Appreciation for 'Waldfriede' Hospital

Appreciation for 'Waldfriede' Hospital

Berlin / Germany, 11.10. 2011 [APD]. The 'Waldfriede' Hospital of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berlin-Zehlendorf is one of the best hospitals in the capital.

October 25, 2011 | APD-CH

Berlin / Germany, 11.10. 2011 [APD]. The 'Waldfriede' Hospital of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berlin-Zehlendorf, under the direction of Bernd Quoss, is one of the best hospitals in the capital. According to the Berlin regional edition of the "Bild"- Zeitung, which builds on the results of the 2011 patient survey on the TK (National Health Service), 'Waldfriede' comes sixth in the classification of the 41 hospitals in the city. According to its patients, the overall satisfaction with the hospital lies at 81.5 percent. 79.1 percent of respondents were satisfied with treatment outcome, 78.5 percent with the medical and nursing care, 79.3 percent with information and communication, and 74.2 percent with organization and capacity.

As soon as 'Waldfriede' scored good results in all five areas, it received the 2011/2012 'TK-Klinikus award' from the TK. The strengths of the hospital were, according to the TK, the support from the nursing staff, the time nurses and doctors spent on patient concerns, the comprehensible responses of doctors to questions from patients and the excellent exchange of information between doctors and nurses. You may find more detailed information on the web:

Established in 1920, the Waldfriede acute care hospital has a 170-bed capacity and is equipped with departments in General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hand and Foot Surgery, Internal Medicine, Interdisciplinary Pelvic-floor Centre, Intensive Care, Radiology and the Centres for Bowel and Pelvic-floor Surgery (Coloproctology), and Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Syndrome as well as a Breast Centre. 9,000 patients are hospitalized and 18,000 outpatients are treated each year. Last year around 900 babies were born in Waldfriede.

Waldfriede is an academic teaching hospital of the Charité medical school - University of Berlin and a European training centre for surgical techniques in coloproctology. To strengthen international cooperation, the hospital closed a cooperation agreement with the Florida Hospital Group in Orlando, Florida (USA) in March 2008. This agreement includes a regular mutual exchange of doctors and the additional education and training of medical personnel. In the 'Waldfriede' Academy for Health and Medical Care a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree may be obtained in 'Health and Nursing Sciences' in cooperation with the Department of Christian Social Work of the 'Friedensau' Adventist Theological Seminary at Magdeburg.

The hospital received the Silver certification from the Drug Commissioner of the Federal Government for its role as a "smoke-free hospital". It was awarded with the KTQ certificate for high-quality standards and with the seal of the German Cancer Society (DKD) in breast cancer diagnosis. 'Waldfriede' has been part of the "German network of Health Promoting Hospitals" of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1996. The "Association for Environmental and Nature Protection in Germany" (BUND) honoured the hospital with the title "Energy-Saving Hospital". It is also a member of the Social Service Agency of Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz, of the German Protestant Hospital Association and part of the worldwide 'Adventist Health System', of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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