Opened in 1914 as Vereinigte Städtische und Thiemsche Heilanstalt, named after its founder Dr Carl Thiem, who specialised in trauma medicine, was remaned Bezirkskrankenhaus Cottbus in 1952, and received its current name in 1991 after the reunification of Germany. This teaching hospital is one of the larger hospitals in Brandenburg and also Germany as a whole. The hospital provides basic medical care as well as advanced specialist care for a variety of conditions.It treats more than 100 000 patients in a year, both in- and outpatient. They also have a stroke unit, which opened in 2006, and a neonatology/perinatological care centre (Level I).
It was named as one of the top regional hospitals in the 2017 hospital ranking by the newsmagazine Focus.
The hospital is associated with the Charité – University Medicine Berlin and acts as a teaching hospital (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus) that will accept German students during their practical year (Praktisches Jahr). Places are available in a wide number of specialisations.
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