Mazda Hospital (Hiroshima Prefecture)

Founded on the principle of “providing the best and most up-to-date medical care, and contributing to society with warmth and kindness of heart,” Mazda Hospital is committed to community contribution by providing healthcare as a core community hospital in eastern Hiroshima City.
Though established by a private company, Mazda Hospital is well used by local residents, who now account for 85% of outpatients and 97% of inpatients.

Person in charge of promoting social contribution at Mazda Hospital

Koji Tsuchida
Team Leader Administration Group(Left)

Yukio Mizuno
Administration & Supplies Team(Right)

Inpatient ward of Mazda Hospital
The new inpatient ward building was completed in January 2012. Then the outpatient ward buildings were made further resistant to earthquakes and renovated in March 2013.

Number of patients in FY March 2016

Total outpatients

around 170,000 / year

Total inpatients

around 84,600 / year

Number of patients taken by ambulance to the Hospital

around 2,800 / year

Number of visitors for health checkups

around 20,400 / year


* Including the number of employees visiting the hospital for health checkups.

【Environment】Initiatives contributing to environmental protection
【Safety】Initiatives contributing to traffic safety
【Human resources】Initiatives aimed at fostering the next generation
【Community】Community-based initiatives
【Mazda Foundation】Initiatives via Mazda Foundation

Human Resources Development to Nurture Healthcare Professionals in the Future

【Human resources】【Community】


To develop human resources through providing practical training for students who wish to become healthcare professionals

Initiatives / FY March 2016 Results
  • ■ The Hospital accepted healthcare students (264 students in eight occupational categories).
  • ■ In cooperation with the Nursing Association, the Hospital held the Friendly Nursing Care Experience Seminar (20 high school students participated).
  • ■ In cooperation with Hiroshima Prefecture, the Hospital held a hands-on seminar on medical care for high school students wishing to become doctors (six students participated).
  • ■ The Hospital offered a workplace hand-on learning program for junior high school students (six students participated).

Hands-on seminar on medical care for high school students

Number of healthcare students accepted for internship programs

Occupational category
(student's major)

Number of students

Doctor 37
Pharmacist 10
Nurse 140
Medical technologist 23
Physical therapist 7
Dietician 15
Dental hygienist 29
Medical manegement 3
Total 264

On-Site Healthcare Classes/Lectures

【Human resources】【Community】


To help improve local residents’ knowledge and motivation to prevent diseases by providing the latest healthcare information

Initiatives / FY March 2016 Results
  • ■ In cooperation with Aki Ward of Hiroshima City, the Hospital held a hypertension prevention seminar (43 people participated).
  • ■ In cooperation with local governments, the Hospital held eight open lectures (275 people participated, a cumulative total of 284 lectures).

Cancer Salon



To offer cancer patients a venue for taking care of their anxiety and problems

Initiatives / FY March 2016 Results

Since November 2015, the Hospital has jointly organized the Cancer Salon with the Executive Committee for the Aki Ward Hospice Volunteer Training Course. The salon was held five times (68 people participated). Doctors, nurses and pharmacists also joined the Cancer Salon, which offers the opportunity to share the immediate problems that cancer patients have in their daily lives, and to exchange opinions among participants.

Health Class in the Hospital



To provide accurate understanding of diseases and knowledge about self-prevention measures

Initiatives / FY March 2016 Results
  • ■ The Hospital held osteoporosis courses (12 times, 315 people participated).
  • ■ The Hospital held diabetes courses (12 times, 207 people participated).

Dissemination of Healthcare Information and Cooperation with Community Rescue Squads



To disseminate and provide healthcare information, and to contribute to the improvement in emergency medical services

Initiatives / FY March 2016 Results
  • ■ The Hospital has been regularly releasing its quarterly newsletter, Himawari (“Sunflower”), which contains medical and health care information.
  • ■ In cooperation with Hiroshima City and Fuchu-cho, the Hospital held emergency case review meetings for improving community health care (four meetings, 203 people participated). Community rescue workers and doctors from Mazda Hospital shared information on the procedures for transferring patients by case, and on the prognoses of transferred patients in emergency situations, as part of their efforts to enhance the local emergency medical services.


History of Mazda Hospital
―Aiming to Be a Hospital Beloved by Community Residents, with a History of 78 Years Since It Began as a Sick Bay for the Company Employees―

The origin of Mazda Hospital dates back to 1938, when the Company established a sick bay for the purpose of managing the health of its employees. Initially the sick bay was staffed with two doctors and one nurse alone.

For the Local Community and Employees

In 1961, Toyo Kogyo Hospital was established in the place where now Mazda Hospital stands, in accordance with the idea of Mazda founder, Jujiro Matsuda, “repaying the local community.” The need to strengthen healthcare for the increasing number of employees was another factor. However, what embodied the establishment of the Hospital was the founder’s strong hope to “do in return for the kindness of residents in the local community who have supported the Company.” The basic principles for constructing the Hospital were to “make the Hospital open to the local community” and to “manage the health of employees and their families.” These principles have been maintained to the present day. When Toyo Kogyo Hospital was opened, it boasted 10 clinical departments, with approximately 200 staff members. It was fully equipped with air conditioning, introduced cutting-edge medical instruments, and employed a central laboratory, which enhanced the quality of examinations. With these features, the Hospital was regarded as epoch-making as a hospital attached to a private company at that time.

Expansion and Challenges

Since the 1980s, the Hospital has expanded its system to constantly provide safe and highquality medical care, in repose to the sophistication and specialization in medicine. The Hospital has also actively taken on new challenges, such as the opening of a day surgery center and the introduction of an electronic medical record system.
The ratio of use by community residents, which was around 20% when the hospital was opened, has now increased to exceed 90%, indicating that Mazda Hospital is providing community-based medical care services.

Toward the Future

The “integrated community care system―the region-based total medical care” has been promoted toward 2025 when the baby boomer generation will join the ranks of the elderly aged 75 or over. With the imminent advent of an extremely aged society, it is necessary to shift the conventional “curing medicine” to “medicine that cures and supports people” to improve the quality of life. Aiming to serve as a core hospital of the integrated community care system, Mazda Hospital has intensified its initiatives to reinforce community healthcare collaboration, by such means as the inauguration of the patient and clinical support center (in January 2015) and the integrated community care ward (in January 2016).

In keeping with the founding principles, Mazda Hospital will continue to contribute to society through healthcare services, aiming to function as a “hospital indispensable for local residents forever.”


A sick bay established on the premises of Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (now Mazda Motor Corporation).


The sick bay upgraded to became a clinic attached to Toyo Kogyo, with an increased number of clinical departments.


The clinic accepted A-bombed victims. The Company’s dormitory and dining lounge were also opened and made available for the relief activities.

July 1961

Toyo Kogyo Hospital (now Mazda Hospital) opened.

December 1982

The health checkup center opened.
June 1996

The day surgery center opened, as the first of its kind in Hiroshima Prefecture.

February 2003

The electronic medical record system introduced.
* For the first time for a hospital with 200 or more beds in the prefecture

March – June

Activities conducted to support those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake (by dispatching disaster relief nurses and medical aid teams).

January 2012

The inpatient ward building completed (with 270 beds).

March 2013

The outpatient ward buildings were made further resistant to earthequakes and renovated.

August 2013

A new multi-story parking structure completed, improving the convenience of visitors arriving by car.

August 2014

Activities conducted to support those affected by the Hiroshima landslides (by dispatching disaster relief nurses).

January 2015

The patient and clinical support center opened.

January 2016

The integrated community care ward opened.

Percentage of local residents in the number of inpatients and outpatients

1966 1981 1996 2011 2015
18% 42% 66% 89% 91%