an amicable network of
Academical Medical Centres
in Europe

Our Members

Each of our member hospitals contributes to the network with its individual history, experience and excellence. But all of them share the vision that only a joint network of European university hospitals will help to guide European policies and efforts for the benefit of our patients.

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Hannover Medical School, Germany

The Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, MHH) is one of Germany‘s leading universities for research, patient care and teaching. With its concentrated support of specialized research areas, it is now one of the finest university clinics in the country. Every year, more than 58,000 inpatients are treated at the MHH, which provides the full range of treatment and care of the highest quality.

The MHH is a pioneer in transplant medicine and is one of the world‘s leading transplant centres. Moreover, the MHH has a leading position in cochlear implants, electronic inner ear stimulating devices. It also enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the treatment of children and adults with cancer, diseases of the lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, and metabolic disorders.

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“It is good to be part of a network of excellent medical universities. The international approach provides ideas and knowledge which we cannot come up with on our own. Jointly, we can  accomplish more.”

Dr. med. Andreas Tecklenburg,
Vice President of MHH,
Member of the Board for Patient Care

LKH University Hospital Graz, Austria

Playing an important role for southeast Austria and the city of Graz, the LKH University Hospital Graz provides maximum medical care to patients in the region.

Guided by its motto “People help people” (Menschen helfen Menschen), 6,600 employees and 4,300 students take care of the well-being of patients who are treated at LKH University Hospital Graz. The focus predominantly lies on heart diseases (valvular surgery, bypass operations, vascular stent implantation, cardiac pacemakers, heart defibrillators), transplantations (skin, stem cells), cataract surgery, dialysis and intravitreal injections.

In 1976, the LKH University Hospital Graz took an innovative step in medicine when neurosurgeons succeeded in excising a brain tumour using a laser beam for the first time in history.

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“The AMiCE network is of great value for international cooperation between university hospitals. For this purpose we have regular meetings of CEOs. I appreciate the good culture of cooperation and conversa-tion. We can all learn a lot from each other.”

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gernot Brunner,
Medical Director, LKH University Hospital Grazn

University Medicine Greifswald, Germany

The origin of the University Medicine Greifswald dates back to 1456, when the University of Greifswald and the Medical Faculty were founded. Today it comprises a wide range of business activities in which 21 clinics and 19 institutes as well as a number of associated institutions work closely together. As a maximum care hospital, we combine healthcare, research and education. Thereby, the field of Community Medicine plays an important part. Our population-based study SHiP (Study of Health in Pomerania) investigates common risk factors, subclinical disorders and manifest diseases in the high-risk population of Germany’s Northeast. The data obtained enables us to draw conclusions for patient-centred care and to develop prevention measures. With over 4,600 employees, University Medicine Greifswald with its subsidiaries is the largest employer and thus one of the most important economic factors in the region.

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“The AMiCE network enables us to exchange experience about healthcare issues at European level. Furthermore, the bundling of resources allows us to pursue common interests more effectively.”

Dr. med. Thorsten Wygold, MBA,
Medical Director, University Medicine Greifswald

Inselspital, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland

As a university hospital, Inselspital plays an important role within the Swiss health care system. We are a medical competence, high-technology and knowledge centre and an interface for academic scholarship and scientific re-search.

Founded in 1354, our hospital is unique in its deep-rootedness within the community.

Highly qualified staff members give every day their best in the „Health City“ Inselspital to ensure that all patients from Switzerland and overseas receive the best possible medical and individual nursing care. We offer specialized tertiary medical services, including transplantation services, with an advanced approach to interdisciplinarity and quality of human care.

Starting from January 1st 2016 Inselspital forms with the five secondary-level hospitals of the Spital Netz Bern AG, which are situated around and in Berne, a powerful hospital group - Inselgruppe AG. By way of this institutional inte-gration with a local hospital company we aim at providing university based specialized services combined with basic health services from a single source. This is a unique setting in Switzerland.

As a learning organization, we continuously monitor our strategic corporate policy positions and principles, particularly in regard to the changing frame-work of health care policies on a national and international level.

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“Medical science and medical care have reached global dimensions. Interna-tional networking is for the Inselspital therefore a must.”

Holger Baumann,
Chairman of the Board of Management

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany

Founded in 1815, the University Medical Center in Dresden plays a major role in East Saxony today. It is the only hospital in this region that offers maximum medical care to patients.

For the benefit of its patients, the focus is on the networking of all medical disciplines. Specialists from 21 clinics, three institutes and nine interdisciplinary centres work together to achieve the best possible therapeutic outcomes. More than 53,000 patients per year receive state-of-the-art medical treatment. 4,200 employees are dedicated to providing highly advanced medical care and to maintaining leading standards in research. Teaching this expertise is a core activity at the Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus.

Our staff are committed to excellent service and care. The overall aim of our employees is to understand the needs of every single patient admitted to our hospital. We encourage our employees to engage in continuous learning and further education.

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“Sharing experience, discussing and developing ideas together and setting benchmarks is the best way to support continuous improvement of the healthcare systems in Europe.”

Prof. Dr. med. D. Michael Albrecht, Chief Executive
Officer, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium

UZ Brussel (Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel) is a university hospital with more than 3,400 em­ployees. Housing 721 hospital beds, UZ Brussel each year admits more than 27,000 inpatients, more than 27,000 daycare patients, and 470,000 outpatients, both na­tional and international. UZ Brussel endorses the core values of the Vrije Universiteit Brus­sel (Free University of Brussels) of which it is part.

The hospital provides tuition to students aspiring to the healthcare professions, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists,  physiotherapists, psychologists and welfare workers. Thanks to a skilled and specialised team of highly skilled professionals and the availability of high-tech equipment, patients requiring highly specialised care are referred to the university hospital for treat­ment.

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“AMiCE is an informal, international, and intercollegial platform that fosters new ideas and insights in a friendly atmosphere.”

Prof. Dr. Marc Noppen,
Chief Executive Officer, UZ Brussel

Vienna General Hospital, Austria

The AKH Wien was founded in 1784 and in keeping with the original motto of “Saluti et solatio aegorum – For the salvation and solace of the sick” strives – together with the other Austrian university hospitals – to ensure the availability of the highest standard of medicine to the Austrian people. Today the AKH cares for around 100,000 inpatients a year and has more than 1 million unique outpatient contacts. Due to its size, the AKH has an enormous patient base, including some rare conditions and procedures that are a major driver of research activities.

Special areas of competence of the AKH are its Comprehensive Cancer Centre, transplantation medicine, cardiovascular medicine and paediatric medicine. Some exemplary highlights are the very large lung transplant programme, the assisted heart device programme, the paediatric-haemato-oncological unit of the affiliated St. Anna Kinderspital (St. Anna Children`s Hospital) and also – being Vienna – its Department of Psychoanalysis.

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“The challenges in all European university hospitals are very similar. AMiCE give us the possibility to learn from each other and to compare various approaches. “Bring your experience and get best solutions in different fields” - that will be our aim.”

Dipl. Ing. Herwig Wetzlinger
Chief Executive Officer, Vienna General Hospital

Wroclaw Medical University (WMU)

Wroclaw Medical University is an important, constantly growing University. This academic centre stands out among all medical schools not only in Lower Silesia, but also in Poland. Almost 6000 people are studying currently at our University at five different faculties. WMU takes a leading position in the country in terms of international students exchange and prides itself on having extensive experience in innovation and in activities connected with maximizing results of scientific research.

The WMU is the founding body of two university hospitals and the largest centre for specialized treatment of patients from Lower Silesia, Opolskie and Lubuskie regions of the highest degree of referentiality. Moreover, these two hospitals provide highly specialized services with the use of the latest methods of treatment.

We are proud of our active participation in projects for science development, entrepreneurship and the introduction of technological innovation with public authorities, local governments and enterprises.

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“The Amice network is an ideal and prospective opportunity to improve the European healthcare. The high quality of medicine standards and research activities cannot be possible to accomplish without sharing our skills, information and joint action.”

Professor Marek Ziętek DDS, PhD,
Rector
Wroclaw Medical University