Message from the President

Dr.Yoshinari Furukawa
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital
Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital President

The Japanese Red-Cross Society Hiroshima Branch Hospital, the predecessor of our Hospital, was established in 1939. It was severely damaged when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945. However, despite the extreme circumstances, the staff at that time worked diligently to treat survivors of the atomic bombing. Then, in 1956, the Hiroshima Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital was established within the hospital grounds as the world's first hospital specializing in the treatment of atomic bomb survivors. During renovations in 1988, the two hospitals were merged under the new name of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, leading up until today.
There are currently 31 departments, and as a core hospital in the region, we have been designated as a regional medical care support hospital, regional cancer treatment hospital, disaster base hospital, and more. With a total staff of around 1,200 personnel, including 175 doctors, 631 nurses and the like, 177 pharmacists, radiation technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, and the like, and 148 administrative staff members, we strive everyday to provide high-quality medical care.
Also, starting in 2013, we have engaged in updating our Hospital with a focus on the following five points.
1. Expansion of emergency aid, advanced medical care, cancer treatment function, and medical care collaboration needed by the region
2. Development of facilities that can continue medical care even during disasters
3. Development of comfortable and functional hospital wards
4. Development of safer, more relaxed outpatient treatment services with less wait times
5. Maintenance of an environment with more readily available training and education
Furthermore, as of October 1, 2017, all construction was completed. With significantly improved treatment capability, amenities for patients, and more, our Hospital started a new leg of its journey.
Moving forward into the future, we will continue to strive to embody our Management Philosophy of being "hospital loved and trusted by the community based on the Red Cross spirit of humanitarianism and philanthropy" and will work to meet your expectations.
We would like to ask for your continued support.

April 1,2018