MEDICINE HAS A SOUL AND PATIENTS KNOW IT
Patients Are the Center of Interest
Research and education at the Medical University of Vienna do not take place in a vacuum. Pivotal to all considerations are the patients. Their illnesses and
spiritual needs deserve the undivided attention of our physicians, nursing staff, and all others—from those in the medical-technical services to the technical and administrative staff.
General Hospital of Vienna: World Renowned University Medical Center
By virtue of its cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna, the new General Hospital of Vienna (opened in 1994 and operated by the City of Vienna) functions as university, medical center, and Austria’s largest medical research facility. The General Hospital’s excellent international reputation, with first-class patient care, depends to no small extent on this cooperative partnership.
Together with the City nursing staff, personnel for medical-technical services, etc., the University physicians strive for round-the-clock, first-class care for the patients who have been entrusted to them.
State of the art equipment and the commitment of medical specialists in all fields enable us to integrate the most promising results of international and our own research into patient care immediately.
Top Performance for Self-Reliant Patients
The Medical University perceives itself as a unique service provider. Patients are not considered passive recipients of health care rather as “clients” who have entrusted themselves to experts. An impeccable relationship of trust between the care-giving professional teams and the patient/client is, therefore, one of the essential prerequisites for a successful treatment.
In this way approximately 94,000 inpatients are admitted and 35,000 operations conducted annually in the 35 University departments. Each year 440,000 individuals receive outpatient care. The various University departments record a total of 1.5 million patient contacts annually.
Only excellent management, combined with constant evaluation and development of our services, enable first-class performance on such a large scale.
Knowledge Transfer in Hospital Treatment
As a consequence of the Medical University of Vienna’s newly acquired autonomy, it will be easier for us to distinguish ourselves as experts in knowledge transfer. Among other things, it is our aim to further enhance the General Hospital’s reputation as a reference center for other hospitals.
Today new courses of treatment for frequent illnesses such as strokes and heart attacks are being developed. They define the quality standards for optimal treatment from the time of admission.
In addition, performance records will be kept in all University departments to ensure the best possible use of resources for patient treatment and care.