History of Seirei

1930
 Seirei began accommodating and protecting destitute tuberculosis patients by establishing "Bethel Home".
1939
 On December 25th, Seirei received a special financial grant from Emperor Showa (Hirohito). This enabled Seirei to continue operating after a period of financial crises.
1942
 Established Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital.
1962
 Established Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital.
1973
 Established Hamanako Eden no Sono, Senior Residence.
1977
 Established Vietnam Refugees Protection Facility “Aiko Ryo”, as entrusted by the Japanese Red Cross Society.
2012
 Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital was accredited by Joint International Commission (JCI).

The Origin of Seirei

In 1930, it was the early Showa period. A group of youth took in a young man suffering from tuberculosis, feared as a fatal malady in those days. It all began with this group of young people, which included Tamotsu Hasegawa. That was origin of “Seirei”.

Early-stage Tuberculosis Ward
Patients with severe cases of tuberculosis were cared for inrustic cabins scattered about a pine woods.
(present-day Mikatahara-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu)