Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Third Min-Sheng Cup Baseball Tournament

The "Min-Sheng Cup Baseball Tournament," funded by Min-Sheng Health Care System and co-sponsored by the Taoyuan County Government, entered its third year at eight o’clock on November 13, 2010. The grand opening took place at the Taoyuan International Stadium and was attended by leading local government personalities such as Taoyuan County Governor Mr. Wu Zhi-Yang and Taoyuan City Mayor Mr. Su Chia-Ming, who expressed their support for the event. Min-Sheng’s Chairman Dr. Yang Min-Sheng also called on hundreds of colleagues to join the festival.

To kick-off the show, the Aviation City Baseball Team led by their head coach Mr. Li Ju-ming performed a choreography to the tune of a popular song. Although many Min-Sheng staff were not able to attend this event, they still expressed their enthusiasm and cheered by participating in the "Go~Min-Sheng Cup" Video, which was produced by the staff themselves.

Asked about the reason for launching the Min-Sheng Cup Baseball Tournament three years ago, Chairman Yang replied “Because we have the vision of developing more local baseball players like Wang Jian-Ming”. In his speech, recalling the establishment of the 2000-beds Min-Sheng Healthcare System from scratch 35 years ago, he expressed his sincere appreciation to those who ever helped him. Supporting the game of baseball, which fills the dreams of many children, is another way to show his appreciation.

According to the Taoyuan the County Sports Committee Chief Officer Mr. Liao, the funding provided by Min-Sheng greatly enhanced the morale of many baseball teams. Thanks to these subsidies, the teams can be accommodated comfortably when they join tournaments abroad, and their coaches have greater confidence to lead the team to perform at their best.

Chief Art Officer and director of this event, Ms. Yang Yi-Shan, said that over the years the competition has been expanded to include teams from little league to senior league, and big league. Although originally limited to teams from Taoyuan County, the tournament now also attracts teams from Hshin-Chu, Miaoli and Taipei counties. “Although Min-Sheng’s financial contribution is not significant, its influence and vision may last long”, said Ms. Yang. Along with the baseball games are other activities designed to attract public attention and support for the tournament. The closing ceremony is scheduled for December 5, 2010, and will be followed by a fund-raising concert December 12.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Johns Hopkins Faculty speak on Public Health at Min-Sheng General Hospital

Saturday December 23, Min-Sheng general Hospital played host to an international symposium on Public Health Policy jointly organized with the Taoyuan County Public Health Bureau. The organizing committee had invited prominent academics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the world’s leading institution dedicated to the training of public health professionals, to share their experience on a variety of topics.


Dr. James Yager, Professor in Preventive Medicine at the School, spoke about environmental determinants of cancer and possible strategies for the prevention of certain types of cancer. Rapid industrialization and the life style changes resulting from economic development are contributing to make cancer a global health problem; Dr. Yager elaborated on the opportunities and challenges for prevention that this presents.

Dr. Leiyu Shi, Professor in Health Policy and Management and co-director at The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center for the Underserved, told about the benefits of advancing primary care to improve community health. The topic is particularly relevant at a time when health care costs are spiraling out of control in many countries and governments are looking for ways to rein in expenditure.


Dr. Chiang Tung-Liang, Professor and Dean of the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University and one of the fathers of the National Health Insurance in Taiwan, presented the achievements and short comings of the universal coverage system, and looked at the future of public health in the ROC and at the challenges still laying in the way of health equity.

For Min-Sheng General Hospital the symposium was another opportunity to reaffirm its commitment towards improving the health of the population of Taoyuan County, while raising its profile and profess its international ambitions.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Dialysis Center at Min-Sheng General Hospital serves local patients and foreign visitors alike.

When Prince Court Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, looked for a dialysis center to treat one of its patients planning a trip to Taiwan, it contacted Min-Sheng General hospital to make the arrangements. This episode underlines the plight of thousands of people with renal problems who require dialysis several times a week, whether they are at home or traveling abroad. People with such conditions should not be deterred from traveling; they just need more planning and attention.

The Dialysis Center at Min-Sheng Hospital is the perfect place for this type of travelers. The 56-bed center is equipped with the latest Fresenius machines and is staffed with four nephrologists, forty-two nurses and two technicians. The center which offers Conventional Hemodialysis, High efficiency Hemodialysis, High flux hemodialysis, and Peritoneal Dialysis is open six days a week (from Monday to Saturday) from 7:30 in the morning until 10:30 at night for the greatest convenience of the patients.
With a focus on quality care and safety, the center implements strict infection control procedures; hollow fibers membranes are single-use only, all the equipment goes through stringent daily monitoring and is maintained by a team of in-house experienced technicians. In 2009, Min-Sheng General Hospital’s Dialysis Center was surveyed by Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of Joint Commission the body that reviews all hospitals in the USA, and became the first hospital in the world to be awarded CCP (Clinical Care Program) Certification for its chronic kidney disease program.

Foreign visitors in need of dialysis treatment while staying in Taiwan are welcome to the center. Advance booking is required and treatment can be tailored to meet personal requirements. People interested in using the services of the Dialysis Center should contact the International Healthcare Department of Min-Sheng General Hospital that will make the necessary arrangements.

Min-Sheng General Hospital receives Gold Award for English Service

Min-Sheng general Hospital was presented with the Gold Award for English Services by the Executive Yuan, the of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The award is given to Taiwanese institutions and businesses that offer English-friendly environment and service to their patrons, following a thorough investigation by the China Productivity Center that includes on-site visits by English speaking foreigners.
Min-Sheng General Hospital embarked several years ago in a program aimed at turning the hospital into an international center of excellence. An International Health care Center was established to lead and assist in the changes, and become the service platform between Min-Sheng and its international patients and partners. Foreign patients at Min-Sheng General Hospital will find English signage throughout the hospital, most documents (e.g. doctors and fees schedules, medicine instruction sheets, admission and consent forms, etc.) in English, and staff proficient in several languages ready to assist with translation if necessary. The hospital also set up an English website and two blogs to inform foreigners living in Taiwan and abroad about its services and activities.

Patients who travel to Min-Sheng General Hospital from overseas for surgical packages organized by the hospital’s International Health care Center are assigned an English speaking case manager who assists them at every step of their stay, ensuring seamless service and a comfortable experience.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Unheralded Hero. Lab Technician Mr. Chang has been donating blood for years

During Min-Sheng General Hospital’s 35th anniversary celebrations a 33 years old lab technician, Mr. Chang Song-Haw, was commended for his long term contribution to hundreds of patients who need blood transfusions. During the past 10 years, he has donated his blood about 280 times, providing nearly 70,000 c.c. of blood platelets. Giving blood every other week, it has become a habit of Mr. Chang’s daily life, and as a lab technician it has become a second career.

His determination began when Mr. Chang served in the military in Kin-Men where medical resources were very limited. After witnessing servicemen lose their life due to a lack of available transfusion blood, Mr. Chang became committed to save other’s lives by donating his own blood. After completing his military service, he became a frequent guest at blood donation stations.

What Mr. Chang donated was not regular whole blood but blood platelets. This usually makes for a more painful experience and a longer recovery time. The needles used to draw blood have left marks and scars on his arms, but Mr. Chang says with a smile of accomplishment: “Although it hurts, I will still keep doing it. A little piece contributed by everyone will make a big difference to make the world better”.

His persistence truly makes him an unheralded hero who deserves recognition.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Min-Sheng celebrates its 35th anniversary with the community

Min-Sheng Healthcare System celebrated its 35th anniversary July 20, 2010, marking more than a third of a century of service to the people of Taoyuan. At exactly ten o’clock in the morning the celebration started with a stairwell race and a reunion of twins born at Min-Sheng Hospital over the past few years.

Min-Sheng’s President and founder, Dr. Yang Min-Sheng, accompanied by Min-Sheng General Hospital’s superintendent, Dr. Chang Yang-Chyan, presided over the ceremony. Among the various representatives of the local government and the community that also attended were Mr. Lee, Deputy Magistrate of Taoyuan County and Mr. Su Jia-Ming, Mayor of Taoyuan City.

President Yang expressed his gratitude for the long-time support and encouragements from the community. Over the past 35 years, the scope of health care services offered by Min-Sheng Health care System has mirrored the growth and development of the Taoyuan community. Dr. Yang pointed out that “The Min-Sheng Health care system could not have been successful without the trust and compassion of the people from the Taoyuan community”.

Twins and babies born prematurely at Min-Sheng Hospital in recent years helped cut the birthday cake before treading the cat walk for a fashion show, while their mothers were exchanging advice and experience on raising twins.
Participants to the stairwell race walked 1200 steps up and down the hospital’s 23 floors. This activity was part of the “Green Life” campaign that encourages people to climb stairs rather than use elevators in order to save electricity. Officers from the Taoyuan Police Bureau and Fire department also joined in the race.

Wishing you’d attended this year’s events? Don’t worry; you’ll get another opportunity next year.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Congratulations! Smart Care Health Care Services Reaches 5000 Members

Having only been formally launched in December of last year, Smart Care Intelligent Health Care Services already has more than 5000 members. Smart Care uses health care professionals in conjunction with information technology, personalized medical care and home remote management. This innovative concept of medical care services, termed houspital (House + Hospital), is the new standard for fully discharged patients who suffer from chronic diseases.

Smart Care has been added to Min-Sheng’s service network of institutions which includes Min-Sheng General Hospital, Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co., Min-Sheng’s Da Yuan campus,the Jing-Guo campus VIP Health Clinic, Min-Sheng’s long term nursing care agencies, five network hospitals and Min-Sheng’s community pharmacy services. All of these form a service network which provides a continuum of care for patients, enhancing the quality of health care services. Moreover, Min-Sheng’s JCI designation continues to serve the spirit of medical care while also symbolizing its commitment to giving patients a peace of mind.
Members of Smart Care can 1) use phone services 2) internet services 3) and automatic transmission measuring instruments that can upload physiological information based on their physical health. Members also have access to telephone care, health management services, appointment reminders, and telephone hotline services for consultation. The traditional medical model of risk management can be difficult to understand after discharge, therefore by using information communication technology and innovative service concepts, the hospital moves from passive to active, and even if the patients are at home, they have complete control of their physical health conditions, opening up a new type of doctor-patient relationship.
Smart Care is located in the basement of Min-Sheng’s Jing-Guo campus. The center is an important base for the development of remote health care. It also provides a comfortable environment where patients can enjoy free blood sugar and blood pressure measurements.
General Manager Xu commented that Smart Care is shaping the future of health care services. He estimates that as early as 2015, everyone will be able to have their physiological information automatically uploaded. By then, the role of health care providers and the doctor-patient relationship will have been completely transformed!

Da-Yuan Min-Sheng Hospital Celebrates 18 Years of Quality Cardiopulmonary Service

Da-Yuan Min-Sheng Hospital was established 18 years ago on April 6. This 18 year anniversary happens to coincide with Min-Sheng Health Care System’s 35 year anniversary. In response to the population structure and changes in the health care system, Da-Yuan Hospital has evolved from an outpatient and community based hospital to a long-term care service provider. Min-Sheng’s Chairman Yang stated, “Da-Yuan Hospital has steadily grown its business in recent years, while becoming an integral part of the system’s overall development strategy.”
Dr. Hong-Ren Yang, who previously served as president of Da-Yuan Hospital, said that the successful transformation of the hospital over the past three years has produced outstanding results. He also thanked colleagues and fellow villagers for paying their support! He hopes to more accurately position the hospital, providing residents with the most consistent and high quality services. Current hospital president, Dr. Chang, said his team will establish goals for the future while meeting health care policies and assessing the feasibility of restoring emergency services.
The anniversary celebration was held on April 8 in the district hospital lobby. Some of the activities included watching a video of the hospitals transformation and growth over the years, recognition of outstanding senior staff, a birthday ceremony, a charity event, free blood pressure and blood glucose measurements and a concert performed by local elementary school students. The proceeds from the charity event held that day will be donated to those living in the Da-Yuan rural community so they can receive medical care.

Chung-Li Min-Sheng Hospital Off to a Great Start!

Following phase 1 of an NTD100 million hospital project begun on September 4th, 2009, the second phase of the project, the construction of the nursing home, began on March 26 with an 11 am groundbreaking ceremony. The project, which is expected to be completed in 2 months time, will provide 98 professional nursing care services to cope with the increasing disability and dementia care needs of Chung-Li residents.
Nursing home care can cover patients ranging in age from 0 to 99 years old. According to Ministry of the Interior, by the end of 2009, as many as 70,000 handicapped residents lived in Taoyuan County, many of them with very severe disabilities; however, the county only has a capacity to care for about 20 thousand disabled. Stay care facilities have a minimum age restriction of 60 years, but there are over 42,000 residents over the age of 60 with disabilities living in the county. Min-Sheng hopes to mitigate this problem by providing a convenient, central location, with a professional medical team backed up by quality nursing homes to provide better continuity of care, becoming a trusted choice for families.

Based on this idea, Chairman Yang decided to establish two major sections in the new Chung-Li center: a hospital and a nursing home. In addition to providing a full range of medical services, the hospital will have a strong medical team from National Taiwan University, and include services such as cardiovascular surgery, gastroenterology, renal medicine, neurology, family medicine, diabetes care, family medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology and dialysis. More importantly, the Min-Sheng Health Care System will supply social workers from its Long-Term Care Division as part of the professional care team, ensuring the best quality care.
Long-Term Care Division Vice President Peng Xuan said, “The new nursing home area will add an additional 30,000 square feet of space to the general nursing home. Seeing that between 3% and 5% of residents suffer from varying degrees of dementia, this section has been specifically designed for different activities related to dementia, helping resolve dementia related problems such as security problems. They will also strengthen professional training services to provide better care for those suffering from dementia. Another important feature is providing single and double rooms designed to protect the privacy needs of residents while meeting the business philosophy of the chairman: ‘Don’t just cure, but care as well,’ ‘dedication to the implementation of dignity,’ ‘longevity and health,’ and ‘happiness is a principle of service.’”
Min-Sheng’s Long-Term Care Division currently has four locations and a total of 565 long-term care beds and after the new addition at the Chung-Li Nursing Home, it will have more than 663 beds.

Overseas Chinese Medical Professionals Visit Min-Sheng

On March 18, 2010, on the recommendation of the Executive Yuan, a delegation of 30 medical workers from the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission visited Min-Sheng to observe the results of its international and innovative health care services.

In recent years, two major areas of strategic development at Min-Sheng have been quality and innovation.
Min-Sheng has largely achieved this goal by becoming the first hospital in Taiwan to become JCI and JCIDSC accredited.

In addition to getting a detailed description of Min-Sheng’s history, the itinerary also included a description of the current health care system, the challenges of becoming JCI accredited, diversification, successful integration with international medical institutions, and finally the development of strategic cross-border alliances. Afterward the delegation took a tour of the Medical Cosmetic Center, VIP Health Center, and the Telemedicine Center. The members of the delegation were especially interested in Smart Care Inc. and appreciative of General Manager Xu Mingxin’s explanation of the innovative services arising from telecare.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Congratulations! Taiwan's First Breast Imaging Center Established In Taipei

Min-Sheng Health Care subsidiary RadEx has once again come up with another medical breakthrough as Taiwan’s first remote video medical services firm. In the third year of developing its remote imaging technology, it has established a base in Taipei, working together with Yong-Cheng Clinic to build Zhi Zhang Dao Breast Imaging Center.
Zhi Zhang Dao Breast Imaging Center provides Taiwan's first exclusive breast screening clinic-based health examination. The clinic provides a unique space for privacy and comfort to conduct examinations, and a dedicated health care case manager to provide advisory assistance. Additionally, patients have other professional specialists at their disposal to explain and discuss the breast screenings.
RadEx is the first long-distance breast imaging platform that meets the needs of medical institutions to provide high quality professional breast imaging resources. Images are sent through a wireless network to be inspected and then immediately sent to RadEx for interpretation, allowing physicians to work more efficiently by improving the timeliness of reporting and the quality of response.

From start to finish, Min-Sheng Health Care System spared no expense in promoting medical innovation and service. RadEx has also continued to uphold the belief that long-distance medical imaging services provide females with more professional, private, and timely breast check options.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dr. Hsieh Huan-Fa to Serve as Long-Tan Hospital Superintendant

星期四, 三月 18, 2010

The inauguration of the new superintendant of Min-Sheng Medical System’s Long-Tan Hospital was held on March 2, 2010 in the Long-Tan General Hospital Conference Room.

CEO Yang stated that the former superintendant, Dr. Liu, would be transferred to headquarters to work as a senior consultant in the implementation of important tasks. The new superintendant, Dr. Hsieh, is a former National Defense Medical College Clinical Professor of Surgery. In addition to his experience as a research fellow at the University of Tennessee Oncology Center, Dr. Hsieh is experienced in breast surgery, digestive surgery, digestive endoscopy and endocrine surgery.

During the ceremony, Dr. Hsieh vowed to develop a more comprehensive medical plan while developing good physician groups for the Long-Tan General Hospital. He also emphasized that during his term in office, former superintendant, Dr. Liu had laid a good foundation to bring the residents of Long-Tan a peace of mind. He further added that they would still need his expert advice in the future.

Superintendant Hsieh Huan-Fa’s Areas of Expertise:
Breast disease, hernia surgery, hepatobilary and pancreatic surgery, thyroid cancer surgery, laparoscopic gallstone surgery, stomach and duodenum surgery, hemorrhoids and anal fistula surgery, breast cancer surgery, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, and liver surgery.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

期五, 二月 19, 2010
Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Among Asia-Pacific’s 500 Fastest Growing Technology Firms
Deloitte Global recently held a presentation ceremony in Hong Kong in which it named Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. the 31st fastest growing company in Asia Pacific.
Deloitte and Touche, one of the world’s top four accounting firms, has held this annual event, “Deloitte Asia-Pacific Technology’s Fastest Growing 500,” since 2002. The thousands of technology firms across the region are ranked according to their 3 year revenue growth rates. At the same time, they send out their Fastest 500 CEO survey. Taiwan had 99 high tech enterprises ranked in the survey, the most in the Asia Pacific region. Sheng Hong was ranked 8th overall in Taiwan and 1st in the pharmaceuticals category.
Since its inception, Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co. has had strong support to expand its business scope and continuously improve service quality in order to gain wider market recognition. The revenue growth rate reached 796% over the past 3 years. Despite these violent fluctuations in the business cycle, Sheng Hong has maintained excellence in business performance!
Mr. Lin, an executive at Deloitte, commented that Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical stands out among the other firms which were awarded due to its progressive management team, which has established a new model of development in the medical community. He added that using revenue performance to evaluate firms is a good way to assess enterprise value and operational strength. It represents the stability of the existing business base while implying the potential of enterprise development.
Chairman Fred Yang commented that revenue growth in the global business environment has been in a general decline. However, Sheng Hong uses innovative service concepts of medical integration and a wealth of medical experience and professional capabilities to enhance profit and value. Finally, he added that this international award serves as proof that Sheng Hong has indeed enhanced value while at the same time, it’s gained sufficient confidence to continue to achieve the company’s vision and strategy step by step.
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星期二, 二月 09, 2010
National Taiwan University Min-Sheng Diabetes Center to Publish Research on Breakthrough Treatment of Diabetes
Gastric bypass surgery can cure type II diabetes! National Taiwan University and Min-Sheng Hospital announced the results of its collaborative research regarding Type 2 diabetes.
At present, Taiwan has more than 1 million people with diabetes, but more than half of these cases have not been treated effectively, resulting in blindness, kidney dialysis, and multiple other complications in the future.
After 3 years of clinical trials, the research teams from National Taiwan University and Min-Sheng have succeeded in proving that type II diabetes is a gastrointestinal disease and that gastrointestinal surgical methods can be an effective treatment for the disease. Further, they determined that the most important factor determining the efficacy of treatment is the length of time one has suffered from the disease. The results of this study are a major breakthrough.
Since the discovery of insulin, diabetes has been considered a pancreatic disease. This concept in type I juvenile diabetes is correct. However, in over 90% of type II diabetes cases, this assessment may be incorrect. In recent years, the medical community has found that the regulation of sugar absorption and insulin secretion in the gastrointestinal tract may have caused hormonal problems which in turn may have led to the occurrence of type II diabetes.
The research partnership was co-chaired by Professors Lee Ming-Chuang and Li Wei-Jie. They randomly selected 60 patients with type II diabetes at an average age of 45 . They split these patients into 2 groups, both receiving surgery. The first group received a simple stomach surgery which reduced the size of the stomach in order to more effectively treat the patients at a reduced weight. The second group’s surgical method consisted of gastric bypass surgery, effectively restructuring the gastrointestinal tract. The post operative groups had the same degree of weight loss, an average weight reduction of 25 kg, however, the group receiving the gastric bypass surgery had a much better outcome than the first group. 93.3% of patients in the second group met the standard cure for diabetes, whereas only 46.7% of those in the first group were cured.
The results indicate that the length of time one suffers from diabetes is the most important factor to consider when deciding upon the correct treatment. For those suffering from diabetes for less than 5 years, the pancreatic secretion of insulin is good and the stomach reduction surgery will be very effective. On the contrary, those suffering from the illness for longer than five years need the gastric bypass surgery to get better results.
Mr. Su, a 47 year old diabetic, has suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes for two years. He was taking one type of hypoglycemic and two kinds of blood pressure medications. After witnessing a friend suffer a stroke due to complications arising from diabetes, Mr. Su became very nervous, prompting his decision to have the surgery. After the surgery, his blood pressure and blood sugar levels have become normal. Now, he’s proud to share with others the fact that he no longer has to take any medicine, instead relying on daily acupuncture treatments.
Another patient who received the surgery, 45 year old Mr. Mo, had dealt with diabetes for 10 years while taking countless medications. Six months ago, doctors told him that the index of his renal function was slowing increasing. After the surgery, his blood sugar levels returned to normal and his health has been excellent.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Rosa Garden, a health tourism medical park, was opened on January 22nd in Dasi.

With the trend in medical tourism poised to take off, Min Sheng became active in the industry two years ago. Going along with the theme of medical, health and leisure, Min-Sheng integrated the VIP health examination, decompression treatment, and travel holidays into its package at Rosa Gardens. Dasi is one of the top destinations being developed for medical tourism in Taiwan. Not only was the Rosa Garden designed to create warm and elegant aesthetics, but the cuisine offered there was created by a famous chef, Mr. Chen Guanxun, blending Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisines together to lead a new wave of health food culture.

In all, the park can accommodate 65 guests and 12 banquet tables. The club house overlooks beautiful gardens, hillside pastures, and mountain vistas, inviting guests to enjoy nature’s embrace and the relaxed atmosphere.

CEO Yang stated that both food and medicine are part of the service industry, however, a healthy diet from the start ensures a happy life! Therefore, in order to achieve high diet standards, the kitchen at Rosa Gardens pays attention to ingredients of dishes, the amount of nutrients and the amount of calories because meeting the individual needs of different customers is not only Min-Sheng’s value, but its most important business philosophy. Additionally, the park provides a meeting venue with fishing, barbecues, karaoke and other recreational facilities.

Sheng-Hong Medical, Inc. Wins Golden Torch Award for Blue Chip Companies

The system’s Sheng-Hong Medical, Inc. won the Republic of China’s 8th Annual “Blue Chip Company Golden Torch Award” for 2009, with the ceremony being held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei.

Annual Golden Torch Award winners are selected based on projects which include business growth, business performance, philosophy, corporate culture, and future vision and planning. Although it certainly wasn’t easy for Sheng-Hong to stand out among the many blue chip companies, it was chosen for its many forward thinking domestic programs.

Liu Ching-Wen, general manager of the company, accepted the award at the Taipei Grand Hyatt Hotel on behalf of the firm. He pointed out that the award is given for the pursuit of business continuity and growth in order to strengthen the competitiveness of business. He also stated that Sheng-Hong is a model for sustainable development and the driving force behind the promotion of innovative services, high quality standards, and high value products in the health care industry, and hopes to continue to be in the future.

Chairman Yang Hong-Ren added that Sheng-Hong provides innovative services to effectively assist the pharmaceutical sector to enhance competiveness. He went on to say that the company has seen stable growth and profitability over the years and that it will continue to grow with cross border exchanges and a view to becoming Asia’s premier medical services provider.

Yi-Ren Hospital Passes Accreditation

The Department of Health released the results of hospital accreditation for 2009 and Yi-Ren Hospital, located in Yang-Mei, won the Award for Excellence. In Taoyuan county, only Yi-Ren Hospital and the Taoyuan branch of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital received the award at the level of district hospitals.

Yi-Ren Hospital was established in 1996 and in recent years, it has seen substantial changes and upgrades. For example, it has rolled out a new medical information system for intensive care unit bed expansion, introduced MRI technology, purchased color ultra-sound, as well as a digital mammography device and other high end medical equipment. Administrators have also cooperated with health authorities to promote various health plans, providing the public with a high standard of medical services.

In recent years, the hospital has received numerous certifications, including clinical laboratory ISO15189 certification and cervical cancer prevention and health care certification. Additionally, it has partnered with the National Taiwan University School of Management to create high-level training programs.

Current President Lin Zong-Xi took over in 2008 from Liu Qi-Tian; however, he still performs outpatient services every Thursday morning in the clinic, benefitting locals. He is renowned by locals for being an excellent practitioner of medicine. In 2009, President Lin led his team’s tremendous effort in establishing suicide prevention services and community medical groups. With regard to the award, he expressed gratitude to his colleagues for their efforts in passing the new hospital accreditation, calling it “a great blessing.”

Chairman Yang Awarded for Excellent Medical Management!

Former system CEO and current Chairman, Dr. Yang Hong-Ren, was awarded the Mr. Lu Feng-Zhang Memorial Medal by the Republic of China Management Science Society on December 19th, 2009.

The award commemorates Mr. Lu Feng-Zhang’s contribution to the development of management science while encouraging outstanding young members to promote the study of management and application of management technology. Of the five who were awarded, Chairman Yang was the only one awarded for the actual application of management, as opposed to the academic research of it, which is truly rare.

Chairman Yang said that for clinicians to abandon their careers to become professional managers is an important decision. He went on to dedicate the award to all the teachers and friends in his life that helped him grow. He finished by stating his hope that more medical practitioners will apply management science practice and application in the medical industry for the medical community to create greater value.