On July 24th, 2010, Vạn Hạnh General Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of its establishment at Đông Hồ Restaurant, 195-197 Cao Thắng (nd) Street, Ward 12, District 10, with the attendance of Ms. Nguyễn Thị Xuyên - Deputy Minister of Health, Ms. Phạm Khánh Phong Lan - Deputy Director of the Department of Health, Ms. Đào Bích Liên - Deputy Director of the Department of Health, Ms. Hồ Thị Loan - representative of the HCMC Board of Emulation and Commendation, Mr. Nguyễn Minh Hoàng - Chief Inspector of the Department of Home Affairs, Mr. Lâm Đình Chiến - Secretary cum Chairman of the District 10 People’s Committee, the offices and services of the HCMC People's Committee, the District 10 People's Committee and the HCMC Department of Health, the representatives of the District 10 Police, the leadership of Ward 12 of District 10.
The ceremony was also attended by Ms. Trương Xuân Liễu - former Director of the HCMC Department of Health, Prof. Nguyễn Đình Hối - former Rector of the HCMC Medicine and Pharmacy University, Prof. Trương Đình Kiệt - former Vice-Rector of the HCMC Medicine and Pharmacy University, and the Managing Board representatives of public and non-public hospitals in the city, such Centers as the Stem Cell Center, Medic Center and doctors, companies, patients who have been cooperating with and attached to the hospital during the past 10 years.
The ceremony took place in a joyful and exciting festival atmosphere with such rituals as “the Welcome Drumming”, receiving the traditional 10-year celebration flag, “the 10th Birthday Celebration” and other rituals.
At the ceremony, the hospital was honoured with the Traditional Flag of the HCMC People’s Committee for “10 years of construction and development, 2000 - 2010”. Also, three persons, Dr. Huỳnh Thị Kim Dung – Director General of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital limited liability Company, Dr. Nguyễn Văn Luân - Director of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital and Dr. Đặng Dung Thức – Vice-Director of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital, were granted the Merit Award by the Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee for “excellent and continuous fulfilment of tasks in many years in active contribution to the cause of the construction and development of the city on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Van Hanh General Hospital”.
Speaking at the ceremony, the representative of the Ministry of Health, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Xuyên - Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health, encouraged the hospital to develop further on the basis of their recorded achievements and proposed that the leaders of the local government, leaders of the HCMC People’s Committee provide further support for Vạn Hạnh General Hospital to effectively implement the socialization policies and approches of the Party and State.
Speaking on behalf of the government leaders, Mr. Lâm Đình Chiến - Secretary cum Chairman of the District 10 people’s Committee – highly appreciated the achievements of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital, especially as a private hospital located in the District contributing in no small part to the health care for local people. The District 10 People's Committee also received opinions from the Department of Health and promised to support Vạn Hạnh General Hospital in fulfilling their tasks in accordance with the model of socialized health care.
Reviewing the formation and development process of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital:
In 1997 the state policy on socialized health care came into being to carry out the modernization and improvement of the quality of medical examination and treatment and to counter overloads in hospitals. In 2000 a number of non-public medical facilities appeared. Vạn Hạnh General Hospital was one of the few non-public medical facilities appearing at that time. Overcoming initial difficulties and confusions, to date the hospital has become an effective facility for medical examination and treatment trusted by the people, which is reflected by the fact that the unit was voted “the best service product of 2010” by consumers.
If talking about the beginning, the hospital was originally the Vạn Hạnh surgery in 1998. After two years of operation the surgery was forced to develop into a different role, with a larger scale of operation and the infrastructure must also be expanded to meet the ever-growing needs of patients. Along with the state policy on socialized health care, on 07/27/2000 Van Hanh General Hospital came into being with 150 beds, fully equipped with specialized services and using advanced medical techniques with the motto “the patient as the center”. Vạn Hạnh General Hospital has fulfilled its commitments to carry out health care for the community with the highest quality and responsibility, through the hospital being managed by a team of doctors who have experienced many years of management in large hospitals and above all thanks to the effectiveness in treatment. To achieve this there must be a team of highly skilled doctors, committed nurses to care for patients and modern medical equipment.
After five years of operation - from 2000 to 2005 – the number of patients coming to the hospital grows larger and larger, and urged by the needs of society for special and high-tech treatment, Vạn Hạnh General Hospital has invested boldly in additional equipment and personnel organization to develop intensive specialties, new treatment departments such as the Orthopaedic and Trauma Unit, Department of infertility, Department of Cosmetic Surgery, high-tech diagnostic and treatment services, cancer screening services etc...
The Department of Infertility of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital entered into operation in 2008 and was one of first four infertility centers in the country to perform in vitro fertilization. Even though it has only two years of operation, to date there have been 714 babies born from in vitro fertilization at a success rate of 38.8%, a relatively high success rate compared to other centers in Vietnam and the world.
The Department of Cosmetic Surgery was founded in November 2005 and rated by customers as a unit that offers secure and professional cosmetic surgery, thanks to a team of experienced and intensively skilled anaesthetists to work in cosmetic surgery with the support of the hospital departments such as: the Department for Medical Tests, Department of Internal Medicine etc. Prior to surgery, customers will be carefully advised by aesthetic experts as well as undergo checks on their health and pathological state.
Endoscopic surgery is a new trend in modern surgery and is also considered one of the strengths of the hospital. This is an advanced technique that requires surgeons to be trained in endoscopic surgical techniques and in addition, be equipped with specialized equipment. Nowadays, many patients have come to Vạn Hạnh General Hospital to undergo endoscopic surgery such as: endoscopic surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia, endoscopic surgery of the ear, nose and throat, endoscopic surgery for metrofibroma and other gynecological pathologies etc.
Whether it is with basic or high technology, the treatment is effective only when diagnosis proves to be accurate and timely through physical examination as well as subclinical tests. The hospital has two clinics with 30 consulting rooms, a diagnostic imaging department with advanced equipment such as CT scanning, MRI, four-dimensional ultrasonography, digital X-rays, etc. The testing department of the hospital is also a qualified unit fully satisfying the standards of medical testing, automation, test diversification...
Along with the treatment, the care of patients has been put on top. Only good care will bring about the patient’s substantial recovery and the effectiveness and sustainability of the treatment results. The network of nursing involves health workers who are trained in basic knowledge, medical ethics, non-apprehensiveness and devotion to the patient.
Along with the treatment, numerous scientific studies have been conducted here. Practical experience has been drawn into scientific reports to identify the best treatments for patients. With their prestige, the hospital have created good cooperative relationships with many large hospitals in the region. Hence, many advanced treatment techniques have been transferred to help develop scientific expertise commensurate with the stature of the hospital.
Through the 10 years of operation, the driving force for the continuous development of the hospital comes from the customers - the patients who chose to recommend their health as well as that of their family to the hospital’s care. On average each year, the hospital performs 200 thousand medical examinations and nearly 10,000 safe surgical operations. The number of health insurance cards registered here has come up to 15,000.
Vạn Hạnh General Hospital always takes the “patient as the center” and the image of the hospital has become a care base value in the minds of patients. This signification is reflected through what they have been doing daily in examination, diagnosis and treatment. All that creates the image of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital with their typical characteristics: humanity, expertise, equipment and material facilities. These are what makes the brand name of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital brought by patients. The title “The best service product of 2010” that consumers have chosen on the hospital’s account today is the result of a long 10 years’ journey, and over the past years, Vạn Hạnh General Hospital has been awarded the “Overall Outstanding Hospital” title by the Ministry of Health, the “Outstanding Unit” title by the HCMC People's Committee and recently they have received the traditional “10 years of establishment and development” flag of the HCMC People’s Committee. These titles have reflected in part the success of the hospital in contributing to the public health system, performing community health care and gaining the trust of patients.
With the turning-point of 10 years of construction and development of the hospital, their noble achievements will forever be a source of motivation for longer steps in the future journeys.
Some images recorded
|Opening statement by Dr. Nguyễn Văn Luân, Director of Vạn hạnh General Hospital||Dr. Đặng Dung Thức – Vice-Director of the hospital reported summarizing the 10-year performance of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital|
Statement by Ms. Nguyễn Thị Xuyên - Deputy Minister of Health
|Statement by Mr. Lâm Đình Chiến - Secretary cum Chairman of the District 10 People’s Committee|
Ms. Hồ Thị Loan - Head of the NV1 Office representing the HCMC People’s Committee announced the commendation and reward decision
|Three individuals (a Doctor & Director General, a Doctor & Director, a Doctor & Vice-Director) received the Merit Award of the HCMC People’s Committee|
|The ceremony of awarding the traditional “10 years of construction and development” flag by the senior representative, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Xuyên - Deputy Minister of Health.|
|Statement by Dr. Huỳnh Thị Kim Dung - Director General of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital limited liability Company||The representatives of the outstanding communities received the Merit Certificates and Rewards|
The outstanding individuals received the Merit Certificates and Rewards
|The party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Vạn Hạnh General Hospital|