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DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG (english)

DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG (english)

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG integrates Salze Klinik I Bad

Salzdetfurth into its hospital network



RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG / Acquisition/Miscellaneous



20.05.2010 20:34



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RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG integrates Salze Klinik I Bad Salzdetfurth into its

hospital network, thus adding a geriatric focus to its medical services

offering

Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale, 20 May 2010 --- On Thursday the purchase agreement

between representatives of the Lielje Group and the Board of Management of

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG, Bad Neustadt, was notarised. The hospital Group

headquartered in the Rhön thus integrates Salze Klinik I into its hospital

network and broadens its medical offering in Lower Saxony to include this

geriatric focus. The parties agreed to maintain secrecy regarding the

purchase price.

'In a society with a greying population, more and more people are looking

for medical services meeting high standards. It is therefore important to

meet such demographic trend with a medical offering tailored to the

particular needs of patients, especially elderly patients and those with

multiple illnesses', said Wolfgang Pföhler, chairman of the Board of

Management of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG, explaining the decision for Salze Klinik.



Salze Klinik I Bad Salzdetfurth operates the acute geriatrics, geriatric

rehabilitation, as well as cardiological and orthopaedic rehabilitation

departments with a total of 165 beds.



The structure of geriatric medical care in Lower Saxony with its

integration of acute geriatrics and geriatric rehabilitation in 'geriatric

centres' is distinguished from most concepts in other federal states within

Germany where geriatrics is based either exclusively at the hospital or

exclusively - or primarily - at rehabilitation facilities. This is in

contrast to concept adopted in Lower Saxony - largely developed in

collaboration with the head physicians of Salze Klinik I - under which both

disciplines are brought 'under one roof', because geriatric patients are

right in-between these two sectors.



Moreover, Salze Klinik I offers qualified after-care of cardiological and

orthopaedic patients as part of their follow-up treatment, making it

possible to implement a tailored treatment concept based on both acute and

rehabilitation care needs without any time lag. Within the catchment area

of the Bad Salzdetfurth site, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG operates the acute hospitals

in Hildesheim, Salzgitter, Gifhorn and Herzberg with roughly 1.700 beds. In

future, these facilities will work closely together with Salze Klinik.



Staff will be taken over

Currently, about 150 full-time staff work at Salze Klinik I who will

continue to be employed after the takeover by RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.



RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany. Its

corporate objective is high-quality medical care for everyone. Currently,

our Group counts 53 hospitals at 42 sites as well as 29 medical care

centres (MVZs) throughout Germany. We employ more than 36,000 persons. In

financial year 2009, roughly 1.8 million patients were treated in the

Group's facilities.

More information is available under: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com





Esther Walter

Head of Group Press and Public Relations

Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale



Phone: +49 9771/ 65 - 1322

Fax: +49 9771/ 65 - 1820

E-Mail: esther.walter@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com













20.05.2010 20:34 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release

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Language: English

Company: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG

Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale

Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0)9771 - 65-0

Fax: +49 (0)9771 - 97 467

E-mail: rka@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

Internet: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

ISIN: DE0007042301

WKN: 704230

Indices: MDAX

Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), München;

Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart



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