The Charité is a large teaching hospital in Berlin, affiliated with both Humboldt University and Freie Universität Berlin. With numerous Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Charité is one of Germany’s most research-intensive medical institutions. For five years in a row Charité has been ranked by the news magazine Focus as the best of over 1000 hospitals in Germany.
The Charité is one of the largest hospitals in Europe with about 13200 members of staff, providing more than 3000 hospital beds across its various locations. It consists of 100 individual hospitals, clinics and institutes. The 800,000 patients (of which there are 660,000 outpatients) are cared for by 4100 nurses and care staff and 3700 doctors. The hospital even has its own medical history museum with 750 objects of the collection of Rudolf Virchow. The Charité is one of the biggest employers in Germany’s capital Berlin.
The Charité has four different campuses across the city of Berlin:
Campus Charité Mitte (CCM) in Mitte, Berlin
Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF) in Lichterfelde, Berlin
Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK) in Wedding, Berlin
Campus Berlin Buch (CBB) in Buch, Berlin
“For more than 100 years, Berlin Buch has served as a key location for health care and research. Between 1900 and 1920, hospitals with more than 5,000 patient beds were constructed in Berlin Buch including the largest hospital in Europe at the time. The clinical environment attracted scientific institutes and, in 1930, the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute for Brain Research moved to Buch. Later, the GDR’s Academy of Sciences continued the biomedical research tradition here.
Today, the Campus Berlin Buch -comprised of Specialized Clinics for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin Buch, the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), as well as the biotechnology park with circa 50 companies- is one of the largest biomedical centres in Germany. In addition, further hospitals and clinics call Buch home, such as the Protestant Lung Clinic Berlin (Evangelische Lungenklinik Berlin) and the Rheuma Clinic Berlin Buch.
The Campus Berlin Buch is unique in that the institutions and clinics are in close physical proximity to one another, facilitating interinstitutional as well as interdisciplinary work. Since early 2007, the Charité and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin Buch have jointly operated a translational research center, the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC). The goal of the ECRC is to most efficiently transform research findings into clinical applications." (Source Charité website)
The Helios Clinics Group acquired the hospitals in Buch in 2001. Still, the Charité continues to use the campus for teaching and research and has more than 300 staff members located there.
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