The tenth president: Yang Binghui


The tenth president: Yang Binghui, 1991.12-2003.1.30

Born in 1938. Yang Binghui graduated from Shanghai First Medical College (now Medical College of Fudan University) and was a member of the Communist Party of China. He served as the vice president of Zhongshan Hospital from 1984 and president, professor and doctoral supervisor from 1991. Since 1992, he also held the post of president of Zhongshan Clinical Medicine College, Shanghai Medical University. For over a decade, he devoted painstaking efforts to the development of the hospital. In 1992, State Council granted him special allowance. In 1993, State Personnel Board conferred him the title of “Young Expert With Outstanding Contributions”. He was awarded as one of the Ten Most Trusted Presidents in Shanghai and Excellent President by Shanghai Health System in 1994. He was also honored with Outstanding Professional Award by Shanghai Health Bureau in 1995, with the same award by National Health System and recognized as National Excellent President in 1999.

Yang Binghui emphasized on the comprehensive development of the hospital. Under his leadership, all the buildings in the hospital were renovated,  much large-scale medical and scientific research equipment was purchased and several new departments were established, including Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Radiotherapy Department, Medical Psychology Department and Department of General Medicine. He also promoted the cooperation with Hong Kong Health Care Association and jointly established Yixian Hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Yang paid much attention to the improvement of the working and living conditions of hospital staff.

He promoted the target-oriented responsibility system under the two-level management of hospital and department, carried out the comprehensive responsibility system of “quantity-quality-benefit”, established and revised several regulations, and linked the work and quality of the department with social and economic benefits so that each department functions fully in their role and completes their medical, teaching and research tasks exceptionally. Under his leadership, the hospital was rated as a Class A tertiary hospital and achieved excellent grades in “Xinghua Cup” Contest of standards and health system of the whole industry in Shanghai in 1995. Patients’ satisfaction rate was as high as 96.4%. It became one of the earliest hospitals that passed the standards of Shanghai Civilization Committee. The hospital also won the title of “Model Facility” of Shanghai for six years in a row and was rated as an advanced institute in the establishment of national civilized industry in 1999.

Dr. Yang attached much importance to scientific research and talent cultivation, presided over relevant strategic targets and plans, and invested millions of yuan as the initial funding for scientific research and award fund for excellent talents and medical progress. Fourteen outstanding young and middle-aged staff members were promoted as leaders of disciplines, over 30 young and middle-aged backbone staff became leaders of the departments and over 20 business backbones got an exceptional promotion to senior titles. The hospital won many prizes for progress in science and technology at both national and municipal level. Over 300 academic papers were published every year. Two departments were rated as Key Disciplines of State Education Commission, two laboratories were named Key Laboratory of Ministry of Health and three departments were rated as the leading disciplines of Shanghai. The hospital independently fundraised two million yuan, set up a fund for talent cultivation and selected outstanding talents to engage in advanced studies at home or abroad.

In the meantime, Dr. Yang engaged in the clinical treatment of liver cancer and scientific research for over 30 years, and actively promoted the development of general medicine in China in recent years. He published over 140 papers both at home and abroad, edited and co-edited over 10 medical monographs. He won the first prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award for his study “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma”. He was in charge of the key project approved by State Scientific and Technological Commission during the period of “the Eighth Five-Year’s Plan”-- “Feasible Plans of Secondary Prevention in High Liver Cancer Incidence Areas”, which passed national review. He won the first and second prizes of Shanghai Scientific and Technological Progress Award for his study “The Assessment of Secondary Prevention of Liver Cancer” in 2000, the first prize for the study “from Popular Medical Science to Health Education: Theory and Application” in 2012. Over the years, he not only did a good job in administrative work, but also persisted in providing outpatient service and making ward rounds. He mentored many doctoral and master’s degree students and hosted the program “ Medical Advisor” for Shanghai People’s Broadcasting Station. He is a well-known medical practitioner who promotes popular medical science and enjoys great popularity among the public.