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 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.

Five years later, I was born in this hospital. I grew up in this city and graduated from a Faculty of Medicine

in Hiroshima University. Then I became a doctor. I received professional training as a dermatologist at

Hiroshima University Hospital, gained research and clinical experiences in the U.S., U.K., and Onomichi for

several years, and then came back Hiroshima. I have been a professor of dermatology at Hiroshima

University since 2001. And I was appointed as the Hospital Director of Hiroshima City Hospital on April 1,


Our hospital is conveniently located in a transportation hub in the city and has the largest number of beds

in the prefecture. It turned into a local independent administrative agency in 2014 after several

expansions, renovations, and organizational reforms. Now it has become a core hospital that have a roll in

a regional main center for cancer treatment, a perinatal medical center and a local support key place of

medical. We take the roll that the lives and health of Hiroshima citizens and visitors based on our basic

principal following, “Patient Engagement” that share the decision-making in treatment, “Provision of Safe

and High-quality Medical Care” and “Cordial Treatment and Response”

We are one of the first hospitals in Japan to adopt a North American ER system for emergency medical

care, and have a particularly important role in accepting a wide variety of patients with serious and minor

illnesses as well as in cardiac disease, neurosurgery, perinatal care, and breast surgery. Training and

lifelong education for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals is also a major role of the hospital.

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.

On the other hand, Japan is promoting the work style reform. There is currently a provisional special

measure to the working hours for doctors. However, we will be subject to the same working hour

restrictions as other professions by April 2024. In the midst of these social changes, our hospital will

continue to be a leader in advanced and comprehensive medical care with highly level as before or even

more. In addition, we aim to fulfill our missions by further enhancing the partnership with medical

institutions in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture and other regions. 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 Hospital, which protects people's lives and health in Hiroshima City, known to everyone in

the world.

April 18, 2021
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.