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Introduction of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
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History

There was a large population during the 70's and 80's in Banqiao and Tuchen District, New Taipei City; however, there was not any modern hospital in these areas. Therefore, the seriously injured workers and ‘in critical condition’ patients had to transfer to Taipei City. Under this circumstance, many of them were delayed in receiving a proper medical treatment due to the long traveling distance. Mr. Yu-Ziang Hsu, founder of the Far Eastern Group, was aware of the situation and had based on his belief of "By the society, for the society" having Far Eastern Memorial Foundation setup for the construction of hospital, emergency rescue, free clinic for the poor and sick, and inspiring medical and medicine research. Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH) was established in Banqiao on April 1, 1981 and with 150 beds ready for service. FEHM was accredited by the Ministry of Education as the secondary teaching hospital to be in 1983, the secondary teaching hospital in 1985, district hospital in 1988, district hospital & teaching hospital in 1991 to 1997, and district hospital and Class II Teaching Hospital in 2000 to 2003.

FEMH started a co-op program with National Taiwan University Hospital in 1999 under the leadership of Professor Shu-Hsun Chu for realizing the vision of "becoming a medical center". FEMH has been equipped with 1,043 beds since 2001, and accredited as the first medical center in Taipei County by the Department of Health in 2006. FEMH has had a vision of "becoming a humanity medical center" established in the end of 2006 and with the mission of Far Eastern Memorial Foundation realized. In 2008, FEMH modified the vision to "patients' first choice of medical center.", and accredited as Medical Center in 2009 and 2013 successively.

Service & Equipment

There are 64 divisions and 2 centers in FEMH including Cardiovascular Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Divisions, General Surgery Divisions, Obstetrics Divisions, Gynecology Divisions, Pediatrics Gastroenterology Divisions, and other medical divisions. In terms of medical units, Clinical Pathology Department, Anatomical Pathology Department, Medical Imaging Department, Nuclear Medicine Department, Nursing Department, Pharmacy and Dietary Department providing comprehensive medical services. In terms of equipment, modern instruments, for example, Dual Source CT, chemo Therapy, Tomo Therapy, Flex Scanner and 3T-MRI have been imported in recent years to help upgrade diagnosis and therapy result. FEMH floor space measures192,252.75㎡, 1,383 beds are equipped for service, 6,500 outpatients visit in a day, and around 400 patients are treated each day in the emergency room that is ranked fourth place nationwide with a hospital bed occupation rate of over 85% documented. FEMH provides quality medical service to the residents of Taipei Metropolitan area with a comprehensive medical team and advanced medical equipment.

Teaching

FEMH was accredited as a Class I teaching hospital in 2006. In addition to having training courses arranged in accordance with the core competence of FEMH, the "humanity" side of medical education is developed. FEMH has supported the Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation to promote general medical education, teaching outpatient diagnosis plan, and positive medical teaching courses; also, to set up a teachers' cultivation center, arrange teacher cultivation courses, upgrade clinical teaching and training quality, and cultivate medical talents. FEMH provides training to medical personnel comprehensively, and assigns medical personnel domestically or overseas for advanced education and modern medical technology. Since 1999 FEMH has delegated medical personnel abroad to pursue advanced education in renowned university like Harvard University and University of Cambridge in order to help improve the medical quality of FEMH and link to the world.

Research

FEMH has two laboratories, one animal laboratory, and a 24-hour e-library set up for an excellent academic research environment. In addition to the financial support of Far Eastern Memorial Foundation, FEMH has research funds appropriated and distributed to the chief physician and other medical personnel, such as medical technical staff and nurses, for clinical and basic research. In terms of medical research dissertation, FEMH had 701 dissertation published from 2012 to 2015. The publication of dissertations on domestic and international articles has increased in number every year. FEMH has worked with Yuan Ze University, Oriental Institute of Technology, Fu Jen Catholic University and National Yang-Ming University to establish a comprehensive cooperation between academics and industry for continuing medical research and upgrading medical professionalism and quality.

Management

FEMH has an organizational structure setup including Strategy Planning Department, Internal Audit Department, Secretary Department, Information Technology Department, Human Resources Department, Accounting Department, Medical Affairs Department, General Affairs Department, Supply & Material Department, Mechanical & Medical Engineering Department, Occupational Safety Department, Quality Center, Health Management Center, Health development Center, and Social Work Department, for business development. In recent years, FEMH has accomplished great achievements in promoting quality circles, improving special projects, defining standard operation procedures, introducing and substantiating ISO9001, applying balanced scorecards, and establishing vision-oriented management and medical information. In 2010, FEMH started to implement TOSHMS and ISO 14001, and be certified in 2011 and 2014. FEMH is going to utilize information and Internet, unify data and quality control indexes, improve service quality continuously, fulfill patients’ satisfaction, and work towards a humanity centered medical center.

Prospects

FEMH is actively working to increase the number of beds and to continue expansion and renovation. FEMH plans to work with Yuan Ze University and Oriental Institute of Technology to have a medical university set up for cultivating medical talents. FEMH expects to bring the best medical care in the world to the residents of the Taipei Metropolitan area with the most modern architecture and the warmest service in the near future.



Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Tel: 02-8966-7000 Address: No.21, Sec. 2, Nanya S. Rd., Banciao Dist., New Taipei City 220, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
(Last update : 2018-06-27)