The ranks of UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospitals have once again been expanded by another entry – Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig. The St. Georg corporate group operates one of the largest and most traditional healthcare facilities in central Germany. Every year, around 42,000 inpatients and day patients are treated here, around 21,000 are undergoing surgery and a further 125,000 are treated on an outpatient basis. In addition, a medical vocational school is attached to the hospital, where more than 250 trainees learn a nursing profession.
The corporate group with its seven subsidiaries and four hospital sites – the company headquarters and two others are located in Leipzig and one in Wermsdorf – employs around 3,800 staff. As a hospital providing specialist care with a maximum focus, patients with acute illnesses are treated here in almost all surgical and internal medicine specialties. More than 1,000 beds are available for this purpose.
Here, students can gain insights into specialties such as Specialized Septic Surgery or Rheumatology. In addition, the hospital is affiliated with various specialized facilities, such as clinics in the fields of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy as well as Neurology and Neurological Intensive Care Medicine. In addition, Klinikum St. Georg offers a wide range of outpatient care options.
The Clinic for Infectiology/Tropical Medicine is one of seven competence and treatment centers in Germany. Through the interdisciplinary cooperation of the departments of Infectiology, Tropical Medicine, Nephrology and the Medical Central Laboratory, the hospital is also significantly involved in current studies related to corona research.
The Severe Burn Injury Center at Klinikum St. Georg treats up to 200 burn patients each year. As the only center of its kind in Saxony, it treats burn patients not only from the entire state, but also from the neighboring states of Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Brandenburg and Bavaria.
In the coming years, the hospital will undergo the most comprehensive investment in its structural infrastructure since its establishment at its Eutritzsch site. A new outpatient center will open in 2022. This will be followed by the construction of a second central internal medicine building, with which the hospital will complete its development into one of the most modern clinics in the Leipzig area.
The shareholder of Klinikum St. Georg, whose history goes back more than 800 years, is the city of Leipzig.