For the 13th time, the Senate Department for Health, Nursing and Equality has published the case numbers of selected treatments in Berlin hospitals. The Vivantes Hospitals are at the very top of the list and regularly take first places.
Clinicians say: The more frequently a treatment is performed, the higher the quality of results, because the surgeons have more experience with it ("High Volume, High Quality"). This has been achieved through specialization and the establishment of modern departmental structures. Vivantes has consistently pursued this strategy for years, and the transparency report now published with figures from 2017 shows its success.
High-performance care for stroke patients
In 2017, which the transparency report focuses on, the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital treated about 1,900 cases with the diagnosis stroke or suspected stroke and thus ranks first by far in Berlin. Because every minute counts during the treatment, the clinic occupies a stroke mobile (Stemo) of the Berlin fire department, which functions like a mobile hospital for strokes and has both a computer tomograph and a mobile laboratory on board.
Top-class medicine in Vivantes Cardiology
The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital also brings in great expertise in the field of cardiology. In the intensive care area the clinic has its own cardiac catheter laboratories as well as a certified Chest Pain Unit for the emergency care of patients with unclear chest pain. This diagnostic procedure allows patients with acute heart disease to be identified immediately, treated as quickly as possible and thus significantly reduces the life-threatening risk.
The project "Cardiopilot", which was set up in cooperation with the AOK Nordost (North-East German health insurance company), also aims to provide close care for heart patients after an inpatient stay and to ensure optimal aftercare.
Vivantes Breast Center - one of the largest of its kind in Germany
With around 500 surgical treatments of malignant neoplasms of the mammary gland, the medical specialists of the certified Vivantes Breast Center at the Vivantes Hospital ”Am Urban“ have achieved the highest case numbers in 2017. With around 500 surgical treatments of malignant neoplasms of the mammary gland, the medical specialists of the certified Vivantes Breast Center at the Vivantes Hospital ”Am Urban“ have achieved the highest case numbers in 2017. The center is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and has been recognized by the Federal Association of Women's Self-Help after Cancer for outstanding performance in the care of breast cancer patients.
Prostate: Vivantes Clinics are the TOP 3
The transparency report and its underlying data from 2017 also speak a clear language in the surgical treatment of malignant neoplasms of the prostate. The cross-clinical Vivantes Prostate Center with Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Vivantes Hospital ”Am Urban“, Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital and the Vivantes Friedrichshain Hospital recorded well over 700 cases. In 2018, which has not yet been included in the transparency report, there were around 1000. The center's team of experts covers all established modern surgical treatment procedures at the highest level and has invested in innovative medical technology, such as the Da Vinci robotic system.
Vivantes offers cancer medicine at the highest level
First places are occupied by Vivantes e.g. for operations of tumors of the esophagus at the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital, tumors of the larynx at the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital, skin melanomas at the Vivantes Spandau Hospital and Vivantes Friedrichshain Hospital, uterus cancer at the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital and at the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital, ovarian cancer at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital and Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital Malignant neoplasms of the kidney and the ureter at the Vivantes Friedrichshain Hospital and the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital as well as the urinary bladder at the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital, malignant neoplasms of the meninges and the lymphatic system at the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital, leukemias at the Vivantes Hospital ”Am Urban“.
The transparency report of the Berlin Senate is regarded as an indicator for high-performance medicine and quality of care in Berlin's hospitals. Data on cancer operations, acute therapy of heart attacks and strokes, treatment of peripheral circulatory disorders, artificial joint replacement of hips and knees, infant surgery and palliative medicine were evaluated. The basis is the data collected by the Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK) for the year 2017.