Private clinics innovate during Corona
MAY 2020 – New service schedules, establishment of infection wards, procurement of protective equipment – the clinics have adapted to the coronavirus at lightning speed and in a variety of ways. In the process, they have developed various particularly creative ideas.
Private hospital providers have the capacity to free up a high amount of ICU high care beds
APRIL 2020 – During the corona pandemic, privately-owned hospitals are trying to create as much capacity as possible for COVID-19 patients.
Great Success of the Campaign “Rehab, make it better”
FEBRUARY 2020 – The campaign “Rehab, make it better!”, which brings together around 250 rehabilitation institutions and several associations and federations (including BDPK, German Federation Private Hospitals), has won over almost 2,000 supporters in the first three months, and the number of signatories continues to rise.
Sana Klinikum Hof – Give the day more joy of life Animal assisted therapy in palliative medicine
JANUARY 2020 – Actually, Anna-Maria Grimm, patient of the palliative ward at the Sana Klinikum Hof, thought that she didn’t have much time left. She was admitted to the clinic with an unclear abdominal swelling and two tumors were diagnosed. “My stomach hurt a lot, I just wanted to fall asleep.”
HELIOS celebrates 25 years of company history
OCTOBER 2019. It all starts with four clinics in Bad Schwartau, Bochum, Volkach and Bleicherode: In 1994, vascular surgeon Dr. Lutz Helmig founded the Helios Kliniken Group, today Europe’s largest private hospital group with 86 acute care hospitals in Germany alone.
„Sana Prevent“, a Custom made prevention
JUNE 2019. The German private hospital group Sana is expanding its range of services to include the new business area “Sana Prevent”. Under this brand name, prevention centers providing individual services to corporate customers and private patients will open all over Germany. The first “Sana Prevent” centre opened in June 2019 in Berlin on the campus of the Sana Hospital Lichtenberg.
“The most important job in the world” campaign by Helios private hospital group
APRIL 2019. At the opening of its second Nursing Congress in Berlin on 29 March 2019, Helios launched its nationwide caregivers recruiting campaign “The most important job in the world” (www.wichtigster-job.de).
Hospital Barometer 2018
JANUARY 2019.The economic situation of German hospitals remains difficult. In 2017, every third hospital wrote red numbers (30%), + 1% compared to the previous year. The share of hospitals with an annuel net profit is 60% and the one with a balanced annual result is 11%.
German hospitals in comparison
OCTOBER 2018.The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicators 2018 on financial and performance of German hospitals have just been released.
How to define quality?
JUNE 2018. The Ministry of Health has launched in 2015 the Institute for quality assurance and transparency in healthcare (IQTIG), which goal is to develop scientific stable quality indicators to compare the quality of medical treatment between hospitals, physicians and nursing homes. Hospitals have to provide annual data for public reporting.
The German Association of Private Clinics is suing the District of Calw for subsidising a local hospital
JUNE 2016. The BDPK (German Association of Private Clinics) is suing the District of Calw for subsidising local clinics with taxpayers’ money.