Chuno Kosei Hospital is located in Seki City, 15 kilometers east of Gifu City. The area served by the hospital has a population of about 150,000. We have 19 medical care departments, 383 beds and a staff of 537, including 74 physicians and 319 nurses. The hospital was founded in January, 1948 with 37 beds. Since then, through enrichment of functions and expansion of the wards, the institution went on to become what could be called a citizens' hospital of Seki and in fact, has played the role of a community-core hospital in Seki City and its environs. In 2000, the hospital moved to the present site for improvement of medical standards and the Emergency Medical Center was set up simultaneously. At present, our hospital is rendering great services to various medical fields (high quality medicine, emergency medical care, health checkup service, delivery of medicine in remote regions, organization of DMAT, education of clinical residents etc.) in this area. In the future, we need to be in more close connection and collaboration with adjacent hospitals and clinics for medical and health care for the inhabitants. We will do our best to protect people's health and life, keeping in mind the concept of the hospital: peace of mind for patients, confidence in community, hope for tomorrow. For realization of our concept, we have adopted three fundamental policies: improvement of medical quality, elevation of staff education and stabilization of hospital management. In these policies, I believe the greatest emphasis policy should be placed on staff education.