The Saitama Medical Center is located in Kawagoe in the suburbs of the Tokyo metropolitan area, 30 minutes from the Ikebukuro Station on the Tobu Tojo Line, and opened on June 14, 1985 as the second University Hospital of the Saitama Medical University.
Our hospital has a scale of 10 floors above ground and 2 floors underground for a total area of about 84,000m2. It was designed for the entire building to operate efficiently by centrally managing various functions and introduced a new perspective to hospital facilities. It is a facility built to shoulder the forefront of medical care in Japan.
Currently, the medical departments consist of 36 medical departments, have 1,053 beds and handle about 2,100 outpatients per day. It is one of Saitama's leading general hospitals. It received the designation of Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine from the Ministry of Health and Welfare on March 31, 1999, established The Center for Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine on April 1, 2000, was designated a Medical Helicopter Base Hospital by Saitama Prefecture on August 6, 2007, received designation as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from Saitama Prefecture on March 1, 2016 and contributes as a major hospital in the region.
Also, the mission of the University Hospital is to focus on education, medical care and research. We not only aim to foster superior medical personnel, but we provide advanced medical care to diverse patients by installing state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Also, it sufficiently demonstrates the function of a University Hospital, not only with local medicine, but it plays a central role in medical care throughout the prefecture.