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The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University

Introduction
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University is also called the General Hospital of Nuclear Industry, the Sino-France Friendship Hospital. It was established in December 30, 1988, to meet the needs of local development by the China National Nuclear Industry Committee (the predecessor of the China National nuclear Corporation). It is a general hospital and it owns a good faculty and research strength, advanced medical equipments. The hospital is also the China national nuclear radiation injury medical emergency center, Qinshan nuclear emergency medical centre, Trauma rescue Center of Suzhou, the second clinical hospital of Suzhou university medicine section, the neuroscience institute of Suzhou university medicine section. In November 2002, the hospital was named as the national accident emergency support unit by the national office of nuclear emergency.
With the development of the past 27 years, the hospital has become a “Grade III, Level A”general hospital including medical, teaching, scientific research and prevention. The hospital bases in Suzhou, radiates Jiangsu Province, serving the entire country, and communicates with overseas. In the past years, the hospital won the civilization unit of Suzhou, also of Jiangsu province for many times, and was named provincial "peace hospital".
The hospital covers an area of about 7. 6 thousand square meters, the construction area is about 175 thousand square meters. By the end of 2014, there are 1976 employees including 1653 health professionals, 18 doctor tutors, 105 postgraduate tutors.

Geographical position
Suzhou is a city in the eastern part of China, about 90 kilometers far from Shanghai. The city is famous for the beautiful classic gardens, and there are 4 gardens originally included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The population is about 1 300 000.
The hospital is located in the southwest of Suzhou, and faces the municipal government, beside the supermarket of Carrefour and Suzhou Gymnasium. Around the hospital, there is Suzhou New District (SND) in the west, Hanshan Temple and Tiger Hill in the north, Shihu District in the south, the great canal from Beijing to Hangzhou and the elevated highway not far away. The traffic is convenient.
Address: No.1055 Sanxiang Road
Postcode: 215004

Large medical equipments:
3 MRI
2 Linear accelerator
4 Computerized tomoscanning
3 Digital subtraction angiography machines
1 Radionuclide imaging
1 Mammary machine
1 Molybdenum target X-ray machine
1 Skin laser instrument
2 Gastrofiberscope and enteroscope
11 Laparoscope
2 Bone densitometers

Departments:
Hospital has 30 level 1 & 2 discipline clinical departments and 1328 beds in total. There are 22 paramedical units, 16 teaching and research sections, 9 labs, covering cerebral circulation, cerebral metabolism, cerebral tumor, osteopathy, thrombus, clinical nuclear medicine and basic nuclear medicine, immunology, molecular biology.
Hospital departments set up complete, where there are many distinctive departments. Including orthopedics, hematology, radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, nuclear medicine, urology surgery, anesthesiology, department are the key departments of national, provincial and ministerial level. Also, general surgery, urology surgery, cardiovascular division, radiotherapy, emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and cardiovascular surgery are the key departments of municipal level.
Surgical minimally invasive techniques, radiological protection characteristic discipline and damage are in the leading position in the national technology. Furthermore, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, respiratory medicine, endocrinology department, nephrology department, gastroenterology, cardiac surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, stomatology department, otolaryngological department, ophthalmology, physiotherapy department, infectious diseases department, domestic sickbed division, hematology, oncology, intervention department, paediatrics, dermatological department, traditional Chinese medicine department and sleep center, mammary gland disease center, dialysis center and other clinical studies treatment center also gradually mature consummation, and have been Suzhou region people trust medical college.

COutpatient and inpatient capacity
In 2014, the number of outpatient reaches 1.4 million, the number of emergency reaches 114,000, and the number of inpatient reaches 54,000. The number is growing every year. The bed utilization rate is about 95.5%.
In recent years, the hospital achieves good developing results with the methods of "brainstorming" (Brain storming) and innovation. They helped promote the minimally invasive techniques, training of general characteristics, strengthening the existing base; as well as gaps. Also, create vascular surgery, cosmetic surgery, hand and foot surgery, making it the only hospital level three (highest) general hospitals in the Jiangsu province, to be qualified to diagnose occupational diseases . And besides, PCR is the first laboratory in the department of nuclear medicine to be certified by the government of Suzhou.

Affiliated hospital
In March 2005, the hospital acquired and reorganized the former Seventh People's Hospital to meet the growing medical needs of Suzhou New District. On December 18, 2011, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital was made a trial operation, which improved the level of primary health care, medical and health services of Suzhou.

Education
The second clinical medicine department, nursing department, and research and teaching division undertake the teaching work of the hospital.
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The second clinical medicine department is mainly to teach the clinical medicine of the undergraduate and junior college students. There are several subjects including medicine, surgery, diagnostics, gynecology, neurology, Chinese medicine, ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology, imageology, clinical radiation injury, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, medical technology, etc.
The nursing department is equipped with the nursing teaching and research section of Suzhou University Nursing School, receives undergraduate and junior college students, and arranges care business study.
In 2014, the hospital recruits 249 graduate students, of which 125 doctoral candidates and 126 master degree candidates. Up to the end of 2014, there are 845 graduate students studying in the hospital.
In 2014, the hospital held 22 continue education program at the national level, 17 at the provincial level, and 28 at municipal level.

International cooperation
Sino- French cooperation
A solid foundation of Sino-French cooperation has lasted for over twenty years. It is a mark of the close collaboration with the Public Assistance Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP) that the hospital took the name “Sino-French Hospital of Suzhou". In October 1992, the hospital had a convention with AP-HP, CHU Strasbourg and Grenoble and Montpellier.
Through the exchange of the experience of scientific medical, medico-social, medical and educational Sino-French,the cooperation bears rich fruits, such as cooperation with AP-HP , the first introduction of Transcranial Doppler ultrasound and laparoscopy, the endoscopy in the hospital, coordination with CHU de Grenoble, establishment of a medical imaging center with a telemedicine system particularly in the nuclear magnetic resonance picture area. With the support of the University Hospital of Strasbourg, the hospital provides intensive care unit and completes training for personal Echelon. Under the guidance of expert CHU Montpellier, the hospital established the first consultation sleep disorder and lymphoma in Suzhou.
67 persons/times were sent to France, to conduct these courses, 65 have already returned and play an important role in the hospital. The Director of the Sino- French Hospital of Suzhou, third department heads have received additional training in France.
The French partners
Partnership: Hospital AP- HP
Partnership : CHU Montpellier
Partnership: CHU de Grenoble
Partnership : CHU Strasbourg

The hospital has sent lots of doctors and nurses to foreign hospitals and medicine centers to take further study for a short term. Also, many medical personals go aboard to attend in the international conferences.

InternationalSelf-help registered machine
Nowadays the hospitals in our country exists “three long while a short” phenomenon which is the long time of registration, the long waiting time of charging, the long time of waiting for doctors and the short time of being treated. Based on the current situation of hospitals, the hospital introduced a self-service system by which patients can register require information, take bills, and pay the bills by themselves. This system will reduce the queue time of seeing a doctor and improve the overall efficiency and provide more convenient services for outpatients.

automatic outpatient pharmacy
With the BoxPicker Automated Pharmacy Storage System, hospital pharmacies can securely automate storage and retrieval of refrigerated and non-refrigerated medications and narcotics within a single unit. The high-density pharmacy warehouse eliminates the need for pharmacy refrigerators and increases security by controlling access to the stored substances.