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Mannheim: Excellence Centre of Dermatology

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Stuttgart has recognized the dermatological activities at the University Hospital of Mannheim as being of an exceptional standard and has, since July 2007, rewarded the Hospital by funding its work through the “Mannheim Excellence Centre of Dermatology”. The new University Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology building, located on the Mannheim hospital campus, has now been opened.

On 16th January 2008, the new building of the University Hospital for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology – i.e. the new skin clinic – was officially opened. The Baden-Württemberg Minister of Social Affairs, Dr. Monika Stolz, and the Lord Mayor of Mannheim, Dr. Peter Kurz, participated in the ceremony.

The new building houses wards, rooms for examinations and surgical interventions, an outpatient ward and offices. In addition, the Dermato-Oncological Cooperation Unit of the Mannheim University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) have also moved into the new building.

Construction costs amounted to almost €22 million, of which €13.7 million were provided by the state of Baden-Württemberg, 3.3 million by the city of Mannheim, 3.3 million by Klinikum Mannheim GmbH and 1.5 million euros by the Mannheim medical faculty. The hospital, directed by Prof. Dr. med. Sergij Goerdt, treats approximately 2,000 patients on an inpatient basis; average hospital stay is 7.75 days.

The medical priorities of the hospitals activities are: common and rare skin diseases, sexual diseases; tumour diseases, the treatment of allergies; occupational dermatology; environmental medicine; blistering dermatoses and autoimmune diseases of the skin; chronic inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, neurodermatitis, etc.); aesthetically reconstructive/operative dermatology. Because of the growing number of skin tumour patients, operative dermatology is one of the most important treatments among currently available dermatological therapies. A special area was established for light therapy.

In November 2001, the Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary. This was an opportunity to look back to the development of a dermatological outpatient clinic in April 1901 at the former site of the hospital (in downtown Mannheim, square R5). Back in 1901, the hospital had to deal mainly with sexual diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhoea, as well as diseases such as scabies - the result of poor hygienic conditions and housing conditions. Dermatology used to be the fourth largest field after internal medicine, surgery and ophthalmology.

Source: University Hospital Mannheim - 16.01.2008 (P) (EJ - 31.01.2008)
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