The Munich Health Department has been taking care of the Munich Clinic since the middle of the year. Health officer Beatrix Zurek visited the locations in the north and south of Munich. The focus is on the intensive exchange with colleagues from various professional groups and departments on site as well as the medical services of general interest and medical lighthouses of the city’s health care provider.
Munich Clinic continues realignment in the pandemic
The Munich Clinic already combines state-of-the-art medicine and care and is an important pillar of services of general interest under one roof – around a third of emergencies in the state capital are cared for in the municipal network, and most babies are born in the Munich Clinic in Germany. What is currently emerging are modern structural structures. The visit to the Munich Clinic Bogenhausen on September 27th. was therefore dedicated to the medical care of tomorrow. Health advisor Zurek gets information from the managing directors Dr. Axel Fischer and Dietmar Pawlik as well as the commercial clinic director Dr. Tim Guderjahn and experts from the construction department on a joint tour of the imposing construction site to the ongoing construction projects at all of the clinic group. The construction site in Bogenhausen is the largest construction project in the realignment of the Munich Clinic, investing a total of around one billion euros in the city and the Free State. A year ago the extension of a fifth building section, which internally also referred to as the “fifth finger”, was celebrated, the foundation stone was laid. It has been growing in height bit by bit. With the laying of the foundation stone in Harlaching a few months ago and the imminent inauguration of the central laboratory in Neuperlach, the Munich Clinic is celebrating two further structural milestones this year parallel to the demanding Covid-19 supply and is further advancing its realignment. “During the pandemic, the Munich Clinic has once again proven to be indispensable for the health care in our city. What the nurses, doctors and other hospital staff have been doing for the past two years is unbelievable. I am very much looking forward to closely accompanying the further steps of the realignment, which will create a state-of-the-art treatment and work environment for patients and employees, ”said health officer Zurek.
Provision for the people of Munich and the surrounding area
A visit and tour of the Munich Clinic Harlaching followed on Tuesday (October 5th). Health advisor Zurek finds out about the current situation and care in the south of Munich from the management, clinic management and nursing staff as well as doctors, from children’s medicine to the lighthouse project of the “flying doctors”.
In the neurological center in Harlaching, 1,200 stroke patients are treated annually – and over 7,000 stroke patients in clinics in the Bavarian region are treated via the telemedical network TEMPiS. Prof. Roman Haberl (Head of Neurology) and Prof. Anastasios Mpotsaris, who took over the Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology in September, together with project leader Dr. Gordian Hubert presented the worldwide unique stroke project “Flying Intervention Team”, also known as “Flying Doctors Against Stroke”. In the project, specialists from the center fly to stroke patients in the Bavarian partner clinics of the network in order to carry out a complicated catheter operation on site. By avoiding relocation, the stroke, which is an important factor, can be saved time. “The most recent data analysis has shown that by dying in Harlaching, the world’s first experienced practice can avoid disabilities and demonstrably improve the quality of life of patients after a stroke,” says Prof. Haberl.
Health officer Zurek found out about the cross-location cooperation in the south of Munich using the example of interdisciplinary care for the gastrointestinal tract. The Munich Clinic Neuperlach has specialized in the treatment of gastroenterological diseases for many years and is one of the largest colon cancer centers in Germany. A year ago this expertise was extended to the Munich Clinic Harlaching. Patients with gastroenterological diseases have been cared for in Harlaching and Neuperlach since December 2020 under a joint medical and nursing management. “Two houses, one team” emphasizes chief physician Dr. Markus Dollhopf. The center is strengthened at both locations by a high level of expertise in visceral surgery – in Harlaching, medical director of PD Dr. Mia Kim.
Representing the important pillar of public services, the visit to the Harlachinger Children’s Clinic with neonatology (premature baby ward) ends, in which around 70 premature babies with a birth weight of less than 1,500 grams are cared for every year as a certified “Perinatal Center Level 1” with the highest level of care for premature babies. The children’s intensive care unit, the children’s normal wards and the children’s emergency center have found a new home in specially modernized areas in the main building of the clinic since 2019 – before they move into the new clinic in 2024.
die Munich Clinic With clinics in Bogenhausen, Harlaching, Neuperlach, Schwabing and Europe’s largest dermatology clinic in Thalkirchner Strasse, it is Germany’s municipal clinic and the largest and most important health care provider in the state capital of Munich. As a stronger clinic network, Munich offers diagnostics and therapy for all diseases in Munich and the surrounding area and enjoys an excellent reputation throughout Germany – with innovative and highly specialized medicine and care and as the first point of contact for basic care. Around 135,000 people receive inpatient and partial inpatient treatment here on average each year. With more than 6000 births annually, most babies in Germany are born here. The Munich Clinic is also the city’s number 1 in emergency medicine: up to 160,000 people are admitted to the four emergency centers every year – this corresponds to a third of all emergencies in the state capital. The clinics are either the teaching hospitals of the Ludwig Maximilians University or the Technical University of Munich. With around 500 training places, the internal nursing academy is the largest educational institution in the nursing sector in Bavaria. As a non-profit association, services of general interest and excellent medicine come together in the Munich Clinic and put the common good in the foreground: In addition to medical and nursing care, there is a great need that is not refinanced by the health system – such as the playroom for siblings. And the employees from medicine and nursing who work for Munich’s health care with their daily work can receive benefits in the form of Outputn benefit – z. B. by financing additional living space. Every euro counts for this.