Director greeting


Director Yozo Shimizu
Our Message

  Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital is the flagship hospital of Japan’s largest healthcare network, the Tokushukai Group, in Hokkaido. Our Hospital is one of the few private hospitals in Hokkaido which is designated as a healthcare facility for the training of foreign medical professionals by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to offer certified medical educational programs.
  And, we are the first private hospital in Japan to be granted the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Research Institute Code” for achievements in the medical research field. We are working on research using stem cells to regenerate lower peripheral artery, and researches on disease process and cures of Crohn’s disease and other types of intractable diseases like inflammatory bowel disease. In neurosurgery department, we earn pioneering clinical research fund, which is the most significant class of fund by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, in utilizing the new devices for brain aneurysms.
  In addition, we are known for being the emergency hospital accepting more than 10,000 ambulance patients a year.  We previously provided on-site emergency field assistance to victims of the Sakhalin island earthquake. And also we have a high record of achievement with treating child patients injured by collapsing buildings in the earthquake.
  Our cardiovascular department having a record of being distinguished in the field for interventional treatments in Hokkaido, we also have high records of success in surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology departments.
  Sapporo Tokushukai Hospital, another Tokushukai group hospital in Sapporo, serves as the one and only trauma center in Hokkaido and  performs over 3,000 operations every year.
  Our International Medical Room, which consists of vice-director Dr. Kitagawa and his 8 staff, will personally take care of your medical treatment and support your recovery. We will always welcome you to our hospital.

Tokushukai Ltd. Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital
Director  Yozo Shimizu

The Director career

Tokyo Medical University graduation
Service as Tokushukai healthcare Corporation Ltd. Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital Vice Director
Inauguration to Tokushukai healthcare Corporation Ltd. Sapporo Higashi Tokushikai Hospital Director