Peking Union Medical College Hospital


Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) is a top comprehensive hospital in China committed to state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative scientific research, and rigorous medical education. It was designated by the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission as a national referral center, providing diagnostic and therapeutic care for complex and rare disorders. It was one of the earliest Chinese hospitals to offer medical care to foreign patients. PUMCH is well known for its disciplinary breadth, cutting-edge technologies, and outstanding specialists. It has been number one in the Hospital Management Institute of Fudan University ranking of best hospitals in China every year from 2009 to 2015.

PUMCH was founded by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1921. From the beginning, its founders intended that it becomes the best medical center in Asia. For more than 90 years, as encapsulated in the PUMCH motto, the spirit of “precision, perseverance, diligence, and devotion” has been passed down and a synergy between Eastern and Western cultures has been developed. PUMCH has nurtured the careers of many modern Chinese medical pioneers. The hospital has also trained generations of administrative personnel who have gone on to work across China.

Currently, PUMCH has two campuses in Beijing: near the eastern and western arms of the Forbidden City, totaling 530,000 square meters. It has more than 4,000 employees, including five academicians of CAMS and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The hospital comprises 53 clinical and medical departments, 20 National Key disciplines, and 29 National Key clinical specialties. Its educational offerings include 16 doctoral programs, 29 Master’s programs, six national advanced medical education centers, and a training course for residents and specialists in a wide range of disciplines. It also serves as a national clinical research center for gynecology and obstetrics. PUMCH has 2,000 beds and staffs handle up to 15,000 outpatient visits every day, discharging an average of 80,000 patients per year. The hospital has received many honors from the national and municipal health authorities, and is responsible for the medical security of some underdeveloped and remote areas of the country, and for dealing with national emergencies and major catastrophic events.

It won the “Special Contribution Award” from the Chinese government for its outstanding medical support for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

PUMCH aims to provide its patients with the best possible service, undergirded by a commitment to professional ethics and a rigorous academic attitude. Its goal is to be a hospital that is nothing less than the best in China and internationally renowned.