Elisabeth Hospital Essen

Optimal care – individual treatment

Elisabeth Hospital Essen

Standort Krankenhaus


Klara-Kopp-Weg 1 | 45138 Essen

Krankenhaus Betten

Number of beds:



Year of founding:




ca. 1300


  • Acute and emergency medicine
  • General, visceral and trauma surgery
  • Anesthesia, Surgical Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy
  • Diabetology
  • Gynecology
  • Vascular surgery and phlebology
  • Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Cardiology and Angiology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatrics and adolescent medicine
  • Renal and hypertensive diseases
  • Newborn and premature infants
  • Radiology

About the Elisabeth Hospital Essen

The Elisabeth Hospital Essen was founded as early as 1844 and, with its more than 175-year history, is the oldest hospital in the major city of North Rhine-Westphalia. As an acute care hospital, it employs around 1,300 staff and offers 513 beds. Since 2006, it has been part of the social, Catholic service and sponsoring company Contilia, which operates numerous other medical and care-related facilities in the region around Essen. In its self-image, the hospital sees itself as a link between medical-technical know-how and modern medical infrastructure. In addition to 13 specialist departments – for example in the fields of Diabetology, Vascular Surgery and Phlebology, as well as Kidney and High Pressure Diseases – the UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital also comprises seven centers. These include a Gynecologic Tumor Center, an Esophageal Disease Center and a Pediatric Neurologic Center. UMFST-UMCH students can thus expect a wide range of specialties and disciplines here for their clinical-practical training, which they complete starting in their 3rd year of study.


Welcome to Elisabeth Hospital Essen! 🏥 In this video, we present an exclusive insight into the everyday life of our UMCH students. Accompany our budding doctors on their journey through the various specialist departments and see how they apply their knowledge and skills in practice. From the emergency department to the operating theatre, our students have their finger on the pulse and learn under the guidance of experienced doctors. The Elisabeth Hospital in Essen, with its long tradition and modern facilities, offers the perfect setting for comprehensive and practical medical training. What you can expect: – Insights into everyday hospital life – First-hand experience from our students – Presentation of the departments and medical facilities – Encounters with patients and medical staff.

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25. October 2023
ReachHigher – Dr. med. Thomas Schmitz gives lecture on “Minimally invasive replacement of the aortic valve”
On October 23, 2023, Dr. med. Thomas Schmitz from the UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital in Essen, the Elisabeth Hospital, was a speaker at the ReachHigher lecture series at the Hamburg Campus to talk about the minimally invasive replacement of the aortic valve, an innovative cardiovascular treatment. Minimally invasive replacement of the aortic valve, also known as TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation), is a procedure that significantly reduces the need for traditional...
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