Mission,Vision & Areas of Focus
With respect to the various neurological diseases, especially “intractable neurological or muscular diseases,” we
- Strive to provide comprehensive, advanced, and specialized neurological medical care broadly to Tokyo metropolitan residents.
- Play a role in clinical research, education, and training for neurological diseases.
- Fulfill a mission to contribute to social welfare policies as a core hospital in the Tokyo metropolitan region not only in medical care, but also in everything from prevention to welfare.
Basic Management Policy
Based on the basic policies for this hospital stated in the “Plan for Promoting Reform in Tokyo Municipal Hospitals,” our basic management policy is to steadily implement concrete initiatives for functional reinforcement.
- Our hospital's staff strive towards self-improvement while performing daily tasks, and aim to achieve a high level of medical care that is both specialized and comprehensive in the cranial nervous system. When providing medical care services, focus is placed on providing “patient-centered medical care” based on the fundamental principles of the Charter of Patient Rights at Tokyo Municipal Hospitals and the Bill of Child Patient Rights. We also strive to further strengthen the medical care safety management system, including measures for risk management and hospital-acquired infection prevention, in order to ensure safe and reassuring high quality medical care services.
- To reinforce the hospital management foundation, we strive to increase profitability by streamlining use of beds, reducing the length of hospital stay in regular beds, and actively accepting new patients. At the same time, we also strive to improve our own income and expenditures, for example by improving the rate of material costs and reducing expenses.
- As a center for clinical research with a foundation in diagnosis and treatment in medical care for intractable nervous diseases, we provide advanced medical care based on the latest research findings, including the clinical study findings we have amassed since our founding, and widely disseminate information on the hospital to Tokyo metropolitan residents through the website and other resources.
- We strive to train and educate human resources, primarily through the “Tokyo Physician Academy.” As a hospital that provides education to both internal and outside doctors, we provide a thorough specialist training system with a Neurological Internal Medicine course. In addition, we provide specialized guidance, education, and training to all staff, including paramedics. We take on a leading role as a specialized practical hospital for neurological diseases.
- Through promoting active medical collaborations within the community, we are building an expansive network for medical care collaborations with Medical Associations, outreach nursing care stations, medical clinics, and other medical institutions. As a hospital specializing in neurological diseases, we also provide specialist home nursing care to patients requiring advanced medical care.
- As the core provider of neurological medical care on the Tama Medical Campus, we are building a system for medical collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center and the Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center.
- While renewing and expanding the building and facilities and upgrading and procuring expensive medical equipment is essential for ensuring comprehensive and highly-specialized neurological medical care, we also fully scrutinize cost-effectiveness before renovating the building and procuring equipment.
Characteristics of the Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital
The characteristics of the Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital can be grouped under following three categories according to the above management philosophy
- 1. Specialist nervous system hospital
- As a hospital specializing in neurological diseases, our declared specialties with hospital beds are neurological internal medicine, neurological surgery, pediatric neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, and anesthesiology. Together with the neuropsychiatry, rehabilitation, neuro-radiology, and dentistry departments, we have 10 departments that coordinate together to provide patient care.
Our hospital is an inpatient-only hospital. Outpatients coming to the hospital admission counter are directed to the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center or Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center outpatient clinics, which are located on the same premises.
Care is provided by doctors from our hospital's seven departments (neurological internal medicine, neurological surgery, neuro-otology, neuro-ophthalmology, anesthesiology, rehabilitation, and neuropsychiatry) at Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center outpatient clinics, and at our hospital's two departments (pediatric neurology and neurological surgery) at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center outpatient clinics. Patients requiring hospitalization can be admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital through outpatient clinics at either hospital.
- 2. Education and research
- Our hospital conducts clinical research on neurological diseases and participates in collaborative research projects with the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science on basic research based on clinical practice. In addition, striving to educate and develop human resources, we offer opportunities around Japan to conduct clinical neurology examinations and provide recuperative care to educate and train doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. We have held “Neurological Internal Medicine Senior Seminars” from April 2005, and in fiscal 2008, we opened the Tokyo Physician Academy and revamped the seminar into a “Neurological Internal Medicine Course.
- 3. Community-based medical collaboration projects including home-visit medical treatment
- Patients with neurological diseases often have difficulty visiting outpatient clinics due to neurological impairments, and thus require special measures for long-term medical treatment. Since the founding of our hospital, we have provided home-visit medical treatment for individuals with intractable neurological or muscular diseases and other patients in the Tama area who have difficulty getting to and from outpatient clinics.
A new community-based medical collaboration project was launched in November 2000. In this project, we cooperate with individuals from local medical associations, public health centers, outreach nursing care stations, and municipal offices in the community where the patient and their family members live with the aim of building a community support network, that helps patients recuperate with a peace of mind in their own community.
Last updated:March 29, 2016