University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Coordinates: 53°35′29″N 9°58′36″E / 53.59139°N 9.97667°E / 53.59139; 9.97667
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University Medical Center
LocationMartinistraße 52
20246 Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates53°35′29″N 9°58′36″E / 53.59139°N 9.97667°E / 53.59139; 9.97667
Care systemStatutory health insurance (GKV), Private
Typeuniversity hospital
Affiliated universityUniversity of Hamburg
StandardsISO 9001, ISO 14001
Emergency departmentYes
Beds1,738 (plus 220 at the University Cardiology Center, 68 at the old Martini-Klinik and 72 at the new Martini-Klinik)
Opened19 May 1889 (1889-05-19)
ListsHospitals in Germany

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

The UKE has 1,738 beds and 121 day-care places and is listed to provide the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services.[1]


UKE's former main entrance.

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, 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 World War II.[2]

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.[3]


UKE's main entrance since 2009.

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.[4]


The board consists of Burkhard Göke, Medical Director and acting CEO, Marya Verdel, Financial Director, Joachim Prölß, Director of patients and care management and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Blanche Schwappach-Pignataro.

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  1. ^ "Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf". 16 July 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Tag des offenen Denkmals 2008" (PDF) (in German). Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medien (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media). June 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Europe′s most advanced paperless hospital wins HIMSS Analytics′ top award". November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Geschichte des Krankenhauses Bethanien". Geschichte. Diakonie-Klinikum Hamburg. Retrieved 20 November 2009.


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

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