University clinic in Berlin wins first place in the national Focus Magazine ranking by a wide margin
The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has emerged as the overall winner in a broad ranking of clinics by Focus Magazine, thus retaining its title from the previous year.
Focus magazine’s list of clinics is the result of the most comprehensive nationwide comparison of more than 2,000 German hospitals. The research team collected data on the quality of medical- and nursing care over a six-month period. The ranking is based on a combination of success rates, patient safety, clinical quality management measures, technical equipment, the qualification of specialists and skilled personnel, and above all on the recommendations of more than 22,000 medical specialists. The results show that Charité is once again Germany’s Best Clinic, leaving the Klinikum der Universität München, the University Medical Center Freiburg and the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden far behind.
In the majority of the specialties evaluated in the survey, the Charité secured the leading position in subsequent rankings. Particularly rewarding, is the fact that the Charité has maintained its pole position in the field of high-risk perinatal care both at the Department of Obstetrics at the Campus Charité Mitte and also at the Campus Virchow-Klinikum. These departments operate in accordance with the highest medical standards and are responsible for ensuring almost 5,000 births annually.
The Chairman of the Executive Board of the Charité, Prof. Karl Max Einhäupl, attributed this achievement first and foremost to the excellent services that are provided by the 10,000+ Charité employees every day. The teamwork of all those involved, spanning numerous professional groups and medical specialties is the key to the Charité’s success and forms the foundation for excellent care.” This is of particular relevance in the context of the creation of the newly founded Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), an institution that unites the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine with the Charité. ”Within the BIH clinical care and research have been integrated. First class research is inspired by close clinical observation and collaboration and new research findings lead to progress in medical care – these are important factors which benefit our patients. At the Charité, we aim to remain the leader in the field of medical innovation, contributing towards and inspiring new momentum for innovation and change.”
Matthias Scheller, the Hospital Director of the Charité, sees the extraordinary renewed success of the Charité as an incentive and a source of encouragement. “Quite apart from the excellent quality of clinical services on offer throughout the Charité, the continued modernisation of Charité buildings remains our priority.” This is essential in order to ensure that hospital recuperation is not only safe and medically successful but also that it takes place in an environment that is as comfortable for patients as possible.”
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