The General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (PLAGH) was founded in 1953 and was formerly the Second Clinical Medical College Affiliated to the China Union Hospital. Over more than half of a century, it has developed itself into a large modern general hospital that has numerous professional talents, all clinical disciplines, state-of-the-art equipments and unique predominance. With medical care, education and research well integrated, the PLAGH has provided health and medical care to the leaders of the CPC Central Committee, the Central Military Commission, the PLA General Headquarters, and to the troops stationed in Beijing. It has also provided diagnosis and treatment for the critically-ill who are transferred from different areas of commands of the PLA. Meanwhile it is open to civilian patients.

  The PLAGH is at the same time the PLA Medical College that was founded in 1958. It is the same institution that has two names and is the only hospital-run education institution in the PLA.

  The PLAGH has 125 clinical, medical and technological departments, 4000 patient beds, and annual volumes of more than 3.8 million outpatient visits, over 110000 admissions and more than 65000 operations.

  In this new era, under the leadership of the Party Committee of the PLAGH, aiming at building a first-class modern research-based hospital and following the principle of "being the leading force in the army, a first-class hospital in China and a high-level medical care provider in the world", the medical workers of the hospital have promoted the concept of scientific development and social harmony and written a new chapter about the achievements of the hospital.