Eahm2019 | 6 Hospitals - EAHM 2019 - Belgium

28th Congress of the European Association for hospital managers

Innovative Healthcare Strategies

6 themes, 6 hospitals

Eahm2019 Ghent Belgium Hospital Azgroeninge

Big data & digital health

AZ Groeninge Kortrijk

AZ Groeninge, which has over a thousand beds (1054, to be precise), is located in the south of West Flanders, close to the French border, 30 km from Lille.

The institution strives to place the patient at the centre of the care process. The values which drive it are first and foremost respect and trust (via a participatory model), transparency, open communication, accessibility of care, listening, receptiveness and diversity.

Digital health and Big Data are two particular priority areas here. Indeed, since 2012, AZ Groeninge has been implementing an integrated computerized patient record right across the hospital. It seeks, via the data collected, to deliver greater patient safety and quality of care. As a supra-regional care centre, it hopes in this way to set the standard in terms of digital innovation.

Finally, in 2013, AZ Groeninge became the first Belgian non-university hospital to secure the International JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation. This rating is awarded for three years, and the hospital was awarded a third accreditation in 2019.

Eahm2019 Ghent Belgium Hospital Chirec

Finance & health economics

Delta Chirec Brussels

The AZ Delta Chirec hospital group is based around three hospital sites: one site in Walloon Brabant, in Braine-l’Alleud – Waterloo (287 beds) and two sites in Brussels: Ste-Anne St-Remi in Anderlecht (327 beds), plus the brand-new Delta hospital (438 beds), which opened in December 2017.

Delta is the first new hospital to be built in the Brussels region for no less than forty years. So its opening was a...

Read more

Eahm2019 Ghent Belgium Hospital Az Delta

Smart buildings & logistics

AZ Delta Roeselare

AZ Delta Roeselare, the biggest hospital in West Flanders, has 1417 beds, spread across 5 sites: three in Roeselare, one in Torhout and one in Menen. By the end of 2019, when the new phase of construction which is currently underway is scheduled to be finished, the institution will only have 4 sites, although the number of beds will still be the same.

The institution prides itself on being...

Read more

Eahm2019 Ghent Belgium Hospital Uza

Health management, governance & ethics

UZA Antwerp

Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), with its 573 authorised beds, lies in the south-west of the province of Antwerp.

It is an academic centre for leading clinical and customer-friendly patient care, high-quality academic education and ground-breaking scientific research with a major international dimension. It is one of Belgium’s seven university hospitals.

UZA focuses on clinical scientific research, based on a large biobank. In clinical terms, the hospital enjoys wide renown for...

Read more

Eahm2019 Ghent Belgium Hospital Azmariamiddelares

Innovation & technology

AZ Maria Middelares Ghent

AZ Maria Middelares, located to the south of Ghent, in East Flanders, is easily accessible by both car and public transport. It is a medium-sized institution with 542 authorised beds and 99 beds for day patients.

AZ Maria Middelares is a very efficient hospital, innovative yet proud of its warm human face. Constantly monitoring advances in science, it offers high-tech healthcare alongside basic care.

The hospital’s high-quality care is safeguarded...

Read more

Eahm2019 Ghent Belgium Hospital Az Zeno

Healing architecture

AZ Zeno Knokke

AZ Zeno is a medium-sized hospital with 334 authorised beds, spread across three sites, on the Belgian coast, including the brand-new site at Knokke-Heist, which opened in March 2018.

Under the slogan ‘This is not a hospital’, AZ Zeno is innovating, with its new construction marrying the highest technology with a unique architectural design and aiming to deliver the best level of comfort for patients and staff alike. It is...

Read more