Hiroshima City Hospital

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TEL:082-221-2291 FAX:082-223-5514

Hospital Overview

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Greeting from the Hospital Director

Hospital Director Michihiro Hide

Thank you for visiting our website.

Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital was established in August 1952 that still left traces of the atomic bomb with hopes for the recovery city and the protection the health of Hiroshima citizens. I was born five years later in this hospital and grew up in this city, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Hiroshima University. Then I became a doctor. After graduation, I received professional training as a dermatologist at Hiroshima University Hospital, then entered graduate school, gained research and clinical experiences in the U.S., U.K., and Onomichi City for several years, and then came back to this city again. I have been a professor of dermatology at Hiroshima University since 2001. And I was appointed as the Hospital Director of this Hospital on April 1, 2021.

Our hospital is conveniently located in a transportation hub in the city and has the largest number of beds in the prefecture. And it is designated as a Regional Cancer Hospital, Comprehensive Perinatal Maternal and Child Health Center and Community Medical Support Hospital, is keeps growing as a core regional hospital that is responsible for people's lives and health based on our basic principle following, “Cooperate closely with Patient”, “Cordial Response from our Heart” and “Provision of Safe and High-quality Medical Care”.

We are one of the first to adopt a North American ER system to provide medical care for a variety of patients with serious and mild illnesses during nights and holidays. The number of patients with cardiac diseases and strokes is particularly high, deal with serious cases at any time of the day or night for other surgical diseases and perform emergency surgery when necessary. We also have a large number of cancer and perinatal treatment cases, is one of the best in Japan in terms of the number of surgeries performed under general anesthesia among city hospitals in Japan excluding university hospitals.

The role required of each medical institution is significantly changing amid sophistication of medical technology, declining population and aging society. In particular, the spread of the new coronavirus infection that has been prevalent since the end of 2019 will bring major changes in the medical system in Hiroshima including our hospital. In addition, the enforcement of laws and regulations work style reforms of physicians beginning in 2024 will limit the long working hours of individual physicians. In response to these changes in the working environment, we are making various efforts to respond to the requests of as many patients as possible in the limited number of beds we have, aiming to improve the efficiency of work and the quality of treatment and to provide medical care that allows patients to return home or transfer to a convalescent hospital after a shorter hospital stay.

The evolution of medical science knows no bounds. In recent years, the development of many new drugs including anticancer, and advances in catheterization of heart valves have made it possible to treat elderly patients who could not be treated before. And robotic surgery is becoming popular in the surgical field.

As a result, more cancer patients can receive treatment as outpatients.

We established a sterile room mainly used for anticancer drug treatment last year, and added two "da Vinci" surgical robots this year. As for new coronavirus infection, we plan to continue accepting patients, especially those with severe or refractory underlying diseases after the change to category 5. We will continue to work closely with other medical institutions and aim to perform a central role in the group of hospitals in Hiroshima and neighboring areas. Moreover, we also hope to build our medical care not only with our staff, but also with our patients and their families. We will spare no effort to provide the best medical care to all patients, their families, and other concerned parties who visit our hospital and are committed to take on new possibilities. Thank you for supporting Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital, which protects people's lives and health in Hiroshima City, known to everyone in the world.

May 5, 2023
Local Independent Administrative Corporation Hiroshima City Hospital Organization Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital
Hospital Director Michihiro Hide


As a primary hospital of the City of Hiroshima,
we pledge to respect our patients and practice high quality healthcare.

The Three Foundations for Realizing Our Mission

  1. Respect our patients and practice medicine that is a model of trust and satisfaction.
  2. Cooperate with regional healthcare establishments and practice highly advanced medicine,
    particularly in the area of acute-phase treatment.
  3. Promote sound management practices to assure safe and dependable healthcare.

Core Principles

Our hospital pledges to abide by the following principles in order to continue improving our medical practices which are based on respect for life and love of humanity, to provide specialized and ethically appropriate healthcare, and to ensure and promote the health and welfare of our fellow citizens.

  1. To do everything within our power with unlimited love and responsibility to meet the needs of our patients.
  2. To constantly promote self-improvement, refine our medical skills, pursue the study of medicine, and educate our successors.
  3. To retain and securely protect all patient records, and guarantee that no personal data will ever be divulged.
  4. To actively cooperate with other regional healthcare establishments for the purpose of creating a united local healthcare network that can provide medical services in a practical and efficient manner.

Japan Council for Quality Health Care Accreditation

This hospital has been accredited by the Japan Council of Quality Health Care (JCQHC)

What is this accreditation?

This accreditation program is run by the JCQHC, a third-party foundation which impartially evaluates healthcare organizations for the purpose of improving the quality of medicine for the public.

Items of Evaluation

  1. Hospital management and the role of the hospital in the community
    Evaluation of hospital missions, long- and intermediate-term plans, overall organizational management, data management systems and ties with local public health, medical and welfare organizations.
  2. Patient rights and safety
    Evaluation of respect for individual patient rights, procedures to obtain consent for treatment following thorough consultation and provisions to ensure patient safety.
  3. Therapeutic environment and patient services
    Evaluation of employee behavior towards hospital visitors, visitor assistance, medical counseling for patients and their families, privacy considerations, and therapeutic environment.
  4. Quality of treatment
    Evaluation of basic activities meant to ensure quality treatment and operational proficiency of supporting divisions, and the rating of levels of proper service from the perspective of the patient's treatment history.
  5. Nursing care
    Evaluation of nursing policies, organizational structure, and skill development, and the rating of levels of proper service from the perspective of the patient's nursing history.
  6. Management and administration efficiency
    Evaluation of the efficiency and suitability of human resources, financing/accounting, facility maintenance management and legal defense arrangements.