We, as a social medical care corporation, provide people living in the local community with safe and high quality medical care and nursing care service efficiently and uninterruptedly so that they can live in peace from birth to the end.
- 1. We promote medical and nursing care to support patients in cooperation with local medical institutions with emphasis on safety in medical and nursing care.
- 2. We strive for control and prevention of diseases of local residents with advanced professional skill.
- 3. We practice fair and appropriate medical care activities as a social medical care corporation for public interests.
- 4. We actively support human resource development through educational training in the area of medical and nursing care to contribute to the development of medical and nursing care.
Basic Policy Based on Principle
- 1. We protect privacy of patients and respect right of patients to provide medical and nursing care services based on the consent of patients and their families.
- 2. We explain the safety-oriented medical and nursing care to patients and their families in easy-to-understand words, based on scientific grounds, to provide medical and nursing care services supported by a relationship of mutual trust.
- 3. We, as the staff of a social medical care corporation with a high ethical view, provide medical and nursing care services complying with the medical and nursing care system as well as relevant legislation to create a reliable hospital.
- 4. We promote creation of a team to provide the best medical care to patients, and seek to upgrade the regional comprehensive care system in collaboration with regional medical institutions and nursing care facilities.
- 5. Our staff always devotes ourselves to the pursuit of improving our skills, sharing information about safety, and taking appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients. This continuously upgrades the quality of medical and nursing care services.
- 6. We pursue sound management and promote creation of a working environment where all staff work challengingly on medical and nursing care services to create a hospital open to the local community.
- 7. We actively accept trainees of medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and medical staff to support human resource development in the medical and nursing cares.
Rights and Responsibilities of Patients
All patients have the following rights and responsibilities.
1. Rights to Receive Good Quality Medical Care
- (1)To receive appropriate and best medical care regardless of their nationality, race, age, gender, religion, wealth, and social status, as well as nature of their diseases; and
- (2)To receive medical care and aid thus maintaining human dignity without suffering and to become comfortable as much as possible.
2. Rights of Freedom of Choice
- (1)To freely choose or change medical care institutions and health service institutions;
- (2)To ask for other doctor’s opinion at any stage of treatment;
- (3)To make their own decision on diagnostic methods and treatments regarding diseases at any time; and
- (4)To refuse participating in medical research or medical education.
3. Rights regarding Information
- (1)To know their own medical records and to receive sufficient explanations about their own state of a disease;
- (2)To obtain information about healthy lifestyle, prevention and early detection of diseases.
- (3)Not to be notified of information if they wish, and to choose a person to receive information on behalf of patients if necessary; and
- (4)To receive explanations about medical care via a legal representative even if they cannot express their own will.
4. Rights regarding Confidentiality
- (1)Their dignity and privacy should be protected; and
- (2)Secrecy of information that can identify them should be protected before and after their death.
5. Responsibilities of Patients
- (1)To understand that the hospital is a public place, to have consideration for other patients, and to observe rules formulated;
- (2)To understand objects and results of examinations or treatments, and to understand the meaning of refusing to consent to examinations or treatments; and
- (3)To cooperate in identifying individuals for medical safety.