The Nagasaki Medical Center is a high-level general medical facility with 643 beds and is located on a small hill in Omura City in the middle of Nagasaki Prefecture.Since the renaming of Nagasaki Central Hospital in 2001, the Center has come to take charge of regional healthcare as a National Hospital Organization hospital in association with its conversion into an independent administrative institution in 2004.
I believe that the mission of the Center is to contribute to regional healthcare, cultivate healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses, promote clinical research and cooperate in international medicine.The more than 1,000 employees at the Center who are fulfilling this mission are working hard together.
In regional healthcare, we will focus in particular on emergency care and the treatment of cancer.With regard to emergency care, the first Emergency Medical Care Center in the prefecture has been established and 5 years has elapsed since the introduction of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service so this area of medicine has been enhanced.In addition to these “hard” facilities, all employees continue to possess the spirit that we are the last bastion in regional emergency care and I would like us to make further efforts to respond to the trust of local residents and medical facilities.
We have established the Ajisai-net, which could also be described as the vanguard of a network system, a tool for the early introduction of electronic medical records towards the introduction of IT in healthcare from now on and the promotion of regional healthcare alliances.I am convinced that the computerization of healthcare will not only enhance the healthcare provided by the Center, but will also support the healthcare, nursing care and welfare of local society.
We have been making efforts towards the education of clinical doctors-in-training for 40 years, but have also been involved in the education of people in many types of positions apart from doctors in recent years.I hope and expect that the healthcare professionals developed at the Center will flourish as participants in regional healthcare from now on and be of assistance to everybody.
Everybody at Nagasaki Medical Center will continue to make efforts so that we can respond to the expectations of local people and medical institutions as a regional base hospital.