University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

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University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
UKE Entrance.jpg
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
main entrance 2011
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is located in Hamburg
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Shown within Hamburg
Geography
Location Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates 53°35′29″N 9°58′36″E / 53.5913°N 9.9766°E / 53.5913; 9.9766Coordinates: 53°35′29″N 9°58′36″E / 53.5913°N 9.9766°E / 53.5913; 9.9766
Organisation
Care system German health insurance
Hospital type General Teaching
Services
Emergency department available
Beds 1460
History
Founded 19th May 1889
Links
Website http://www.uke.de UKE Hamburg
Lists Hospitals in Germany
Floor plan in 1893.

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (German: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)) is the teaching hospital of the University of Hamburg and one of the largest hospitals in Hamburg, Germany.

The UKE has 1,460 beds and 121 day-care places and is listed to provide the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services.[1]

History[edit]

The first parts of the hospital were built between 1884 and 1889. From 1913 until 1926, Fritz Schumacher built a general purpose building, today called Fritz-Schumacher-Haus, among others for the pathological anatomy with a dissecting room. In 2008 the hospital participated in the Tag des offenen Denkmals (Day of the open heritage site)—a Germany-wide annual event sponsored by the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, that opens cultural heritage sites to the public—showing the Fritz-Schumacher-Haus and the operating theatre in a bunker from Second World War.[2]

In the June 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak, a CNN story stated that the Medical Director, Dr. Debatin, said that the outbreak's "...source is still a mystery...At this point, we still have to assume it has something to do with vegetables. For people living in northern Germany, or visiting northern Germany, the advice is to refrain from eating raw vegetables: No cucumbers, no tomatoes, no salads. To sum it up, either peel it, cook it, or leave it. That's a good way to live by, and fortunately there are lots of things we can eat."[3]

In 2011, the hospital achieved Stage 7 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics Europe′s Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. This was awarded for achieving a paperless medical record environment coupled with significant computerised analysis of clinical data.[4]

Location[edit]

The hospital is located in Eppendorf, Hamburg, between Martinistraße and Geschwister-Scholl-Straße, and between the ground of SC Victoria in Hoheluft and the Krankenhaus Bethanien, a hospital which was built in 1893.[5]

Board[edit]

The board consists of Guido Sauter, Deputy Medical Director and acting CEO, Alexander Kirstein, Financial Director, Joachim Prölß, Director of patients and care management and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Uwe Koch-Gromus.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf" (in English). June 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Tag des offenen Denkmals 2008" (in German). Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medien (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media). June 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  3. ^ "E.coli: Is my salad safe?". 
  4. ^ "Europe′s most advanced paperless hospital wins HIMSS Analytics′ top award". November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  5. ^ "Geschichte des Krankenhauses Bethanien". Geschichte. Diakonie-Klinikum Hamburg. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 

References[edit]

  • Hospitals in Hamburg 2012, Government Agency for Health and Consumer Protection of Hamburg website (German)

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