Philips and University Hospital Brandenburg an der Havel sign 10-year partnership to advance patient care

Brandenburg an der Havel University Hospital

January 28, 2022

  • Leading German University Hospital Secures Long-Term Access to Latest Healthcare Technologies with Renewal of Image-Guided Diagnosis and Therapy Solutions

  • Philips to deliver new hybrid OR and enhanced interventional suites

  • Agreement includes training and education of hospital clinicians and medical technologists

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global health technology leader, and Brandenburg an der Havel University Hospital (Brandenburg, Germany) have signed a 10-year strategic partnership to renew and expand diagnostic and therapeutic options of the hospital through the provision of advanced technological solutions. The approximately €18 million agreement includes the supply of diagnostic imaging solutions, including ultrasound, MR and mobile radiography, as well as image-guided therapy suites and monitoring solutions patients. The long-term cooperation will provide University Hospital Brandenburg an der Havel with optimal flexibility and a needs-based approach to technology selection and funding.

“We have decided to partner with Philips in order to ensure high-quality and cost-effective medical care for the people of our region in the future,” said Gabriele Wolter, Managing Director of University Hospital Brandenburg an der Havel. “Our joint activities will go far beyond purchasing and financing aircraft. There will be a uniform operating philosophy across devices and departments for the renewal of our equipment inventory. In this way, we can speed up processes, minimize user errors and facilitate its use throughout the clinic. »

With approximately 500 beds, Brandenburg an der Havel University Hospital provides specialist care both locally and nationally to approximately 26,000 inpatients and 48,000 outpatients in 15 specialist clinics. With medical excellence, innovative therapies and interdisciplinary teams, more than 2,000 employees work towards a common goal: to ensure first-class quality of treatment by combining teaching, research and patient care.

Advanced diagnostic and therapy options, along with a modern standardized equipment inventory, are an important part of the hospital’s future development. An important strategic element of the agreement with Philips is the improvement of the hospital’s vascular and cardiology specialist services. This includes upgrading two existing interventional suites for cardiac and vascular procedures and installing a new hybrid operating room equipped with Philips Image Guided Therapy System – Azurion – for minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive techniques offer significant benefits for healthcare systems and patients, including reduced patient trauma (less patient risk), shorter recovery times and hospital stays (throughput faster access to patients) and reduced healthcare costs.

“The goal of our cooperation is to take a holistic approach to the design and organization of healthcare throughout the hospital care pathway, with our main priorities being to improve outcomes, improve the patient and staff experience and reduce the cost of care,” said Heiko Borwieck, Head of Health Systems Sales, Philips Germany.

Well-trained medical and nursing staff are an important part of comprehensive patient care. Philips’ ICARUS learning academy for medical and technical staff will be integrated into the hospital’s existing training and education program as part of the cooperation. Combining digital and face-to-face teaching methods, the platform will allow the hospital’s radiology team to train individually or in groups, regardless of their location. The objective is to meet the daily challenges of the radiology station by training all employees so that the hospital can deliver a high level of care.

For more information, please contact:

Mark the groves
Philips Global Press Office
Tel: +31 631 639 916
E-mail: [email protected]

Annette Halstrick
Health Systems PR Manager
Philips GmbH DACH
Telephone: +49 152 2280 0529
E-mail: [email protected]

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving the health and well-being of people and driving better outcomes in the across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips relies on cutting-edge technology and in-depth clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Based in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as consumer health and care. residence. Philips generated sales of €17.2 billion in 2021 and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and service in over 100 countries. Information about Philips can be found at


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