About Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital

Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation

Address: No.707, Sec. 3, Zhongyang Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan
Tel: +886-3-8561825

Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital is the one and only medical center on the east of Taiwan.

Under the protection and blessing of Master Cheng Yen and Tzu Chi volunteers from all over the world, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital was established on the 17th of August 1986 and have more than 300 specialists and 800 nurses.

Today, the hospital performs a wide range of procedures, from organ transplantations to laser cosmetic surgeries and high-tech health screenings. Other specialty areas include stroke treatment, stem cell research, malignant tumor treatment, and orthopedic surgery (especially total knee replacements, ankylosing spondylitis corrections, and minimally invasive spinal surgeries).

In 1993, the Stem Cell Center, a bone marrow registry to save people with blood diseases, was established. More than 400,000 donors are now registered. In its twenty years of operation, the center has helped find donors for more than 4,000 patients in 29 countries.

In 1996, Tzu Chi International Medical Association was just founded and now, the organizations are distributed to 24 countries and have over 58 locations. No matter in the cities or off-track mountains and seacoast, medical staff and volunteers always give great love and save the poor and the sick unselfishly.

Our mission:
  1. Hospital prioritizing humanity:
    Tzu Chi Humanities values "Love Cycle", profit is never the goal of Tzu Chi Hospital. Instead, we treat patients as our family, all of our doctors and volunteers take care patients with gratitude. We hope to safeguard people's health and uphold Tzu Chi's humanitarian spirit of extending Great Love to all living beings.
  2. Patient-oriented:
    In Tzu Chi Hospital, we value our patients' life and consider the importance of patient-oriented care. Each treatment involving human lives is to be treated with the utmost care.
  3. Curing illness-- healing people and mind:
    We care our patients' feeling more than just heal their illness. There is a saying that "when others are hurt, we feel the pain, when others suffer, we feel the sorrow." Our doctors here devote their greatest passion to care patients and alleviate their pains.