Asklepios clinics

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Asklepios Kliniken limited liability company

legal form GmbH
founding 1984
Seat Hamburg , Germany
management Kai Hankeln, Hafid Rifi
Number of employees 34,690 full-time equivalent (2015)
sales EUR 3.4 billion (2018)
Branch Healthcare

Asklepios Clinic Falkenstein

The Asklepios Clinics Group is a clinic operator primarily active in Germany with its headquarters in Hamburg .

Company profile

Asklepios buys and operates hospitals that have been privately operated for a long time in public-private partnerships , through current privatizations . Consulting services in the field of hospital management represent a further business area. The Asklepios Group is one of the largest clinic operators in Germany and consists of various companies and clinic groups, for example Asklepios Kliniken Management GmbH based in Königstein im Taunus and Asklepios Kliniken Hamburg GmbH .

The group includes 160 associated institutions in 14 federal states. In addition to 36 hospitals, including seven maximum care providers, the group operates 19 specialist clinics, 13 psychiatric clinics, 41 post-acute and rehabilitation clinics and 33 other facilities including medical care centers (MVZ) and the MediLys laboratory. In addition, she owns commercial real estate, luxury hotels and she is the majority owner of the health television company Health tv .

Key figures

Group key figures
year Sales in EUR EBITDA Number of patients
with outpatients
Number of beds Employees by
Investments through
own funds and subsidies
2015 3.099 billion 374 million 2,285,694 26,669 34,690 262 million
2014 3.020 billion 330 million 2,186,876 26,508 34,255 243 million
2013 2.899 billion 284 million 2,161,627 26,635 34,439 242 million
2012 2.812 billion 267 million 2,066,353 26,396 34,037 245 million
2011 2.379 billion 216 million 1,742,353 26,793 33,152 232 million
2010 2.130 billion 228 million 1,624,409 18,501 26,917 209 million
2009 2.006 billion 198 million 1,563,171 18,030 26,123 204 million
2008 2.022 billion 160 million 1,512,598 18,057 25,700 217 million
2007 1.860 billion 127 million 1,295,057 17,926 25.127 203 million
2006 1.860 billion 127 million 932,638 16,650 22,546 203 million


In 1984 the auditor and lawyer Bernard gr. Broermann founded Asklepios with Lutz Mario Helmig . In the course of a spin-off of the shares from Helmig, Helios Kliniken GmbH emerged from the Asklepios-Kliniken Group in 1994 .

The Asklepios clinics are named after the Greek god of healing Asclepius . The Asklepios-Kliniken-Gruppe has grown continuously since it was founded in 1985 and has taken over several formerly municipal facilities

In 2011, Asklepios took over a majority stake of 52.37 percent in MediClin AG , based in Offenburg.

In March 2013, the Federal Cartel Office approved Asklepios' stake in Rhön-Klinikum AG, subject to certain conditions. Asklepios wants to increase its stake from the current 5 to 10.1 percent of the Rhön shares and had registered its project with the cartel office in August 2012. The planned increase in the stake in Rhön enables Asklepios to obtain a right of veto and a takeover of Rhön by another competitor could thus be permanently blocked. In accordance with the requirements, Asklepios must first part with a clinic and a medical care center (MVZ) in the Goslar area.

The luxury hotels Falkenstein Grand and Villa Rothschild also belong to the group . At the end of 2014 it became known that the clinic group had also acquired the Hamburg Hotel Atlantic .

Corporate structure

Institutions in Germany

  • Baden-Württemberg:
Birkenwerder Hospital
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania:
Asklepios Clinic in Weißenfels
  • Saxony-Anhalt:
Burgseeklinik in Bad Salzungen



Participation (30.73%) in the Athens Medical Center with the facilities

  • Interbalkan European Medical Center
  • Maroussi
  • Athens Pediatric Center
  • Psycho Clinic Athens
  • P. Faliro Clinic
  • Peristeri Clinic


Together with Tongji University and Siemens Project Ventures, Asklepios International is planning a university clinic in Shanghai with 500 beds for over 100 million euros in the Shanghai International Medical Zone . The final completion date has not yet been set.

Other countries in which Asklepios is active

  • Saudi Arabia

Major holdings


The group is accused that under its profit orientation u. a. Patient data protection and quality of care are neglected. In 2016, Der Spiegel dedicated an extensive investigative cover story to Asklepios. A former chief physician published the critical book Die Krankenhausverdiener in April 2016 .

According to research by the ARD magazine Kontraste, Asklepios closed the children's ward in Parchim in 2019, which the group is obliged to operate according to the hospital plan, under false pretenses. Previously, the group had temporarily not operated the station with a staffing that complied with the legal requirements, which in one case may have contributed to the death of a patient.

Web links

Commons : Asklepios Kliniken  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Asklepios: Higher sales, lower profits, accessed June 14, 2019
  2. a b NDR: The man who owns Asklepios ( memento from August 19, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), May 5, 2014
  3. health tv: Know more. Live healthier. In: Asklepios Kliniken GmbH & Co. KGaA website. Retrieved May 16, 2019 .
  4. corporate development
  5. JUVE - Rhön-Klinikum: Cartel Office allows participation by Commeo client Asklepios «JUVE. Accessed March 10, 2018 (German).
  6.,atlantic114.html ( Memento from December 26, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  7. 10 years Asklepios Campus Hamburg Press release in the press portal_, accessed on March 9, 2019
  8. Clinic locations
  9. Consolidated financial statements for 2008,
  10. of May 24, 2007
  11. kma online - kma magazine ( memento of the original dated February 12, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  13. Shareholder structure Rhön-Klinikum. Retrieved January 9, 2019 .
  14. Patient files in bulky waste Retrieved on July 20, 2020
  15. Kristina Gnirke, Isabell Hülsen , Martin U. Müller : A sick house . In: Der Spiegel . No. 51 , 2016, p. 14-22 ( online ).
  16. ^ Verlag Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN 978-3862655410
  17. December 21, 2016: Interview
  18. Pohl, Sieber, Wundt: " Serious allegations against Asklepios Group ", ARD contrasts, July 20, 2020