The Lunar New Year’s bell is about to ring and it is time to bid farewell to the old and usher in the new. At this happy moment, I’m delighted to extend New Year wishes to all the staff and workers in our hospital and express my heartfelt gratitude to all the friends for your support and help.
The year 2011 is a remarkable year in the development history of Tongji. The indices of outpatient and emergency cases broke through 3 million, 100,000 discharged patients and 50,000 operations. We have undertaken 95 projects from the National Research Fund for Natural Sciences, regaining the top nationwide. We have been awarded National Civilization Department for the consecutive three times and been entitled China’s Top 10 Brand Hospital. All these ushered a brilliant opening for the 12th Five-Year Plan of the hospital.
We cannot achieve so much harvest without the fully support from the government and people. The great achievements are the results of the staff seizing opportunity to transcend ourselves, putting hospital priority and devoting full energy to take care of the patients. The achievements are the accurate demonstration of our hospital motto “Studying the physical world for thorough understanding and pulling together like people crossing a river in a small boat”. They are also the real proof of “Medical Care for People, Promote Development for People” and best reflection of our leading status in the medical care service and scientific research. So I want to again express my warm congratulations and sincere thanks to all the staff and workers.
In the past year, over 105 guests from France, Germany, America, Canada, the Philippines, Australia, Swiss, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Indonesia, Hongkong and Taiwan have visited our hospital. And more than 69 lectures held by the famous experts and professors home and abroad of 18 disciplines such as Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Hepatic Surgery and so on have attracted 6,000 audiences. We have also invited professors from University of Heidelberg and University of Glasgow to arrange the English Scientific Paper writing class for us. All these academic exchanges and communication have improved the understanding of both the advanced medical technology and the scientific management method so as to enhance our international reputation in the world and construct an internationally top-grade hospital.
An old Chinese saying goes like “It is happy to have friends coming afar”. In the following year, Tongji Hospital will further improve the communication and seize every opportunity to comprehensively develop the friendship and cooperation with the international hospitals and the related agencies. We also welcome more and more international friends to our hospital. Your coming will be highly appreciated.
In 2012, we are stepping forward to a new historical starting point: the multiple increasing numbers of medical resource and employees, making 2012 an inevitable epoch-making year. Therefore, we will try our best to provide better medical service, launch more advanced new-technology and promote more effective reform measures to contribute more to the society.