Fresenius Vamed

In the planning and construction of hospitals, Fresenius Vamed sets high quality standards in its flexible design of parameters across processes and structures. These parameters include:

  • process optimization (for example surgery, admission and discharge areas, interdisciplinary emergency facilities, interdisciplinary outpatient clinics)
  • differentiation according to modular care levels (from basic to intensive care)
  • flexible use of buildings and wards in response to shifts in demand – always allowing for particular reimbursement systems and technical developments

VAMED has an internationally experienced team of experts who assure the quality of the structural and process design even when the project is at the concept stage and when services are established.

Internally, the processes are also designed for efficiency and sustainability, using interdisciplinary quality standards. These standards are mostly based on ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 standards, as well as the standards of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). In 2010, the subsidiary VAMED-KMB Krankenhausmanagement und Betriebsführungsges. m.b.H. received a prize for excellent service management of the university hospital AKH in Vienna at the EFQM Excellence Award – Europe’s top award for corporate quality management.

In the hospital sector VAMED has implemented the JCI (Joint Commission International) certification model. The certification had already been granted for two reference projects: the Neurological Therapy Center Kapfenberg, Austria and the Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2010, the Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was successfully certified according to JCI. The hospital also received recognition as Hospital of the Year from SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Service Company). VAMED operates the Al Ain Hospital in collaboration with the Medical University Vienna International.

The senior citizen care center St. Corona, Austria, was certified according to the E-Qalin model. E-Qalin® is a European quality management system developed for nursing homes. It was launched with EU support in 2004 as the Leonardo da Vinci pilot project, a joint project of 28 partners from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Slovenia.

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