Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin among the best in Germany

Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin among the best in Germany

In a study on "Germany's Best Hospitals" the Waldfriede Hospital, which run under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has made the leap into the league of the best.

August 14, 2020 | APD, EUDnews. Picture courtesy Waldfriede

Berlin, Germany [APD, EUDnews]. Once again, the Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, is counted among the best. On August 13, the results of a study were published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), using data from over 2,200 hospitals in Germany. In the category "Hospitals with 150 to less than 300 beds", Waldfriede Hospital was counted among the best with 78.9 out of 100 points.

The study was commissioned by the FAZ Institute and carried out by the IMWF, Institute for Management and Economic Research, with scientific support from the International School of Management (ISM).

The methodology of the study, which took place for the third time, was again refined and expanded, compared to the previous year. Thus, in addition to the evaluation of the hospitals in their entirety, the departments were also evaluated.
The methodology here is analogous. For this purpose, a ranking list of those German hospitals was compiled with the help of the quality reports of the Federal Joint Committee of the Public and additional data from evaluation and survey portals, which can shine with their overall contribution of an emotional and factual point of view.

According to the FAZ, the conclusion is a unique overview of "Germany's best hospitals", the results of which help to make the large number of information offerings manageable.

Hospitals' own health network
According to its own reports, the Waldfriede Hospital is integrated into the hospital's own health network, which has meanwhile become the most diverse medical and healthcare provider in the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf.
In addition to Waldfriede Hospital, the social centre, and the PrimaVita health centre with its associated swimming pool, the network also includes the Academy for Health and Nursing, the Nikolassee Private Clinic, the Waldfriede Hospital Service Company, the Waldfriede Desert Flower Centre, the Waldfriede Senior Citizens' House, an outpatient day clinic and, in future, a Medical Care Centre for better outpatient care.
This makes the "Waldfriede Network" one of the largest employers in the district.
The carrier is the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church.
This year, the hospital will be 100 years old.

Desert Flower Center Waldfriede
In particular, the hospital based Waldfriede Desert Flower Center (DFC), made headlines again this week. According to a press release by the Berlin coordination office against FGM_C (female genital mutilation), the DFC is one of the three contact points in Berlin and guarantees "a low-threshold first contact and individual support for its clients".
With the approval of funding for the coordination centre by the Berlin Senate, the FGM_C services can be bundled and further developed in an interdisciplinary manner, specialist competencies can be strengthened, and the public can be made aware of the issue.

The DFC is the world's first holistic care center for victims of female genital mutilation and was founded in 2013 by recognized specialists in the field of intestinal and pelvic floor surgery, in the presence of human rights activist and founder of the Desert Flower Foundation, Waries Dirie.
There are other DFCs in Stockholm, Paris and Amsterdam.

“It is a very serious survey result from a well-known German institute that regularly evaluates hospitals”, affirm Bernd Quoss, CEO of the Waldfriede Hospital. “This gives us in the whole country a high reputation among patients, insurance carrier, politic/economy and all business partners in the medical industry. It is good to perceive that smaller hospitals can offer high medical quality and care, think and work on a Christian basis and have a high social commitment to get the people in the city. It ensures my continued existence for the future” concludes Quoss.  
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