News from Almedalen: Not an easy recipe to increase Swedish healthcare export
The government has previously stated that healthcare export should be encouraged. That combined with the fact that the demand for highly specialized care is increasing around the world should be the recipe for making things moving. But even if Swedish health care ranks high internationally, the country has a very limited share of the total market. So, does Sweden dare to invest in the world’s fastest growing export market?
Open position for Specialist Training in Urology
Interested in pursuing a career in Urology? We have one open position for a Swedish specialist medical training program (residency) starting in 2016. Exact dates can be discussed with suitable candidates. Read more about the application process here. We are looking forward to getting to know you!
CARE – a centre with world class team and treatments
Recently the Centre for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (CARE) re-opened its doors after adjusting the facilities to better meet the needs of the patients coming for treatment. And the patients, they come from near and far.
The centre is unique in the sense that it offers highly specialized treatments – bone-anchored prostheses for amputees and hand surgery for tetraplegic patients – under one roof. These patient groups have different needs, but they all have one common goal – to increase their quality of life by becoming more independent. It is with this, and other individually specified wishes, in mind that the multidisciplinary medical team plan the treatment. There are synergies between the patient groups and the medical teams respectively that is of mutual benefit for the research and development carried out in this field. In other words, the medical team, also researchers, and the patients work in close interaction to ensure continuous improvement of the treatments offered.
Health on Export
Is Swedish healthcare ready to take on the world? That was the main theme of a seminar organized recently by newspaper Dagens Medicin and Sahlgrenska I.C. together with Swecare and partner Care companies.
Sahlgrenska I.C. at Swedac's export dialogue
Quality infrastructure within healthcare. What can be improved to further encourage Swedish export within this area? How can Sahlgrenska I.C. as a company contribute, and what can authorities responsible for quality assurance, certification bodies, inspection bodies do? This was the main theme of the export dialogue organized by the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (Swedac) on May 19th. One important conclusion is that companies should be more involved in standard development.
Welcome Donald Ribbentjärn, our new CEO
Donald Ribbentjärn has been appointed new CEO at Sahlgrenska I.C. – Donald Ribbentjärn has a versitale background, with experience from the corporate world as well as healthcare, which makes him well suited to lead a company such as Sahlgrenska I.C. His experience in international work will be valuable to maintain and build new core areas of expertise and develop the company’s position on a global market, says Sahlgrenska I.C. chairman Benny Strandberg.
Donald Ribbentjärn has many years of experience from the healthcare industry, previously as Director for Ljungby Hospital, Operations Manager for the Emergency care in Region Halland and most recently as Nordic Country Manager for Evidensia Equine Care units. This combined with the previous assignment for the Riksdag Administration as well as international service for the United Nations in Lebanon will be valuable to take Sahlgrenska I.C. to the next stage of development. – I look forward to taking part in the international collaborations and join the strong team at Sahlgrenska I.C. , says Donald Ribbentjärn. Welcome on board, Donald. We thank Jenny Lundgren, Acting CEO at Sahlgrenska I.C. since January 2014, and wish her all the best in her new assignment within Region Västra Götaland.
We wish all of our customers and partners worldwide a Happy Easter. Please note that our office is closed on 3 and 6 of April.
Sahlgrenska I.C. supports clean and safe health initiative
During January 2015 our main cooperation partner Human Bridge carried out the first training within the framework of the Clean and Safe Health Facilities Initiative Launching Program (CASH) initiated by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health. The training is one part of the program aiming to improve infection prevention and patient safety in public hospitals in Ethiopia. Sahlgrenska I.C. and Västra Götalandsregionen supported the educational activities by providing two instructors with specialist competence in hospital policies and procedure on cleanliness and cleaning standards.
Large turnout for Organ Donation Seminar in Reykjavik
Sahlgrenska I.C. and a team from the Transplant Institute at Sahlgrenska University Hospital arranged an Organ Donation seminar in Reykjavik on 13-15 January. The program covered stages in the organ donation and transplantation surgery process. As many as 150 medical professionals from various departments attended the three sessions at Landspitali University Hospital sites Fossvogur and Hringbraut.
Five years ago Sahlgrenska I.C. entered an agreement on organ donation and transplant operations for patients insured by the Icelandic Health Insurance. An important part of the collaboration is to keep all parties involved up to date with research and development in the field.
Kristjan Karason, Director of Transplant Cardiology, began with explaining the latest progress within heart and lung transplantation, treatments that have become a routine in end stage heart and lung disease. Research show that Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion, a new method developed at Sahlgrenska University hospital, has the potential to increase the number of patients treated with lung transplantation. Thanks to the mechanical devices earlier rejected lungs can now be used.
Happy New 2015
To all our customers and partners around the world