Message from the Director
In May 2020, the hospital has been relocated to Kanagawa- ku, adjacent to Mitsuzawa Park, where it will be able to provide a high-quality medical care in a lush green environment with 650 beds, 34 departments, and 1,600 staff members.
～Policy-based Medical Care～
The new hospital is also expanding its hardware in order to provide more advanced medical services, enhance pediatric emergency care, and strengthen perinatal care. In addition to the expansion of the intensive care units such as ICU and NICU, and the increase in the number of operating rooms, angiography rooms, and labor and delivery rooms (LDRs), we have installed the latest radiotherapy equipment and robotic-assisted surgical systems (da Vinci) in September, 2020. For the 24-hour, 365-day emergency care system we already have in place, our emergency system is also being enhanced through collaboration with the Yokohama Fire Department's emergency workstation that will be attached to the hospital.
Furthermore, in the field of oncology, we are making further efforts to improve and strengthen our comprehensive cancer countermeasures, from preventive medicine to cancer genome medicine, by being designated as a "Cancer Genome Medicine Cooperative Hospital" in April, 2019 and as a "Yokohama Breast Cancer Cooperative Hospital" in February, 2020.
～A base for health risk management for citizens～
The new hospital has the capability to be self-sustaining for seven days even if external lifelines are cut off in the event of a major disaster such as an earthquake or typhoon. It is also the only hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture to be designated as a "Type 1 Designated Medical Institution for Infectious Diseases" and a base hospital for AIDS treatment. In order to fully respond to Class I infectious diseases (Ebola haemorrhagic fever, smallpox, plague, etc.) and Class II infectious diseases (tuberculosis, SARS, MERS, etc.), all rooms in the infectious disease ward have been made private with negative pressure, and also negative pressure rooms have been placed in the ICU. In addition to improving our ability to deal with known infectious diseases, we are making further efforts to improve our preparedness for new outbreaks of infectious diseases, so that we can be a source of reassurance to the citizens. We are also making use of our enhanced capabilities to deal with a newly discovered coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that we are currently facing, and all staff members are working as one.
～Improving the Quality of Community Healthcare～
As a community base, the new hospital will promote cooperation and role sharing with local medical institutions, as well as further cooperation with nursing-care and administration. In order to promote cooperation centering on The Patient Support Center and to serve as a platform for the training of local medical personnel, the hospital will dispatch instructors and make best use of its large auditorium, which can accommodate approximately 300 people, to provide training opportunities for citizens and medical professionals who support the local community. We have also been making efforts to educate and train residents as a clinical training hospital since before the current initial clinical training system started in 2004.
As a "Park Hospital," the new hospital will focus on coexisting with Mitsuzawa Park and improving the environment for medical treatment, while providing safe and high-quality medical care as "The Base of Safety and Connection" to contribute to the healthy lives of the citizens.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.