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Waldkliniken Eisenberg

David
Ruben
Thies

Visionary CEO in the healthcare industry
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David Ruben-Thies

It's possible!

A hospital that offers first-class medicine. As beautiful, hospitable and comfortable as a star hotel. A hospital where patients from all health insurance companies are welcomed as guests and where the people who work there are given back their vocation and the joy of their work. Years ago, this was (my) vision. Now it is reality. At the Waldkliniken Eisenberg.

It's possible is to put people back at the center of medicine and to build and operate a hospital that is "patient-centered" despite all economic considerations.

It's possible to reorganize care and giving employees back a sense of purpose in their work.

It's possible involving doctors, nursing staff, administration, kitchen and cleaning staff in the planning of a new hospital and realizing a shared vision of a healthy hospital.

It's possible making a hospital healthy. Beautiful and hospitable like a hotel. And it's about making our sick healthcare system healthy.

And it's also possible writing black figures and running a municipal hospital profitably. We have succeeded in doing this consistently since 2009 and have reinvested all profits in the development of our clinics. We have always thought of our patients and employees first and only then of equipment and technology - just as our claim is: People are the focus! That's how it works...

Would you like to know more? Then don't hesitate to contact me on LinkedIn or via e-mail!

We just have to say: We're doing it now! And from the bottom...

For a better healthcare system

  • These 1: We need a complete system change.

    The healthcare system must be radically simplified. This can only be achieved through an entirely new system, not through corrections.

  • These 2: Our healthcare personnel are valuable.

    So we should treat them accordingly and consistently introduce new ways of working. A better hospital is not only a better place to recover. It is also a better place to work.

  • These 3: The strength of nursing lies in its consolidation.

    Politics needs a feasible concept. This can only be achieved with a unified professional attitude.

  • These 4: Quality of life instead of profit orientation.

    We should act as preventively as possible instead of curatively. Efficiency should reflect in health outcomes. This gives meaning back to healthcare personnel. No money outflow from the solidarity system into private pockets, but rather a return to the system.

  • These 5: Twice the health outcomes at 50 percent of the costs.

    From being a low-cost provider to being a fairly paying quality provider: Avoiding 30 percent of operations, saving costs, and increasing health.

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Publications & Media

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Heime & Spitäler: The gold standard for new hospital buildings'

Heime & Spitäler: The gold standard for new hospital buildings'

Germany's best hospital, the municipal Waldkliniken Eisenberg in Thuringia, is opening a new building at the end of October that is likely to be unique in the German hospital landscape. Ten years of thought went into the construction and the new organization. The aim was to make everything better. The result: the architecture and design of a world-famous architect are combined with the quality of stay of a star hotel and new care and admission concepts. The new building cost no more than a new hospital building of a comparable size.

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Movie – 4 Sterne Plus

Movie – 4 Sterne Plus

Vier Sterne Plus instead of dull hospital standards - David-Ruben Thies, Managing Director in Thuringia, has an ambitious plan. He dreams of the hospital of the future.

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The luxury clinic - What can the luxury hospital in Thuringia do?

The luxury clinic - What can the luxury hospital in Thuringia do?

There are no patients in this hospital, only guests. Instead of a canteen, there is a restaurant and patients are admitted via a check-in. A super modern hospital that looks like a hotel. "Galileo" took a look at the Waldklinik in Thuringia.

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Delegation trip to the Netherlands with Bodo Ramelow

Delegation trip to the Netherlands with Bodo Ramelow

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SZ: Healthy and more colorful

SZ: Healthy and more colorful

In the midst of the hospital crisis, a hospital opens in Thuringia that looks like a wellness hotel - open to all normal health insurance patients. For the power of healing architecture.

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SZ: Verdi member as a lure: What members receive at a clinic in Thuringia

SZ: Verdi member as a lure: What members receive at a clinic in Thuringia

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Zeit: Waldkliniken Eisenberg in Thuringia'

Zeit: Waldkliniken Eisenberg in Thuringia'

A hotel for patients

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Book - New Work in Medicine

Book - New Work in Medicine

How we can achieve utopia! The first non-fiction book on New Work in medicine not only highlights the shortcomings of the German "thoroughly economized" healthcare system, but also presents the first concrete New Work model for healthcare and the necessary paradigm shift in our healthcare policy. Reducing hierarchies, working in multi-professional teams, participation and strengthening the medical and nursing professions for a salutogenetic design of our healthcare system, to name just a few of the cornerstones of the book.

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GoLive E-Health Cloud - The WKE patient portal

GoLive E-Health Cloud - The WKE patient portal

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Book - Health visionaries

Book - Health visionaries

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Bodo Ramelow on the new building

Bodo Ramelow on the new building

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Website company collective agreement'

Website company collective agreement'

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Book: Shaping the future of nursing care in hospitals

Book: Shaping the future of nursing care in hospitals

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Bild: Unique regulation amongst German clinics Work less for full pay

Bild: Unique regulation amongst German clinics Work less for full pay

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KMA Online: Thies vs. Dehne

KMA Online: Thies vs. Dehne

Vision or accelerant - a debate about the 35-hour week

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Film discussion: Vier Sterne Plus - 2 years later

Film discussion: Vier Sterne Plus - 2 years later

The film Vier Sterne Plus ends with the opening of the new Waldkliniken Eisenberg building, shortly before the 2020 general election. In the meantime, it has become clear: "What we came up with in a participatory way with many employees really works!" says David-Ruben Thies. He talks about what else has happened during this time in the film discussion.

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Book: The Focused Hospital

Book: The Focused Hospital

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Schwester der Pfleger: Participation is the key

Schwester der Pfleger: Participation is the key

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Israeli press on the synagogue opening

Israeli press on the synagogue opening

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Inauguration of synagogue for Jewish patients

Inauguration of synagogue for Jewish patients

First active hospital synagogue in Germany. The inauguration took place together with Bodo Ramelow, Charlotte Knobloch and Rabbi Ehrenberg.

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arte - "Art on prescription"'

arte - "Art on prescription"'

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Interview SWR2 with Bernd Lechler

Interview SWR2 with Bernd Lechler

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IT-Zoom: huge benefit for patients

IT-Zoom: huge benefit for patients

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VLOG: A concept in a class of its own

VLOG: A concept in a class of its own

Get to know a truly innovative healthcare building with our ArchitectureScouts - the KEUCO reference Waldkliniken Eisenberg! Sandra and Leo are on site and take a tour of the impressive building, which was developed according to the principles of "Healing Architecture". There they meet Managing Director David-Ruben Thies, who talks about architectural details and the close connection between people and nature. He played a key role in shaping this design and therefore knows all the details that make this project so unique. Find out more in the video!

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SWR Kultur Radio "Saarbrückener Gespräche"

SWR Kultur Radio "Saarbrückener Gespräche"

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Thuringian State Prize for Building Culture - Architecture

Thuringian State Prize for Building Culture - Architecture

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KMA: The hospital rebel and his hospital vision'

KMA: The hospital rebel and his hospital vision'

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Award ceremony "Architecture for hospital construction and healthcare"

Award ceremony "Architecture for hospital construction and healthcare"

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Nomination Health Media Award - The "Oscar" of health communication

Nomination Health Media Award - The "Oscar" of health communication

In the midst of the hospital crisis, a hospital opens in Thuringia that looks like a wellness hotel - open to all regular health insurance patients. For the power of healing architecture.

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impu!se - A thousand moments of mindfulness

impu!se - A thousand moments of mindfulness

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"Arab Health" Dubai, exhibitor joint stand Thuringia

"Arab Health" Dubai, exhibitor joint stand Thuringia

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Menu evenings at Restaurant Matteo

Menu evenings at Restaurant Matteo

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KMA – "A great deal of creativity is needed"

KMA – "A great deal of creativity is needed"

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Podcasts

    Thies – The Podcast by Waldkliniken Eisenberg

    a.o. with Sarah Wiener MdEP, Anouk van Pruissen and Franziska Schenk

    Visionaries of the future

    Inga Bergen

    WDR 2 Podcast

    David Ruben Thies: 'Hospitals can also be beautiful'

    Bauernfeind

    #15 David-Ruben Thies – The Eisenberger Tarif. An in-house collective agreement as a unique selling point

    Healthcare out-of-the-box

    Tobias Krick

    New Work Works

    Markus Väth

    Digitalization and innovation with David-Ruben Thies

    KU Health Management - Anna Zarling

    Hessischer Rundfunk

    Ulrich Sonnenschein

    Doppelkopf
    Healthcare Women

    Live-Podcast

    Just before surgery

    Stephan Hellwig - OPED GmbH

    Good Work

    Jule Jankowski

    New Work in hospitals

    Bettina Jung

    Hospitality instead of hospitalization

    Dörte Klein and Ute Kötting

    Bauernfeind – Inside Health Care

    Frank Bauernfeind

    Out of the vale of tears - how nursing can change the hospital of the future

    with Anouk van Pruissen

    'Healthcare market' New Work in hospitals

    Philipp Koebe

    Future lab 'Futures of health'

    Stefan Bergheim and Anne Seubert

    New Health

    Anna Tollmien and Mirjam Wagne

    So techt Deutschland - der ntv Tech-Podcast
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Speaker

    Green Hospital Excellence Forum 2023
    Expert talk 'German Care Day'
    European Rabbis' Conference
    Conference 'Architecture + Health'

    at RWTH Aachen

    Future Hospital Live

    Specialist conference at Waldkliniken Eisenberg

    Management Forum

    at Waldkliniken Eisenberg in January, February and June 2023, February 2024

    Training seminar at St. Josef-Stift
    hospitalconcepts
    The restructuring of the healthcare system is a joint task

    Capital City Congress

    Value-based Healthcare

    TU Berlin

    Green Hospital Excellence Forum 2022

    Moderation

    1. Best Practice in HealthCare

    Medicongress in Zurich

    Mindful Doctor Conference
    1st Fireside Chat of the Marketing Club Jena

    at Waldkliniken Eisenberg

    Healthcare Women Fall Conference (Cornelia Wanke)
    'Meet & Greet'

    Together for Health, Die Chirurginnen e.V. and Mindful Medical Woman

    Meet Up 'New Work in Hospitals' (Julia von Grundherr)
    Contect Forum
    Construction and operation of rehabilitation clinics and facilities

    Managementforum Starnberg

    WOL Healthcare/Ärztetag Aschaffenburg (Bettina Jung)
    apoTalk-Spezial

    Staff shortages in hospitals - what can owners and politicians do?

    2nd European Online Congress DocRevive
    DMEA 2024 - Next Level of Digital Health
    G+ Gesundheitsgipfel Mitte

    Congress on reforming the healthcare system

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