вт, 11/15/2011

Hospitals of PGD International rank above average in patient satisfaction

The health insurance Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) awarded its Klinikus Award 2012 to Martin Luther Hospital and Waldkrankenhaus Hospital Spandau, both being part of PGD International.

The award honors the hospitals with the highest patient satisfaction. The results are based on a survey that was conducted among more than 15,000 patients insured by the Techniker Krankenkasse of Berlin and Brandenburg. A particularly positive assessment got Martin Luther Hospital in the following points:

  • Doctors understandably answer patients question
  • Nurses understandably answer patients questions
  • extensive information about the operations
  • Caregivers are well informed about the patients medical history and the progression of their illnesses
  • Information of the medicaments to be taken are clearly understandable

The Klinikus Award serves as quality seal for superior patient satisfaction and supports patients to choose the right hospital for them. Susanne Hertzer, head of TK in Berlin and Brandenburg: "The patients of Martin Luther Hospital are satisfied above average. With the Klinikus we want to celebrate this positive result. At the same time the award serves as an incentive to improve patient care even further."

Jörg Gottschalk, managing director of Martin Luther Hospital says: "This is a success for all employees of Martin Luther Hospital! I would like to thank everyone for the very good work. In addition, we are very pleased to know that our patients appreciate that commitment. "

In addition to the subjective assessments of patients, the TK-Clinic Guide provides important medical parameters in understandable language, such as the quality reports of hospitals. About 1,000 hospitals throughout the country are valued regularly for the grade of satisfaction of its patients in the categories of overall satisfaction, outcome of treatment, medical and nursing care, information and communication as well as organization and accommodation. Only those hospitals that have performed in all five categories above average receive the TK Klinikus Award.

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Martin Luther Hospital is a member of Paul Gerhardt Diakonie. It is an acute and emergency hospital in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The hospital has 285 beds with high standard equipment. The main strengths of Martin Luther Hospital lie in a very patient-oriented treatment and care by dedicated staff from all professional groups who work together very efficiently throughout all departments and disciplines. Therefore Martin Luther Hospital is "First class for your health." The hospital's action is anchored in the diaconal thought: the service of humanity. The departments include general surgery, visceral and vascular surgery, orthopedics and traumatology, the obesity center, the clinic for gynecology and obstetrics, plastic surgery, the diabetic foot center, internal medicine, radiology and nuclear medicine, the joint replacement center, intensive care and anesthesia, the center for thyroid surgery, the Department of Neonatal Medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation and the emergency response center that is staffed around the clock. Among others Martin Luther Hospital is certified as pain free clinic, diabetic foot center, Center for Endometriosis and as a gynecologic cancer center.