Message from Director


Facing Your Face,
Facing Our Community,
Facing the World

Collectively, we at Okayama University Hospital see more than 3,000 outpatients every day and perform over 10,000 surgical operations annually. The hospital has almost all medical and dental departments as a general hospital, in which we examine and treat many referred patients. It also functions as an advanced critical care and emergency center that provides tertiary emergency care. Our primary mission is not only to provide advanced medical care as a university hospital designated as the “special-functioning hospital,” but also to train many medical professionals, to conduct clinical research, and to develop medical equipment. Okayama University Hospital was selected by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as the only “Clinical Trial Core Hospital” and “Cancer Genome Medicine Core Hospital” in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. We believe that this is a reward for our unceasing efforts to accomplish the mission.

Founded in 1870, the Okayama University Hospital is among the oldest university hospitals in Japan. It has played a role as a flagship hospital in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions over the past nearly 150 years. The hospital has a renowned history of providing advanced medical care, including the first lung transplantation in Japan. However, good medical care can not be viable merely by providing advanced technology.

I believe that the truly important matter we must address is the removal of patients’ mental and physical worries, to consider patient families’ feelings, to be trusted by local communities, and to disseminate the characteristics of the Okayama University Hospital widely throughout Japan and beyond to the wider world. We aim to be such a hospital.

Our attitude and mind are expressed in the hospital’s motto, “Facing your face, facing our community, facing the world.” The Okayama University Hospital’s new logo introduced in 2018, which is based on drops of water and ripples, symbolizes our motto. With the new logo, we shall redouble our efforts to be a hospital that is always trusted and loved by our patients and local communities.


Director, Okayama University Hospital 文字金澤右