Klinikum Barnim GmbH, Werner Forßmann Krankenhaus

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Eberswalde, Germany

Hospital description

The Klinikum Barnim GmbH, Werner Forßmann hospital is one of four hospitals which belong to GLG Ltd. The group employs currently 3100 members of staff. The other hospitals in the group are the Martin Gropius Krankenhaus, Krankenhaus Angermünde and Kreiskrankenhaus Prenzlau

The Klinikum Barnim Werner-Forßmann-Krankenhaus is called after Werner Forßmann who was a registrar at the hospital and invented the heart catheter in 1929 while working there. He received the Nobel prize for this invention in 1956.

The hospital has 16 main departments and is associated with the Charité -University medicine Berlin. It acts as a teaching hospital (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus) that will accept German students during their practical year (Praktisches Jahr).


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language German
Funding Status Public


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