A Brief History of China Medical University Hospital
China Medical College Hospital was opened on November 16th, 1980, by Professor Ting- Fu Wang as its first superintendent. Prof. Chang-Hai Tsai took over as superintendent in 1995. Through his vision and excellent leadership, China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) soon expanded into a medical center. In 2001, he began to chair the China Medical University Board of Trustees and Medical Healthcare Systems.
Since then, the third superintendent, Prof. Cheng-Chieh Lin, has been a great successor with many achievements. From 2009 onwards, the current superintendent, Prof. Der-Yang Cho, an outstanding Neurosurgeon, led CMUH into a world-class medical center.
Under the leadership of Chairman Chang-Hai Tsai, the hospital has extended its services and set up a medical system throughout Taiwan. CMUH has grown from a regional hospital to a medical center to a Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospital with over 6,000 beds. It is now the second largest healthcare system in Taiwan, providing excellent medical services and education in Western and Chinese medicine.
Allied with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX as sister institution.
(2009.06.01) renamed to China Medical University Hospital – Caotun Branch.
Signed academic exchange agreement with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
(2008.09.05 renamed to China Medical University Hospital Taichung East District Branch).