Social commitment

In view of rising refugee numbers in Germany, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG, together with the cooperation partner Zentrum für Telemedizin Bad Kissingen, created a basis for a telemedical network for providing care to refugees. Here, doctors with a migrant background are to provide telemedical care since they possess the necessary medical and linguistic knowledge. The project provides for solutions for initial registration facilities, collective living quarters and hospitals as wells as for direct contact with refugees. 

In the middle of 2015, the model project “intercultural medical outpatient service”, unique in Germany, was launched in Gießen to meet the special needs of patients with a migrant background. The aim is to achieve intercultural opening by providing reasonable medical care giving particular consideration to special cultural aspects. The model project is funded by the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration.

Moreover, our employees also demonstrate their social commitment as volunteers performing a wide range of tasks such as assistance to earthquake victims in Nepal or for Paralympics athletes, medical care in Afghanistan and Sierra Leone as well as training and higher-qualification training of Macedonian heart surgeons. You can find detailed information regarding the commitment of our employees in the red box on this page as well as on pages 16 and 31. Company-external institutions or persons are neither supported nor sponsored by RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG. Funds are preferably channelled to research and medical care in our own facilities.