Huế Central Hospital

  • Hue Central Hospital employs more 3000 persons, including nearly 1000 doctors, pharmacists, engineers and high level technicians (40 professors and PhDs, 100 2nd level specialists, 300 masters and 1st level specialists). They are supplemented by more than 150 staff and 2,500 students of the Hue Medical College and around 300 doctors and interns continuing their professional development at the hospital. HCH is organized more than 100 clinics and para-clinic departments, 8 centers, notably the Cardiovascular Center, Blood Transfusion Center, Training Center, Pediatric Center, Traumatology and Orthopedic Center, International Medical Center, Oncology Center, Odonto-Stomatology Center, and Base 2 (25 km from The North of Hue).
  • Annually it provides about 700,000 of consultations, more than 140,000 in-patients and 37,000 surgeries (2018), with an above-norm occupancy rate always more than 100%, and provided care for 8000 births.[1] Patients from minority groups and the poor can be fully or partially exempted from medical fees.[1] HCH administers nine national health programs in the Central Vietnam and itself receives financial and professional assistance from foreign countries like Japan and non-governmental charities.[2]
  • HCH has been the site of Central Vietnam’s first open heart surgery, performed by HCH team in 1999, today, more than 1000 open heart surgeries were performed per year.
  • In 2.3.2011, the first heart transplantation was performed in Viet Nam, now heart transplantations are common and completely by Hue Central Hospital team.
  • Annually it performed about 150-200 kidney tranplantations, 3500-4000 stentings for coronaries diseases, 3000 laparoscopies for GI diseases, 1500 Radiotherapy patients (linac Eleckta) for cancers, Pediatric Radiation (1st in Vietnam), sterm cells for breast and ovary cancers, NOTES and TaTME for colorectal cancers, ERCP-SE, ESD-EMR for GI early cancers; 3D, 4K laparoscopic surgery systems; IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) 200-300 cases per year,... and many orther high techniques.
  • Current expansion projects include constructions as: Gyneco-obstetric center, International Medical Center (stage 2), wastewater project for 3500 patient beds (base 1 and international hospital), completely 2nd stage of Oncology Center with PET-Cyclotron project, Orthopedic and traumatic center, ...

Coordinates: 16°27′45″N 107°35′10″E / 16.46250°N 107.58611°E Hue Central Hospital (HCH), established in 1894,[1] has been the first Western hospital in Vietnam. The hospitals, providing 3939 beds[1]<MOH decided> and occupying 190,000 square meters (included Base 2), is one of three biggest in the country along with Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi and Chợ Rẫy Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, and is managed by the Ministry of Health. HCH, positioned as is a top referral hospital, is a central medical institution for the 25 millions of Central and high land of Vietnam population. It is also the primary training facility for the Hue University of Medical And Pharmacy.


  1. ^ a b c d "OutLine of Hue Central Hospital". Japan International Cooperation Agency. Archived from the original on 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  2. ^ "Project for Improvement of Medical Service in the Central Region". Japan International Cooperation Agency. Archived from the original on 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2008-12-07.

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Battle of Huế

The Battle of Huế – also called the Siege of Huế – was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Between 30 January and 3 March 1968, in the South Vietnamese city of Huế, 11 battalions of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), four U.S. Army battalions, and three U.S. Marine Corps battalions – totaling 18 battalions – defeated 10 battalions of the People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong (VC).

By the beginning of the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive on January 30, 1968 – coinciding with the Vietnamese lunar New Year (Vietnamese: Tết Nguyên Đán) – large, conventional, U.S. forces had been committed to combat operations on Vietnamese soil for almost three years.

Highway 1, passing through the city of Huế, was an important supply line for ARVN, US, and Allied Forces from the coastal city of Da Nang to the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). It also provided access to the Perfume River (Vietnamese: Sông Hương or Hương Giang) at the point where the river ran through Huế, dividing the city into northern and southern parts. Huế was also a base for United States Navy supply boats.

Considering its logistical value and its proximity to the DMZ (only 50 kilometres (31 mi)), Huế should have been well-defended, fortified, and prepared for any communist attack. However, the city had few fortifications and was poorly defended.

While the ARVN 1st Division had cancelled all Tet leave and was attempting to recall its troops, the South Vietnamese and U.S. forces in the city were unprepared when the Viet Cong and the PAVN launched the Tet Offensive, attacking hundreds of military targets and population centers across the country, including Huế.The PAVN/Vietcong forces rapidly occupied most of the city. Over the next month, they were gradually driven out during intense house-to-house fighting led by the Marines and ARVN. In the end, although the Allies declared a military victory, the city of Huế was virtually destroyed, and more than 5,000 civilians were killed (2,800 of them executed by the PAVN and Viet Cong, according to the South Vietnamese government). The communist forces lost an estimated 2,400 to 8,000 killed, while Allied forces lost 668 dead and 3,707 wounded. The losses negatively affected the American public's perception of the war, and political support for the war began to wane.

Friends of Hue Foundation

The Friends of Hue Foundation (FHF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit tax-exempt, non-governmental organization officially created in May 2000 in response to the destruction caused by the 1999 Vietnamese floods. Because of its extreme climate and its location directly between the two main cities of the country, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the Thừa Thiên–Huế Province never flourished much economically and was thus particularly devastated in the event of these floods. Co-founded officially by James M. Freeman and Lieu Thi Dang, FHF's chief goals were to uplift and empower the Huế Province community in both the short and long term through economic, medical, and educational initiatives. FHF continues to be the only registered American non-governmental organization in Huế, Vietnam.


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Huế (Vietnamese: [hwě] (listen) is a city in central Vietnam that was the capital of Đàng Trong Kingdom from 1738 to 1775 and of the Nguyễn Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor's home; and a replica of the Royal Theater.

The city was also the battleground for the Battle of Huế, which was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

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