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Hospitals working together in the fight against COVID-19

APRIL 2020 – The 44 private hospitals of Emilia Romagna are ready to deal with the Covid19 emergency and all the immediate after effects. AIOP Emilia Romagna is working alongside the Region, with whom it has signed an agreement of total collaboration.

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Gruppo San Donato plays a central role in the daily fight against the coronavirus

APRIL 2020 – The evolution of the situation has reinforced the central role of the Gruppo San Donato in the continuous and daily fight against the virus in its hospitals.
To date, we have 1 943 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in our facilities, including 220 critically ill patients on CPAP and 165 intubated patients in intensive care beds.

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Earthquake: Italian private clinics show solidarity

DECEMBER 2016. As a result of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy at the end of October, Aiop Lazio, representing 106 clinics, was activated in order to provide quick assistance to populations affected by the earthquake.

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AIOP Giovani delegation makes a study tour in Portugal

NOVEMBER 2019 – On the occasion of the 16th Study Tour (October 22-26, 2019), the AIOP Giovani delegation visited Portugal, where it met with local healthcare directors and visited state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the capital of Lisbon.

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Consorzio Ospedaliero Colibrì: United we are stronger

MAY 2019. The Consorzio Ospedaliero Colibrì is a network of private hospitals and health and social care facilities operating in the Emilia Romagna Region (Italy), committed to create a new local and regional community welfare, able to give qualitative answers to increasingly complex needs, in a network with the territory, citizens and stakeholders.

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Women in surgery in Italia

MARCH 2019. The big challenge in male/female ratio among Italian Universities and Residency programs has been well documented since the last decade and, in a close future, surgical departments will be populated by as many women surgeons as men. Hence, it is necessary to be prepared to what is expected.

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Gender Equality: “The ability to project yourself into the future, keeping in mind your history”

MARCH 2019. Since May 2017 and for the very first time since its establishment, the Italian Association of Private Hospitals (AIOP) has a female President, Mrs Barbara Cittadini. Since 1994, Mrs Cittadini has been president and legal representative of the Casa di cura Candela, since July 2016 president of AIOP Sicily and since June 2012 National Vice president of AIOP.

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AIOP presents its yearly Report on Health and Hospitals to the Senate

JANUARY 2019. On the 16th of January in one of the Senate’s seats, the Italian Association of private hospitals presented the yearly Report on Health and Hospitals to politicians and to journalists.

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The challenges of the Italian health system

DECEMBER 2018.“Over the last five years the Italian public health system had to face important challenges: limiting spending, not adequately addressing the inefficiencies of the “machine”, transferring as much as possible the action of the spending review on funding granted to accredited private parties and giving rise to a de facto rationing of the services provided to users.

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