Jiahui Hospital Explores Meaning of Life with 'Make Hope Happen'

By That's Shanghai, September 26, 2021

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Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital is hosting Make Hope Happen, an exhibition inspired by health and life, at chi K11 Art Museum in Shanghai K11 Art Mall. The exhibition uses images and installation art to explore how modern medicine contributes to healing and helps people realize their dreams in the post-pandemic era. It will run until October 17, 2021.

In the post-pandemic era, healthcare has become a hot topic, prompting a rethinking of many aspects of life. Tilted Make Hope Happen, this art exhibition interprets the hope that physicians can give to patients. 

In the eyes of Jiahui physicians, life is about caring and protecting, while treatment focuses on the person and not just the disease itself. This approach drives physicians to invest more time and effort in continuously improving the diagnosis and treatment plan to cure the disease and give patients hope to return to a normal life. 

Therefore, when the contemporary artist Chiharu Shiota suggested the theme “I hope…,” Jiahui Health responded with Make Hope Happen from the perspective of health and life to realize hope through quality care and healing, not only physically but also emotionally.

This is the first time Japanese artist Chiharu Shioda has exhibited her latest immersive installation, titled I Hope, in China. In this work, 10,000 letters sent to the artist from people around the globe, sharing their hopes for the future, are strung together with a red thread.

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Beneath the exquisite red line a small metal skeleton boat lies still, bow tilted upwards, sailing toward the endless hope of the future. Just as the theme of this exhibition is hope, the artist wants to bring hope to the people in the aftermath of the post-pandemic era.

Inspired by the installation I Hope... is the art installation A Surgeon’s Surgery Manuscript. The shape of a tree, representing life, is covered with manuscripts of Dr. Li Jun, Chief of General Surgery at Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital.

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As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Li has been practicing medicine in Germany for more than 20 years and still adheres to the “think once, draw once, practice once” method.  Before each surgical operation, he runs through the surgical steps, either by manuscript, 3D modelling or printing, and goes over the key points again and again. 

The physician’s care for the patient does not end with the consultation or the surgery, and effort is put in before and after the surgery. In the eyes of a physician, the life of every patient is precious.

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As a symbol of Jiahui Health, the image of the elephant runs through the exhibition. The elephant’s friendly, united, loving and intelligent characteristics reflect the affection and teamwork of the Jiahui physicians.

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In the installation artwork Super Warrior CAR -T, there is a baby elephant in armor that has a stronger fighting power than its peers. The white blood cells that perform the immune function are like warriors in the human body, and advanced hematology CAR-T therapy armors the T cells and transformed them into super warriors that have stronger fighting power.

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In the treatment of malignant tumors, these super warriors can quickly detect and kill tumor cells in the body, increasing the chances of survival for cancer patients. In the fight against cancer, Jiahui Health wants patients to be filled with hope through its multidisciplinary consultation, advanced therapies and high-quality care.

Accurate treatment and excellence have always been the pursuit of Jiahui Health. The installation artwork Heart Center shows the little-known difficulty and precision of heart surgery. The heart controls the blood supply of the entire body, and the large coronary arteries of the heart are only 2 to 5 mm in diameter.

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If the coronary artery is more than 70% blocked, the cardiologist must use a 0.36 mm diameter guidewire to place a cardiac stent that is the same diameter as the coronary artery. Considering that the diameter of a human finger is a dozen times the diameter of a coronary artery, this procedure is as difficult as carving a grain of rice.

The meeting of a sperm and an egg is the origin of life. In the natural state, the sperm must overcome numerous obstacles to eventually meet the egg and form a fertilized egg. This process usually takes 48 hours, and there are families who have tried many times without success.

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With the help of modern medicine, IVF technology allows the sperm and egg to meet artificially, overcoming the obstacles and fulfilling the families’ desire to have children. The video installation The Seed of Hope shows the meeting of a sperm and egg at the Jiahui Reproductive Center. The egg has been successfully fertilized, resulting in the birth of a new life, a wonderful moment of joy.

In the post-pandemic era, the topic of vaccination is at the top of mind for many. The installation artwork Vaccine, a small elephant covering the entire wall, is like the epitome of society in this post-pandemic era. While more and more people are vaccinated and protected in the transparent spheres, a small portion of the population is still unprotected from the threat of the pandemic.

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On July 8, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a real-world study of mass vaccination in Chile with the Chinese vaccine CoronaVac. In the introduction to the article, NEJM Frontiers in Medicine pointed out that this is the first time NEJM has published the results of a large clinical trial of a Chinese vaccine, gaining recognition of its effectiveness from international medical experts.

According to National Health Commission, herd immunity can only be achieved when the vaccination rate is 70% to 80%. Not everyone can be on the front line, but by getting vaccinated, we can contribute to the fight against this global pandemic.

In this exhibition, viewers can also see the intelligent systems in place at Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital in the form of interactive wall art. The hospital’s pneumatic logistics system can move specimens, data and documents to any floor of the hospital in an average of 10 to 20 seconds. This improves work efficiency and transfer accuracy, gaining valuable treatment time for patients.

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Thanks to the advanced medical air purification system, Jiahui’s new air system can reduce the PM2.5 content of the air, block viruses and reduce the risk of infection, as if putting on a giant mask for the entire hospital. The PM2.5 level of the hospital does not exceed 10, so Jiahui can ensure safe accommodation for patients even during a pandemic. The intelligent systems allow the healthcare team to focus on care through hardware and software innovations.

Healthcare is a high priority, and Jiahui Health is committed to the community wellness and hopes to further increase national health awareness through this immersive art exhibition. While visiting it, viewers can also participate in interactive games to win baby elephant giveaways representing health and protection, and gain better knowledge of healthcare to care for themselves and their families.

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Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital has over 35 specialties and three Centers of Excellence, including Jiahui International Cancer Center, to provide patients with high-quality healthcare without having to travel abroad.

To raise national health awareness and promote healthy lifestyles, Jiahui Health also promotes active participation in post-surgical rehabilitation and chronic disease management, conducts health lectures, offers medical scholarships and more.

'Make Hope Happen' runs 10am-8pm daily until October 17, 2021 at chi K11 Art Museum, B/3, Shanghai K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, Huangpu District


About Jiahui Health

Jiahui Health’s integrated healthcare system includes an international hospital, clinics and a team of healthcare professionals from around the world to provide high-quality international healthcare that meets the various needs for people at all stages of life.

Located in Xuhui District, Shanghai, the 500-bed hospital opened in October 2017 and offers over 35 specialties. The teams are made up of physicians from renowned medical institutions at home and abroad, with 20% of the physicians coming from abroad, plus leading talents from domestic 3A hospitals.

Jiahui International Hospital collaborated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Through this unique, long-term collaboration, Jiahui International Hospital has drawn upon MGH’s expertise and over 200 years of excellence in clinical care to deliver a patient-centered experience based on care, quality, and impact.

Jiahui International Hospital has three Centers of Excellence, namely Jiahui International Cancer Center, Jiahui Women's Health Services, and Jiahui Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center, as well as key disciplines such as pediatrics, cardiology and general surgery.

Jiahui International Cancer Center

The Heart of Jiahui Health. Under the leadership of the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), the international standard model of multidisciplinary team (MDT) was fully implemented, which promoted collaboration between different departments and between foreign and local experts, and provided patients with patient-centered care experience. 

Jiahui Women’s Health Services

With deep understanding of the health needs of women to provide comprehensive and individualized clinical services and treatments. Some of these are obstetrics, gynecological diagnosis and treatment, assisted reproductive treatments, breast health, skin care, plastic surgery, varicose veins diagnosis and treatment, and mental health.

Department of Pediatrics

The rich experience of the pediatricians focuses on improving the quality of care from birth through all stages of children’s growth to adulthood. The Department features pediatric specialties and care teams such as pediatric surgery, neonatology, pediatric dentistry, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, radiology and imaging, etc.

Pediatrics also has a 24-hour fever clinic – in addition to round-the-clock care, measures are taken to separate children who show signs of infection but do not have fever yet, from children with a fever to avoid cross-infection.

At the same time, an air purification system equipped with medical filters is used throughout the hospital. Dust particles, germs and aerosols can be filtered out directly as if a “giant N95 mask” was placed over the entire hospital to protect the health of children & patients visiting the hospital during the epidemic.

The Department of Pediatrics of Jiahui Health is indeed the first choice for families in Shanghai.

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The Department brings together professional physicians from home and abroad and is equipped with a variety of diagnostic imaging equipment, standardized operating rooms, and professional rehabilitation facilities to provide a comprehensive and customized range of preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services for all patients.

Through collaboration with other departments at Jiahui, it provides sports injury prevention, functional assessment and improvement, and nutritional counseling for a wide range of athletes and healthy individuals.

General Surgery

Leading international surgeons perform outpatient diagnoses, treatments and surgeries. With the goal of patient safety and quick recovery, Jiahui surgeons perform outpatient surgery, day surgery, elective surgery or emergency inpatient surgery with minimal invasive and open approaches.

In addition, the Department of General Surgery works closely with other specialties such as Jiahui International Cancer Center, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics, Rehabilitation Physiotherapy to support surgical procedures for various specialty diagnoses such as tumors of the digestive tract, thyroid tumors, breast tumors, abdominal wall hernias, etc.

Cardiovascular Medicine

Jiahui’s cardiologists have rich clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of common cardiovascular diseases, including but not limited to hypertension, coronary heart disease, arrhythmia (various premature beat, atrial fibrillation, etc.), hyperlipidemia, valvular disease and heart failure.

In addition, they are also very familiar with refractory hypertension. Targeted treatment plans are developed for patients with specific cardiomyopathy, complex coronary artery disease and refractory heart failure.

They also collaborate with the Departments of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology, Neurology, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Imaging, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and other specialties, are well versed in the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of critically ill patients with cardiovascular diseases.

In addition to traditional medical treatments, the Cardiovascular Medicine Department also performs cardiac rehabilitation treatments for atrial fibrillation, cardioversions after heart attack and heart failure. At the same time, it works with the Health Center to help patients with cardiovascular disease adopt a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and psychotherapy.

Following the motto of “Jiahui Health goes where our patients are,” Jiahui International Hospital is committed to providing more convenient services to patients.

To bring to life the concept of “A Healing Garden,” Jiahui International Hospital is fully compliant with Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) guidelines and Joint Commission International (JCI) standards. The hospital’s design and construction is LEED Gold-certified, the globally recognized standard for achievement in environmental sustainability.

As a pioneer in Shanghai's non-public healthcare system, Jiahui Health works with experienced and outstanding physicians from 3A Hospitals to provide patients with multiple diagnosis and treatment options.

Jiahui Health also provides direct billing services through the city’s insurance as well as over 40 major commercial insurance companies. In addition, Jiahui International Hospital is proud to serve as an exclusive international medical services provider for a range of events, including the annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) for three consecutive years, from 2018 to 2020.

With plans to lead the integrated outpatient care network, Jiahui Health has successively established two satellite ambulatory medical centers in Shanghai, one in Jing’an opened in 2016 and the other in Yangpu in 2017, focusing on general medicine and sports medicine. In August 2021, Shenzhen Jiarong Clinic was opened, the first Jiahui Ambulatory Center outside Shanghai.

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