Huai’an First People’s Hospital was founded in 1950 and is the biggest Level Three Grade A hospital in Huai’an. It is also known as Huai’an First Hospital affiliated to Nanjing Medical University and a network hospital of International Emergency Assistance of Ministry of Health. The hospital has a land area of 115,800 square meters and its newly built ward building has 15 stories and a total floor space of 46,000 square meters. The hospital now has 1,285 employees, 1,200 beds, 500,000 outpatient visits per year, and 25,000 inpatient admissions per year. In addition, it has three well-managed branch hospitals.
The hospital clings to the approach of patient-centered services and bears in mind the teaching of “Love, Virtue, Dedication, Innovation” and keeps reinforcing service awareness and improving service modes and quality. It has 6 technical centers of Huai’an (respectively of esophageal cancer prevention and control, clinical laboratory, radioimmunoassay, diabetes diagnosis and treatment, medical information, emergency treatment of acute and critical maternal illnesses) and some medical research agencies including hematology research institute, cancer research institute, and central laboratory etc. Presently it has 3 provincial key specialties - hematology, general surgery (including hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and thyroid and breast surgery), and endocrinology. Its departments of neurosurgery and oncology are departments of provincial key specialty construction. And its department of nephrology is a department of provincial key clinical specialty construction. There are also 15 municipal key specialties – neurosurgery, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, urology, obstetric & gynecology, hematology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, radiotherapy, medical imaging, clinical laboratory, otolaryngology, and rheumatology & immunology. Its hematology is also a key discipline of Nanjing Medical University. The hospital provides 21 MS programs in the fields of hematology, cardiothoracic surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, general surgery, urology, endocrinology, neurology, clinical laboratory, medical imaging, respiratory medicine, and geratology etc.
The hospital has won 1 National Natural Science Foundation project and 2 National Natural Science Youth Foundation projects. It participated in the research of 15 state-level projects, 19 provincial and ministry level projects, and 20 projects funded by Nanjing Medical University. And 72 items of its research achievements have won municipal science and technology progress awards. Its specialists published 24 papers in SCI journals and more than 1,000 papers in journal at provincial levels and above.