In 1937, when the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression broke out, some teachers and students from Peking University Health Science Center were determined to relocate westward to establish Xi’an Temporary University Health Science Center, and the affiliated hospital was also established. After the development evolution of Northwest Medical College, Northwest University Medical College and Xi’an Medical College, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Medical College was settled down in 1956. In 2000, the college was merged with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), and the hospital renamed as the First Affiliated Hospital (FAH) of XJTU. Due to generations of arduous and perseverant work, the hospital has achieved tremendous development, becoming a large-scale Grade III Level A hospital in Northwest China, administered by National Health Commission, which integrates medical treatment, teaching, scientific research, rehabilitation and preventive health. The hospital ranks among the leading positions in National Tertiary Public Hospital Performance Evaluation from 2018 to 2021. Currently, the hospital has been approved as one of the first-batch “counseling” affiliations of National Medical Center.
To meet people's medical needs and realize the expansion of high-quality medical resources, the hospital has comprehensively promoted the developmental strategy of "one hospital and multiple districts" and established the strategic layout of "three hospitals and four districts". "Three hospitals" include the First Affiliated Hospital of XJTU (Yanta district, Xi 'an), International Land Port Hospital (under construction, Xi 'an International Trade & Logistics Park) and East Hospital District (Yanliang district, Xi 'an). "Four districts" consist of Xingshan Temple Hospital District, South Hospital District (under construction), Administration Hospital District and MED-X Research Institute in Harbor.
The hospital accommodates 3,765 ward beds, has 5,569 employees including 862 on-post professionals with senior titles, 7 dually-employed academicians, 9 scholars of national talent program, 3 Distinguished Young Scholars, 4 Excellent Young Scholars, and 10 candidates of "The New Century Talent Project of Ministry of Education”.
The hospital has a complete set of disciplines, including 47 medical departments and 11 medical laboratories. It has 14 disciplines approved as National Key Clinical Specialties, 2 National Key Clinical Specialty Construction Projects, 4 National Multi-disciplinary Cooperative Diagnosis and Treatment Capacity-building Projects for Severe and Major Diseases, 1 Key Cultivation Medical Specialty proposed by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China, 4 Shaanxi Provincial Key Clinical Specialties Construction Projects, 5 Shaanxi Provincial Key Clinical Disciplines, 7 Shaanxi Provincial Preponderant Disciplines, 1 Shaanxi Provincial Key Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialty, 16 Medical Service Quality Control Centers of Shaanxi Province and 46 specialties of National Drug Clinical Trial Institution. Six specialties including neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, cancer and psychiatry, are approved as the leading construction affiliations of National Regional Medical Center in the cooperation agreement between National Health Commission and Shaanxi province. Surgery (urology) is approved as National Key Discipline of Ministry of Education. Dermatology and venereology is approved as National Key Cultivation Discipline of Ministry of Education.
The hospital attaches importance to the development of specialty and technology, forming distinctive characteristics in the application of advanced technology and medical and surgical treatment of complex diseases. In the field of engineering medicine, 17 types of innovative technologies in five categories, such as magnetic squeezing, magnetic anchoring, magnetic navigation, magnetic levitation and magnetic tracing, have been extensively explored. The world's first 200W blue laser surgical equipment and domestic ECMO have been successfully developed and applied in clinical practice. Self-developed artificial pacemaker is still being updated and supplied for clinical use. In the field of organ transplantation technology, the hospital is granted the qualification of heart and lung transplantation. At present, the hospital has carried out liver-kidney, heart-kidney, pancreas-kidney and other multi-organ transplantation. The quality and quantity of liver and kidney transplantation have reached the leading levels across China. More than 6,000 cases of kidney transplantation, over 1,300 cases of liver transplantation, 2,663 cases of deceased donor (DD) kidney transplantation and 1,054 cases of DD liver transplantation have been successfully performed, ranking among the leading positions in China. The project entitled "Innovation and clinical application of key technologies of kidney transplantation" receives the 2nd prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. The hospital completes the first case of living-related liver transplantation for an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) infant in China. Surgical Dreamworks has made groundbreaking achievement in the perfusion preservation of isolated organs. The hematopoietic stem cell transplantation technology ranks the 1st in northwest China. In the field of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, the hospital performs the world's first case of "implantation of completely degradable patent foramen ovale occluder" and "aortic valve replacement+right ventricular diverticulum repair+3D printing of total sternum reconstruction with Peek material". Research and development of degradable atrial appendage occluder break the technological monopoly by foreign competitors. The hospital has carried out multiple challenging surgical procedures, such as beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting and beating-heart mitral valve replacement, which are in line with international standards. The hospital has performed the first case of multiple demanding and minimally invasive cardiac surgeries for complicated heart diseases, such as minimally invasive multi-valve replacement, valve replacement (plasty)+Bentall operation+atrial septal defect repair, valve replacement via composite incisions+coronary artery bypass grafting, etc. In the field of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and inflammation, the hospital drafted the first "Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus in China", which significantly reduces the infection rate of hepatitis B. Regarding intracavitary minimally invasive surgery, the hospital becomes the first in China to apply blue laser in intracavitary minimally invasive surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia or bladder tumors in clinical practice, which significantly optimizes the minimally invasive effect. The hospital vigorously promotes new service modes, such as multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment, ambulatory diagnosis and treatment, painless diagnosis and treatment, team diagnosis and treatment, holistic nursing and precision medication, etc. In 2022, the annual quantity of outpatient and emergency outpatient is 3,475,300, the annual quantity of discharge is 151,700 and the annual quantity of discharge after surgery is 57,500. The average length of hospital stay is 5.83 days.
As the master, doctoral and postdoctoral research stations in the first-level disciplines of Clinical Medicine in China, the hospital undertakes multi-level and multi-major teaching tasks for medical education in the hospital and university, post-graduation medical education, continuing medical education and international students from 34 countries. The hospital is one of the first to carry out standardized training for resident physicians (28 specialty bases) and specialist physicians (7 specialist bases). It is approved as “National Clinical Teaching Training Demonstration Center”, “National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Clinical Skills”, Vice-chairman Affiliation of “National Clinical Practice Education Alliance of Affiliated Hospitals of Colleges and Universities” and the core affiliation of National Clinical Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Innovation Alliance jointly appointed by Ministry of Education and National Health Commission. The hospital has obtained the first batch of 3 first-class undergraduate courses, 1 first-class ideological and political demonstration course, 3 national key resident physician bases for key specialty, 9 excellent courses at or above the provincial and ministerial levels, 3 famous teachers of Shaanxi province, 1 teaching team of Shaanxi province, 2 top prizes and 6 first prizes of Teaching Achievement Award of Shaanxi Province. In 2020, the hospital ranks the 13th in the first evaluation of clinical education quality in the affiliated hospitals of colleges and universities governed by Ministry of Education and National Health Commission, ranking the 1st in northwest China. In 2022, the hospital is approved as one of the first-batch National Practice and Teaching Base of "Great Mind Ideological and Political Course".
The hospital strives to build "a pillar of the great power" in the medical field with a "national system", highlight high-quality medical research translation, and constantly screen the "bottleneck" and "the final step for success" research projects surrounding major health requirements. With tremendous support from National and Local Joint Center for Engineering Research, Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education, 2 key laboratories of Shaanxi province, 9 Clinical Research Centers and 4 sub-centers of Shaanxi province, 2 engineering research centers of Shaanxi province, and 11 medical research institutes of XJTU, the hospital has been approved as The Belt and Road Initiative Laboratory for Psychiatry of Shaanxi Province in 2022. In the recent 3 years, the hospital has obtained 1,175 scientific research projects including 191 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, with a total funding of more than 250 million Yuan. In addition, the hospital has published more than 2,100 articles in SCI-indexed journals and nearly 100 articles in high-impact SCI-indexed journals, and over 1,500 articles in Chinese core journals, obtained 2 national awards, 2 awards from Ministry of Education, 2 Chinese Medical Science and Technology Awards, 1 Huaxia Medical Science and Technology Health Management Award, and 12 first prizes of Science and Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province. The hospital ranks 26th in the scientific research on the ranking list released by Fudan University in 2021, ranking 1st in northwest China. In addition, the hospital ranks 8th on the comprehensive list of China’s Hospital Ranking of Innovation and Transformation in 2021.
Besides, the hospital actively promotes in-depth integration of information technology and medical services, implements the national policy of "Internet+medical health" for the people’s benefits, and develops "Smart Hospital", the first Internet-based hospital integrating online and in-person medical treatment in China. Since the launch in 2018, "Smart Hospital" has served over 5.36 million users, providing multiple medical and extended services, such as online appointment and registration, video consultation, examination appointment, report inquiry, health file inquiry, pharmacy delivery and online follow-up for online patients, forming a complete closed loop of online medical services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, "Smart Hospital" played an important role in the prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic, diagnosis and treatment of chronic patients and re-admission patients.
The hospital has received multiple honorary titles of "National May 1st Labor Medal", "Service Improvement Role-model Hospital" by National Health Commission. In 2020, the Party Committee of the hospital received "National Advanced Grassroot Party Organization" and "National Advanced Unit for Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic".
The hospital forges ahead under the guidance of the westward relocation spirit of "lofty ambition, selfless dedication, upholding tradition and entrepreneurship", the anti-Japanese aggressive war and relocation to Shaanxi province spirit of "powering medicine and the country, hardworking, dilligent for talent culture and saving the lives of patients" and the spirit of "fight against COVID-19 pandemic" of the physicians. Adhering to the motto of "Virtue, Philanthropy, Professionism and Excellence", the hospital is committed to safeguarding the people’s health, taking advantage of high-quality development and grasping the opportunity of establishing National Medical Center, striving to become a world-class hospital with Chinese characteristics.
277 West Yanta Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, P. R. China (General hospital).
7 Gangwu Avenue, Xi 'an International Trade & Logistics Park, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, P. R. China (Xi 'an International Trade & Logistics Park).
Southeast of crossing between Qianjin West Road and Yingbin North Road, Yanliang district, Xi 'an, Shaanxi province, P. R. China (East Hospital District).
55 Xingshan Temple West Street, Yanta district, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, P. R. China (Xingshan Temple Hospital District).
88 Zhuque Street, Yanta district, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, P. R. China (South Hospital District).
Telephone: 029—85323112 (switchboard)
Website: www.dyyy.xjtu.edu.cn; www.jdyfy.com