Yokohama Municipal Citizen’s Hospital opened in 1960 with 42 beds and four departments, consisting of the Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Surgery, and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The number of beds and departments were increased over time, and the hospital has become a flagship hospital in the city of Yokohama consisting of 34 departments, 650 beds, and three wards, providing advanced medical care, acute stage medical care, and medical care required in the local community while making efforts daily as a public hospital in protecting the safety and comfort of the citizens and patients.
The hospital has five characteristics in medical care as follows:
- Base hospital in cancer treatment
- Base hospital in emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Base hospital for infection treatment
- Base hospital for pediatric care and medical care for mothers and children
- Base hospital to support the community medical care
About 300,000 outpatients visit this hospital in total each year, which includes about 20,000 emergency patients. Also, there are about 200,000 inpatients in this hospital throughout the year. We take pride in these results as a reflection of the role we play within the policies of having patients referred to local medical institutions and to refer our patients to local medical institutions to the extent possible. In addition, Yokohama Municipal Citizen’s Hospital is specified as a designated DPC hospital due to the implementation of doctors’ training above a certain level and due to the density of medical care provided.
Another notable characteristic in the treatment of many of our patients is the collaboration between 34 clinical departments, departments other than the clinical departments (such as nursing, pharmacy, radiology, examination, rehabilitation, nutrition, and clinical engineering), and general patient support center, which allows us to work towards the provision of optimal medical care and support for recuperation. We are also actively involved in the development of human resources and have organized development programs that utilize the characteristics of general hospitals as a designated hospital for the training of clinical interns. In addition, we are the first municipal hospital to have introduced specialist nurses in 1992. This has led to more than 20 certified nurses of various fields to provide nursing care that utilizes their specialty, including certified nurses for intensive care and chemotherapy.
We ask for your continued understanding and cooperation as we continue to combine the forces of all of our staff members to make the best effort in providing high quality, safe medical care.
Yokohama Municipal Citizen’s Hospital