Speech of Professor Bui Duc Phu - Director of HCH

At the Ceremony of awarding Medal for People's Health to Dr. Tran Tien Sum in Hue 24/04/2015

Dr. Tran Tien Sum CEO of Tran Tien Foundation - USA
Distinguished Guests, Colleagues,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Hue Central Hospital has undergone 120 years of its establishment and development, especially in the last 10 years, our hospital makes continuous efforts in modern equipment investment, infrastructure improvement, a high quality workforce development, performing high quality techniques in the examination and treatment which is worthy of special class hospital, specialized medical center of Central Region and Senior Medical Center Central Region in the future.

With the policies and development strategies of Hue Central Hospital applied flexibly and organizationally, Hue Central Hospital has had many relationships with foreign individuals, groups and organizations to come to make cooperation, transfer technology, do scientific research in many different areas of specialties as well as donate valuable medical equipment or create conditions for study tours and training in big Institutes and Universities from America, Australia, France, Japan.... And as a result, many great achievements in development of high techniques have been recorded, contributing to the effectiveness of healthcare for people.

For the great achievements of Today, firstly, on behalf of Hospital Leaders, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the Trantien Foundation and especially Dr. Tran Tien Sum, who have greatly supported and contributed to the general development of Hue Central Hospital.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Trantien Foundation is a health, private, charitable, independent and legal educational agency in the United States which was founded by Dr. Tran Tien Sum (California, USA) and Professor. Lester Silver. MD (New York, USA). Also, Trantien Foundation is serving for charitable purposes and follows closely humanitarian ideals of Tran Lang Minh Huong Village, Thua Thien-Hue. The philanthropy works of Trantien Foundation from 2005 until now have run many different programs such as charitable examination, free medicine distribution, and exchange and organization of seminars with many different specialties such as plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology, nursing, etc.

Dr. Sum gave great contributions to the success and development of Hue Central Hospital in particular and Vietnam Health ranch in general and until now his cooperation and support has still been continued.

Every year, Dr Sum organized American medical missions to Hue Central Hospital to:

  • Exchange advanced knowledge in plastic surgery, ENT, pediatrics, internal medicine, cardiology, etc.
  • Coordinate with doctors of Hue Central Hospital and Hue Pharmacy and Medical University to perform examinations, diagnosis and surgeries of specialties for over 3,000 patients at hospitals in Hue City. Especially, more than 500 cases of plastic and micro surgeries were performed successfully in Hue Central Hospital.
  • Introduce top professors, doctors and nurses of reconstructive surgery from the USA to give lectures and exchange professional skills with doctors of Hue Central Hospital.
  • Dr. Tran Tien Sum in association with Trantien Foundation helped equip with a practical room of microsurgery for specialty doctors and resident doctors in the hospital.
  • In addition, since 2005 Dr Sum and Trantien Foundation under the collaboration with Tue Tinh Duong Hai Duc in Hue city, Thien Sanh outpatient clinic in Minh Huang village, Huong Tra District, Thua Thien Hue has given examinations, acupuncture and free drugs to the patients. As of the end of 2012 there were over 40,000 examinations and more than 1.6 billion Vietnamese dongs for free medicines to the poor patients.

With the above-mentioned honorable contributions, the Ministry of Health of Socialist Republic of Vietnam decided to award the Medal for People's Health to Dr Tran Tien Sum. Today, on the occasion of Trantien Foundation's mission to Hue Central Hospital to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Trantien Foundation's establishment, Hue Central Hospital solemnly holds a ceremony for awarding the very meaningful medal to Dr. Tran Tien Sum. On behalf of leaders and staffs of Hue Central Hospital, I would like to say "Congratulation" to Dr Tran Tien Sum and Trantien Foundation.