With this second Progress Report on sustainability at RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG we show that our Company with its long-term objectives has begun a process of sustainable development at all levels. 

This includes, among other things, our campus concept with numerous different healthcare facilities whose construction stage is already in full swing at our Bad Neustadt site, and which serves as a model for other sites. The Kreisklinik Bad Neustadt facility has complemented our facilities in Bad Neustadt since its acquisition in 2016. Kreisklinik’s constructive, functional and human resources integration into the Bad Neustadt Campus is an important model project for the development of healthcare delivery, particularly in rural regions.

In our innovation and funding pool, roughly 60 development and research projects dealing primarily with the subjects of “Research and Innovation” as well as “Treatment Excellence and Network Medicine” were funded during the reporting period. In 2016 nearly 30 more projects were added.

Investments in medical technology were also path-breaking: for example, over the past year the new “MIT – Marburg Ion Beam Therapy Centre” was put into service, as was a new linear accelerator at the Clinic for Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology in Marburg, thus making it possible in future to provide more effective radiation therapy with lower levels of stress for patients.

Given the growing challenges in the healthcare system, we will continue to work together with our stakeholders to establish sustainability at all levels of the Company.