The affiliated hospital of Ningxia Medical University’s School of Clinical Medicine. It employs 308 staff members with senior professional titles, 623 with associate senior titles, and 723 with intermediate professional titles. The hospital has 3,233 beds. In recent years, it has achieved “firsts” in the region and reached an advanced level nationwide in liver, kidney, corneal, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.1041

The hepatobiliary surgery department currently has 5 master’s degree advisors, 6 chief surgeons, one associate chief surgeon, 5 attending physicians, two staff members with PhDs, and 6 with master’s degrees. It has 65 inpatient beds.1042

The hospital’s organ transplant center is the only facility in the Ningxia Autonomous Region qualified to conduct liver transplantation. In December 2003, the center’s director, Yu Songning, guided and completed the first orthotopic liver transplant in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In 2004, he won a Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Science and Technology Progress Award and a first place Ningxia Medical Science and Technology Award.1043 One of his published papers indicates that, between September 2003 and March 2005, the hospital had at least six liver donors, all of which came from 19 to 30-year-old males.1044

The urologic surgery department completed the first kidney transplant in Ningxia in 1982. In 2005, it successfully conducted a living-donor kidney transplant. The department has 16 physicians, including 5 chief physicians, 7 associate chief physicians, one attending physician, and 3 residents. It has 62 inpatient beds.1045

Since the ophthalmology department completed its first corneal transplant in May 2003,1046 it has performed such transplants in large numbers. The department has become an eye center providing medical care, research, and education in the Ningxia area. The department currently has two master’s advisors, 14 physicians, and 7 medical technicians, including 6 with senior professional titles and 5 with master’s degrees.1047