Number of beds：944 beds（approved beds, May 7, 2018）
Number of operations：8,632 surgeries（2017～2018）
Welcome Message from our Director
Thank you for your visit and your interest in the Hokkaido University Hospital. Allow me to welcome you as the newly appointed hospital director for three years starting April 1, 2019.
Our hospital will mark its centennial in 2021. During our first century, we have continued to provide diverse medical services in response to local needs and social changes. Despite the changes in the services we offer, our dedication remains consistent to our origins – “to always do our best for each patient”. Now, as Japan enters into an aging society with a rapidly declining birthrate, healthcare will come to play a more central role in society. The coming transformation may not be an easy one, but our doctors, nurses, and all our staff will remain committed “to always do our best for each patient”.
In addition to our patient-oriented care, the hospital is mandated to produce highly qualified professionals and to develop and provide advanced treatments as the teaching and research hospital of the Hokkaido University. Furthermore, we will continue to be required to function as the “last stand” for the treatment of intractable diseases. Highly competent individuals, state-of-the-art facilities, and administrative excellence will be required to respond to these and similar demands on the regional, national, and global levels. We strive to provide cutting-edge individualized treatments tailored to each patient within the scope of our country’s excellent healthcare delivery system.
As an educational institution, Hokkaido University Hospital assumes an important role in maturing each person that will support healthcare in the future. We are expected to play a pivotal role in developing young physicians and we continue to fortify our organization to this purpose, especially in light of the coming “new specialist system”. Moreover, we foresee the further development of all our professionals as we strengthen our faculties as an educational/training hospital. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to our patients and their families, without whom none of the above would be possible without their understanding and cooperation.
I am certain that not just the next three, but also in the years to follow, the entire staff at the Hokkaido University Hospital will work together to meet the expectations of our patients, our society and our country.
Hirotoshi Akita, Director of Hokkaido University Hospital
Philosophy and Objectives On October 1, 2003, the School of Medicine Hospital and the School of Dental Medicine Hospital merged to form Hokkaido University Hospital under the Medical Service Act. As an educational and research facility affiliated with the School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine of Hokkaido University, and as Hokkaido’s only medical care facility that provides holistic medicine as well as comprehensive education based on advanced and high-quality integrated medical and dental care, we make every effort to achieve an ideal environment and system based on the basic philosophy to realize the objectives of Hokkaido University Hospital. Philosophy and Objectives of Hokkaido University Hospital Philosophy Hokkaido University Hospital provides high-quality medical care, foster excellent medical professionals and contributes to society through the development and provision of advanced medical treatment. Objectives To provide safe and reliable patient-oriented medical care To foster highly skilled, yet empathic medical professionals To continuously engage in the development and provision of highly advanced medical treatments To contribute to community healthcare