The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU) is a non-for-profit tertiary care public hospital founded in 1869 by the British Church Missionary Society with a mission of “Spreading Benevolence and Saving People”.
It now has the Jiefang Road Campus and the Riverside Campus with a total of bed capacity of 3200 beds. SAHZU also has 9 affiliated hospitals and has collaborated with over 200 hospitals and 31 community clinics across the country. In 2015, SAHZU served approximately 120,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. In addition, around 106,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries were performed.
SAHZU has been rated as one of the top 100 hospitals in China. In 2013, SAHZU was accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) as an Academic Medical Center Hospital and passed the recertification in 2016. Meanwhile, it homes College of American Pathologists accredited clinical laboratory since 2013. Nationally, SAHZU ranks top 20 in 13 out of the 27 medical specialties recognized by Ministry of Health of China, including general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, burn, dermatology, emergency medicine, neurology, orthopedics, allergy, oncology, pulmonary medicine and nursing. Many specialties are standing at the top in Zhejiang Province.