Located near the center of campus, the main building of the SMU Hospital was completed in 1974 and its Annex in 1980. As a university hospital as well as specific functional hospital, the hospital functions as a comprehensive medical facility that is responsible for medical treatments, education, and research. The University Hospital forms the backbone of the clinical aspects of medical education at SMU. Before graduation, students are engaged in basic education for becoming physicians; and after graduation, they work as interns.The hospital main building has 28 sections for treatment and accepts 700 patients for hospitalization in the various medical facilities within the general hospital.On the first to third floors of the hospital are departments for treating out patients with state of the art facilities.On the fourth floor is the hospital director’s office, medical counseling offices, restaurants, and shops.The fifth and higher floors have patient bedrooms.The Annex accommodates about 500 beds, an Emergency Room facility that operates around the clock, the Heat-Burn Treatment Center and other special medical facilities.The high level medical services provided at the SMU hospital go hand in hand with the medical education provided at St. Marianna University School of Medicine.
The Heart Center diagnoses and treats acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases and assists patients in obtaining a high quality of life after receiving medical care. The Center also takes on important roles in provision of information on prevention and education of heart diseases.
Opened in May 1994, the Night Ambulant Care Center treats those suffering from sudden illness that occurs from 6 pm until 8 am. This is a major form of community outreach that has increased the feeling of security among local residents living around the hospital.Beginning in September 2004, the Night Ambulant Care Center has been unified with Emergency Center in its operation and it is used as the locus for providing instructions for interns.
The Burn Treatment Center was established in 1983 at the Emergency Center, the first of its kind among university hospitals. The center is open 24 hours for treating patients with massive burns.
We have established this center by cooperation among several departments in the University Hospital. In this Center, doctors from Internal Medicine, Urology, Surgery, and Pediatrics work together for patients with renal disease. We also aim to press forward renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease.
The Emergency Medical Care Center at SMU is the first of its kind in Kanagawa Prefecture. With the physicians specializing in emergency intensive care as the core, physicians specializing in all areas of medicine and nurses are ready to attend patients around the clock. Ready and alert, they are stationed to engage in diagnosis and treatment of patients at any time. At the same time, the Center also provides standard treatments for severe trauma and septicemia or blood poisoning.
The Advanced Center for Perinatal Medicine is accepting cases of pregnancies, deliveries of neonatal with high risks as the only center in the 1.4 million population of Kawasaki City. The teams of obstetricians, pediatricians, and pediatric surgeons are hard at work holding the torch for bright and healthy future of mothers and children.
The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare established a new guideline for conducting clinical trial (the new guideline for Good Clinical Practice (New GCP) in 1997. The SMU Hospital has been chosen among all hospitals in Japan as a model hospital for conducting clinical trials and a high-quality clinical trial system has been established. The Clinical Trial Management Office plays the key role in the system at the Hospital.
The Center is composed of five departments: community medical care coordination, bed control, medical care, welfare, nursing, and nutrition consultation. Especially in the community medical care coordination, local medical institutions will refer their patients to MSC. After conducting highly sophisticated treatments and examination available only at university hospitals, patients will be taken back to the community institutions. In addition to performing this major role, MSC will provide consultation supports to patients and their families during and after treatments and hospitalization in the specialized fields.