Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital


In April of 1995, the Kaohsiung City Council decided to entrust
Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital (KMSH) with a registered
medical-center-level private hospital to run it. In accordance with
Procurement Law procedure, through open bidding, Kaohsiung
Medical University (KMU) obtained the first nine-and-a-half year’s
franchise, which is the first hospital R.O.T. case in Kaohsiung City.
Within half a year, the hospital passed the regional and teaching
hospital evaluation by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Since
2006, the hospital has been evaluated as Excellence in hospital
accreditation every time. The hospital is assessed as an excellent
hospital according to Kaohsiung City Health Department’s
outsourced business counseling evaluation. Without the sustain
from government and the limited charge as a municipal hospital,
it has achieved financial surplus since the third year of operation.
Each year, the hospital has donated NT 254 million to construction
fund of Kaohsiung City, building up the model of R.O.T. hospital.
In June 2007, KMU won the second nine-year’s franchise, which
is appreciated by domestic citizens.
Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital(KMSH) locates near the
hub of transportation in Taiwan. Recently, in order to build the
hospital’s medical characteristics and the role of the KMU system
as well as the Kaohsiung-Pingtung region, the hospital strive to
establish a patient-centered medical healthcare team, promoting
integrative medical care for outpatient and hospitalization,
introducing Team Resource Management (TRM), intensifying
operation for patients’ safety, setting up specialized medical centers
in four domains (environmental and occupational medicine, tropical
medicine, severe and acute medicine, and community medicine),
implementing distant medical healthcare projects, establishing
integrated medical groups for plural severe diseases and integrating
severe acute diseases.
Because the hospital locates beside the three main industrial
areas in Kaohsiung, the hospital undertake the responsibility to
offer medical care for the labors there. The hospital has set up
center of environmental and occupational medicine, department
of integrated occupational diseases, physical examination center,
and department of family medicine to promote workers’ health,
provide integrated healthcare service, and engage in promotion of
occupational health. It won the SNQ in the Featured Specialty
Section of Hospital Category – Integrated Workplace Health
Promotion Service award
Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital has 19 medical
specialties, 492 beds, over 100 visiting staffs, and over 600
nursing and medical related professionals. Well-kept records are
made by passionate, active, and professional team members. The
hospital considers “the quality medical staff” as the core of
healthcare and the crucial asset of medical institutes. Hence, it
has set up culture developing team to promote the employees
caring program by 1) encouraging employers to cultivate interest
in aesthetics and art, keep an exercising habit, and participate in
networking activities to relieve stress; 2) building up multiple
communicating channels and holding diverse health promotion
activities by which to unite staff members; and 3) create a more
attractive and creative friendly and healthy workplace. Staff here
can work in a safe, happy, and healthy environment.
Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital carries out policies of
Kaohsiung City Health Department, fulfils municipal hospitals’
social responsibility, keeps along with the medical strategies of
the medical system, and undertakes KMU’s promoting tasks. In
the future, it proposes to build a new building for improving
medical space and equipment for cancer, cardiovascular disease,
invest in advanced medical equipment, develop new medical skills,
plan a more friendly medical environment, build up a medicallevel
municipal hospital with high quality, high efficiency, and
coziness, offer Kaohsiung citizens the best healthcare service,
become a model of private management of a public hospital,
extend KMU system’s excellent medical services, and provide
clinical teaching and research models for community hospitals.



by Bliss Drive Review