Enterprise
Statistics 2017
  • 21 departments
  • 1428 licensed beds
  • 460 advanced practice clinicians
  • 1094 medical staff
  • 60785 inpatient admissions
  • 170733 outpatient visits

Self-understanding

Largest communal hospitals - committment to the provision of services

Self-understanding

The largest communal hospitals are an essential pillar of inpatient and outpatient health care for the population. We are ready to offer the helpful hand to both the German and the international patients.

Public provision

The communal hospitals represent the municipality and are committed to the provision of services, treating each patient independently of the financial capacities and other social issues. Today this also applies to patients without health insurance or economically challenged people with multiple diseases. In this case provision of medical services also implies providing facilities and personnel for emergencies and continous training.

Public provision is our central social responsibility, with the process of provision of services being defined at municipal and EU level. This sector is viewed as a vital pillar of the national welfare.

Special services of large municipal hospitals

Large municipal hospitals offer the whole scope of services, including

  • the wide medical and nursing emergency supply
  • high level of interdisciplinarity in medical centers
  • the extensive training and further education of staff (nurses and specialists)
  • the unrestricted and complex treatment of extremely serious deseases
  • patient-oriented clinical research to increase the quality of medical care

Emergency supply is offered around the clock. The physicians of various disciplines, highly specialized nurses as well as medical and technical assistants are available for the treatment of emergency patients during the day- or night time.

High level of interdisciplinarity is the key to success

Self-understanding

Since patients with multiple diseases or complications are most frequently treated at hospitals of maximum supply, the interdisciplinary cooperation is the key to success and an integral part of medical routine at the municipal hospital. Close interdisciplinary interraction of the specialists with different fields of specialization help to streamline the treatment proces and to achieve better therapeutic results. Special tumor boards, for example, help to treat the cancer patients more comprehensively and boost the success rates.

Sustainable development and continous training of staff:

The training of staff is of particular importance given the demographic development. Many large municipal hospitals operate large medical centers, which are consciously expanding to meet the growing medical needs. The efficient training of assistant doctors is a task of social importance. The younger specialists are led by experienced specialists and senior physicians.

Treatment of extremely severe conditions

Being the clinic with maximum supply, the municipal large-scale hospitals are tailoring their care to the needs of all the patients. Their high professional interdisciplinary competence enables them to treat the most severe and rare diseases as well as multimorbid patients more competently, comprehensively and efficiently than the smaller houses.

Our special priority is treatment of patients with very complex and often unpredictable pathologies. As a rule, the treatment process of the severe diseases presupposes the above-average use of resources (the use of the most expensive drugs and medical technology, a complex interdisciplinary collaboration, enormous quantitative and qualitative staffing). The severe cases with incalculable outcomes are often not adequately illustrated by the respective case rates and thus need particular attention.

Innovations and medical progress

Due to high patient numbers, the large municipal hospitals have access to the latest medical technology and participate in clinical research. In Germany, the basic research is performed primarily at the university clinics and non-university research institutions such as the Max Planck Institute.

Since the clinical research requires proximity to the patient, it is exercized primarily in large municipal hospitals of maximum medical supply. This is also due to the fact that the reliable results, especially in comparative studies, can only be obtained on the basis of the large patient numbers. Due to the participation in clinical trials, patients under strictly controlled medical conditions get access to the most advanced medication and new therapies. We believe that the patient is the first to benefit from medical progress.

Profitability and compliance with tariff agreements

Self-understanding

Due to the modern management methods and operational innovations, the large municipal hospitals act responsibly with their remuneration means and are extremely efficient. The large municipal hospitals are continuously optimizing their structures and processes in order to ensure the quality of the medical and nursing care of their patients in the long term. Since they do not have to generate dividends for shareholders, they can use their surplus directly and completely for patient care and the improvement of working conditions.

As a fair employer, they are frequently the top performers in tariff development. They offer a safe occupational pension scheme, a fair cooperation between employers and employees and active social participation.

Sustainable funding

Large communal hospitals usually cover the entire medical spectrum. They are equipped with the state-of-the-art devices and are ready to treat all conditions, offering the professional medical support round the clock. Large municipal hospitals are fair employers and work economically. They do not see themselves obliged to maximize profits and distribute dividends. Profits generated are reinvested directly into the patient care and the improvement of working conditions in the hospital.

The large municipal hospitals need a sustainable solution for hospital financing, otherwise they can not guarantee their comprehensive range of services for all patients categories.

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