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A greeting from the new hospital director


Nobuaki Shinozaki, M.D.
Director, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was originally located in Yamasaki, Kamakura City and was relocated to Okamoto, Kamakura City, on September 1, 2010 after 22 years of medical service in the community there.

The new hospital has 2.5 times the floor space of the smaller former hospital, and it is a base-isolated structure with 15 stories above ground and 1 underground, with 648 beds (619 occupied beds). It is equipped with a helipad on the roof, and in response to an increased number of emergency cases, the emergency department was enlarged to 5 times it’s previous size, with dedicated elevators that lead directly to the operating rooms and vascular catheter rooms. It has been 7 years since we have moved to Okamoto, and we are now expected to accept more emergency as well as oncology cases, to respond to the medical needs of the community.

Considering these circumstances, we have started a project to establish a new Emergency Center, Trauma Center, Advanced Medical Care Center, and Comprehensive Cancer Center, that is set to complete within the next few years. With the healthcare of the community at utmost importance, our hospital has also been preparing to receive more overseas patients, by preparing support for all possible languages, cultures, and religions. We have also started a project to construct a College of Medicine at our former hospital site. The first batch of students at the Faculty of Nursing are scheduled to start enrolling in 2020.

The floor space of the hospital will be further enlarged to 2.3 times the current size, but delivering the best healthcare does not necessarily mean only in terms of medical expertise or knowledge, not to mention cutting edge medical devices. I believe that the best healthcare is to deliver service from the heart, as we continuously strive to provide the best services in every aspect. I hope that this will be common value for all at Shonan Kamakura General Hospital.

Our goal is to build a hospital that continues to be trusted by the community in providing safe and secure healthcare. Also, we have been rated as a “hospital conducive for staff,” as part of the hospital functional rating, or “Hospirate,” as we provide a conducive environment for the staff to work in, and keep motivated.

We will continue to uphold Tokushukai’s philosophy of “Equality of all living beings,” and to make this a reality here at Kamakura, we will continue to practice the following values; “Always open”, “Never turn away emergency cases” and “Never accept gifts from patients.” We want to build a hospital from the patient’s point of view.

A greeting from deputy hospital director


Shuzo Kobayashi, M.D.

“Our goal is to be a hospital that is loved and trusted by the community and one that garners the patients’ approval.”
~ Aspiring to provide world-class medical care that does not leave the weak unattended

It has already been 20 years since I became a vice director of Shonan Kamakura General Hospital. With effect from June 1, 2017, I took up the post of deputy director, and this has made me realize the importance of my responsibilities.

To date, I have been committing myself to the post of vice director of hospital from Internal Medicine, believing in my utmost mission of improve the quality of medical care in internal medicine, and receiving support from many for this cause. Looking back, I have introduced the electronic medical record, established a system for healthcare safety, started up the Oncology Center, and ensured the functioning of the Nutritional Support Team (NST). I have also developed the regenerative medicine and transplant services, with much support and guidance from the president, Dr. Takao Suzuki.

I have also promoted cooperation in the medical field, from emergency medicine, advanced medical care, to end-of-life care. Being a medical system that covers the entire community, our hospital is now receiving guidance from physicians from many medical associations, and has become a well-loved hospital for many people in the community. Also, as a medical corporation activity, I have visited 14 countries in Africa to provide support for medical care in the area of renal medicine.

Our goal is to be a hospital that is loved and trusted by the community and one that garners the patients’ approval. Above all, we strive to be a hospital that treats our patients with compassion.

Our hospital is also an educational hospital that is accredited in many clinical areas. As the education of young physicians is one of our important missions, we really appreciate your understanding and corporation and hope to receive your honest feedback and guidance.

In addition, many of our medical departments and physicians are playing active roles nationally and globally, and constantly putting effort into training and education to facilitate advancement of medicine. Making sure that the fruits of our labor benefit each and every patient, is also one of the concerns of the hospital.

In order to ensure that patients have good quality of life and good end-of-life care, we are strengthening alliances with affiliated institutions, which include geriatric-health services facilities, special nursing homes, and home care centers. A “Center for Regional Comprehensive Healthcare” has been established, and we are making efforts to closely work with physicians, as well as staff from welfare and administrative agencies. We will continue to organize various activities e.g. in-house lectures, concerts, and “Non-profit Organization The society for thinking about healing medicine”, to reach out to more people. This is in the hope of becoming a center for improving the lifestyles and culture exposure of the members of the community.

In future, we will be expanding our campus to open advanced medical care centers, mainly focusing on a Trauma Center, and enhancing our comprehensive cancer treatment. Mental support for patients, for example, those with malignancies, extensive injuries as well as vulnerable individuals, is of high importance as well.

Together with these services, it is our goal to build a new next-generation hospital that offers world-class catheter treatment, endoscopic surgery, radiation therapy, and regenerative medicine as well as psychological palliative care for patients who require them. Also, we are moving forward one step at a time to enhance our pediatric and neonatal care, as well as establish a clinical care system for allergy-related diseases, in which our country is lagging behind in. We sincerely appreciate your understanding, cooperation, and guidance in this journey.

Our philosophy



Hospital Outline


Shonan Kamakura General Hospital
Iryohojin (Medical Corporation) Okinawa Tokushukai

Address: 1370-1 Okamoto, Kamakura-City
Established in November 1988

Hospirate Certification SKGH is an accredited member of Hospirate. Accredation #13 (Hospital Rating Project for Better Working Conditions)
Area Site area 16,828.94㎡
Building area 6,713.21㎡
Total floor area 6,713.21㎡
Structure Steel-reinforced concrete /earthquake resistant structure
(The three story annex is not included.)
Number of floors 15 story medical tower with rooftop Helipad, plus one underground floor and a separate three story annex (height 56.45m)
Parking Lot

Provides up to 259 visitor spaces

Related facilities

Tokushukai Group, Hayama Heart Center, Shonan Atsugi Hospital, Kamakura Joint Reconstruction Center, Shonan Hayama Daycare Clinic, Shonan Kamakura Clinic, Clinique La Plage Hayama, Geriatric Health Services Facility Kamakura, Geriatric Health Services Facility Rehabilitation Care Shonan Kamakura, Geriatric Health Services Facility Yumegaoka, Special Elderly Nursing Home Kamakura Ai-no-Sato, Yamato Seishu Hospital

President Takao Suzuki
Hospital Director Nobuaki Shinozaki
Deputy Hospital Director Shuzo Kobayashi
Number of Beds Total certified: 619
ER Ward Beds: 20   ICU Beds: 8   LDR Rooms: 3   Germ-free Private Rooms: 5   HCU Beds: 44  
Staffing Ratios Patient-to-nurse staffing ratio 7:1
SKGH Staff Members

Total number of Staff: 1,542 (April 1st, 2015)

Doctors: 317 (Fulltime 212 & Part-time 105),Nurses: 636, Pharmacists: 50, Clinical Radiologists: 49, Clinical Laboratory Technologists: 57, Managerial Dieticians: 12, Physical Therapists: 42, Occupational Therapists: 27, Speech Therapists: 8, Clinical Engineers 33, Orthoptists: 7, Clinical Research Coordinators: 9, Medical Social Workers: 7, Child-minders: 18, Medical Clerks: 117, Administrative Staff: 34, Health Information Managers: 8, and Others: 145

Training Opportunities Postgraduate clinical training, Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery offer advanced clinical training of foreign medical practitioners
State-of-the-Art Imaging Equipment Tomotherapy320 multi-slice CT scanner, 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner, X-ray TV room, Mammography, Mammotome, Interventional Radiology CT facility


Historical Timeline

October, 1988 Construction of Shonan Kamakura Hospital (SKH) began with 368 beds.
November, 1988 Shonan Kamakura Hospital opened.
January, 1991 Number of beds expanded to 432.
March, 1994 Hospital was officially renamed Shonan Kamakura General Hospital (SKGH).
June, 1995 Day Surgery opened with three beds.
December, 1995 SKGH become a medical corporation, known as Iryou Hojin Aishinkai.
April, 1996 SKGH was recognized as a postgraduate medical training facility.
October, 1996 Day Surgery Center opened with 11 beds.
January, 1999 Day Surgery Center expanded to 17 beds.
October, 2002 SKGH attained V3 status in hospital function rating.
February, 2003 Day Surgery Center added 19 more beds.
January, 2004 Electronic medical record system (KJC- web) was introduced and commened operation.
May, 2006 New wing was dedicated, adding 110 additional beds to the hospital.
June, 2006 Number of the beds expanded to 542.
July, 2006 Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) based paying system was introduced to our hospital.
March, 2007 Community General Support Center Shonan Kamakura opened.
April, 2007 SKGH, in collaboration with Mirai Iryo Research Center Inc, opened the Clinical Research Center.
November, 2007 SKGH upgraded to a V5 status in hospital functional rating.
July, 2008 Oncology Center opened.
October, 2009 Listed as accredited Hospirate Hospital (Hospital rating project for better working conditions).
February, 2010 SKGH was recognized as Iryou Hojin (medical corporation) Okinawa Tokushukai.
April, 2010 Regenerative Medicine and Cell Processing Center opened.
September, 2010 SKGH opened at its new hospital site at Okamoto.
September, 2010 IVR (Interventional Radiology) Center opened.
November, 2010 Knee Joint Reconstruction Center opened.
September, 2011 Nakayoshi Nursery relocated from Yamazaki to its new location at Okamoto.
August, 2010 Sleep Apnea Clinic opened.
October, 2011 SKGH achieved a patient-to-nurse ratio of 7:1.
April, 2012 Number of the beds expanded to 574.
April, 2012 Became a designated hospital of Lifestyle-related Disease Prevention Check-up managed by Japan Health Insurance Association.
April, 2012 Mobile- bus Health Check-up Service started.
April, 2012 TV-xray device is installed at Endoscopy Center.
April, 2012 ICU added 8 more beds.
June, 2012 Cardiac Rehabilitation Room opened.
August, 2012 Submitted a patient-to-nurse ratio of 12:1 for night
October, 2012 NICU added 6 more beds (permitted)
October, 2012 Accredited by Japan Council for Quality Health Care Ver. 6
October, 2012 Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI)
February, 2013 Breast Surgery Clinic Opened
March, 2013 Clinical Psychology Department Opened
March, 2013 Accredited Japan Medical Service Accreditation for International Patients (JMIP)
April, 2013 SKGH is Appointed as Emergency and Critical Care Center
April, 2013 Psychiatry and Spine Center are Added
August, 2013 Trauma Center Opened
August, 2013 Re-accredited by JCI (Emergency and Critical Care Center Department)
October, 2013 President changed to Takao Suzuki
April, 2014 SKGH is appointed as Corporation Hospital in case of disaster
November, 2014 Number of the beds expanded to 619.  45 beds are added.
March, 2015 Assigned DMAT-L of Kanagawa Prefecture
April, 2015 Cancer treatment hospital designed by Kanagawa Prefecture
April, 2015 Operating Room (basement) Opened with 3 beds



General Consultation Service Hours

【Morning hours】

7:30 ~ 12:00
(11:00 for Plastic Surgery)
(~11:30 for Internal Medicine initial visit)

【Afternoon hours】

12:30 ~ * Hours vary by department

【Evening hours】

16:45 ~ 19:00

※Some departments are by appointment only. Consultation Service Hours may vary by department. Please ask the clerk at the reception desk or call +81-467-46-1717 for further details regarding operating hours.

Days Closed

Sundays and Holidays

Shonan ER

Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year

※For more information, please contact us at +81-467-46-1717 or Fax +81-467-45-0190 or contact us.