Shuang Ho Hospital wins National Quality Award

Source: TMU-Shuang Ho Hospital

Published on 2018-07-24

Shuang Ho Hospital received the 2017 silver prize in the national quality awards for its air emergency medical service for outlying islands, remote areas and critical care patients.”

This award is the highest benchmark for the country’s biotechnology and medical sectors.


The vice president affirmed the group’s contributions in providing exceptional medical care services and high-quality biotechnological and medical products, and voiced hopes that these sectors can become the newest to cross the trillion NTD mark in international trade.

Vice President Chien-Jen Chen (left) with Shuang Ho Superintendent Mai-Szu Wu

The vice president affirmed the group’s contributions in providing exceptional medical care services and high-quality biotechnological and medical products, and voiced hopes that these sectors can become the newest to cross the trillion NTD mark in international trade.

Shuang Ho Hospital addressed the lack of medical resources in Taiwan’s outlying islands and remote areas, where critically injured or ill patients must rely on air emergency medical transfers. In October 2002, the hospital established Taiwan’s air medical emergency review mechanism. Led by TMU Prof. Shin-Han Tsai, this initiative established remote medical video systems for monitoring and treatment of critically ill or injured patients during air transport.

Since 2002, more than 5300 cases have been effectively resolved using air medical emergency resources, and 3978 critical care patients were successfully transported. This lowered the cost of unnecessary air referrals, saving the government 1.4 billion NTD, which has been used to improve other outlying island infrastructure. The national quality award highlights these efforts as a significant social welfare contribution by TMU’s Shuang Ho Hospital. In the future, the hospital will continue to improve the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s remote medical video system in remote areas and outlying islands.

National Quality awards founder Jin-Pyng Wang (first left) presenting the award to Prof. Shin-Han Tsai (second left) and the Shuang Ho Hospital team.

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