Monday, February 1, 2010

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.”

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