The Shanxi Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), established in 1957 and covering an area of over 80,000 square meters, was renamed the Shanxi Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005.
There are 866 staff members currently working at the hospital, including 367 who are preparing for retirement, 13 enjoying special allowances from the State Council, two experts who have made prominent contributions to the Ministry of Health, 11 academic and technological leaders of the new era, 12 cross-century provincial leaders, 10 outstanding young and middle-aged provincial experts, 24 national experts on the passing down and promotion of academic research in TCM and their 44 successors, 12 renowned doctors from Shanxi province, five PhD supervisors, 52 MA student advisers and 28 prominent senior doctors of TCM. In the hospital there are now 958 beds available, 74 specialized clinics, 47 clinical skills rooms, 19 inpatient areas and two sub-hospitals.
After the establishment of the Shanxi TCM Hospital Medical Group in 2012, the Shanxi Hospital of TCM signed an agreement with the Datong municipal government on integrated trusteeship of the Datong hospital of TCM, which was also accepted as one of the first members of the medical group, on December 11, 2012.
The hospital boasts fixed assets worth 200 million yuan ($31.23 million), including a Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI system, AI system, Varian 10Me linear accelerator, HIFU focused ultrasound technology, Philips Brilliance 64 CT Scanner, digital gastrointestinal X-ray machine and Excimer laser therapy system.
The Shanxi Hospital of TCM has successively absorbed 6 units during its 50 years of development, including the Shanxi TCM Class for people separated from Western medicine, Shanxi Orthopedic Research Institute and the preparatory office of its affiliated hospital, Shanxi Journal of TCM and Shanxi Institute of Pharmacology. The hospital has become the largest TCM medical institution in Shanxi province, integrating medical treatment, scientific research and teaching.
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