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Hospital Overview

To provide you with the most up-to-date medical treatment in a friendly environment

Our goal is a whole-person approach to patient care which prioritizes the patient above all else. Grouping patients by organ system or function, severity of illness, we strive to provide medical care which is specialized, comprehensive, and cutting-edge.

Kobe University Hospital
7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku,
Kobe City, 650-0017
(Main number) TEL 078-382-5111

Our Fundamental Principles (Approved on March 12, 2014 at a Hospital Administration Board meeting)

  1. To provide patient-focused medical care.
  2. To educate medical professionals who are rich in humanity.
  3. To develop and promote advanced state-of-the-art medicine.
  4. To enhance cooperation with local community medical care facilities.
  5. To provide on-site medical care during disasters
  6. To contribute internationally through medical care.

Based on the six principles described above, Kobe University Hospital will fulfill its mission in three capacities, as a medical care provider, in education and training, and in research and development. Through these efforts it will contribute to progress in clinical medicine, elevating the quality of medical technology, and making contributions to society through the provision of medical care.

Fundamental Policies

  1. To further the quality of medical care
  2. Team medical care, improved specialization, clinical paths,

    standardization of medicine, best evidence-based medicine

  3. To conduct highly safe medical care
  4. Rapid response system, collecting detailed and relevant information,

  5. Providing a more comfortable environment
  6. Enriching the recuperation environment, barrier free, no-smoking

    thorough dedication to safety education, full disclosure

  7. Improving patient satisfaction
  8. Providing adequate information and receiving consent, reception, improving

    transportation means, hospital discharge support, patient meals

  9. Practicing efficient medical care
  10. Effective use of medical resources, reducing medical costs,

    efficient use of medical wards and beds, reducing hospitalization times,

    short-hospitalization surgeries

  11. Enhancing KUH's role in medical education and training
  12. Training at KUH, training at other medical facilities, training in specialized medical fields.

  13. Practicing advanced and specialized medicine
  14. Advanced state-of-the-art medicine, intractable disease, KUH standards for special treatment costs,

    clinical trials

  15. Collaboration with local community medical care
  16. Roles as a focal hospital, cooperation with other hospitals and clinics, continued education.

  17. Further enhancement as a base hospital to deal with disasters and emergencies.
  18. Dealing with disasters, hospital wards divided by severity of trauma,

    emergency medical treatment systems

  19. Initiatives to contribute internationally
  20. The education of foreign national physicians, treatment of foreign national patients,

    improving the International Patient Center

Patient rights

  • Patients have the right to receive information regarding their condition, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options.
  • Patients have the right to freely decide upon a treatment after receiving sufficient explanations and information on their choices.
  • Patients have the right to receive fair medical treatment.
  • Patients have the right to expect that all personal information will be kept confidential.
  • Patients have the right to choose of their own volition whether or not to participate in clinical trials as well as to discontinue their participation at any time.

We ask our patients to agree to the following

  • Please tell us about your mental and physical condition and the symptoms of your disease with as much detail as possible.
    Please let us know of any changes in your condition while you are being treated.
  • Please undergo all medical procedures including various tests, examinations, and treatment, with your full comprehension and consent.
    If there is something you find unacceptable, please tell us.
  • Please follow the regulations of this hospital and be thoughtful of each other.
  • After you receive your medical bill, please make your payment as quickly as possible.
  • Please be patient and cooperate with us in the training of our young medical professionals.

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