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Bologna University Hospital Authority St. Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic

Bologna University Hospital Authority St. Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic

With more than 400 years of history, The Bologna University Hospital Authority St. Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic was the first hospital in Bologna, today is home to the School of Medicine and Surgery and claims to be the oldest University in the western world. The Polyclinic is an internationally acclaimed institution for the study and treatment of pathologies and each year organizes medical conferences and conventions attended by professionals of international fame.

The Polyclinic is currently organized into seven Departments, including ninety-one Operative Units. It is equipped with 1,758 beds and staffed by 5,355 employees including university researchers and physicians. Every year we handle approximately 72,000 admitted cases and an estimated 4,000,000 outpatient visits by medical specialists. An estimated 20,000 people including staff, students, university teachers, patients, visitors and suppliers are present in the hospital grounds on any given day.

The Bologna University Hospital Authority St. Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic develops and delivers multi-specialist research, education and training in an integrative manner. The Hospital promotes innovation and pursues the highest degree of both patient/customer care and the training of medical students, as well as expanding the full potential of its skilled staff through goal sharing and assuming responsibility for any results.

The decisions taken by the Hospital are founded on collaboration, equity, participation, reason and reliability, the development of knowledge, responsibility, and transparency. The Hospital’s vision as defined by the General Administration is based on five priority areas of intervention:

- The integration of the Medical School and Hospital (services, research, training)

- Hospital management system

-The local and national position of the Hospital

- The modernization of the building structure and facilities

- Budget

The first three areas of intervention have been defined in our official communications and various strategic actions. Regarding the modernization of the building structure and its facilities, an investment program has already been established. The balancing of the budget is the result of all the strategic actions.

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