other therapeutic centers
have been founded, including the center for tumor therapy with photon emission
tomography, the stereotaxic treatment center for Parkinson's disease, Nanfang PET
center and the center for tumor therapy with multi-probe auto-navigator. As a whole, in
the hospital notable features have formed: e.g. the hospital has its own emphasis, each
department owns its own superiority, and the personnel have their specializations. As a
result, many techniques have taken the lead domestically in the advanced levels and
some have even reached internationally advanced standards.

Nanfang Hospital is equipped with such sophisticated instruments and devices as the
position emission tomography (PET), spiral CT, CT Simulated Locator, MRI, DSA, ECT,
linear accelerator, photon emission tomography, 3-dimentional conformal radiotherapy
system, extra-corporeal electric vibrating wave lithotripsy, color Doppler ultrasound
diagnostic equipment, X-ray TV system for gastrointestinal examination, ultrasonic
electroscope, neural stereotaxic operating system, automated biochemical analyzer and
endoscopes of all kinds, with their total value amounting to RMB 370 million yuan. The
academic level and status of the hospital are superior. The experts in the hospital are
undergoing a large number of national, army and provincial key scientific research
programs. Dozens of specialists hold the positions of directors or vice-directors at the
national, army and provincial academic institutions. More than 30 departments are
entitled to grant doctoral and master's degrees.

Zhujiang Hospital, as the second affiliated hospital of Southern Medical University,
incorporates the very latest advances in medical technology and patient care. The 1,000-
bed hospital has also expanded their medical service by establishing 80 beds for
overseas patients. In 1994, the hospital was appraised as one of “First Class Hospitals
at Grade III” and awarded “Bethune Cup” for its quality service. In 1997, it was appraised
as Baby Friendly Hospital, and specified by Ministry of Health as a network hospital of
International Rescue Center in 2000 and as the hospital at first group for social medical
insurance and industrial injury insurance in 2001. Zhujiang Hospital governs 48
medical departments and special laboratories. The hospital grants M.D. degree in 9
academic subjects and M.M. degree in 26 subjects. Besides, it houses the
Neuromedicine Institute of PLA, the Orthopeadics Center of PLA, the
Otorhinolaryngology Center of PLA, the Tumor Center of PLA, the Pediatrics Center of
PLA, The Aristogenics and Birth Control Technology Center of PLA, the Pharmacology
Base of PLA, the Guangdong Key Subject of Department of Neurosurgery, Guangdong
Neonatal Medical Center, and other 3 Guangdong Key Special Departments like
Department of Orthopeadics, Department of Neuromedicine, and Department of

The hospital has a faculty of 621 doctors, nurses and administrators, among whom
there are 7 senior professors, 114 persons granted an academic title of assistant
professor or senior technician, 218 granted M.M. or M.D. degrees. 22 professors are
specially subsidized by the government for their medical achievements. 1 professor was
appraised as Science and Technology Silver Star of PLA General Logistics Department,
1 as Science and Technology New Star of PLA General Logistics Department, and
another 2 as National New Stars of Science and Technology. Beside, the hospital has 4
academic leaders of Science and Education Prospering Medicine through “Five One-
good-work Project” in Guangdong Province. Zhujiang Hospital has
invested about 300 million yuan to purchase such sophisticated instruments and
devices as MRI, spiral CT, ECT, DSA, linear accelerator, CT Simulated Locator,
tomography, neural stereotaxic operating system as well as distance imaging
consultation system. system, extra-corporeal electric vibrating wave lithotripsy, color
Doppler ultrasound diagnostic equipment, Cell Knife, and digital electronic endoscopes
system. In addition, the hospital has introduced network-based administrating.

The abundance in talents as well as the sophisticated instruments ensures their
superiority and their characters in treatment and diagnosis. The hospital has risen to
the state level and the military level in wartime or peacetime severe trauma rescue,
cardiovascular or cerebrovascular interventional therapy,

spinal surgery, hand surgery, neonatal critical rescue, organs transplantation, stem cell
transplantation, laparoscopy of bile duct, urinary system and gynecological diseases,
transurethral bipolar vaporization of prostate, hearing reconstruction by otomicrosurgery,
combined therapy of tumors, burns and plastics, therapy of encephalopathy and
nephrosis by combination of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine and
special medical service for overseas. Zhujiang Hospital has achieved a lot in scientific
research. The experts in the hospital have been undergoing 120 key programs funded
from “973 Project”, “863 Project”, “1035 Project” and the military and provincial projects
to tackle key problems during “the Tenth Five-year Project”. Meanwhile, the faculty has
won 196 achievement awards at above provincial level, including 1 state invention
award, 3 second-grade prizes of State Science and Technology Advances Awards, 2
first-grade prizes of Military Science and Technology Advances Awards, 31 second-
grade prizes of Provincial or Military Science and Technology Advances Awards. The
hospital has developed the academic exchanges with the medical colleges or institutes
in America, Japan, France, Australia, Spain and Hong Kong. Every year, it sends
outstanding specialists abroad as visiting scholars and exchanged technicians.

Jiangdu Hospital, as the third affiliated to Southern Medical University, is located at
Jianggao Town, Baiyun District, Guangzhou. The hospital, former No. 177 Central
Hospital of PLA, was founded during Chinese Liberation War and has moved to many
locations with the transfer of military units. After liberation, the hospital moved into the
site of a British church hospital located at Jianggao Town, with its main red building built
in 1920's.

With a hero hospital of more than 80 years, the hospital has been approved for the first
group of drug-withdrawal institutions to open for the overseas and domestic addictives
in 1992 and designated as the clinical base of Chinese Drug Dependence Institute. Mr.
Zhu Shenlin, former governor of Guangzhou Municipality, dedicated his inscription:
“Exorcizing the evil and benefiting the society”. After Guangdong Provincial Government
approved the establishment of the third affiliated hospital of Southern Medical University
based on Jiangdong Hospital on December 30, 2004, the hospital was officially
founded on May 31, 2005. Under the administration of Mr. Wu Qiqiang, hospital director
and Mr. Zhang Jie, secretary of party committee, Jiangdu Hospital is turning a new page
of the hospital history, assisted by the university as well as Nanfang Hospital and
Zhujiang Hospital. Right now, the 300-bed hospital has a faculty of 140 workers,
working at the clinical departments such as Department of General Surgery,
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Traumato1ogy, Department of
Spinal Orthepeadics, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Urinary Surgery,
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiology, Department of Digestive
Diseases, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Neurology, Department
of Endocrinology, Department of Hematopathy, Department of Nephrology, Department
of Ophthalmology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Stomatology,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Drugs Abstinence. The
hospital has equipped the departments with sophisticated instruments like CT, digital B-
mode ultrasound system, gastroscope, extra-corporeal electric vibrating wave lithotripsy
system, X-ray TV system and automated biochemical analyzer.
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