Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Awards

4 2017 Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Awards , HP170005 Best Specialist Pulmonology Hospital 2017 - Germany The Fachkrankenhaus Coswig Hospital a center for pneumology, allergology, respiratory medicine and thoracic surgery, which has a great and decades long experience in the treatment of bronchial and lung diseases. We profiled the firmand explore the secrets behind its success. All staff at the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig Hospital possesses a wealth of expertise and this is highlighted in the company’s motto: expertise. Thanks to the specialization and holistic approach provided at the hospital, excellent treatments can be offered, which deviates strongly from the performance spectrum of the regulatory providers. The hospital concentrates on specific treatments with enhanced specialisation and quality of care, meaning even the rarest diseases as well as the very seldom tumour of the mediastinum can be treated to a high standard at the hospital. There is a positive correlation between the number of cases and quality of results, which has been shown in a large number of studies. The results reveal shorter treatment periods and shortened operating times as well as lower complication rates. The Fachkrankenhaus Coswig currently has 165 fully-equipped beds as well as an oncological day clinic with 6 part-station seats. In the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig, during the years 2011 to 2016, an average of 750 patients were treated annually by thoracic surgery. In addition more than 120 anatomical resections were performed last year, of which 17% were reconstructive resections by broncho- and angioplasty as well as extended resections with intrapericardial vascular supply, pericardial resection and pericardial reconstruction. But also in intensive care, about 750 cases were hospitalized in 2016 and in the department of Internal Medicine/Pneumology the case number in 2016 was around 6,000. The GKV-Spitzenverband, which is the central interest representation of the statutory health insurance funds at European and international level has demanded in its draft center agreement a much lower annual minimum number of 1.924 cases. The Fachkrankenhaus Coswig achieves excellent results with regard to possible complications. Highlighting its stature in the industry the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig possesses the world’s largest thorax-surgical laser center in which several thousand surgeries have already been successfully performed in patients from home and abroad using a special 1318 nm wavelength laser. With this laser system metastases in the lung can be removed from other tumours lying outside the lung tissue-protecting. A new development of the specialist hospital now offers the possibility of minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as the surgical treatment of the primary spontaneous pneumothorax or of peripheral solitary pulmonary arteries. Since this method can be used even at patients with a greater number of metastases the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig is still able to treat many patients with a prospect of healing, which could otherwise be classified as inoperable. Patients come from all around the world, including the U.S.A, China and Europe. In order to ensure the hospital keeps ahead of any developments within the healthcare industry and maintains its high quality of the treatment an interdisciplinary tumor board usually meets two times a week. In addition to the discussion of the treatment of patients with new diseases or after primary therapy the counselling of cases with recurrence and/or distant metastases takes place here. As a founder and heart of the competence network for pulmonary diseases in Saxony the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig now makes the existing relationships with individual clinics and established specialists available to all facilities in southeast of Germany. In order to ensure care at the patient’s place of residence, Fachkrankenhaus Coswig along with its partners has established the competence network for lung diseases which is being continuously expanded. It is intended to connect all those who have the same demand for the care of patients with pulmonary diseases as well as allowing network partners to utilise the expertise of the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig available to their patients. An example for this would be examining and evaluating patient records and submitting treatment recommendations. Building on its sterling reputation the Fachkrankenhaus Coswig provides the three specialist departments required for comprehensive care of patients with lung diseases. In the department of Internal Medicine/Pneumology, there are patients treated with the entire spectrum of acute and chronic diseases of lung and bronchial tubes as well as patients with sleep-related respiratory disorders. In accordance with the mission statement of the Fachkrankenhaus the patient is the focus of staff’s efforts with individuality. Additionally the thoracic surgery department treats all lung diseases, the chest wall, the medial, the ribs, the pleura and the diaphragm, using up-to-date surgical procedures. For this purpose, minimally invasive surgeries as well as conventional anatomical resections of the lung carcinoma are performed. In addition complex thoracic wall reconstructions are performed after rib-division or breast- bone resections as well as the stabilization of rib-series fractures with the most modern osteosynthesis procedures. For the better classification of lung cancer by resection of the lymph glands of the mediastinum, the specialist hospital developed for the first time the video-assisted mediastinal lymphadenectomy in combination with an intraoperative neuromonitor of the vocal cord nerve to better protect the nerve at the ESTS in Naples. The national and