About Us

Overview and Features

Kumamoto Medical Center (KMC) dates back to August in 1871, opened its doors to patients as Chinzei-Chindai Hospital.  After serving as a garrison and military hospital, we began our new career as “Kumamoto National Hospital” on December 1st in 1945, and as the “National Hospital Organization Kumamoto Medical Center” on April 1st in 2004.
KMC is positioning as a designated institution of International Medical Cooperation and geriatric medicine as well as an advanced comprehensive medical facility with 34 clinical departments and 550 beds.
Close bonds and cooperation among staff mean a constant effort to provide comprehensive medical services, especially cancer, cardiovascular diseases, intractable diseases, psychiatric disorders and more.  We also eagerly and actively strive for new methods, such as critical pathways and highly advanced treatment technologies-such as bone marrow transplantation.
KMC is one of core hospitals for our community and functions as an open-system and a regional medical care support hospital, and encourages medical collaboration with other facilities.
KMC gives a high priority to educational and training programs, clinical research and International Medical Cooperation.
KMC is a designated facility for clinical training and offers training courses to educate future generations.  With over 40,000 doctors and medical professionals participating in the courses, as many as 30 international trainees from around the globe visit our hospital to attend lessons and seminars.  Our affiliated nursing school, recognized the best place to learn, we nurture excellent talented students who can play active parts in international medical cooperation and highly advanced medical technology.
In a milestone for KMC, we established sister-hospital relationships with Suez Canal University Hospital of Egypt in October, 2000 and Guangxi Medical University of China in May 2005.
As research activities, clinical research department is playing a leading role and working on a variety of clinical researches.


 KMC is located in the center of Kumamoto city, against the grounds of the glorious and noble Kumamoto Castle and surroundeded by greens, gardens and parks. Kumamoto Medical Center offers patients, families and visitors a peaceful and ideal location for treatment and recovery. Access is convenient and quick, and you can reach our facility within 10 minutes via any mode of transportation.