Styrian Hospital Coorperation
Styrian Hospital Corporation (Austria) / Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltengesellschaft m.b.H. (Österreich)
Kontakt: Dr.in Ulrike Stark, - Medizinische Direktion
Adresse: Stiftingtalstraße 4-6, 8010 Graz
Telefon: ++43 / 316 / 340 5287
Telefax: ++43 / 316 / 340 5728
The Styrian Hospital Corporation (KAGes) is an organisation which manages 19 hospitals in Styria on 22 locations, with 1 university clinic, 1 center hospital, 17 standard hospitals and 1 nursing home. The KAGes is to 100% in the property of the Styrian government. It is the biggest employer in Styria, with about 17.000 employees and a financial volume of about 1.3 billion Euro. With more the 6.000 beds, KAGes is not only the main provider of hospital medical services in Styria, every hospital is also an economic factor in its region. KAGes operates under the Austrian Health Structure Plan, medical services are coordinated and demand-oriented.
Especially in Graz, the capital of Styria, the share of migrant workers within the population is continuously increasing. Therefore the share of foreign patients in the hospitals, who don’t speak German, is increasing too. For planned visits, professional interpreters are requested, but this is not always possible for all situations. So many employees of KAGes have special experience in communication with foreign patients. KAGes also developed several activities to support the communication process. This knowledge can be offered to the project by the employees of the KAGes who will be involved.