St. Luke's International Hospital
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|St. Luke's International Hospital|
Main entrance of St. Luke's International Hospital
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St. Luke's International Hospital (財団法人 聖路加国際病院?) is a general hospital located in the Tsukiji district of Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1902 by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church.
St. Luke's Hospital, initially a modest wooden-framed structure comprising two wards and five rooms, was first opened 1902 in Tsukiji on the edge of the foreign concesssion. Dr. Teusler, a Georgia-born, medical physician, sought to focus his initial work in Japan on child health provision and on public health and hygiene.
An early grant from the Rockefeller Foundation supported the establishment of a public health institute. In 1927 St. Luke's College of Nursing became the first college of nursing established in Japan.
The hospital was able to remain open and continue its work throughout the Second World War; its staff of 40 doctors and 130 nurses remaining at their posts. At the end of the war the medical center was requisitioned by the United States Army for a period of eleven years becoming the 49th Army General Hospital. St. Luke's continued to provide medical services to the Japanese community from barracks facilities rented from the city of Tokyo throughout the post war years of occupation. The College of Nursing sharing facilities during this period with the Red Cross School of Nursing.
St. Luke's buildings and facilities have been expanded and continually upgraded over many years, but remain located in the same area of Tsukiji in central Tokyo as the original hospital. St. Luke's retains its founder's strong links with the Anglican Church in Japan; the historic hospital chapel in the 1933 main building being one of the few original Anglican church buildings in Tokyo to have survived the Second World War.
Facilities and operations
St. Luke's International Hospital is today a large general hospital serving the city of Tokyo as well as an internationaly recognised teaching facility for medical professionals including post-graduate resident physicians and nurses.
The hospital has 539 beds and sees 2,550 outpatients on an average day. Departments include General Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Nephrology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Psychosomatic Internal Medicine, Allergy and Rheumatology, Cardiovascular Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery, Ambulatory Care Center for Children (Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Well Baby Clinic), Gastroenterology Center (Gastroenterology, General Surgery), Breast Center, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, Integrated Women's Health, Clinical Genetics, Urology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Oral Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Emergency Care Center, Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, Pathology, Anesthesia, Kidney Center, Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Medical Assessments, and Neuroendovascular Therapy.
In 2008, 2009, and 2010, based on number of applicants designating it as their first choice in the match process, St. Luke's International Hospital ranked second in popularity among physician residencies in Japan. 
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