Huashan Hospital

Huashan Hospital (simplified Chinese: 华山医院; traditional Chinese: 華山醫院), formerly the Chinese Red Cross General Hospital, is a teaching hospital in Shanghai, China, affiliated with the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University.[1]

Huashan Hospital
Red Cross Society of China
Huashan Hospital Shanghai.JPG
The Harvard Building at Huashan Hospital
LocationXuhui District, Shanghai, China
TypeTeaching, District General
Affiliated universityShanghai Medical College of Fudan University
Emergency departmentYes
Beds1,216 (main branch)
ListsHospitals in China


Huashan Hospital was founded in 1907 as the Chinese Red Cross General Hospital (Chinese: 中國紅十字會總醫院). It was established by Shen Dunhe, the founder of the Red Cross Society of China,[1] and opened for business in 1909. From 1913 to 1918, it served as a teaching hospital of Harvard University,[2] and regularly sent its doctors and researchers to Harvard for training.[1] Then it cooperated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church for three years. It has been a teaching hospital of then National Central University Medical College (known as [National] Shanghai Medical College later) since 1928. In 1932, it was renamed the First Hospital of the Red Cross Society of China (Chinese: 中國紅十字會第一醫院). It was renamed as Huashan Hospital in 1956.[3] In 2004, Huashan re-established sister hospital relationship with Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital of Harvard.[2]

Staff and facilitiesEdit

The main branch of Huashan Hospital has 1,216 beds. In 2014, it treated 60,000 inpatients and 3.84 million outpatients, half of whom came from outside of Shanghai. More than 40,000 surgeries were performed in the same year.[1]

The hospital has a total staff of more than 2,600, with 83% medical and technical professionals, among them 400 are professors and associate professors, including three academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[1]

Huashan Hospital has established 39 clinical and auxiliary departments, ten of which have been recognized by the Ministry of Education of China as national key clinical medical specialties: Neurosurgery, Hand Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Neurology, Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics, Radiology, Cardiology and Surgery.[1]


Huashan Hospital established its Eastern Branch, also called the Shanghai International Hospital, in Jinqiao, Pudong New Area in April 2006. It has 200 beds and mainly serves the large expatriate community in Pudong.[1]

The Northern Branch of Huashan Hospital is in Gucun, Baoshan District, mainly serving residents of Shanghai's northern suburbs. It has 600 beds and more than 800 staff.[1]

Huashan Hospital's Western Branch is located near the Hongqiao transportation hub, serving local residents as well as patients arriving from outside of Shanghai. It has 800 beds.[1]

Notable doctorsEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "复旦大学附属华山医院概况". Huashan Hospital. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  2. ^ a b "华山医院110周年:一段医院与民族共同发展的历史". China Healthcare. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  3. ^ 张明岛 (1998). 上海市专志・上海卫生志 [Shanghai Municipal Special Gazetteer, Volume on Health]. ISBN 7806185305.