Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University is a comprehensive 3A pediatric hospital that combines medical care, research, teaching, and health care. Its predecessor is Beiping Private Children's Hospital established in 1942 by Academician Zhu Futang, the founder of China's modern pediatric medicine. The Hospital covers an area of 70,000 square meters, and the floorage is 120,000 square meters. It possesses 970 registered beds, receives an average of 3 million outpatients, over 70,000 inpatients and performs more than 23,000 operations per year. In 2017, the hospital has been approved by the National Health and Family Planning Commission as the National Center for Children's Health, China. In 2019, it was assigned as the National Center for Pediatric Cancer Surveillance to support prevention and control of blood diseases and malignant tumors in children.
Beijing Children's Hospital boasts a strong technical force. It is home to 10 national research platforms such as the National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases.etc, 5 national key clinical specialties, 5 municipal key labs, 2 municipal research platforms and 16 municipal medical centers. The hospital has established the consultation center for rare cases and an international teleconsultation center which provides consulting services for over 1,000 cases each year, and maintained a national leading position in diagnosing and treating rare and critical pediatric diseases. Experts from BCH have held the Chairman / Chairman-Elect positions of Chinese Medical Association, Pediatric branch and Pediatric surgery branch.
A total of 3020 individuals work in Beijing Children's Hospital, among them are 884 doctors, 1258 nurses, and 448 medical technicians, 223 with senior professional titles, 314 with associate professional titles and 607 with intermediate professional titles. The only 3 academicians in domestic pediatric community, Zhu Futang, the Chinese Modern Pediatric founder, Hu Yamei, academic leader in pediatric leukemia, and Zhang Jinzhe, one of the founders of Chinese Pediatric Surgery have been working in the hospital. Other high-level talents include those who have made outstanding contributions, received special allowances from the State Council, selected by the New Century Talent of National and been granted the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
The Hospital is the supporting institution of School of Pediatrics, Capital Medical University and the university's Pediatrics Department, owns the National Key Discipline of Pediatrics under the Ministry of Education, boasts an outstanding national-level faculty, including more than 97 professors and associate professors and 93 doctorial and masters' advisers. The Hospital undertakes multi-level teaching tasks for master's and doctor's degree candidates, long term pediatric students, nursing college students and continuous medical education recipients, and has established a postdoctoral research station, cultivating a large number of excellent pediatric professionals for society.
Beijing Children's Hospital has been giving full play to its leading position in pushing forward pediatric development. In 2013, it initiated the idea of building Beijing Children's Hospital Group (BCHG), and created a new model of "patients stay while doctor move" to better serve the patients. So far there have been 34 BCHG member hospitals. The Hospital not only enjoys a high reputation at home, but also well regarded in the international pediatric community. It has established good relations and extensive collaborations with other pediatric institutions in countries like the United States, Russia, Canada, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Germany, France, Japan, Singapore, and the Czech Republic, and has approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology as an International Science & Technology Base of China.
Over the years, to provide convenience for patients, the Hospital has been open around the clock and also set up night-time outpatient clinics. As part of the current efforts to reform the public hospitals, the Hospital has been promoting a "registration by appointment" system, being the first in the country to apply full non-emergency appointment and addressing targetedly ordinary people's difficult access to doctors and admissions in hospitals. The Hospital's efforts have been widely recognized by the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the public in general. Apart from its day-to-day operations, the Hospital is also involved in campaigns and missions entrusted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission and Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, such as the prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD); screening of milk powder products; H7N9 influenza screening, earthquake rescues and other public emergencies.
Throughout its history, the Hospital adheres to the principle of "putting patients first and serving the children whole-heartedly", and promotes the spirit of its motto "Devotion, Kindness, Diligence, Harmony" to create its own moral brand. A number of outstanding individuals emerge, such as Dr. Jia Liqun, a national moral model and an "Outstanding CPC member". The Hospital has been committed to promoting public good with "Care for Children and Care for Health", it has established the "Beijing Children's Health Foundation" and provided finacially disadvantaged patients (poor patients) with access to medical services, encouraged its outstanding staff to lend a helping hand to Xinjiang and Tibet, sent medical experts to suburbs of Beijing, held large-scale free clinics, offered medications, medical care and health care services to children in remote regions and at the community level, provided free treatment to Tibetan children with congenital heart disease and cleft lips and palate, and hosted summer camps for young patients with hemophilia, diabetes and leukemia, so as to let the patients feel the warmth and care from society.
Beijing Children's Hospital has also received a great number of awards and titles, including the "National Model Institution", "Exemplary Civilized Unit in Beijing", the "Civilized Service Demonstration Unit in Beijing", the "Most Popular Specialized Hospital", the "Double Top-Ten People's Choice Hospital", the "Beijing's Most Popular 3A Hospital", the "Beijing Labor Award" and the "National May First Labor Award".
● National Key Disciplines
● National Key Clinical Specialities
Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Pneumology, Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Clinical Nursing
● National Research Platforms
National Center for Children’s Health, China
National Center for Pediatric Cancer Surveillance
National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases
Key Laboratory for Major Pediatric Disease Research Under the Ministry of Education
International Science and Technology Cooperation Base for Major Pediatric Diseases recognized by Ministry of Science and Technology
International Joint Research Center for Children’s Health and Development Under the Ministry of Science and Technology
Innovative Talent Training Demonstration Base Under the Ministry of Science and Technology
National Project Reserve to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment for Refractory Diseases
Clinical Drug Trial Institution Under China Food and Drug Administration
Internationalized Technology Platform of Clinical New Drug Evaluation and Research for Pediatric Leukemia
◆ Beijing Municipal Research Platforms
Beijing Engineering and Technology Research Center for Children’s Orthopedic Appliances
International Science and Technology Cooperation Base for Major Pediatric Diseases of Beijing
◆ Beijing Municipal Key Disciplines
Emergency, General Surgery, Pediatric Leukemia, and TCM Pediatric Gastroenterology
◆ Beijing Municipal Key Laboratories
Pediatric ENT, Head & Neck Surgery
Molecular Subtyping of Pediatric Blood Disorders and Tumours
Pediatric Respiratory Tract Infections Study
Pediatric Chronic Nephroses and Blood Purification
Birth Defect Genetics