Hospital Management in Practice

Excursion Diakonissen hospital Flensburg, Photo: FH-Flensburg

Students of the hospital management at the Fachhochschule Flensburg learned under the direction of Prof. Dr. Bosco Lehr as part of a course-related excursion the practice in Diakonissen hospital in Flensburg.

How interesting and versatile the management tasks in hospital are, students of the Fachhochschule Flensburg could experience that in practice. Mr. Prümm, commercial director of the Diakonisse Hospital and Mr. Brinkmann of Diako – Social institutions GmbH – both former graduates of the hospital management center of the Fachhochschule Flensburg – gave lectures on current topics in the hospital and healthcare management. “What skills are needed to make a career in the healthcare sector?” and other questions were answered by Mr. Prümm´s own biography.

Special investigations, for example patients with Coronary heart disease (CHD), the students learned about in the cardiac catheterization laborator to meet the ECG diagnosis.
Particularly impressive were the modern diagnostic methods and procedures in emergency medicine and in the outpatient clinic of the hospital. The high importance of digitalization was the example of the image data processing and image analysis in the radiology department significantly. Even the teaching of medical ethics issues, for example in dealing with severely ill patients, was not neglected.

A highlight of the visit was the presentation of Martin Wild, Commercial Director of the Diako. In addition to traditional performance metrics of the hospital, Martin Wilde showed the future business challenges on the basis of examples.
The visit ended with contributing to human resource management and human resource development in the hospital.

A number of students from the health-related courses perform their internship in the hospitals around Flensburg every year. “For the students, there are excellent career opportunities in hospitals locally,” says Prof. Lehr, Director of Studies of Hospital Management at the Fachhochschule Flensburg.