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Our Mission Statement and Primary Action Plans

Mission Statement

We contribute to the community through our medical services.

Primary Action Plans

  1. Emergency Care
    We provide prompt medical care with 24-hours system.
  2. Advanced Medical Care
    We provide the most advanced and the best practice to every patients by our expert medical team.
  3. Community Health Care and Preventive medicine
    We contribute to the health enhancement and preventive medicine in cooperation with the local medical facilities.
  4. Education of Medical Staff
    We supply an environment in which staff develop their medical knowledge and skill.


Number of Beds

400 beds(Single room 162)
ECCC 42 beds(EICU4, EHCU18, EW20), ICU 16 beds, HCU 12 beds,
Complete Physical Examination 12 beds

Medical Divisions

Surgery, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Respiratory Medicine & Surgery, Medical Oncology, Diabetes, Nephrology & Urology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Emergency, General Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Diagnostic Pathology

Human Resources

Total number of employees 1,688(1-Apr-2014)

Message from the President and Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Executive Officer: Koichi Nakao

Koichi Nakao
President & Chief Executive Officer

Since its establishment in 1935, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital has placed a special focus on social welfare under its philosophy of contributing to the local community through medical care. Specifically, we have offered free and low-cost medical care to low-income patients and provided medical care in underpopulated areas while also engaging in activities to promote community health.

Our medical activities are centered around four basic pillars—“emergency care,” “advanced care,” “medical care for the local community and preventive medicine,” and “training for health care professionals.” In particular, we place special emphasis on emergency care under the motto of “Never Turn down a Request for Emergency Care” and boast an extensive and solid framework and facilities for emergency care that help provide members of the local community with peace of mind.

In May 2010, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital was designated by Kumamoto Prefecture as an Emergency and Critical Care Center. Furthermore, with the aim of reinforcing our capacity to accommodate the ever-increasing number of emergency patients, we founded the Department of Acute Care and General Medicine, a rare organizational structure in Japan that combines the Division of Emergency and the Division of General Medicine. Currently, the hospital accepts as many as 8,700 ambulances each year, and its proportion of inpatients arriving by ambulance per 100 beds is one of the highest among hospitals in Japan.

Among many other initiatives aimed at offering quality medical care to patients, the hospital strives to intensify collaboration with local medical institutions, emphasizes patient-centered team-based medicine, and prioritizes minimally invasive treatments that are more patient friendly. As minimally invasive treatment requires advanced technologies and state-of-the-art medical devices, we proactively strive to upgrade our scopic surgical skills and introduce the latest radiation treatment devices and examination equipment. At our Outpatient Cancer Treatment Center and Day Surgery and Treatment Room, patients can receive low-stress treatment without disruption to their lifestyle.

The most important elements of medical care are prevention and early detection of disease. Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital attributes importance to preventive medicine by promoting community health management and offering cutting-edge cancer screening and follow-up services through collaboration with local medical institutions.

In April 2012, our Medical Checkup Center was renamed the Center for Preventive Medicine. Having inherited the accomplishments and aspirations of our foregoers, who pushed ahead undauntedly as they strove to fulfill their medicine-related hopes and ideals, we are now faced with the mission of further enhancing the quality of our medical care services that directly contribute to the happiness of our patients (e.g., treatment outcome performance) and passing on this spirit to the next generation of hospital personnel.
We are determined to continue to implement leading-edge initiatives directly in order to contribute to community health care.

Our Role

With a view to offering the best specialized acute care, we are striving to promote the distribution of medical functions among local institutions.

Acute care hospitals provide advanced and specialized medical care around the clock to patients with serious or emergent conditions. With a view to serving the local community as an acute care hospital, Saiseikai Kumamoto has endeavored to step up its capacity to accommodate emergent and serious patients under the slogan of “Never Turn down a Request for Emergency Care.” The hospital has also been certified as a regional medical care support hospital and is always fully prepared to swiftly accept patients on referral from other local medical institutions in order to provide emergency care and in-depth examination services.
In close proximity to the hospital are a range of medical institutions with distinctive characteristics, including rehabilitation hospitals and primary care clinics that cater to everyday medical needs and community health management. Aiming to distribute medical service provision within the local community and thus enable patients to receive the best medical care at the most appropriate institution, we are striving to forge close-knit collaborations with other local medical institutions.

Hospital Certifications

Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital has been certified under the following hospital categories by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or the governor of Kumamoto Prefecture in recognition of the central roles it plays in the local community as a hospital that offers reliable emergency medical care, advanced cancer treatment, and clinical training of medical doctors. We provide local patients with quality medical care in close collaboration with other local medical institutions, emergency services, and educational facilities.

Clinical training hospital

The hospital is certified by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a clinical training hospital assigned to provide a setting for newly graduated and licensed medical doctors to receive their two-year clinical training.

Regional medical care support hospital

Designated as a regional medical care support hospital, Saiseikai Kumamoto engages in collaborative medical care with local medical institutions by sharing its medical equipment, inviting personnel of those institutions to participate in its internal training programs, and hosting such personnel as trainees.

Designated regional cancer hospital

Designated as a cancer hospital, Saiseikai Kumamoto takes on a central and guiding role in cancer treatment in the local community.


Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospital

As of November 23, 2013, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital is accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) of the United States, demonstrating that the hospital’s medical care meets international standards in terms of quality and safety.

About Joint Commission International (JCI)

JCI was founded in 1994 as the international wing of the Joint Commission (JC), a third-party accrediting organization for health care institutions in the United States. Formerly named the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), JC was established in 1951. Headquartered in Chicago, JCI supports health care organizations and government bodies in more than 90 countries around the world for the purpose of improving the quality of medical care and patient safety on an ongoing basis. Assessment by JCI being the most stringent in the world, hospitals that have acquired JCI accreditation are recognized as meeting global safety standards of a certain level.

JCI standards

There are a total of 14 JCI standards: eight patient-centered standards (Chapters 1 to 8) and six health care organization management standards (Chapters 9 to 14). Each standard is composed of 1,220 measurable elements.
JCI accreditation must be renewed every three years to ensure ongoing quality improvement and enhancement of health care services. Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital will make continued efforts to provide medical care of an international standard while pursuing enhanced safety.

Access to Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital

5-3-1 Chikami Minami-ku Kumamoto city
Kumamoto 861-4193, JAPAN
TEL: +81 96 351 8000
Consultation hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 -16:30(The reception desk closes at 11:00am)
Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: Closed / Emergency Outpatient Unit opens 24hours.

By airplane, bus, JR train, or taxi

Please see the websites of the respective bus companies for details concerning bus routes, schedules, and transfers.

Access to Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital

By car

From Fukuoka
At the Kumamoto Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway, take Route 57heading in the direction of Uto. The hospital is located on the right-hand side after the Ryutsu Danchi Iriguchi intersection. (About 40 minutes from the Kumamoto Interchange if not congested.)

From Miyazaki and Kagoshima
At the Mifune Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway, take Route 445 heading in the direction of Kumamoto-shi for about 8 kilometers. (Route 445 merges with Route 266 along the way.) Turn left onto Route 57 and drive on for about 1.5 kilometers. The hospital is located on the right-hand side after the Ryutsu Danchi Iriguchi intersection. (About 20 minutes from the Mifune Interchange if not congested.)

From Aso, Oita, and Nobeoka
Take Route 57 heading in the direction of Kumamoto-shi. The hospital is located on the right-hand side after the Ryutsu Danchi Iriguchi intersection.


・ The parking fee for the first five hours is 200 yen. From the sixth hour, an additional 100 yen per hour will be charged, with an upper limit of 1,000 yen per day.
・ Beware of parking lot theft. The hospital will not be liable for any lost or stolen property.