Mackay Memorial Hospital
|Mackay Memorial Hospital
|Affiliated university||Presbyterian Church in Taiwan|
|Beds||1,200 (Taipei Main Hospital)|
Mackay Memorial Hospital (Chinese: 馬偕紀念醫院; pinyin: Mǎxié Jìniàn Yīyuàn), established on December 26, 1912, is one of the largest medical centers in Taiwan. The hospital is a private Christian hospital in downtown Taipei, Taiwan, mostly associated with the Revd Dr. George Leslie Mackay, DD, the first modern missionary to northern Taiwan. The hospital is deeply rooted in the Presbyterian tradition and under the spiritual guidance of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.
The original Mackay Hospital--named Mackay Clinic--was built by Dr. Mackay in Tamsui in 1880 and named to commemorate Captain MacKay, whose widow donated the funds. At that time, the Mackay Clinic was the first western medical institution in Northern Taiwan. It was temporarily closed in 1901 at the death of Dr. Mackay.
In 1967, the hospital built the first intensive care unit in Taiwan and, two years later, the first suicide prevention center in Southeast Asia. In 1994, it established the first demonstration burn ward in Taiwan.
- Mackay, George L. (1896). From Far Formosa: the island, its people and missions. New York: F. H. Revell Co. p. 316.