Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital


It has been 57 years since the establishment of Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital in 1957. It was the first medical center in southern
Taiwan, and the only university hospital in the Kaohsiung-Pingtung district. Besides Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung
Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Ta-Tung Hospital, and Cijin Hospital all form a highly efficient KMU medical treatment system. At
present, the monthly average number of outpatients is about 150,000, hospitalizations number 36,000, emergencies number 7,300,
and the number of operations around 2,200 patients. In order to serve Kaohsiung’s citizens and people nearby, KMU will continue
offering high-quality medical services.

anatomy and histology, becoming the first innovative operation
domestically and globally. Ptosis correction rate is higher than
any other medical institutes in Taiwan and even that in Asia. It
reduces the risk of complications and has won a silver medal of
the National Biotechnological Medical Quality Award in 2012.
By using molecular markers of personalized medical treatment
for cancer and choosing a proper treatment and dose of drugs,
the waste of medical resources will be reduced effectively. The
“Diagnostic wafer” has gained multi-national patents from the
United States, the European Union and Japan, and the hospital
is now negotiating patent licensing and technology transfer.
By improving and refining the original way of operation, using
autologous tissues– transverse rectus abdominis muscle flap—to
do breast reconstruction, over 1,000 operations have been
completed until now, possessing the most cases domestically.
At a 100% success rate, this, the highest breast cancer survival
rate in Taiwan, won a silver medal from SNQ in 2014.
The establishment of a general anesthetic without dysmenorrhea
rectal ultrasound prostate surgery sliced, introducing the
Da Vinci surgical system, elevating the quality of prostate
operation, the use of genetic molecular markers as a predictor
of early recurrence index, processes and technology to track
after surgical procedures.
In 2014, the hospital follows the policy of the Ministry of Health
and Welfare to conduct the improvement of the shortage of
medical resources and doctors in the mountain villages and to
care for the health of the inhabitants of the villages lacking
medical resources. The hospital actively engages in international
medical aid projects, organizes an international medical group,
sends medical staff to serve the people in the Solomon Islands
and other friendly allies, cooperates with diplomatic policy to
join international hygienic supporting medical activities, and
organizes emergency humanitarian medical groups to visit the
Solomon Islands to cure important people; consequently was
awarded a silver medal by SNQ in 2014.
The hospital will continue developing outstanding medical
characteristics, carry out a learning-center teaching module,
award outstanding research and publications, elevate patients’
safety and medical quality, insist on medical ethics, take social
responsibility, protect Kaohsiung, step out of Southern Taiwan,
cross the Taiwan Straits, and win more honors for Chung-Ho
Memorial Hospital.
5.Colorectal Cancer: Recurrence after surgery for early diagnosis
and personalized medical treatment
6.Breast reconstruction surgery: Breast Reconstruction Medical
Treatment after breast cancer transverse rectus abdominis
muscle flap
7.Prostate Cancer: the use of genetic molecular markers as a
predictor of early recurrence index
New technological operations and development of the equipment
Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital has introduced the most advanced
medical operation system in the world—the third generation
of the Da Vinci surgical system, which has super-high threedimensional
analytic visual images and an accurate, delicate,
and reflexive controlling system. There were 295 operations
completed using this system by the end of October, 2014.
Ahead of Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, Chung-Ho Memorial
Hospital is the first hospital to introduce the Renaissance Robotic
Arm System, which can be applied to every operation on the
vertebrae. The neurosurgery team had finished 265 operations
by the end of October, 2014.
Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital has set up a complete treatment
procedure of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy
and developed Transumbilical single-port laparoscopic
cholecystectomy, which successfully cures gallbladder diseases.
The number of patients undergoing this operation increases
annually. The number of operations has reached 500 cases
every year, which is the top of domestic medical centers.
Medical Characteristics
Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital is the first medical institute
adopting “Chronic Hepatitis C Individual Treatment” in Asia.
As a Hepatitis Center, the hospital uses personalized Hepatitis
C treatment, has developed the genetic test IL28B, and assists
in earlier assurance of the effect of Hepatitis C treatment. Its
service and research energies are ahead of all medical institutes
in Taiwan.
Since 2002, Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital has tried out the
comprehensive healthcare of chronic kidney disease, which
establishes the Taiwan chronic kidney disease care process cum
health education mode. In 2003, the Hospital established the
first domestic kidney health promotion agency and was selected
as the first-level kidney health promotion agency by the Health
Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare.
“The Coronary Artery Disease Medical Group” was set up and
passed the quality certificate of disease healthcare by the Taiwan
Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation; in 2013, it was
highly evaluated by the Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital
Accreditation and professional assessment and gained the “Care
Quality Certification of Cardiovascular Disease Hospital .”
Ptosis-integrated Medical Team begins with the most fundamental
1.The Da Vinci surgical system
2.Renaissance system
3.Transumbilical single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy
1.C Hepatitis Treatment
2.Chronic kidney disease: the paradigm shift from integrated care
from dialysis to kidney disease
3.Coronary artery disease
4.Ptosis: Unveiling a new vision– Orbicularis muscle – innovative
surgical treatment of muscle flap of forehead



by Bliss Drive Review