Originally known as Hangzhou Guangji Hospital (meaning “spreading benevolence around the world” or “universal benevolence”), SAHZU was founded in 1869 by the British Church Missionary Society and was considered the best hospital in the Far East. As the cradle of western medicine in Zhejiang, SAHZU educated a large number of medical talents, and several health care institutions can trace their roots to SAHZU. Those doctors and institutions have become the bedrock of clinical medicine in Zhejiang. And the hospital itself has been a beacon of the medical science: in 1989, it was recognized by the Ministry of Health as one of the first 3A hospitals in China; in 2013, it became one of the first Joint Commission International–accredited academic medical centers in the world.
The hospital has two campuses with a total of 3,200 beds and over 5,000 employees, including 1,696 physicians and 2365 nurses in 50 clinical departments, many of which are national clinical departments or disciplines approved by the National Health Commission. SAHZU has become the role model for Chinese hospitals in the field of transcatheter valve intervention, the micro-incision cataract surgery, colorectal cancer, and severe burns. With nearly 6 million outpatients, 190,000 inpatients, and 150,000 surgeries every year, SAHZU is one of the most efficient general public hospitals in China.
SAHZU has ranked as one of the top 20 Chinese hospitals for 3 consecutive years. According to the Fudan University Hospital Management Institute's Best Chinese Hospital ranking 2018, SAHZU ranked top 10 in 6 specialties in the country (Emergency #4, Health Management #4, Ophthalmolgoy #5, Cardiology #6, Neurosurgery #6, Ultrasound #10), with another 11 nationally nominated specialties (respiratory medicine, allergy, orthorpedics, neurology, nuclear medicine, burns, dermatology, radiology, rheumatology, anesthesiology, oncology).
As the old and main campus of SAHZU, Jiefang campus has 2000 licensed beds, providing the best quality care to all of its patients.Add: Jiefang Campus, 88 Jiefang Rd., Hangzhou View map
Opened in 2016, Binjiang Campus is growing fast to be a major comprehensive hospital in Binjiang District. Its 200,000 square meter building area and 1,200 licensed beds ensure a pleasant stay for every patient.Add: Binjiang Campus, 1511 Jianghong Rd., Hangzhou View map
Every year, nearly 6 million people and come to SAHZU for care, 150, 000 of them have operations at SAHZU.Learn more
SAHZU was originally a opium rehabilitation center founded by British missionaries. After one and half century, it has evolved into one of the strongest hospitals in China.Learn more