This 3A general hospital is directly under the jurisdiction of the provincial government and provides medical services for the northern area of Guizhou Province. It has 2,800 open beds, 596 senior professionals, 70 with PhDs, 4 post-doctoral fellows, and 178 master’s advisors. It has a provincial key laboratory–the “Laboratory of Anesthesia and Organ Protection.” It was among the first group of institutions to be approved by the Ministry of Health to conduct kidney transplants.971
The hospital is approved by the Ministry of Health to conduct only kidney transplants, but it actually performs liver, kidney, bone marrow, corneal, stem cell, and other types of transplants.972 Its urologic surgery department started conducting kidney transplants in 2000 and has carried out the most of this type in Guizhou Province as of 2007.973
The department has 100 beds, and its number of inpatients stays at around 100. The department currently has 4 chief physicians who are professors and master’s advisors, 3 associate chief physicians, 6 attending physicians, and 3 residents. Among them, 5 hold PhDs, and 7 have master’s degrees.974
In 2005, the hospital’s kidney transplant center established a tissue typing and drug monitoring laboratory. In 2007, it established an organ transplant laboratory in collaboration with Hannover Medical School in Germany. It also pioneered living-donor kidney transplantation in Guizhou Province in 2007.975 The center has 2 professors, 5 associate professors, 3 with PhDs, and 3 with master’s degrees; most have studied kidney transplantation elsewhere.976
Treating liver cancer using transplantation is a signature procedure of its liver surgery department. It has begun to perform transplants for end-stage liver disease patients. It performed the first successful emergency liver transplant in Guizhou Province. 977 It performed a number of liver transplants between 2003 and 2007.
The liver surgery department has 12 doctors and 13 nurses, including 5 chief surgeons, 5 associate chief surgeons, 5 personnel with intermediate titles, 3 with master’s degrees, and 6 master’s advisors. It has 50 beds, including 4 in the ER and one in the ICU; they all have ECG monitoring and rescue equipment.