We encourage academia to accelerate technological research, development and innovation and establish medical institutes to bolster quality of medical service.
Encourage Academia to Accelerate Technological Research, Development and Innovation
Y.Z. Hsu Science Award
Far Eastern Y. Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation is founded on the mission to promote “technology and innovation.” Since 2002, the foundation has been
presenting Y. Z. Hsu Science Award to encourage academia for dedication to innovative research and development in the technological fields. The foundation consistently exerts efforts and resources into the cause, making Y. Z. Hsu Science Award one of the most prominent awards in scientific research in Taiwan. As this award marches into its 20th year in 2022, it is now one of the most significant technology awards in Taiwan and the number of applications reached 275. Over 260 scholars and experts participated in the peer review and chose 29 winners for Science Chair Professor, Science Paper Award, Yuan Ze Chair Professor and Outstanding Professor Award. Among them, winners of Y. Z. Hsu Science Chair Professor received NT$11.4 million. Over the 20 years of the award history, 441 awards have been presented with NT$180 million in prize money, which is a remarkable record.
After devoting decades of effort and resources, the Y. Z. Hsu Science Chair is now one of the prominent science awards in Taiwan. Among past awardees, many went on to become the academicians of Academia Sinica, the most prestigious honor in the academic field, including academicians Lih-Juann Chen, Chung-Yuan Mou, Shie- Ming Peng, Li-Chyong Chen, Pan-Chyr Yang, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Soo-Chen Cheng, Ann-Shyn Chiang and Chien-Hong Cheng.
Y.Z. Hsu Science Award Categories
The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Far Eastern Y. Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation. This milestone was celebrated with a slew of programs and activities, including science forums featuring the head of scientific research institutes and past winners of the Y. Z. Hsu Science Chair as speakers. The forums explored the future of technology and Taiwan’s digital competitiveness. The foundation also issued a special publication commemorating the event and produced a video celebrating the foundation’s accomplishments over the past two decades.
Foundation 20th Anniversary Video (Chinese)
Improving Quality of Medical Service with Medical Institutes
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital / Far Eastern Polyclinic
In the 1970s, Y. Z. Hsu, founder of Far Eastern Group (FEG), became aware of the lack of modern hospitals in New Taipei City. Back then, patients suffering major injuries or acute illnesses had to seek medical treatments in Taipei City. The distance often caused delayed treatment and ultimately tragedies. To prevent such unfortunate occurrences, FEG made donations to establish Far Eastern Medical Foundation, which was founded upon the missions to build hospitals; incentivize medical research; provide emergency and medical care as well as free clinics for underprivileged patients. The Group went further by building Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in Banqiao in 1981 and Far Eastern Polyclinic in Taipei City in 1988.
Today, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital has evolved into the only medical center in New Taipei City, and one that has been recognized with National Quality Award. Currently, the hospital houses 64 specializations, 2 centers and 1,174 beds, averaging 3,200 surgeries a month and over 5,000 daily out-patient visits. The hospital continues to develop patient-centered service. With the development of AI applications in medical research, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital is becoming a smart hospital that offers smart care and service to improve patient experience. Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH) has long been dedicated to the promotion of smart medicine. Its efforts in strengthening holistic care span from its outpatient, emergency, and hospitalization to home healthcare services with informatics and management. On September 15, 2022, the hospital became the first hospital in Taiwan to be certified by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for the stage Six Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). The certification measures clinical technological framework and content from the hospitalization perspective. In addition to data security and electronic medical records, the provision of closedloop processes, decision-making support and warnings for medication, assays, blood transfusion and human milk management are also evaluated.