This hospital is a large, integrative 3A hospital in northwestern China. It has 606 medical professionals, including 244 with senior titles, one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 78 PhDs, and 167 with master’s degrees. Twenty experts receive special allowances from the government, 19 have been awarded the “National Star of Medical Technology,” and 38 are PhD or master’s advisors of eight renowned universities in the country.1019

In 2004, the hospital invested 120 million RMB to build a 20-story surgical care building with 900 beds–the largest in the city of Lanzhou. In 2008, the hospital invested 20 million RMB to renovate the ward for cadres according to modern medical standards. The hospital has 1,300 beds. Each year, it receives 37,000 inpatients, performs 126,000 surgeries, and earns 444 million RMB in revenue. 1020

In 1965, the hospital’s urologic surgery center successfully carried out China’s first kidney transplant for a patient who had suffered from severe kidney failure for eight years. 1021

The levels of medical treatment, scientific research and teaching in the urologic surgery department are at the forefront in both the province and in the country. The department has 47 beds and a transplant immunology lab, which enables it to conduct clinical kidney transplant tissue matching and related testing. The department’s medical team includes 2 chief surgeons, 3 associate chief surgeons, 3 attending surgeons, and 3 surgeons, among whom two have PhDs, five have master’s degrees, and four have bachelor’s degrees. Ten physician specialists are currently pursuing further study in kidney transplantation. 1022

Wang Yangmin, director of the urologic surgery department, is a first-level Leading Talent in Gansu Province. He studied at the University of Virginia in 1998, led PLA research programs for Science and Technology Development during the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” and “Twelfth Five-Year Plan,” and received six military and provincial science and technology progress awards. He has co-edited several books and published more than 20 academic papers. Wang has conducted both cadaveric and living-donor kidney transplants over the past decade. 1023

The hospital’s PLA Blood Disease Center is the largest blood disease center in northwestern China. It carried out the first bone marrow transplant in the country. Its scale, technology, and quality of transplantation are at the forefront in northwestern China.1024 The center has 150 beds, 15 ultra-clean wards for hematopoietic stem cell and bone marrow transplants, and 18 surgeons, 9 of whom are in senior positions and more than half have master’s or PhD degrees. 1025