湘雅治学严谨，临床教学特色突出。在全国医学院校本科生五次联考中，湘雅均名列第一。医院拥有国家国家级教学团队和国家级教名师。近年来， “临床诊断学”、“神经病学”、 “传染病学”、“临床麻醉学”、“耳鼻咽喉头颈外科学”等5门课程为国家级精品课程，是全国拥有国家级精品课程最多的医院。
Xiangya Hospital of Central South University was one of the earliest hospitals of Western medicine established by Yale-China Association and named Yale-China Hospital in 1906. In the year 1913 the Yuqun Association of Hunan Province authorized by Hunan Provincial Government and Yale-China Association organized the “Xiangya Medical Association” and established Xiangya Medical College (now renamed Xiangya School of Medicine) in the following year. In February 1915 Yale-China Hospital was renamed Xiangya Hospital, and became the teaching hospital affiliated to Xiangya Medical College. On October 18, 1915 the hospital moved to the place where the hospital is now located. In the spring of 1918 the hospital building was completed; it owned 120 beds and the best hospital building in China at that time. In the year 1942 the hospital building and facilities were destroyed by Japanese air strike. When Chinese people won the anti-Japanese war in August 1945, the hospital was rebuilt at the same site, and the number of the beds was increased to 250. On December 8, 1951 Xiangya Hospital was taken over by the People’s Government, and was affiliated to Xiangya Medical College officially. On October 1, 1953 Xiangya Medical College was renamed Hunan Medical College, and Xiangya Hospital changed its name to the Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Medical College. At that time the hospital had 460 beds, 220,000 out-patients, and 6,000 in-patients per year, the number of which was the largest in China. In October 1958 the Second Affiliated Hospital was founded, so the hospital was renamed the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Medical College. In May 1978 Hunan Medical College entered the governing system of the Ministry of Health, and was renamed Hunan Medical University in December 1978. The hospital was renamed the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Medical University and had 760 beds. In 1992 the hospital was renamed Xiangya Hospital. The hospital entered a period of rapid development, 3500 beds are put in use right now, and the hospital was rated Tertiary-A Hospital, which was among the first of its kind in Hunan province. When the Central South University was established through mergence of 3 universities including Hunan Medical University in the year 2000, the hospital was renamed Xiangya Hospital of Central South University. Now Xiangya is 100 years old. In 100 years, Xiangya people have served the public health sincerely despite all the hardships and difficulties and fostered Xiangya spirit of “preciseness, integrity, unity and enterprising”. The hospital is reputed both in China and abroad for its strict management, excellent leechcraft and outstanding talents. As a large number of modern medical masters and famous medical experts such as Zhang Xiaoqian, Tang Feifan and Li Zhenpian were cultivated and working here, Xiangya was made famous by the saying: “ Xiangya is the best in South (China)”.
Through trials and hardships of a hundred years, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University has become a large-scale modernized comprehensive hospital integrating medical treatment, education and scientific research, and an important center of medical treatment, education and research under the direct administration of Ministry of Health. The hospital now covers an area of over 210 Mu, over 1,500 beds available for patients, over 2,100 registered employees, of which 84.7% are professionals and technicians, and 350 employees have titles higher than associate professor or its equivalent. In the hospital there are 51 clinical departments, 4 research institutes, 2 key labs of the Ministry of Health, and 3 research & training centers of the Ministry of Health. Currently the hospital has total capital assets of 1.5 billion Yuan, among them the equipments’ value exceeds 300 million Yuan. The hospital has the large modern medical equipments such as Gamma Knife, DSA, CT, linear accelerator and magnetic resonance. Every year the hospital has over 1.3 million outpatients and ER patients, and over 50,000 inpatients, over 30,000 operations. The hospital develops over 100 new treatment techniques annually, and it leads China in the treatments including organ transplantation, large-area burn treatment, excision of base-of-skull brain tumors, endoscopy & minimally invasive therapy, hematological diseases, nasopharynx cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The clinic medicine and the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine are first level disciplines authorized to grant doctorate degree and post-doctor stations. Currently the hospital has 71 doctorate supervisors, 57 of them are on the job, and 138 master supervisors. By the end of 2005, the hospital has cultivated 528 doctors and 969 masters, and has trained the international students from many countries and regions. The hospital offers training to over 2,000 students of other kinds of education every year. The hospital enjoys good reputation in clinical education and has a number of medical educators well known in China From the year 1984, the hospital has borne over 1,800 scientific research projects at provincial or above levels, of which over 130 are at national level. The hospital has made over 290 scientific research achievements, of which 4 won the National Scientific & technological Progress Award. In recent years the hospital has been ranked among Top 10 of the hospitals in China regarding the published papers in source journals for Chinese Scientific and Technological Papers and Citations. Xiangya faculty maitains close academic relations with colleagues in over 20 counries and regions including the United States, Japan and France etc, and its comprehensive competence ranked at top level.
Xiangya Hospital following the motherland’s progress under the kind care and support from the Party and the government is highly praised by the society. In last five years, the hospital has been entitled Advanced Institutions of National Health System, Top 100 Hospitals in China, Advanced Institutions of National Science Publicity, Advanced Institutions of National Professional Ethos Construction, Excellent Nursing Post in National Health System for the great contributions to the modern medicine and health service in China.
A new hundred years lies before our brilliant prospect, and we are now on the march for future great success. Currently, a modernized medical treatment building integrating clinic, emergency treatment, in-hospital and examination has been built with its floor space of over 260,000 square meters; it will be an excellent platform for the development towards the new brilliance of Xiangya Hospital. The classical red mansion with red walls and green tiles witnessed the unmatchable great past century of Xiangya, and the new grand and modern medical treatment building promised the more rosy future of Xiangya. Xiangya, the witness and promoter of the development of China’s modern medicine, will always keep breast with the motherland’s progress and the renaissance of the nationality.
Address:87 xiangya Road changsha Hunan P.R.C.China