Scan Magazine, Issue 120, January 2019

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Scan Magazine  |  Health Profile  |  Privathospitalet Mølholm

Photo: Michael Ohrt Fernel

High professionalism and a homely atmosphere Shorter wait times, high professionalism, advanced technology and interdisciplinary studies – the structure of Mølholm Private Hospital in Denmark, where doctors and specialists are co-owners of the hospital, has plenty of advantages. By Nicolai Lisberg  |  Photos: Hartmann Schmidt Fotografi

The patient is at the centre of attention. This is a phrase almost every hospital uses freely when describing their vision, but at Mølholm Private Hospital, with locations in Vejle and Aarhus, they do more than just use the phrase loosely. They live up to it. The structure of the hospital is rather unique, and it helps ensure an overall better experience for their patients.

patient and doctor closer and warmer than in many other hospitals, and I think this is one of the reasons why we are the only private hospital in Denmark to have received the Danish Health Authority’s quality accreditation and certification without any remarks since the accreditation scheme was introduced,” says Thorbjørn Sommer, chief physician at Mølholm Private Hospital.

“The fact that it is doctors and specialists who, in part, own the hospital has a lot of advantages. First of all, the level of responsibility towards one’s patients is higher, as you get to treat and follow your patient through the entire treatment process. This makes the relationship between

The hospital was founded in 1992 and has since become one of the country’s leading private hospitals, offering almost every kind of examination, treatment and operation. The many specialities ensure a short wait time for the patients, as the departments work closely together.

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High expertise across fields Usually, when a patient has a problem, they go to see a general practitioner, who refers them to a clinic. If the clinic then deems that there is nothing wrong with the patient within their area of expertise, they will then send the patient back to their general practitioner, who has to take another look before yet again making a referral to a new clinic. “It’s quite a time-consuming process that we can avoid here. If you come to Mølholm to see a gynaecologist, for instance, but they then find out that your problem actually has something to do with, say, your stomach, they can quickly get you an appointment with an abdominal surgeon,” Sommer explains. Another advantage of having so many specialities under one roof is the opportunity of interdisciplinary studies. Some clinics arrange common conferences