the past five years, Jen-Ai Hospital has gone through many changes.
Jen-Ai Hospital in Taichung was found in 1945 and started out as
a district teaching hospital, but in April 1995, added a new branch
in Dali to become a regional teaching hospital. The total number
of hospital beds grew to 900 and the number of staffs increased
to more than 1,350 in the year 2000. In addition, Jen-Ai Hospital
has extended its services from Taichung city area to remote districts,
such as Wu-Feng, Nan-Tou, Ming-Jian, etc.
As for the external changes, Taiwan's farmer and
labor insurance system changed to national health insurance system
in 1995. The previous financial arrangement was fee-for-service,
but with the introduction of national health insurance, the financial
arrangement changed to case payment and global budget. As a result,
in order to remain competitive, many of the hospitals were forced
to create alliances, merge with other hospitals and/or diversify
its operations for survival.
Working in the ever-changing healthcare environment
of Taiwan, Jen-Ai Hospital had to preserve its distinct characteristics
and maintain its superiority. Through self-evaluation and self-
criticism, Jen-Ai Hospital was able to exert itself to fulfill its
responsibility to provide the best medical care possible for the
for the near future:
Our short-term goals are as follows:
1. Increase additional services to the community:
ˇ@Currently, Jen-Ai Hospital provides services for people who live
ˇ@Taichung, Tatun and Nan-Tou areas. However, to prevent patients
ˇ@needing to see doctors in the North or in the South, Jen-Ai Hospital
ˇ@to provide comprehensive health care for all people who live in
ˇ@part of Taiwan, to increase community's access to health care.
2. Maintain total quality management (TQM & CQI):
ˇ@Jen-Ai Hospital has many optimal health quality indicators to reach
ˇ@standards of other medical centers in Taiwan. In addition, Jen-Ai
ˇ@offers comfortable medical environment for patients to be treated
ˇ@every staff at the hospital is looking to serve the patient and
ˇ@their every needs.
in the future:
Our long-term goals are as follows:
1. Establish women and children center, neurology
ˇ@center, cardiology center, and long term care center, etc.
ˇ@Jen-Ai Hospital intends to provide comprehensive health care for
ˇ@community, by answering all questions about health from birth to
ˇ@and to prevent further sicknesses, the patient is encouraged to
ˇ@early treatment for the disease at the hospital.
2. Collaborate with other medical centers and clinics
ˇ@ In addition to providing medical services for the patient, Jen-Ai
ˇ@needs to make sure that the medical technology grows continuously.
ˇ@Ai Hospital will actively cooperate with other medical centers
ˇ@its staffs with opportunities to learn from other institutions.
In regards to
ˇ@assisting the clinics, Jen-Ai Hospital feels the obligation to
help the clinics,
ˇ@so that the medical standards in Taiwan may be raised.
3. Plan for complete medical system
ˇ@Jen-Ai Hospital plans to set up a specialized school for medical
ˇ@technology in the Wu-Feng area to train outstanding medical care
ˇ@personnel. Due to the fact that central part of Taiwan lacks the
ˇ@to treat psychiatric patients, Jen-Ai Hospital will be taking part
ˇ@initiative, as well. Since the community is getting older and older,
ˇ@Hospital intends to build a ˇ§village for old peopleˇ¨ ˇV to give
ˇ@comfortable, safe environment for the people to cope with their
Through perseverance and hard work, Jen-Ai Hospital believes that
these goals can be reached. By attaining these goals, Jen-Ai Hospital
will gain a sense of accomplishment, and at the same time, create
a higher health care standards for the Taiwan population.