For the certification, the two sites unified their structures in the area of consultation hours, pre- and post-treatment of patients as well as in the operating room. In the future, the clinics will share operating rooms, specialist staff and supplies.
Chief Physician Dr. Heiko Spank, head of the new Endoprosthetics Center (EPC) and the Department of musculoskeletal Surgery West:"Exemplary for our cross-site close cooperation is the operation of a patient who was admitted to Vivantes Wenckebach Hospital with a severe fracture of her hip prosthesis. The operation was also prepared there after joint consultation, and then performed at the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital. I am pleased that the labor-intensive certification has become a success story in terms of optimal and safe treatment of patients with endoprostheses."