Messages from the CEO and Director of Juntendo Hospital
- Hideoki Ogawa,
CEO, Juntendo University
- Kazuhisa Takahashi,
Director, Juntendo Hospital
The history of "Juntendo" stretches back to 1838 when Taizen Sato, founded a School of Dutch Medicine in Yagenbori, a part of Edo. Juntendo also has the proud history and tradition of being the oldest western medical institution with educational facilities in Japan.
In the days of Sakura Juntendo from the end of Shogunate rule until the early Meiji Period, the first goal was to provide safest medical care of the highest quality heartfelt attention. The second was to provide guidance on the latest medicine and medical technology, and the third was to focus on the education of many students, to develop meaningful human resources and send them out into society.
The "Junten" in "Juntendo" means "to follow the path of heaven" and is frequently mentioned in ancient Chinese literature and quoted in the "Book of Changes." "To follow the path of heaven" is the most important thing as a doctor and as a person. It is also consistent with the teachings of Hippocrates, the father of western medicine.
The academic philosophy of Juntendo is the spirit of "Jin."
This is used in the mark shown on the hospitals pharmaceutical packaging, and is also the current logo of Juntendo.
I exist as you exist, with a heart that considers and cherishes others. It is no overstatement to say that the basic approach to medicine can be summed up by "Jin."
Working to help society and help others allows oneself to live and others to prosper.
The traditions and basic philosophy have been carried over to the present day.
Everyone here will continue to do our best to provide the latest and best medical care by placing the highest priority on medical care achieved through medical safety and caring attention to patients' needs.
Hideoki Ogawa, CEO, Juntendo University
Kazuhisa Takahashi, Director, Juntendo Hospital