Xiangya International Medical Center, located on the campus of Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan Province, is a partnership between Xiangya Hospital of Central South University and UPMC. Like many cities throughout China, Changsha has witnessed an increasingly diverse resident population. Through a clinical partnership, Xiangya Hospital and UPMC have collaborated to address the needs of an equally large and diverse patient base by establishing clinical best practices at a new international medical center.

In this partnership, UPMC has helped to provide regional access to international standards of health care. Existing work has featured quality assurance and assistance in Joint Commission International (JCI) preparation; on-site and Pittsburgh-based staff training; clinical program development; and selection and implementation of the latest health care IT solutions. The goal of this collaboration is to achieve JCI accreditation and to continue to enhance the quality and range of service offerings, potentially throughout the full Xiangya Hospital campus.