Partnership on Equal Terms
Dr. Martin Siess, Medical Director of the MRI, says: "The objective is a partnership on equal terms in which both parties continue to develop together, while at the same time retaining their own respective profiles. The 'TUM Klinikum' is to unite both entities under a single umbrella brand. It is important to us to strengthen the collaboration between these two successful hospitals whose service ranges complement one another excellently. We want to work together to master the health-policy challenges of today and tomorrow in close partnership."
Prof. Heribert Schunkert, Medical Director of the DHM, says: "The scientific work and clinical excellence of the DHM have already received the highest international attention over the last four decades and have contributed significantly to the great successes of cardiac medicine. Now the step into the 'TUM Klinikum' is important to us because it gives us the status of a university hospital and access to appropriate funding instruments for research and teaching. In this way, we will continue to secure for the DHM a top position in cardiovascular research, but also - through the association with an outstanding university hospital - a top position in the care of our patients.""
The Dean of the TUM Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Stephanie E. Combs, says: "The scientific activities in the field of cardiac medicine are internationally visible in the Faculty of Medicine and are already jointly united in the Center for Cardiovascular Research. The merger will create a significant hub effect for research as well as teaching in this area. For the School of Medicine and Health, which is currently being established, the TUM Klinikum is an ideal platform to further strengthen translational research at an international level."