of Internal Medicine
The Department of Internal Medicine
contains 7 division including Gastroenterology Cardiology,
Chest medicine, Nephrology, Metabolism, Hema-Oncology and
Infection disease. We also have intensive care unit, hemodialysis
unit, lung function unit, cardiac function unit, sonography
unit and gastroendoscopy unit for patients service.
The members of the Department of Internal
Medicine has 1 director, 5 division chiefs, 8 visiting staffs
and 5 residents.
The Department has equipped with several
advance instruments, such as color Doppler cardiac echo and
treadmill EKG test, pulmonary function test, various types
of gastroendoscope and ERCP.All of them are applied in the
medical examination and treatment to provide the best service
Our department has 100 ordinary bed,
10 intensive care beds , 14 RCW beds , 20 isolated beds,and
10 dialysis beds. In addition, we have visiting staffs to
provide more than 800 outpatient service daily.
The Department of Internal Medicine
is dedicated to the advancement of medical education research
and clinical services. We also cooperated with medical center
for residents and subspecialist training. Improvements of
medical research and clinical service have gone hand in hand.
Every year more than 4 papers have published in local and
international journals by our staffs.
Division of Gastroenterology
Our gastroenterologic team performs
abdominal sonography and UGI endoscopy on a regular basis
to diagnose the common UGI tracts, pancreatic and hepatobiliary
diseases. We provide push type small intestinal endoscopy
and colonoscopy to diagnose small intestinal and colonic disorders,
Despite medical therapy, we do EVL,EIS
or both to control esophageal variceal bleeding. Most cases
of peptic ulcer bleeding were treated by endoscopic hemostasis
or surgery. In selected cases,we do sonic guided trucut biopsy
for the diagnosis of hepatic neoplasms or liver parenchymal
In case of hepatocellular carcinoma,
we perform pure ethanol ablation therapy if indicated. We
are facilitated with duodenoscope, papillotome, Dormina basket,
and mechanical lithotriptor etc. to do ERCP,EST for the diagnosis
and treatment of choledocholithiasis. Moreover, our team do
percutaneous drainage or fine needle aspiration for the diagnosis
and treatment of liver abscess as a matter of routine.
The endoscopic room was facilitaed
with state of the art endoscopic cleaning machine with systemic
RO water supply to minimize the endoscopy related infections.
In 1995, we constructed a local area network (LAN) with a
file server and four workstations at the examination rooms
of gastroenterologic division. During each examination, we
record patient’s medical data in a sophisticated interface.
All of the digital images of sonography and endoscopy were
taken and stored as part of the database via photo cards.
The report of each examination, including text and two full
color images was made in the computer and , printed via a
printer server. By the way, the database software supports
structured query language (SQL) which makes it easier if we
are intended to do some research work.
We here cardiovascular division have
two specialists , The disease entities such as coronary artery
disease, hypertensive cardiovascular disease, congestive heart
failure, bradyarrhythmia, Tachyarrhythmia, cardiomyopathy,
peripheral artery occlusive disease ect. can be effectively
managed by medication, echocardiography, 2-D M-mode code color
Doppler, transesophagel & Transthoracic Encho cardiogrpy,
Treadmill Exercise test, ergometry, 24 hrs Holters EKG, Swan-Ganz
catheterezation, Temporary & permanent pacemaker implantation
Division of Chest Medicine
The attending doctor of our
department is the specialist of the chest critical care and
cheat medicine. We provide the perfect medical service , teaching
Six major parts：
It has 20 beds and
chest echo, which provide the diagnosis and treatment.
2.Respiratory care ward (RCW)
It has 14 beds,
which provide the treatment of chronic ventilation dependent
It had 20 beds,
which provide the treatment of active pulmonary TB patient.
It is equipped with
various types of bronchoscope, including electronic bronchoscope,
which has the facility real time image for clinical teaching.
5.Pulmonary function laboratory
It is equipped with
computerized pulmonary function test instruments, including
spirometry and bronchoprovocation tests.
6.Respiratory therapy unit
We have 4 well-trained
respiratory therapists, and they afford the respiratory therapy
service for the patient of the hospital.
Division of Nephrology
are capable to manage nephrological disorders including acute
and chronic renal shut down, various kinds of nephritis and
nephropathy by renal ultrasonography and echo guide renal
There are 15 hemodialysis machine in
the ward to provide hemodialysis, hemoperfusion service.
These service are also available
after office hour. The well trained hemodialysis nursing
team have ICU experience and ACLS certification. We have
traffic service for hemodialysis patients in our hospital.
Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery contains
five divisions including general surgery, breast surgery,
digestive surgery, colorectal surgery, and plastic surgery.
Each section of the surgical department is mature in term
of surgical technique and knowledge, under friendly attitude
and service, we had established an excellent honor with
energetic team spirit. In the convenience of medical service,
we had provided more than 20 years of service to Kaohsiung
City. We are willing to be the guardian health angel for
the people of the district. Since Sep. 2000, Under the leadership
of our new Dean Yen. In respondse to the changing medical
environment of Taiwan, a new future in our hospital was
refreshed, to stipulate goal and plan.
In our community medical service,
our department had arranged many programs and health project
in cooperation with the National Health Administration’s
community. In order to actively participate with the community,
with aim at the general population of the neighborhood and
institution, we had made of questionnaire and stool examination
to implementation of colon cancer screening. With the use
of breast sonography service for community womenfolk, the
breast cancer screening and education on breast self-palpation
was executed. Both cancer screen services for the purpose
of enforce the effectiveness of 2nd level cancer
In clinical surgery, the service
was divided into: general surgery, digestive surgery, breast
surgery, colorectal surgery and plastic surgery, with acclimatization
of the surgery tide nowadays, the stepwise application of
laparoscopic surgery were made in appendectomy, herniorraphy,
gastrectomy, colorectal surgery and so on. The plastic surgery
ascribed to the answer of modernist for the need of health
and the combined demand for beauty, the plastic and cosmetic
center were founded to provide slimming and embellishing
We emphasize the need of coordination
between specialist of different medical department in continuing
medical education training program. In order to gain and
exchange experience in each department and elevate the medical
academic level. On the other hand, each employee is encouraging
to learn further medical studies and pursue new technique,
including postgraduate medical education whether in local
or foreign medical center. All executed as a continuous
Department of Pediatrics
The department provides general health
care of children below the age of fifteen years old. Our
medical service included general outpatient service, emergency
cases management, admission cases and newborn baby care
The pediatric ward and nursery are
well equipped with oxygen tents and nebulizers for respiratory
disease children, incubator and phototherapy sets for premature
and jaundice newborn baby, other facilities included oxygenhood,
ventilator and emergency resuscitation apparatus are also
The outpatient service, besides healthy
children routine examination and disease diagnosis and treatment
, we also provide a series of routine free charge vaccination
program. A lot of demanding charge vaccination program including
influenza vaccination, hemophilus influenza b vaccination
and chickenpox vaccination are also provided.
Department of Family Medicine
The Department of Family Medicine in Kaohsiung Municipal
Min-Shen Hospital is established on 1986. It dose not only
provide continuous, comprehensive, coordinate and convenient
health care for individuals and the family in the community
but also provide family medicine training program.
Our services include health promotion,
disease prevention, health maintenance counseling patient
education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic
illness in a variety of health care settings (eg., office,
inpatient, long-term care, hospice care).
Department of Dermatology of the Kaohsiung
Municipal Min-Sheng Hospital was originally founded as Department
of Dermato-Urology of the Kaohsiung Provincial Hospital (the
Presucces-sor of Kaohsiung Municipal Min-Sheng Hospital) in
1975 by visiting staff of Department of Dermato-Urology of Hospital
of Kaohsiung Medical college (the presuccessor of Hospital of
KaohSuing Medical University)Dr.
Fang Gang-Tang. Later the Department of Dermato-Urology was
splitted into Department of Dermatology and Department of Urology
and Dr. Fang Gang-Tang continued to be the chief of Department
Our resident are trained to be a
general physician who can approach patients with the biopsychosocial
model and deal with any undiagnosed sign, symptom or health
concern in patients of all ages and take continous responsibility
for providing the patient's care.
Department of Dermatology
Currently there are 2 full-time specialists
of Dermatology and 1 part time specialist (the retired former
chief of Department of Dermatology ) and 2 residents in
our department. In outpatient service, we provide diagnosis
and treatment of general skin diseases, skin biopsy and
pathological examination for skin tumor and skin diseases,
cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen and dry ice, electro-cauterization,
ultraviolet light phototherapy, skin resurfacing and ablation
of skin lesions by carbon dioxide laser, and cosmetic medicine
and consultation. We also provide inpatient service for
patients who need hospitalization for skin problem. The
current cosmetic medical service we provide include variable
products for skin care , Vitamin C phonophoresis, chemical
peeling by Neostrata's glycolic acid products , and nevus
ablation and skin resurfacing for scar by carbon dioxide
laser. Intralesional steroid injection for keloid or hypertrophic
scar is also available.
Department of Urology
The department is operating by there
full time attending staffs and one visiting doctor from
Kaohsuing Medical University to support our outpatient clinic.
Our output clinic can provide complete service including:
urolithiasis, urinary tract infection, benign prostatic
hyperplasia (BPH)and male sexual dysfunction.
Majority of the hospitalized cases
are patients suffered from urogenital malignancy and infection
, urolithiasis benign prostate hyperplasia and other urinary
tract disorder.Most of the operations were performed under
endoscope rather than traditional open surgery.
department is equipped with:
Extracorporal shock wave lithotripter (DIREX NOVA ):The procedure
can be performed in an outpatient basis or hospitalization.
Menuet compact urodynamic device: It is essential for the
and sphincter function and lower urinary tract obstruction.
CAPASS-II abdominal sonography.
such as semi-rigid and flexible ureteroscope and cystoscope
and trans-urethral resection device.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
of Kaohsiung Municipal Min-Sheng Hospital has six attending
staffs to carry out their work. The team is divided into individual
obstetrics andGynecology units. The obstetric unit works closely
with the neonatal pediatricians and baby room to provide full
course medical care for mother and newborns. Prenatal 3-D and
level two sono-graphies are routine works of our staffs .They
provide not only general genecology clinic and prenatal examination
but also manage high-risk pregnancy, gynecologic malignancy
and benign tumors, climacteric syndrome and many other post-menopausal
problems. Special clinics for infertility and female urodynamic
disorder are also available.
For public health care and education
, our staffs play important role in prevention and early
detection of cervical cancer by providing pap smear screening
and colposcopic examination for any-age with sexual activity
female citizens. With the help of allied health personnel,
prenatal care, family planning, “Mother classroom”, premarital
health examination are operating properly.Maternal blood
examination for screening of congenital or hereditary disorders
such as Down's syndrome and Thalassemia is another important
part of their work. Application of laparoscopic technique
and laser technique is the special interest and trend of
our staffs to develop more precise and less invasive way
to perform their operation. Artificial reproductive technology
and amnion cell cultures with chromosome karyotype are another
important basic and clinical field of research of the department.
Department of Orthopaedics
The team of the department is consisted
of 6 attending staffs and 3 assistants, providing not only
general orthopaedics service, but also special areas of
expertise including trauma, spine, sports medicine, and
The outpatient clinic provides complete
health care and preventive treatment for a variety of bone
and joint problems, including arthritis and osteoporosis.
For operation, we can perform almost all the standard procedures,
like fracture reduction and fixation by open or close method,
ligament reconstruction or repair by open method or arthroscope,
spinal fusion and instrumentation with transpedical screws
or cages, and total joint replacement.
we contribute towards the ini-invasive surgery, which is the
trend of the surgery in any fields. Except the familiar arthroscope,
we are now developing the endoscopic spinal surgery, including
endoscopic diskectomy, and VATS. The aim of the department
is to provide excellent care and service to patients and the
cases referring by physicians of our region.
Department of Ophthalmology
The department is run by 4 experienced
ophthalmologists with state of the equipments such as YAG laser,
Argon laser, non-contact tonometry, ocular A-B scan sonogram,
auto-visual field octopus, visual evoked potentials, indirect
ophthalmoscopy. They are capable to manage cataract by sonoguide
scalping and artificial lens implantation, and correction of
strabismus, correction of astigmatism, removal of pterygium,
removal anterior chamber F.B. and hyphema, eucleation , evisceration
of eyeball,repair of eyeball wound, trabeculectomy, removal
dislocated lens combined vitrectomy (vitrector), excision of
lid tumor or malignant, operation of trichiasis and blepharoptosis,
incision and curettage of chalazion and hordeolum.
Department of Otolaryngology
There are one attending staff, one visiting
staff and one audiologist in the Otolaryngology Department.
We evaluate and treat most problems for adults and children
related to the ears, nose, throat and balance systems, including
sinus disease and nasal allergy ,vocal disorders, hearing and
balance disorders. We also evaluate benign and malignant tumors
of the head and neck. Surgery such as septomeatal plasty, functional
endoscopic sinus sugery, laryngomicroscope sugery and tympanoplasty
are provided. We expect more ENT man to join us and provide
clinical services in broad spectrum of this field to the patients.
Department of Dentistry
Department of Dentistry belongs to general
practition that include operative dentistry , oral surgery (extraction
of tooth and minor surgery),fixed prosthdontic ,removable prosthodontic,
endodontic ,oral medicine etc.
the department serves the on call duty of Emergency Room 24
hours and the other department consultation. Also, the department
supplies for oral health examination and we take the responsibility
of “government expense for elder denture of Kaohsiung city”.
Department of Anesthesiology
The team has two full time and training
anesthesiologists and four well training anesthetic nurses to
carry all anesthesia for our surgical cases about150-200 operations
per month. Most of them are general anesthesia and spinal anesthesia,
the rest are intravenous anesthesia and epidural anesthesia.
They are equipped with modern standard anesthetic machines and
vital sign monitors to ensure every anesthesia to be safe and
smooth. They are capable to carry out high risk anesthesia for
old age patients. Post-operative pain control is another popular
service provided by our anesthesiologists.
Department of Pathoology
The crew of pathology have 9 persons.
One attending staff, 6 cytologic technicians and 2 secreteries.
The items of services including biopsy, surgical pathology ,
frozen section and cytology (GYN& non-GYN).
The machines including tissue processor,
embedding system, microtome, frozen section, autostainer,
cytospin, ovum, microwave, installation instructions, hood.
The teaching services including CPC, SPC, and journal meeting.
Department of Physical medicine
The team of the department is consisted
of 2 attending staffs, 3 physical therapist, 1 PT aid, 1
occupational therapist, 1 OT aid. The specialist of physician
of rehabilitation and therapist are well-trained and qualified.
Here in department, we offer the
rehabilitation for handicaps or functional disturbances
caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, sports
injury, rheumatic arthritis, cerebral palsy and other specialty
services such as: tendinitis, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder,
carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, cervical
or lumber radiculopathy, herniated intervertebral disc (HVCD),scoliosis,
lymphedema, osteoporosis, compression fracture, joint deformity,
pain control, facial palsy and pediatric rehabilitation.
Department of Radiology
The department of radiology in our hospital
includes a chief radiologist, 9 techicians,1nurse and 2 clerks.Our
department is well equipped with diagnostic machines such
as CT scanner, remotecontrolled florescenecope, mammogramphy
system, portable machines,…ect. This system can provide a
full range of diagnostic studies for most clinical needs.
We are hoping to establish the MR system and PACS system in
the near future.
Department of Nursing
To keep up with the emerging changes in
our society, we make sure that our nurses are fully equipped
for the task. Our nurses, a total number of 168, including the
Director of the Nursing Department, the Vice Director and the
3 Supervisors, all have an average of 12 years’ nursing experience.
Of the 168 nurses, 90% have a college degree; 79% have Professional
23.8% have ICU certificate (Intensive Care Unit); 34.39% have
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate); 8.5% passed
the N2 Level of the Clinical Advance Program; 63.4% passed
the N3 Level and 20.3% passed the N4 Level.
Our goal is to promote our Nurse’s Professional ability
to provide high degree standard services and to develop
services that not only keep up with the social changes but
meet the people's needs.
The basic service of our department is emergency medical
service from which we develop Preventive Care and Continues
Care. Under the Preventive Care, we offer hygiene education,cervical
cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, breast cancer
screening and bone density examination. Once we find out an
abnormality as shown in the screening result, we will do follow
up work on the individual to provide full treatment. Under
the Continuous Care, our offer Palliative Care, Discharged
Planning Service, Home Nursing Service, etc.
As a result of our Total Quality
Management accomplished from Membership in TQIP (Taiwan
Quality Indicator Project) and a high standard of quality
control evaluated through 43 items, we are honored with
a Certified ISO 9001(2000 edition) and the 2002 National
Biotechnology & Medical Health Award in Community Service.
Most inspiring of all is our inpatients high satisfaction
towards our service with a score of 94.11% and a satisfaction
rate as high as 91.75% from our outpatients service.
Accompanying with the current different medical environment
and population structure changes, our nurses will devote to
aged nursing care and chronic disease care and Community Health
Service so as to fulfill our vision of being"The Best Community
Department of Pharmacy Services
The mission of Department of Pharmacy
Services is teaching, research and services. The pharmacy provides
patient education, pharmacy student education, and continuing
pharmacist education. The pharmacists actively participate in
research and publication. The Department of Pharmacy Services
provides the following services:
Ambulatory, Emergency, and Inpatient
Pharmacy, Cancer Care Pharmacy,
Drug Information, and Clinical Pharmacy.
The Department of Pharmacy Services
consists of one director and nineteen pharmacists. All members
are qualified and registered pharmacists. The pharmacists
are committed to improving patient health care by providing
safe, effective, and innovative pharmaceutical care.
The Department of Pharmacy Services
encompasses five sections: Dispensing, Clinical Pharmacy,
Pharmacy Purchasing and Drug Services, Quality Improvement,
The vision of Department of Pharmacy Services is to create
an enjoyable workplace, and to motivate our staff to achieve
a high standard of practice, and to strengthen its commitment
to the ongoing health of the community. The Department is
responsible for providing drug therapy toachieve definite
outcomes that improve the patient’s quality of life.
Department of Clinical Laboratory
The department of clinical laboratories
consists of microscope examination, biochemistry, microbiology
section. The outpatient laboratory provides stat laboratory
The microbiology section includes bacteriology
and parasitology subsections with the new advance in medical
science, our department adds computerized and new laboratory
equipment each year an sends technician to medical centers
for learning new technology.
We also encourage our colleague on
job training and continuing education for further academic
career, now many staff in our department have won master or
The department of laboratory improves
quality control, in addition to quality ISO-9002(2000th)
accreditation, we now apply for Chinese National Laboratory
accreditation (CNLA). We provide learning practice for medical
technology student to strengthen their skills.
Department of Nutrition Service
The department is composed of four licensed
dietitians. Through out-patient service and in-patient interview,
the principal function is to provide nutritional care to patient
and their family with better understanding of diet control
and disease relation. We irregularly hold free nutrition and
diet care class to provide general public and the sick with
of nutrition related questions.
preventive and therapeutic nutritional care.
diet instruction and fitness program to client for ideal body
Service hour of diet instruction:
Department of Social Work
We apply social work professional
expertise and technique to help clients with their psychology,
family, society, and economic problems that are caused by
illness. We also provide the prevention or help to solve
appearing problems and decrease harm caused by illness in
order to let them to adjust themselves again to the family,
social life, and to build up abilities for returning social
To let general public participate
in the work of patients serving, and to reduce the inconvenience
for patients and their dependents receiving medial treatment,
we advocate the volunteer program and make the best use
of social resources to prove our hospital’s service quality
and the image.
Founding Charity Foundation is our
approach using social resource to provide money as subsidy
for medical treatment fee, and also for clients who have
To promote the hospital professional
of the medical social work, we give impetus on the researches
of the medical social work knowledge and technique.
social casework, social group work, community work service:
For clients and their family
1.Help clients and family to know
more about the disease and the treatment in order to decrease
their anxiety, and solve the financial, hospitalized, and
nursing problems, which are related with the illness.
2.Provide the appropriate guidance
or refer to some related organizations for help, when clients
become the critical persons that caused by illness in the
3.Help the stable condition patients
who are homeless or abundant by their family to findorganizations
to place them.
4.Provide clients and their family
to have better service by using patient's committees, and
high school, college students, and youth to participate the
volunteer program during their winter and summer vacation.
2.Combine with community resource,
for example enthusiasts for public hospital, housewives,
and retiree, to set up a volunteer work team dedicating
them and provide service to the patients, which promote
hospital service quality indirectly. Our services are as
follow: information center inquiry, community health care
services, mobile service, telephone appointment registration
, delivering medical record, binding medical record for
new patients, arranging the drug bag to pharmacy, wards
visiting, cancer patients services, rehabilitation service,
Health Insurance Card renew, health examination guidance,
library service, civil administration, now we have 130 volunteers
in our hospital.
with community health, social welfare organizations to achieve
the goal of referral, for example, social helps, child protection,
elementary school student's education, institution placement,
and funeral service.