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 (Beijing).
Beijing Children's Hospital is home to a suite of comprehensive and advanced facilities and are well backed by technical expertise. Medical services at the Hospital is provided by 44 clinical and technical departments including pneumology, urological surgery, intensive care unit, and hematology/oncology center. It sets up the National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases, and is home to five national key clinical specialties of Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Pneumology, Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Pediatrics, and Pediatric Surgery and Clinical Care; four Beijing Municipal Key Laboratories of Molecular Subtyping of Pediatric Blood Disorders and Tumors, Pediatric ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatric Respiratory Tract Infections Study and Pediatric Chronic Nephroses and Blood Purification; 16 municipal level medical centers including Beijing Engineering and Technology Research Center for Children’s Orthopedic Appliances, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Treatment Center, Pediatric Solid Tumor Treatment Center, and Children’s Sleeping Disorders Center. The Hospital is a domestic authority in, and best-equipped for, the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as complex congenital heart conditions in children (surgical), the correction of various spinal deformities, the correction of urological deformities in children, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic treatment, the treatment of acute abdominal diseases and trauma, neurology, respiratory diseases, endocrinology, kidney diseases, haemodialysis, ENT, bronchoscopy, and video imaging, etc. The Hospital has also been the first in the country to extend pediatric patient age to 18 years old.
A total of 2656 individuals work in Beijing Children's Hospital, among them are 733 doctors, 1163 nurses, and 369 medical technicians, 197 with senior professional titles, 227 with associate professional titles and 561 with intermediate professional titles. The only 3 academicians in domestic pediatric community, Zhu Futang, the Chinese Modern Pediatric founder, Hu Yamei, academic leader in children leukemia, and Zhang Jinzhe, one of the founders of Chinese Pediatric Surgery have been working in the hospital. Others that have won national honors are: six experts with outstanding contributions, 10 individuals receiving special allowances from the State Council, one selected by the national New Century Talents Project, one won the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, and a total of 34 receiving the "Ten, A Hundred, A Thousand" Talent Funding Support.
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 98 professors and associate professors and 76 doctorial and masters’ advisers. The Hospital undertakes multi-level teaching tasks for master’s and doctor’s degree candidates, seven-year 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 doct ors move” to better serve the patients. So far there have been 20 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 the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, 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 "Public-mindedness, Benevolence, 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 an “Excellent 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 organized fund-raising campaigns among its employees, 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 1 Labor Award".