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DHZC: Start for one of the largest heart centres in Germany
On 1 January 2023, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin – Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts (DHZB) will merge their cardiac medical facilities to form the Deutsches Herzzentrum der Charité (DHZC). The DHZC is located at the three clinical campuses of Charité at Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Campus Charité Mitte and Campus Benjamin Franklin. It comprises a total of eight clinics and institutes with around 2,500 employees and has around 470 beds. This will create one of the largest cardiac centres in Germany for the treatment of all cardiovascular diseases in patients of all ages.
Strategic and operational independence
As a joint centre of the Charité and the Stiftung DHZB (Foundation), the DHZC is being established as an organisational unit of the Charité that has extensive strategic and operational autonomy in terms of patient care and is an integral part of the Charité faculty in the areas of research and teaching. It will have its own DHZC board and is overseen by a separate DHZC governing body.
The DHZC Board manages all its operational and strategic affairs. Its inaugural members are the Medical Director Prof. Dr. Volkmar Falk (Chair), the Deputy Medical Director Prof. Dr. Ulf Landmesser, the Commercial Director Dr. Rolf Zettl and the Director of Nursing Sebastian Dienst.
The governing body is formed by an equal number of members designated by the Charité and the DHZB Foundation. It supervises the activities and performance of the DHZC Board. Its inaugural members are the Charité Chairman of the Board, Prof. Dr. Heyo K. Kroemer (Chair) and the Chairman of the Board of the DHZB Foundation, Prof. Dr. Hans Maier, as well as two further representatives from each of the two institutions.
More in the press release from 29.12.2022