About Us

Message from KANAZAWA Director

Susumu Kanazawa,

Susumu Kanazawa,M.D.

Director, Okayama University Hospital

Facing your Face
Facing our Community
Facing the World

The primary mission of our Okayama University Hospital is “The final line of defense in medicine.”. We offer the best and most advanced medicine, surgery, and medical technology to patients who are adversely affected by serious disease. Furthermore, it is our great pleasure to satisfy those patients and their families through our administration of treatment and achievement of its desired out comes.
Okayama University Hospital has another great mission : education. We educate many young motivated persons who are striving to be professionals in the field of medicine. Provision of education is our crucially important contribution to society today and far into the future.
Okayama University Hospital is graded by the government as a “special-functioning hospital,” which means that our behavior in medicine is lightly different from that at other hospitals. Nevertheless, we always face our patients and their families earnestly and sincerely, we always face our community closely, and we always face the world with the spirit of leading hospitals in Japan. We appreciate your understanding and support of our Okayama University Hospital.

Philosophy

We gently provide a high level of medical care and develop excellent medical professionals.

Basic Principles

◎ Realizing a medical environment with a rich sense of humanity ◎ Developing and providing advanced medical technology ◎ Providing efficient medical care ◎ Developing medical professionals with great creativity

Clinical Ethics Policy

Okayama University Hospital provides high-quality medical care with due consideration to the dignity and human rights of those who receive care based not only on treating those who are sick but also prompting and maintaining people’s health, recognizing the gravity of the responsibility, and “loving people.”

◎ Respecting patients’ human rights and right of self-determination, we achieve a medical environment with a rich sense of humanity. Members of our medical staff strive to gain the trust of patients and practice medicine in accordance

with patients’ perspectives.

◎ We implement clinical research on the code of medical ethics for the development of medical care and undertakes the provision and development of highly advanced medical technology. With regard to issues related to patients’ beliefs and the dignity of life, we choose a course of treatment after conducting deliberations. In addition, the quality of medical treatment and the validity of medical practice are examined.
◎ When practicing medicine, we comply with the relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines, and strive further to provide efficient medical care.