Osaka Medical College Hospital opened in 1930 as an affiliated hospital (Mishima Hospital, with 120 beds) of Osaka Higher School of Medicine (founded on April 1, 1927), and it has enjoyed an eventful 83-year history. Today the hospital has 882 beds, 29 clinical departments, and 14 central medical treatment departments.
The hospital has been designated as an advanced treatment hospital (1994), a disaster base hospital (1997), the Perinatal Medical Center for Mothers and Children in Osaka (2007), a base hospital for the community’s collaborative examination and treatment for hepatic disorder (2008), and a base hospital for the community’ s collaborative examination and treatment of cancer (2009). Our hospital functions were recognized by Japan Council for Quality Health Care in 2010 (Version 6) and it was updated to the latest 3rd G (Version 1.1). All of these make us the core institution of community healthcare in Hokusetsu. The hospital is highly convenient, located in the central district of Takatsuki and in the close vicinity of the JR and the Hankyu train stations. I realize that one of the roles of Osaka Medical College Hospital is to contribute to society and the community in addition to the three great major roles (pillars) of medical practice, education and research. When practicing medicine, we respect our patients’ opinions and strive to provide minimally invasive, safe, gentle and humane medical care, as with the highest quality and latest technology. Moreover, we strive to provide better medical care for the Hokusetsu district by building close, collaborative relationships with nearby medical institutions (hospital and hospital cooperation, hospital and clinic cooperation). In order to expand those collaborative relationships, we established the Broad-based Network Medical Center in September 2012. Subsequently, we opened the Cancer Center in June 2013, aiming to provide holistic, high-quality cancer care. We also established the Station for Home Visit Nursing and the Center for Chronic Intractable Diseases in 2015.
Now we have a six-story central operation building, which has 20 operation rooms and 16 beds in the ICU on the 2nd and the 3rd floor, Thoracic Surgery with the HCU on the 4th floor, and Gastroenterological Surgery on the 5th floor. The most advanced medical technologies are introduced constructing this new operation building, and the fact that the building has a hybrid operation room with a CT scanner and an angiography, and a room where robot operations are conducted attracted public attention. In 2021, we are planning to demolish the no.5 building and the auditorium, and build a twelve-story North Main Tower Ward that is equipped with the latest facilities.
We serve as an educational institution with numerous achievements, and provide students of the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing with opportunities for clinical practicum, initial clinical training, the acquisition of medical specialist licenses and lifelong education. In order to fulfill these tasks, we have created various organizations with unique features, including the Graduate Clinical Training Center, the Medical Career Support Center, the Medical Skills Simulation Center and the Medical Training Center, the last of which controls all the aforementioned organizations. Through these organizations we strive to develop medical-care personnels with decency and genuine humanity, so that they can be the leaders of the next generation.
Moreover, we focus on the promotion of clinical studies, by establishing the Clinical Research Center and implement several advanced medical care programs approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a core medical facility that plays a central role in Japan. From this point we will propel the construction of the new ward and thereby improve the hospital environment for inpatients.
All the staff members of the College Hospital will do their utmost to create a hospital that can provide peace of mind to patients and their families.