Health is our most valuable asset. We usually only notice how valuable it is when we reach a low point in our health. This was also the case for Susanne Sonnenburg. For more than 20 years, she has been suffering from kidney dysfunction, or renal insufficiency in the technical jargon. The health problems began after the birth of her son in 2000. For the then new mother, this was a very stressful time, both physically and mentally. Instead of enjoying the first weeks at home with her son, she had to stay in the hospital and undergo many examinations. Her condition deteriorated to such an extent that dialysis treatment became unavoidable. At first, there was still the hope that the kidneys would resume their activity and that the treatment would not have to be permanent, Susanne Sonnenburg remembers. Unfortunately this did not come true.
For people with health complaints, it is not always easy to find a suitable doctor. In the stern special issue Gute Ärzte für mich (Good Doctors for Me), patients can get an overview of specialists in various fields. The list of doctors is intended to help those affected and their relatives find their way through the jungle of specialists and to support them in finding the ideal contact person for their health problem.
Although many of us take it for granted that a hospital guarantees high quality medical care for patients, it also requires a regular inspection process. The quality of treatment at the hospital in Weimar was therefore once again the focus of external auditors for two days. This year, however, the processes in the hospital's own nursing school and psychiatric day clinics and outpatient clinics were also examined more closely.
The fate of the Ukrainian population moves many people throughout Europe these days and causes a wave of willingness to help and donate. As a Christian hospital, the Sophien- und Hufeland-Klinikum Weimar is committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the war with a medical donation.
The Protestant nursing school of the Sophien- und Hufeland-Klinikum is one of the few training centers in Thuringia that, in addition to the classic start of training in the fall, also offers the possibility of starting an apprenticeship as a nursing specialist in the spring. 17 young people have seized this opportunity and will start on 01.03.2022 their training with one of the largest employers in the city and the region.
When a child is born prematurely, it usually comes as a surprise and is associated with worries. It is all the more important that very good medical care is available. A modern neonatology ward is an important prerequisite for providing optimal medical care to premature and sick newborns in the first days and weeks of life. At the same time, the possibility of close parent-child contact is essential during this time. For this reason, the premature infant ward has been thoroughly modernized and made family-friendly in recent months. The extensive construction work has now been completed. The ward to be put into operation.
For patients and visitors, employees as well as external service providers, the parking situation at one of the most frequented locations in Weimar, the Sophien- und Hufeland-Klinikum, will improve noticeably as of February 2022. Due to the opening of the new parking garage on 01.02.2022 the parking situation can now be comprehensively improved. The gap in the lack of parking space to be closed in the long term. 02.2022, the parking situation can now be comprehensively improved. The gap in the lack of parking space can be closed in the long term. 2022, the parking situation can now be comprehensively improved. The gap in the lack of parking space to be closed in the long term.
In the new year 2022, the pandemic continues to have us in its grip. The Corona situation in Germany and also in Thuringia remains tense, with case numbers rising again in many places. Therefore the Gesundheitszen-trum Weimar GmbH (GZW) organizes on Wednesday, 12.01.2022, again an inoculation day, in order to give to all inoculation-willing opportunity to protect itself against Corona. It is not necessary to make an appointment for this, but you can do so at [email protected] possible.
Staying fit and healthy, that's what each of us wants. Good intentions are often not easy to reconcile with personal circumstances. The management of the Sophien-. Hufeland-Klinikum would like to counteract this. We have further expanded our extensive program for keeping hospital staff healthy. Our goal is to have the healthiest, most motivated and productive employees possible, as well as a better work-life balance. Participation in the HANSEFIT program is an important step along the way, says Kallenbach.
The Corona situation remains serious. It is therefore important that as many people as possible are vaccinated for their own protection. The Medical Care Center of the Sophien- und Hufeland- Klinikum (MVZ) is therefore calling on people to combine their last Christmas shopping with a Corona vaccination and thus help to finally defeat the pandemic. The MVZ joins the group of vaccination providers in Weimar, which continues to include the vaccination center of the KV Thuringia and individual physicians in private practice.