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1.Cutting Edge Management

2.Dynamic human resources

3.Excellent work environment

1.Cutting Edge Management

To deliver desired health care services

How our business operation improved after becoming a corporation
Ranking based on overall reliability (2013)
  • 3rd in the public hospital ranking
  • 5th in the general ranking
  • In the past 4 years, we are the only public hospital that ranked in the top 3.
Ranking for public university hospitals(42 hospitals)
Name of hospital Ranking
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Chiba University Hospital 40 - 5 13 1
Shiga Medical University Hospital 15 29 18 2 1
Tottori University Hospital 9 3 1 2 3
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital 9 18 35 8 3
Tokyo University Hospital 3 1 2 4 5
Gunma University Hospital 27 18 35 25 6
Shinshu University Hospital 9 9 5 8 6
Hiroshima University Hospital 3 2 2 1 6
Tohoku University Hospital 31 4 18 8 9
Hamamatsu Medical University Hospital 3 29 32 13 9
General ranking Approximately 1200 hospitals
Name of hospital Ranking
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Yokohama City University Medical Center 4 1 6 1 1
Chiba University Hospital - - 22 37 2
Tokai University Hospital 1 1 1 2 2
Shiga Medical University Hospital 27 54 64 8 2
Tottori University Hospital 20 8 4 8 5
Dokkyo Medical University Hospital - - - 37 5
St. Luke’s International Hospital 8 - 2 2 5
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital 20 32 - 25 5
Toho University Omori Hospital - 32 6 25 5

2.Dynamic human resources

Training highly skilled medical professionals

Minimally Invasive Surgery Center Cross-sectional collaboration

Delivering beneficial and accurate services

Innovation of Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
  • Aim
    Dedicating and improving the techniques in minimally invasive surgery
  • Duties
    Medical safety, Examining qualifications, Evaluating and training operations, Advanced medical care, Developing operation manuals and techniques, Clinical and basic research, Academic research, Education, Publication
What we have done

April 2012 Publishing the very first robotic surgery manual book in Japan

Written exclusively by our own medical professionals
Doctors in each department, nurses, MEs and administration staff

Number of robotic operations at the hospital

Study tours hosted to observe robotic surgery, and receive technical training As at September 2014
Simulation Center for Robotic Surgery Training

This system evaluates techniques through numbers and statistics, allowing beginners to train at their skill levels.

Office management training Training administration staff
Nursing Career-up Center provides training for specifically qualified nurses
  • 2012
    Establishing a training scheme for cancer chemotherapy nursing
  • 2014
    Starting breast cancer nursing seminars

The center enabled specific training for locals in the Sanin area!
We are the only hospital in the west of Japan that provides breast cancer nursing

Advanced Medical Development Center for Next Generations

Established in October 2012 Doctors and scientists take part in advanced researches

Regenerative medicine

Implementing breast reconstruction from human fat stem cells was the first attempt in Japan
Among the total of 42 entries nationally, only 5 examples were carried out

Product development of adult diapers
We successfully developed adult diapers with new leakage prevention technology, supported by Daio Paper Corporation
Products were released for sale in March 2014

Medical devices

Development of new medical devices

  • To develop patient-friendly devices
  • Development of new endoscope with other departments

Adapting two projects from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry “Task solution form medical device development project”
    Amount of application: 240 million yen (3years)
    (13 adaptations, 154 applications)
    Planning to introduce the products into public in 2017
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology “Application based forming project for future medical research professionals”
    Amount of application: 330 million yen (3 years)
    (10 adaptations, 38 applications)

Personnel training using development procedures

  • Introducing a course combining innovational skills and the actual invention of new endoscope
Genome Departments

Promoting genetic diagnosis and genetic counseling

  • Recruiting two qualified genetic counselors (There are only 130 qualified professionals nationally)
  • Building a team-based genetic counseling system with qualified counselors and psychiatrists
  • 37 cases of genetic diagnoses, utilizing villus, which can only be carried out at few institutions in Japan
  • More than 1200 examinations were carried out for central nervous system disorders
  • 23 Prenatal diagnoses for myotonic dystrophy
  • Development of treatment for incurable diseases
Commercial Clinical Research

Implementing the results of clinical research

  • Examples of our implementation
    Details ( ): number of cases
    • Foreign negotiation for commercial products
      Medical supplies (3)
      Medical devices (7)
    • Supporting advanced medical care
      Regenerative medicine (1)
      DaVinci (1)
    • Supporting to start up clinical research
      Medical supplies (1)
      Medical devices (2)
  • Supporting innovation and research development
  • Practicing “Future medical professionals development scheme” by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Supporting global medical exchange

  • Exchange program with Far Eastern Federation University, Russia
Clinical Research Support

Supporting to manage clinical research and trials

We collaborate with The Advanced Medical Development Center for Next Generation, to develop our own commercial medical supplies and devices

Medical exchange with Russia

Exchange program with Far Eastern Federation University (Vladivostok)
Assisting with advanced medicine and reinforcing personnel exchange

History of relationship between Tottori University and Russia
  • June 2012
    Diagnosis of a Russian girl with incurable disease
  • October 2013
    Contract was signed to exchange medical skills and professionals with Far Eastern Federation University
  • June 2014
    Contract was signed with Vladivostok Pacific State Medical University to develop education and medical services

3.Excellent work environment

Pride of employees

Work Life Balance Support Center

We value and care for each employee

Training medical professionals to offer high level of services, and implementing cross-sectional construction for better work environment

April 2010 Establishing Work Life Balance Support Center

Work Life Balance Activities

  • Launching our own logo character, Kurumin (May, 2011)
  • Tottori Uni Work Life Diary
  • English and Korean lessons for employees
  • Establishing a designated changing room for female doctors
  • Mentor program
  • Take out dinner services
  • Parents support
  • In-house child care center (available 24 hours)
  • Career up programs for doctors
  • Tottori Female Doctors Association
  • Career education for medical students (Year 1-6, compulsory subject)
We support single-mothers

Displayed at Tokyo Station and Hamamatsu-Cho Monorail Station

We support female professionals

Awarded Encouragement Prize in “Empowerment Awards”! (February 2014)

Empowerment Awards ... Carried out by a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Japan Productivity Center’s “Working Women, Power-up Conference”

First Prize

  • Seven & I Holdings Co.
  • P&G

Encouragement Prize

  • Tottori University Hospital
  • Toyota Finance Corporation
  • Hikari Kikai Seisakusho
Objects that were evaluated
  • Establishment of WLB Support Center to create better work environment
  • Introducing “Interviewing Partner System”which is specifically designed for employees who require consultations in parenting and caring aged family members
  • Building “Mentor System” that can deal with a wide range of jobs and ages, and developing the mentors
  • Supporting single parents in the workplace