The fundamental missions of Haku-ai Kai centered around providing excellent medical care for patients with ischemic heart diseases, arrhythmia, valvular diseases, arterial and peripheral vascular diseases, as well as providing optimal dialysis treatment for patients with end-stage renal failure.
Haku-ai Kai was found on June 14, 1976 as an incorporated medical facility. On March 19 the following year, the hospital was granted permit to begin service. In the 45 years since we have begun services, we have aimed to fulfill our missions of being a high-quality and safe medical care provider in cardiology and be contributory to our regional communities. This is especially true for dialysis services. We are well equipped to accept patients from regional dialysis clinics in the event of natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes. Furthermore, we have a Vascular Access Center to handle anything from fistula/graft construction to tending to shunt troubles.
In January 2019, we established the International Medical Center to enhance our medical care service to non-Japanese communities on the island, especially to the referred patients from US military hospitals for medical treatment in myocardial infarction, angina, arrhythmia, valvular diseases, aortic aneurysms, occlusive peripheral vascular diseases, and lower extremity varices.
Last year, Haku-ai Kai underwent reorganization. In addition to beginning home-visit medical care for chronic heart failure patients, we also opened the Machinato Clinic for Internal Medicine At-home. As we are having more and more aging patients who cannot visit the hospital on their own, home-visit medical care is becoming a necessary service for these patients and their family. Though we have been a center for acute cardiac diseases, we are to put more emphasis on chronic heart failure and home medical care. With these in place, we assume a more important role of being contributory to local communities.
As we are now in the middle of the Corona pandemic, our main focus is securing our staff, including doctors and nurses. This, plus continuous education are crucial to implementing our philosophy and missions. In future, we hope to continue to receive your encouragement and guidance toward our sustained development.
Dr. SUGAMA, Moriichi
Chair of Board of Directors
Haku-ai Kai Medical Incorporation
On May 1, 2019, Heisei became Reiwa, symbolizing a new era in Japan. And on June 1 that same year, I was appointed president of Makiminato Chuo Hospital. I began my cardiovascular surgeon career at Makiminato in April 2012 as vice president. As a center for cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and hemodialysis, I am grateful to our regional hospitals and clinics for referring their patients to us. As president of Makiminato, I will continue to carry on our missions to be of contributory and services to our regional communities.
We are facing many issues in the medical field today. High medical costs resulting from an aging society, medical disadvantages resulting from income gaps, increasing number of patients with dementia, transitions from acute phase to at-home care, medical care for non-Japanese residents as Japan globalizes, then there is also the problem of risks of falls in elderly, especially in Okinawa as it is known for longevity. At Makiminato, I too, aim to tackle these issues in no small steps. That being said, with the remarkable progress being made in medicine, I will continue to work with our team of doctors to provide the latest treatments in ischemic heart diseases and arrhythmia catheterization, as well as minimally invasive surgery for cardiovascular diseases. I Thank you for your support.
Dr. UEZU, Toru
Makiminato Chuo Hospital
Haku-ai Kai Medical Incorporation