Jen-Ai Hospital

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Jen-Ai Hospital
Jen-Ai Hospital - Logo.jpg
Location Dali District, Taichung, Taiwan
Care system National Health Insurance
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Community, Regional Teaching Hospital
Emergency department Yes

Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali (528) +

Jen-Ai Hospital – Taichung (87)
Founded 1945

Jen-Ai Hospital (Chinese: 仁愛醫療財團法人仁愛醫院), is a community hospital founded by Dr. Chuan-Sheng Liao, located in Dali District, Taichung, Taiwan.[1] It has two branches within Taichung city; Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali branch (Chinese: 大里仁愛醫院) is the region's largest teaching hospital, while the Jen-Ai Hospital – Taichung branch (Chinese: 台中仁愛醫院) is known for its long history in the city. Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali is a tertiary referral hospital and is known for being the first hospital in Taiwan to launch International Patient Center and Baby Web Nursery Website.[2]


Jen-Ai Clinic was first founded in Shenyang, China in 1945 by Dr. Chuan-Sheng Liao (1916-2015). During the Chinese Civil War, Dr. Liao had to abandon his clinic and move to Taiwan, where he started the clinic again in 1947. The clinic expanded through the years and became known as Jen-Ai Hospital in 1966.[1] To accommodate the demand for medical services from a growing population, Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali opened in June 1995 and the original hospital became known as Jen-Ai Hospital – Taichung. Over the course of 70 years in taking care of the medical needs of the people in Taichung, Jen-Ai Hospital continued to receive many honors and recognition, especially for their efforts in promoting English-friendly environment and Baby Friendly Hospital initiatives. The hospital has now grown to have 40 medical specialties and employs more than 1,200 employees in total. Along with helping millions of people in Taichung with their medical issues, Jen-Ai Hospital has received numerous local and international awards, as well as garnering much media coverage for its humanitarian efforts for the people of Taichung.

Hospital Status[edit]

Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali has 528 beds, and is a tertiary care hospital. The Taichung branch has 87 beds, and is a secondary care facility. There is a plan of adding a new building with 200 beds, across from the current location of Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali by the end of 2019. Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali provides medical services in more than 40 different departments including Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, etc.

Centers of Excellence[edit]

In addition to the various medical specialties that the hospital possess, Jen-Ai Hospital has also created the following Centers of Excellence to help the people with even more difficult medical problems. Jen-Ai Hospital’s Centers of Excellence include: Taiwan Spine Center; Taiwan Center for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery; Oncology Treatment Center; Diabetes Center; Health Examination Center; Cosmetic Treatment Center; Cardiovascular Center; Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center; Positron Emission Tomography Center; Breast Center; Baby-Friendly Center; Hemodialysis Center; Respiratory Care Center; Pain Management Center; International Patient Center; etc.

Taiwan Spine Center[edit]

Taiwan Spine Center, which was formed in 1999, specializes in treating various spine conditions such as scoliosis, kyphosis, degenerative disk disease, spinal cord injury and conducts radical surgical procedures for these conditions. However, Taiwan Spine Center also offers non-surgical treatments, pain management advice, and several tests for spine health. Many new correctional surgery techniques for a number of spine diseases have been developed by its Director, Dr. Kao-Wha Chang, Vice-Superintendent, who has helped the hospital to be certified by Medtronics and Stryker Corporation as the teaching facility for spine deformity correctional surgery in Asia.[3]

Taiwan Center for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery[edit]

Taiwan Center for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery provides well rounded weight loss program featuring a combination of dieting, exercise routine, behavior therapy, drug cocktail treatment and surgical procedures to combat obesity. Its Director, Dr. Shih-Huang Chao, the Chief Consultant, is a surgeon also known for inventing the gastric clipping weight loss method (a surgical procedure that can be done within 30 minutes), which has been granted patent in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. Created in the year 2000, with over 15 years experience and 100,000 bariatric cases, Weight Management Center provides self-pay services that are not covered by National Health Insurance in Taiwan, but remains quite popular among the ever increasing population of overweight and obese patients around the world.

Oncology Treatment Center[edit]

Oncology Treatment Center was started in 1999 by Dr. Chih-Chung Su, the Chief Director in the Oncology Dept., when cancer has been part of the top 10 causes of death in Taiwan for more than 20 consecutive years. Oncology Treatment Center provides chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and other forms of treatments/therapies such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Gamma Knife for various cancers including breast cancer, lymphoma, and esophagus cancer. Aside from offering different radiosurgery, Oncology Treatment Center also provides educational resources on different types of cancer treatment, their side effects, and ways to maintain a quality of life for terminally ill patients.

Pain Management Center[edit]

Pain Management Center was created in 1985 by Dr. Ming-I Chan Liao, the Executive Consultant, who is a world-renowned pain management specialist that was educated in Japan. Pain Management Center provides various forms of interventional pain management techniques including CT-guided procedure, Xenon light phototherapy, Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB), etc. for treatment for patients with herpes zoster (shingles), anosmia (loss of smell), hyperhydrosis (extreme sweating), etc. In addition to providing immense pain relief for patients world-wide, Pain Management Center maintains its award-winning website (in Chinese) with educational resources on different types of pain management treatments available, the drugs' side effects, and various ways in coping with acute and chronic pain for the people in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

International Patient Center[edit]

International Patient Center (IPC) was first launched in 2003 by Mark K. Chan,[4] the Program Director, due to the increasing demand from the foreign population in Taichung city.[5] IPC provides free interpretation services (for patient safety reasons), while services in dozen other languages can be requested by appointments, and will be provided by on-call volunteers that speak languages, ranging from English, French and Thai to Tagalog, Burmese and Hakka.[6] Like most international medical service centers, IPC provides complimentary onsite interpretations in English and Japanese, preparing diagnosis and certification documents, translating medical documents for use after the patient returns home and simplifying financial transactions.[7] As of October 2016, Jen-Ai Hospital International Patient Center[8] has helped over 90,000 patient visits to-date, with more than 24,000+ international patients coming from 108 different nationalities, including countries such as El Salvador, Kiribati, Bhutan, Croatia, Algeria, etc. in recent months.[9] Since its launch of bilingual services in 2003, Jen-Ai Hospital – Dali has had the distinction of creating the first “International Patient Center” in the whole of Taiwan.[10] Over the years, IPC has had lots of accomplishments,[11] such as been awarded numerous local and international awards,[12][13] as well as having several presentations accepted at various conferences and congresses around the world[14] for their innovative projects, such Baby Web Nursery Website;[15] Baby SMS,[16] MMS,[17] Video,[18] E-file;[19] Inpatient E-card Service;[20] Japanese Medical Service;[21] Indonesian Medical Service;[22] Vietnamese Medical Service; etc.;[2] and has garnered much media coverage.[23]

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  2. ^ a b "TAICHUNG > ARTICLES > Jen-Ai Hospital's (Dali) International Patient Center: 10 years and going strong". 
  3. ^ "TaiwanSpineCenter". 
  4. ^ "LinkedIn - Mark K. Chan, MBA". 
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  6. ^ "Taiwan Quick Take". 
  7. ^ "Medical tourism articles: Affordable medical tourism: Providing care across the strait - IMTJ". 
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  12. ^ "HONConduct468625 - Jen-Ai Hospital International Patient Center - HONcode certificate: respect of the 8 HONcode principles by the health website". 
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  16. ^ " Baby Text Messaging Service". 
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  21. ^ "Taiwan Medical & Cosmetic Tourism". 
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