CQHCWC ranks high nationally in reproductive medicine

Updated: 2022-11-25


The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (Women and Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University), or CQHCWC, in Southwest China's Chongqing, ranked seventh among Chinese hospitals in reproductive medicine in 2021, according to the lists released by the Hospital Management Institute of Fudan University on Nov 20.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the CQHCWC has achieved such a ranking since 2017. The reputation of the center's obstetrics and gynecology department has risen from 11th place in 2020 to second place in 2021 among hospitals in Southwest China.

The Reproductive Medicine Center in the CQHCWC is one of the only 12 assisted reproductive technology training bases in the country. This center was the first assisted reproduction center approved by the former Ministry of Health (now the National Health Commission). Its academic leader, Professor Huang Guoning, is the chief medical expert in Chongqing, and he is the current chairman of the Reproductive Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association.

Since the birth of the first "test-tube baby" in western China in 1997, the Reproductive Medicine Center of the CQHCWC has attached great importance to sci-tech innovation and offering better services to patients. The center is also continuously improving the level of clinical and experimental technologies.

The Chongqing Reproductive Medicine Clinical Medical Research Center and the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Human Embryo Engineering, which are also parts of the CQHCWC, have trained more than 2,000 medical staff members in various other reproductive centers across the country.

To date, the Reproductive Medicine Center of the CQHCWC has completed more than 120,000 egg retrieval procedures, assisted pregnancies, and helped birth to more than 60,000 "test-tube babies".

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the CQHCWC specializes in maternal health care. This department contains both the Chongqing obstetrics clinical quality control center, and the Chongqing treatment center for critically ill pregnant women.

Professor Qi Hongbo, the academic leader of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, is the vice chairman and secretary-general of the Perinatal Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association. Qi is also a leading expert in this field, with outstanding contributions to the country.

The number of deliveries in the center has ranked first in Chongqing city for many years, with a total of 16,954 deliveries in 2021. It has also managed 15,523 high-risk pregnancies and completed referrals for 396 critically ill pregnant women in the past year. The center is dedicated to ensuring the safety of women and children.

The CQHCWC will focus on advancing its reproductive medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics departments during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25). It has also stated that it will strive to build a national-level medical center for obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine, so as to continue to provide high-quality medical care services for both women and children.