Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University (RHWU), also known as Hubei General Hospital, the First Clinical School of Wuhan University has been established since 1923 as the first government-run public hospital in Hubei province. The hospital was listed in the first group of Grade A hospitals throughout the whole nation and designated as one of the key window-hospital under construction by the government of Hubei province. It also owns the honor of National Civilized Units, National Spiritual Civilization Advanced Unit, National May 1 Labor Medal Collective etc and National Advance Collective in Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic. On the ranking list of Chinese hospitals' comprehensive influence in 2018, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University ranked the 15th nation-widely. In 2019, it got the 3rd place in scientific and technological output by science and technology value.

RHWU has four campuses called Shouyi campus, Optics Valley campus, Hongshan campus and Hannan campus with 5200 open beds in total, which contains 127 clinical and medical technology departments. Its medical services radiate to the whole nation even overseas. In 2019, its annual outpatient, inpatient and operation amount are respectively 5.4 million, 237 thousand and 103 thousand. In 2019, the number of kidney transplantation, heart transplantation and lung transplantation ranked second, fourth and seventh in the national hospitals respectively.

The main campus is located at Zhangzhidong Road, Wuchang district with 3500 open beds. There are the advanced and full-functional medical buildings that reached international standards of care for out- and/ in-patients. The optics valley campus lies in East Lake New Technology Development Zone which is built on the basis of High-tech, human culture, landscape gardening and internationalization has 1700 open beds (planning of 2300). The Hongshan campus ,also a treatment base of major epidemic outbreak situation in Hubei province,is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2022. It is built up with a view to the world first class comprehensive medical center, a people-oriented garden resort and an international research base aiming at the future. Hannan campus is committed to build the only heavy ion hospital in central China also the fourth nation widely. With the advantage of heavy ion medical center, the campus will also run as a treatment center, medical center, engineering equipment center and data synchronization exchange center.

Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University has more than 7000 employees, nearly 1000 of who had got senior professional titles including national young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, leading talents in scientific and technological innovation of the "ten thousand talents plan" of the central government, “10 million project leaders” of the central "ten thousand talents plan", experts of the central health consultation, outstanding youth fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, outstanding youth fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions from the Ministry of health, outstanding talents in the new century of the Ministry of education, Leading talents of medicine of Hubei province, Luojia outstanding scholar of Wuhan University, and a group of famous doctors at home and abroad. More than 30 prestigious experts and scholars such as Nobel Prize winners and academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Sciences were employed as guest professors and part-time professors in the hospital.

Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University has established a post doctoral clinical medicine Station approved by the Ministry of personnel of the people's Republic of China, a first-class doctoral program in clinical medicine approved by the academic degree committee of the State Council, and five first-class master's programs in clinical medicine, biomedical engineering, stomatology, pharmacy and nursing. The hospital was selected into the first batch of national clinical teaching and training demonstration centers, passed the international certification of clinical medicine of the Ministry of education and was rated as the "standardized training base for excellent general practitioners". Each year, it undertakes the clinical teaching of more than 500 undergraduate students (five, seven, eight year program), more than 1200 doctors, master's degree students and foreign students, more than 1200 resident training doctors and more than 600 trainee doctors.

Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University has 127 clinical and technical departments, which is one of the most comprehensive hospitals in China. It was selected into the "national project to improve the ability of diagnosis and treatment of difficult and complicated diseases". Cardiovascular internal medicine is a national key discipline, and cardiovascular medicine, thoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery, psychiatry, Nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, laboratory medicine, and clinical nursing are national key clinical specialties. The first-class discipline of clinical medicine is the key discipline of Hubei Province, and the specialty of cardiovascular disease (Cardiology, cardiac surgery), neurological disease (Neurology, neurosurgery), and ophthalmology are the national or provincial key construction specialties of the national medical service center built in Wuhan.

Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University has the State Key Laboratory of Virology (clinical virus room), the Key Laboratory of Cardiology of the Ministry of Health (built), the Key Laboratory of cardiovascular disease in Hubei Province, the Key Laboratory of digestive diseases in Hubei Province, the national level III Laboratory of Chinese medicine pharmaceutics, ECG physiology and gastrointestinal pathophysiology, the national drug clinical research base, and the cardiovascular disease intervention diagnosis and treatment base of the Ministry of health Peritoneal dialysis training and demonstration base of Ministry of health. The hospital has seven clinical medical research centers in Hubei Province, including cardiovascular disease, eye disease, digestive disease minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment, reproductive medicine, mental disease, kidney stone, and three Wuhan clinical medical research centers, including depression, clinical, peritoneal dialysis and complex esophageal diseases. Several quality control centers of Hubei Province, including cardiovascular interventional diagnosis and treatment, kidney disease, digestive endoscopy, ultrasound, psychosis, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, allergy, and health examination, are located in hospitals. There are Hubei Institute of neuropsychology, Hubei Institute of Pediatrics, Institute of cardiovascular disease of Wuhan University, Institute of digestion and liver disease, Institute of Urology, Institute of Ophthalmology, Institute of Otorhinolaryngology Head and neck surgery, research center of cardiac autonomic nervous system, and laboratories of Biomedical Engineering, clinical pharmacy, gynecology and reproductive medicine.

In the new journey toward one hundred years, RHWU will continuously adhere to the core value of “All for people’s health”, thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Strive for the grand goal of world first-class hospital and contribute to the “Health China” strategy.

In the past decade, the hospital has undertaken more than 1500 national, provincial and ministerial level scientific research projects, and won more than 200 scientific and technological achievement awards, including one second prize of National Technological Invention Award, three second prize of national science and technology progress award, and one third prize of national science and technology progress award. In the year of 2015 and 2016, it ranked the 3rd among the national medical institutions in terms of the number of publications and 10th in the latest Nature Index (UK Nature Group). The international science and technology cooperation base of Hubei Province on immune basis and clinical application and the model animal Engineering Research Center of Hubei Provincial Development and Reform Commission are located in the hospital. The technical level and characteristics of Hubei model animal center reach the international first-class level. In the 2019 ranking of China's Hospital Science and technology, the hospital ranks 26th in the country, the scientific and technological output ranks the 3rd in the country, the four junior college departments rank in the top 10 in China, and the nine major specialties rank in the top 20 in China.

In the fight against COVID-19 in 2020, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University devoted all it has. The hospital took the responsibility of 10 battle lines with 4000 open beds and more than 5000 doctors and nurses. 5510 COVID-19 patients were treated in the 4 main fields—Shouyi campus, optics valley campus, Wuchang fangcang shelter hospital and Wuhan sports stadium shelter, which made historic contributions to the battle of Wuhan and Hubei province. After the decisive victory of the battle of Wuhan, the hospital was appointed to head to Heilongjiang, Jilin, Beijing, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and other places to participate in the anti epidemic work at all levels, and was highly praised.

Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, which has always been insisted on the core value of “All for People’s Health”, will continuously adhere to the spirit of “Dedication & Exploration, Endeavor & Practice, Fearlessness & Persistence, Creativity & Innovation”, thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Strive for the grand goal of world first-class hospital and contribute to the “Health China” strategy.(2020.12.22)

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