Experience Day 3: Offering excellence in humanised care through technology (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou)
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) is the largest comprehensive healthcare provider in Taiwan, with a total of 10,050 acute care beds and 7.5 million outpatient visits each year. CGMH Linkou is one of Taiwan’s most prestigious medical centres, and trains over 1,600 physicians from over 75 countries to date.
The visit to CGMH will be provided in three parts：
1. The proton and radiation therapy center：There are 4 proton treatment rooms with high-technology medical equipment. Proton therapy can reduce a lot of damage to surrounding healthy tissues compared with conventional X-ray radiotherapy. It can provide effective tumor control with high dose while reducing the side effects and improving the quality of life for patients during the treatment.
2.The department of laboratory medicine：It provides around 700 clinical tests and receives around 11,000 specimens per day. At the Phlebotomy station, the outpatients checked in through the automatic registration system to trigger the automated tube labeling machine to prepare all the blood tubes with barcode labels. All specimens going through the orbital system can be tracked for their processing status.
3.Chang Gung Health and Culture Village (CGV)：It provides 24-hour security service and emergency response for safe living. Residents maintain healthy lifestyles by participating in lectures and events in health.
During the experience day participants will learn:
•To experience the most advanced proton therapy system.
•To establish a close loop computerized information system that ensures patient safety.
•To experience the healthy environment and lifestyles of the residents in the retirement village.