Since 1889, the foundation of the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) in the second largest city, Hamburg, it has been one of the leading medical center in Europe. In the ranking list The World’s Best Hospitals in Germany published by Newsweek, it reached the THIRD which rank only behind to Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg.
As one of the largest hospitals in Hamburg, it consists of 13 centers and over 80 clinics and institutes. With more than 11,000 employees, about 2,900 of them are medical specialists and researchers, while more than 3,400 work as nurses and therapist, the UKE is the third-largest employer in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The UKE has more than 1,436 beds and provides medical care to 104,000 inpatients and 413,816 outpatients including 129,000 emergency patients. Based on the interconnection of medicine, research, and teaching, the UKE takes intensive care to the patients from diagnosis to treatment. The emphasis in UKE’s research are the neurosciences, cardio-vascular research, care research, oncology, as well as infections and inflammations. Other potential areas of the UKE are molecular imaging and skeletal biology research.
In developing the new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oncology, the doctors and investigators in the UKE's Center for Oncology are renowned for innovation and the results of research are extensively applied to the treatment of oncology. Being the leader in oncology, the center is strengthened by the cooperation of the experts in diverse areas, meanwhile, they will regularly organize meetings for complicated case discussion. Refer to the doctor, the center would organize a special customize medical team for evert single patient, and right in this way could all the patients receive the best treatment which is roundly recognized by all the team of oncologists, Specialist for Radiation Therapy and Radiology and the other participated doctors.
The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf initially reached Stage 7 of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) in Europe, all of the hard work toward a common aim – the health and well-being of the patients.