A little more than a year ago, the leaders of some of the best European university hospitals came together as peers for the first time. Based on recognition of one another’s strenghts, shared challenges and opportunities, together with the added value of European collaboration they decided to found the European University Hospital Alliance.

A little more than a year ago, the leaders of some of the best European university hospitals came together as peers for the first time. Based on recognition of one another’s strenghts, shared challenges and opportunities, together with the added value of European collaboration they decided to found the European University Hospital Alliance.

The Alliance strives to represent the diversity and the capabilities of European university hospitals and seeks to support its members in the mutual development of their services for patients all over Europe.

The members are:

Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset
King’s Health Partners
Medizinische Universität Wien und Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien
Ospedale San Raffaele
UZ Leuven
Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Campus Hospitalari

The ultimate vision of the Alliance is ‘to build a network of sustainable healthcare ecosystems that achieve the best possible outcomes with the resources available’. The primary plans of the are strengthening communication between the university hospitals, sharing best practises in the areas of clinical medicine, organisation and other fields, discussing issues of further development of the European health system and implementing all these measures together to deliver results for the patients. Additionally, the Alliance plans to expand opportunities for researchers, clinical and other employees to gain experiences in other European university hospitals and develop professional networks.

Herwig Wetzlinger, CEO of the Vienna General Hospital: “A main goal of the cooperation within the Alliance is utilising the diverse knowledge and many experiences that the European university hospitals have accumulated. In Europe there are many excellent university hospitals that have developed outstanding solutions in many areas of organisation and of clinical and support processes. Together the European university hospitals can work on identifying the best solutions, how to share that best practise knowledge. We also want to support each other in implementing best practise solutions from within the alliance”.

On this website you can find more information about our collaboration across healthcare, research, education, management and strategy. As Alliance activity unfolds, more information, news and events will be published here and on our LinkedIn page.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-university-hospital-alliance/