Chairman of Taiwan Nongovernmental Hospitals and Clinics Association,
Accreditation Professor of Ministry of Education,
Professor of College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University
Taipei Institute of Pathology (TIP) was established up to 39 years since 1983. We are so grateful to all the supports and instructions from the society, hard working from all our staffs, and all these long turn efforts not only make our pathological reports being trusted by lots of medical facilities and citizens, that also light up the way of TIP in the future.
The Taipei Institute of Pathology was established in 1980, following a meeting of renowned exper t s at tending the National Development Council. These attendees realized that the medical community overly relies on clinical practice to ensure the quality of medical care. Their recommendation led to the establishment of the Institute of Pathology. With much effort and preparation, the Taipei Institute of Pathology was finally established in December 1982 with funds donated by the Taipei City Government and the Taipei Liu-Gong Irrigation A ssociation. To be consistent with the provisions set by the Department of Health, (now the Ministry of Health and Welfare) the institute was renamed “The Medical Foundation for Pathology Development”, with the Taipei Institute of Pathology(TIP) established under it in 2008.
Aside from providing services for anatomical and clinical pathology as well as newborn screening, a molecular medicine lab was also established to cope with the rapid changes and advances in the world of medical biotechnology. Hepatitis B & C viral load and Helicobacter pylori testing were added to our present line of numerous tests. Pharmacogenetics, cancer target therapy related tests and research studies are some of the new platforms that were set up with respect to international standards and tendency, we expect TIP to become one of the reliable pathological labs soon. This new addition to our institution allows us to actively engage in education and research using precision equipment and advanced technology to offer the newest and most innovative medical research applications for improved clinical diagnostic services, supporting high quality and professional medical service to our patient.
For continuing to deliver consistent and high qualit y diagnostic services, TIP first conducted ISO 15189 system, and we completed the Medical Laboratory Accreditation process held by the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF) since 2004. After 6 years efforts, TIP had the great honor of being granted the award of “Benchmark Laboratory” from TAF in 2010. We expect continued success from all our colleagues by insisting on these core values: Accurate Diagnosis, Dedicated Services, Excellence in Efficiency and Professionalism in Teamwork. All our colleagues contribute to our nation’s medical pathology services, research and education.
Since its establishment, TIP has upheld the belief in the respect for life, considering patients as members of our own family and dedicating its efforts towards social responsibility. We not only continue to seek progress in advancing pathology techniques to ensure good public health, but we also contribute to the many charities and in-time support for taking care of these disadvantaged minorities.
Standing on a strong foundation to explore the world, we hope that all our colleagues persist in their effor ts to continuously upgrade the medical profession, develop medical research to meet international standards and continue to wholeheartedly provide excellent medical pathology services.