Grand opening of Heavy Ion Therapy Center
Commemoration of Heavy Ion Therapy Center
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH) as a national medical center in Taiwan, is determined to safeguard the public's health and establish the highest medical standards. Given that cancer is the leading cause of death in Taiwan, TVGH has been devoted to cancer research and implementing the most cutting-edge anticancer treatments for decades. In 2009, TVGH initiated the heavy particle cancer treatment center project. The construction was started in 2019 and completed in a record-breaking fifteen months. Due to the seamless integration with the Japanese technical team, the equipment installation and verification were concluded in twenty months, giving us Taiwan's first heavy particle center. During this period of time, the world was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, due to the tireless endeavors of the TVGH team and all collaborating partners, every obstacle was overcome and the project was completed to the highest standard. In addition to our gratitude to the President, the Executive Yuan, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Veterans Affair Council, and the Taipei City Government for their support, TVGH is forever indebted to a number of philanthropists for their generosity, including Chairman Samuel Yin of Ruentex Group, who donated this building, and those of Hung Guo Group, Hong Tai Group, Taiwan Secom Group, and Walsin Lihwa Corp. We at TVGH are also grateful to the medical staff, engineers, technical teams, and partners who contributed to this dream project, which not only provides TVGH with a brand-new cancer treatment center but also places TVGH on the map of the most prestigious medical centers in the world. This facility provides our citizens with access to the most advanced cancer treatments in the world, thereby strengthening their will to battle. Lastly, the TVGH team wishes to show the uttermost respect to all cancer patients, whose courage, resolve, and perseverance are the propelling force behind our commitment to progress. We at TVGH are destined to treat our patients, whom we see as our own family, and will always strive for excellence in order to provide the finest care and treatment to all those in need, thereby eliminating their fear of cancer and restoring their healthy and happy lives.
Department of Heavy Particles & Radiation Oncology Appointments
Taipei Times (台北時報)