Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain

District General Hospital | Berlin, Germany

Hospital description

The previous City Hospital at Friedrichshain (Städtisches Krankenhaus Am Friedrichshain) was the first city hospital in Berlin and opened its doors in 1874. The Klinikum im Friedrichshain today is one of the largest hospitals in Berlin and houses 22 specialised departments. It is part of the Vivantes group of hospitals.

Each year the hospital treats around 110,000 patients (43,000 in-house and 67,000 out-patients) and around 2,500 babies are born in its birth clinic. The hospital employs 330 doctors and 630 nurses and care staff.

The Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain is also the home of several centres – among them the Centre for Vascular Medicine, the Centre for Endoprosthetics, the Centre for Haemophilia and Hemostaseology and the Tumour Centre in central Berlin.

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 in a wide variety of specialisations are available.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language German
Funding Status Public


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