12.05.2022 Heidelberg…

Heidelberg University Hospital ranks 16th in global comparison

Medical Campus at Heidelberg University Hospital
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Heidelberg University Hospital has once again been named one of the 100 best hospitals in the world by the US magazine "Newsweek". In the fourth edition of the "World's Best Hospitals" ranking, which is compiled in cooperation between "Newsweek" and the statistics and data platform "Statista", Heidelberg University Hospital is ranked 16th in a worldwide comparison in 2022. In Germany, Heidelberg University Hospital is in second place behind Berlin's Charité. 

The evaluation is based on assessments by healthcare experts, patient surveys, and key performance indicators of the hospitals, such as data on the quality of treatment and hygiene measures. Hospitals from 27 countries were compared in the ranking, including not only Germany but also the United States, Canada, England, Japan and Switzerland. A total of around 2,200 hospitals worldwide are included in the comparison.


Highest International Standards

For Heidelberg University Hospital, this international recognition is a great achievement. The foundations of this success include among others:

  • Highest international standards in all areas, which are guaranteed by renowned professors, distinguished physicians and committed nursing staff
  • Active collaboration with national and international research facilities (e.g. the German Cancer Research Center)
  • Ability and drive to continuous innovation for promising medical treatment of complex diseases
  • Comprehensive interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapy through close cooperation of the relevant medical departments


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Outstanding Areas of Expertise at Heidelberg University Hospital

As one of the World's Best Hospitals 2022 the outstanding expertise of Heidelberg University Hospital includes among others the following diseases and treatments:

Advanced cancer & tumor diseases in all disciplines: surgical oncology (including robotic assisted surgery), chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, innovative radiation therapy including latest technologies, such as proton-/heavy ion therapy. Please also find an informative video about our world-class oncology services. Moreover, the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg is one of the leading center for comprehensive cancer treatment in Germany and Europe. Patients from all over Germany and international Patient with cancer diseases receive the best possible therapy combination of conventional and many innovative therapy methods.

Pancreas diseases are diagnosed and treated in the European Pancreas Center which is a globally recognized address for treatment of pancreas diseases. Our pancreas center in Heidelberg University Hospital is distinguished by large team of specialist physicians under under the lead of renowned specialist in the field of pancreas surgery, state of the art technical equipments, Ample experience with more than 2000 patients p.a., and high patient survival rates in relation to general statistic.

Stem cell transplantations and treatment of hematology diseases take place in one of the largest centers for stem cell transplantations in Europe. Furthermore, the department of hematology, oncology and rheumatology provides the best treatment options and cutting-edge research for multiple myeloma, acute leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) & other diseases. Besides, the department of hematology, oncology and rheumatology offers German and international patients a remote second opinion and online doctor consultation.

A comprehensive experience in complex surgery, individual or catheterization procedures are provided at the heart center and surgical department at Heidelberg University Hospital. Every year national and international patients from Germany and from all over the world visit our cardiolgy hospital to receive the best diagnosis, best therapy and the highest level of safety and quality. As a matter of fact, the cardiology at Heidelberg University Hospital ranked as one of the top/best ten hospital in world in its category. Patients who pass through surgery in Heidelberg cardiology hospital showed outstanding treatment and recovery results.

The cardiology hospital provides an outstanding diagnosis and best therapy for heart & vascular diseases, for example: bypass surgery, interventional cardiology / cardiac catheterization, Effective therapy for deep vein thrombosis and more.

Metabolic and endocrine diseases: Heidelberg University Hospital’s Centers provide a comprehensive treatment and diagnoses of all metabolic diseases and hormone disorders. The department of endocrinology and metabolism has dedicated specialists for the therapy of secondary hypertension and malignant tumors of the hormone-producing tissues. At Heidelberg University Hospital every year about 12,000 outpatients and 2,400 inpatients visit our centres to receive treatment. We are thus one of the largest university institutions of this kind in Germany. In addition to intensive medical treatment, we offer our patients individual consulting and training to make it easier to live with the disease on a daily basis.

Gynecology dieperinatal medicine: The perinatal center at Heidelberg University's Women's Hospital with the highest international standards provides prenatal diagnosis, careful prenatal medicine and modern obstetrical care to patients. The center for gynecological tumors offers an intensive care and treatment for gynecological oncology and breast cancer.

Orthopedics and injuries of the musculoskeletal system: The orthopedic department at Heidelberg University Hospital is the largest hospital of its kind in Germany. It is complemented by the technical orthopedics department, in-house orthopedic workshop for manufacturing prostheses (arm/hand and leg/foot), orthotics and bandages. Over 6,000 inpatient and more than 50,000 outpatient treatments for diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system are treated here.

Diseases of pediatrics at the center for child and adolescent medicine in Heidelberg. Our specialized physicians and teams as well as our state-of-the-art equipments offer our patients the best treatment options for children with cancer, metabolic diseases, diabetes mellitus, pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric surgery, neurological diseases, kidney diseases, cardiac diseases and cystic fibrosis.

Diseases of brain and nervous system. The neurological and neurosurgical departments offers all the procedures and techniques necessary for a precise diagnosis as well as the entire spectrum of modern treatment methods, such as neuronavigation for precise guidance during brain surgery. Our modern surgical technologies enable optimal patient care and professional workflows at the highest level.

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