A Hospital that Puts Fun into Patient Care

By Lee Chun-Ta, Tso Chen-Dong

March 2016 FEATURE
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The "Dr Red Nose Program" at NTUH.
Over a decade, the National Taiwan University Hospital has transformed itself into a model worth emulating.What do you expect to see when you walk into the grounds of a prestigious hospital? Perhaps grandiose and legendary buildings? Or respected doctors rushing around eager for research subjects and focused on laboratory experiments?National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), which is over 100 years old, has and takes pride in both. But neither takes the spotlight; hospital clowns and joyful kids do.The hospital clowns come...

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Lee Chun-Ta

is the CEO of the Taiwan Public Governance Research Center and an Associate Research Fellow of the Taiwan Competitiveness Forum. He obtained his PhD from National Taipei University and specialises in Public Administration and Social Sciences Research Methods.

Tso Chen-Dong

is the director of the Taiwan Public Governance Research Center and a professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He specialises in Political Economy, East Asian Regionalism and South-East Asia.