2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). On September 16, the celebration ceremony of its centenary unfolded at the PUMCH Lecture Hall.
At 10:00 a.m., the event kicked off. The opening video “Centennial PUMCH, All for the People” showed the audience the outstanding contributions that the hospital had made to the healthcare development and people’s health in China.
Ma Xiaowei, the Minister of the National Health Commission, said in his remarks that PUMCH’s 100-year journey epitomized a relentless pursuit of making the people healthy and making the nation healthy; he hoped that PUMCH could be the leader of high-quality development on the new journey forward.
President Zhang Shuyang reviewed the past 100 years of PUMCH and stated that in the new one hundred years to come, the hospital would commit itself to pursuing high-quality development on all fronts and making the PUMCH spirit shine in the new era.
Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, and Ning Guang, President of Ruijin Hospital, expressed their best wishes to the 100-year-old PUMCH; Paul Rothman, the CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Wendy O’Neill Wang, CMB Board Chair, delivered their warm congratulations on PUMCH’s centenary through video.
The ceremony was chaired by Wu Peixin, Vice President of PUMCH. Amid the uplifting collective singing of “Centennial PUMCH”, the ceremony came to a successful conclusion.
PUMCH received congratulatory videos from heads of well-known medical institutions from home and abroad, renowned medical experts, and alumni of PUMCH worldwide.
Speech by Ma Xiaowei, Minister of the National Health Commission
Speech by Zhang Shuyang, President of PUMCH
Speech by Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University
Speech by Ning Guang, President of Ruijin Hospital
Video speech by Paul Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Video speech by Wendy O’Neill Wang, CMB Board Chair
Ceremony moderator, Wu Peixin, Vice President of PUMCH
Chorus “Centennial PUMCH”
A partial display of congratulatory videos that PUMCH received from international friends
Reporter: Chen Mingyan, Chen Xiao and Wang Jingxia
Picture: Wang Pengfei, Sun Liang and Xu Zhen
Translator: Liu Haiyan
Editor: Wang Yao