Mackay Memorial Hospital

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Mackay Memorial Hospital
馬偕紀念醫院
Mackay Memorial Hospital.svg
Geography
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Organisation
Affiliated university Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
Services
Beds 1,200 (Taipei Main Hospital)
History
Founded 1912
Links
Website www.mmh.org.tw

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.[1] 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.[2]

Mackay Hospital was reopened in 1905. In 1912, it was relocated from Tamsui to Taipei and renamed Mackay Memorial Hospital.[3] The hospital logo bears the date of the original foundation: 1880.

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.

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