Nanfang Hospital, founded during the period of the China's War of Liberation, is the first affiliated hospital of Southern Medical University, one of the premier medical universities in China. With long history, large scale, sophisticated equipment, exquisite medical techniques, beautiful surroundings and quality services, the hospital incorporates the very latest advances in medical technology and patient care.
Located at the foot of the picturesque Baiyun Mountain, towering over the Qilin hillock of Meihua Garden, the 1,500-bed hospital covers an area of 203,000 square meters with a built-up area of 275,000 square meters.
Caressed by the spring breeze of Chinese reforms and open policy, Nanfang Hospital has been burying its head in innovation and development and now harvested attention-catching fruits in its full-scale construction relying on the fame through quality service, the influence through execution of two civilizations, the advance through scientific management. The hospital has been appraised as one of ＾First Class Hospitals at Grade III￣ as well as one of ＾National One Hundred Exemplary Hospitals￣.
The hospital takes pride in its comprehensive medical departments and specialties with powerful techniques. Over 1,700 professionals including more than 300 specialists and professors work in the 50 medical departments under its administration. as well as a handful of research institutes and medical centers such as the base for national clinical pharmacology of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine, PLA institute of digestive medical research, the center of nephrology, the medical imaging center, the center of cardiovascular diseases, the center of hematology, the center of spinal surgery, the center of traumatic orthopedics, the center of burns and plastics, the technical center of family planning and planned fertility, the center for overseas patients and the national diagnostic and therapeutic research center of osteoporosis. There are more than 10 provincial and military key subjects and key laboratories. Recently, some other therapeutic centers have been founded, including the center for tumor therapy with photon emission tomography, the stereotaxic treatment center for Parkinson's disease, Nanfang PET center and the center for tumor therapy with multi-probe auto-navigator. As a whole, in the hospital notable features have formed: e.g. the hospital has its own emphasis, each department owns its own superiority, and the personnel have their specializations. As a result, many techniques have taken the lead domestically in the advanced levels and some have even reached internationally advanced standards.
Nanfang Hospital is equipped with such sophisticated instruments and devices as the position emission tomography (PET), spiral CT, CT Simulated Locator, MRI, DSA, ECT, linear accelerator, photon emission tomography, 3-dimentional conformal radiotherapy system, extra-corporeal electric vibrating wave lithotripsy, color Doppler ultrasound diagnostic equipment, X-ray TV system for gastrointestinal examination, ultrasonic electroscope, neural stereotaxic operating system, automated biochemical analyzer and endoscopes of all kinds, with their total value amounting to RMB 370 million yuan.
The academic level and status of the hospital are superior. The experts in the hospital are undergoing a large number of national, army and provincial key scientific research programs. Dozens of specialists hold the positions of directors or vice-directors at the national, army and provincial academic institutions. More than 30 departments are entitled to grant doctoral and master's degrees.