This hospital was established in 2007 as a result of the Yokohama City Comprehensive Plan "Yokohama 21st Century Plan", which requires the establishment of a core hospital for acute care in the eastern region. As a general hospital, we are always aiming for "one step ahead of medical care" so that we can provide cutting-edge medical care to the local people. In order for our hospital to function as a critical care center responsible for high-acute medical care, it is necessary to always reserve an empty bed for emergency patients. Therefore, we ask patients who have completed emergency treatment and are in stable condition to be transferred to a partner hospital in Tsurumi Ward.
With the increase in casualties due to traffic accidents, in 1965 Kanagawa Prefecture designated Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital as a critical care facility "Kanagawa Prefectural Traffic injury Emergency Center" that handles injured people due to traffic accidents. Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital is a historic hospital that was established in 1918 as the first hospital of the Saikai to which this hospital belongs.
When this hospital was established, the functions of acute care that this Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital was responsible for were transferred to this hospital, and at the same time, the accumulated trauma treatment technology was taken over. Then, in the fall of 2014, in response to the request of Yokohama City to promote the development of the emergency medical system, the "Yokohama City Severe Trauma Center" was opened in this hospital. We receive critically injured patients due to traffic accidents and polytrauma 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and provide life-saving treatment and treatment.
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Saiseikai Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital
In the 44th year of the Meiji era after the Qing and Russia wars, while many people were in distress, the Emperor Meiji spoke the Imperial Rescript on Medical Care (*) and provided medical support to the needy. The establishment of an organization was advocated. At the time, the Prime Minister of Japan, Katsura Taro, was ordered by the Emperor to create the "Gift Foundation Saikai" to which this hospital belongs. At that time, clinics were set up in various places to distribute free special medical tickets to poor areas, and to go around slums to provide medical examinations and health guidance.
The first Kanagawa Prefectural Hospital was opened in 1918, and since then, hospitals have been opened one after another to expand activities nationwide. After the Second World War, it restarted as a social welfare law, and now it has been designated as a public medical institution, and has its headquarters in Tokyo and some in 40 prefectures as Japan's largest social welfare law.
- * Imperial Rescription on Medical Care
- A royal speech issued by the Emperor Meiji on February 11, 1884, with the intention of "saving people who cannot receive medical treatment due to hardships, etc."
With the above three goals, we have set up a "Free/Low- cost Medical Service (*)" for life protection recipients, etc., and free home-visit medical care, health examinations, vaccinations, etc. for those who are having trouble with their lives. A comprehensive service that links medical care, health, and welfare to the hospital with the latest medical equipment, advanced technology, and generous nursing, such as the "Nadeshiko Plan," which supports the needy people. We are aiming to provide.
- Free/Low- cost Medical Service
- Free low-cost medical service means medical expenses, etc., with the aim of guaranteeing appropriate medical care for those who may have difficulty in medical treatment due to illness or who have difficulty receiving medical care due to financial reasons. It is a business that provides medical care by exempting some or all of the payments.
We designated as a "cancer medical treatment cooperation hub hospital" on August 6, 2014. A cancer treatment cooperation hub hospital has designated requirements such as having a specialist in cancer and having a system to provide multidisciplinary treatment and palliative care that effectively combines surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has designated the hospitals to be able to provide high-quality cancer medical care anywhere in the country.
We focuse on "complete cure" and emphasize raise QOL (quality of life) of patients such as "less pain", "short hospitalization", and "quick recovery". We are also actively engaged in such efforts. In addition, we have established a system that can provide high-level cutting-edge medical care.
- Low Burden
- Why short hospitalization be better?
- It is said that the shorter the length of stay, the higher the therapeutic ability of the medical institution. It is said that safe and efficient medical care is provided by high clinical management ability, and it is one of the indicators for choosing a hospital.
Our hospital is designated as a "disaster medical center hospital". A disaster medical center hospital is a hospital that serves as a local medical institution in the event of a large-scale disaster and can receive critically ill patients. We also provide high-level life-saving medical care, receive critically ill patients from the disaster area, dispatch medical relief teams to the disaster area, and transport the injured and sick to a wide area. In addition, it has been designated as a "Kanagawa DMAT Designated Hospital" from March 2010 and as a "Kanagawa DMAT-L Designated Hospital" from February 2015.
In order to be fully prepared in the event of a disaster, we are actively implementing seminars and training, as well as enhancing equipment such as uninterruptible power supplies. A total of about 700 people, including neighboring medical institutions, medical associations, governments, schools, and self-governing associations, participated in the "Tsurumi Ward Disaster Medical Training (conducted in January 2016)" assuming a wide-area catastrophic disaster caused by an earthquake directly beneath the capital. I received it.
- What is DMAT / DMAT-L?
- DMAT is an abbreviation for "Disaster Medical Assistance Team". DMART-L is an abbreviation for "Disaster Medical Assistance Team Local". DMAT responds to wide-area disasters, but DMAT-L focuses on activities in disaster-stricken areas in the prefecture. Only 3 hospitals including our hospital are designated hospitals for both DMAT and DMAT-L in Kanagawa prefecture.
At the time of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, our hospital dispatched a medical relief team to Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture as a disaster medical base hospital. The medical relief team is made up with doctors, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, and coordinating Administrative Staff clinical department and departments. In collaboration with other Saikai hospitals in Kanagawa prefecture, from March to 42, 2011, a total of 98 staff members and a joint team of 14 teams will work together at the temporary clinic set up in the evacuation center in the disaster area. I was treated for the medical treatment. In addition to outpatient clinics, we also actively provided interviews to evacuees, guidance for public health, and mobile clinics to nearby lonely villages.
At our hospital, we are building a disaster-resistant hospital without forgetting the experiences and lessons learned at that time. From 2012, training at local medical facilities has been added to the clinical training program for residents. By working in an environment with limited facilities, we cultivate the ability to think, judge, and act on our own.