This hospital has 3,370 beds and 438 staff with senior professional titles. Its staff includes 15 experts who receive special allowances from the government, 8 “outstanding experts” in Gansu Province, 20 provincial “Leading Talent,” 84 with PhDs, and 639 with master’s degrees. The hospital owns the first da Vinci robotic surgical system approved by the National Health and Family Planning Commission for the Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang autonomous regions.1000

Its urology department was founded in the mid-1950s and has become one of the most important units in the health care system of Gansu Province. Director Shi Baoguang and deputy director Guo Lijun have led their team to achieve an advanced level in the province in kidney transplantation.1001 In April 2013, the unit carried out the first relative living-donor kidney transplant in the province.1002 It currently has one doctoral advisor, 4 professors and chief surgeons/physicians, 6 associate chief surgeons/physicians, 4 attending physicians, and 4 residents. Among the medical team, 4 have PhDs and 12 have master’s degrees. The department currently has 103 beds.1003

The urology department is a teaching unit for the clinical urologic surgery program of Lanzhou University for doctoral and master’s degree students. It also assumes responsibility for the clinical teaching for a few colleges and universities. It has completed a number of research projects and received a number of scientific and technological progress awards. It has published several journal articles and 6 monographs.1004

The hospital’s president, Chen Yirong, is a member of the Organ Transplantation Committee of the Chinese Medical Association and a PhD advisor. He studied in France and the United States and has a high reputation in China.1005