German hospital society

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German Hospital Society V.
German Hospital Society logo.svg
purpose Nationwide representation of interests and amalgamation of central and regional associations of hospital operators; Support of the members in fulfilling their tasks in the field of hospitals in Germany
President: Gerald Gass
Establishment date: 1949
Number of members: 28 member associations
Seat : Berlin

The German Hospital Association e. V. ( DKG ) is a non-profit interest group and umbrella organization of leading and regional associations of hospital operators . The DKG is based in Berlin , previously in Düsseldorf until 2004 .

The DKG was founded in 1949 on the initiative of the then General Manager of the German Association of Cities and the then working group of the municipal umbrella organizations, Peter van Aubel .


The main task of the association is to support its members in fulfilling their legally mandated tasks in the field of hospitals . The DKG primarily deals with fundamental questions that do not only affect individual organizations or associations.

In national and international cooperation with other health care institutions, it works to maintain and improve the performance of hospitals and supports and advises state bodies and authorities in the implementation of laws. As the umbrella organization of the hospitals, the DKG also campaigns for their interests in politics (see lobbying ).

In the German Democratic Republic , the Hospital Society of Saxony-Anhalt eV (KGSAN) was founded on August 31, 1990 before the reunification of Germany , with 60 out of 80 hospital operators from the GDR districts of Halle and Magdeburg agreeing. KGSAN was accepted into the DKG as the first member from the new federal states on September 18, 1990.

The association has represented Germany at HOPE - European Hospital and Healthcare Federation since 1995 and, among other things, takes on the national coordination for the HOPE exchange in Europe.

In 2000, the DKG was a founding member of the Federal Office of Quality Assurance gGmbH (BQS) with the German Medical Association , the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds and the Association of Private Health Insurance .

In 2001, the DKG, together with the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds and the Association of Private Health Insurance, was a founding member of the Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK), which defines the German coding guidelines .

Since 2004, as negotiating and contracting partner of the German social security agencies, it has provided two voting members in the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), the body of joint self-administration in the health care system in Germany according to Section 91 of Book V of the Social Security Code (SGB V).

In cooperation with the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds, the association also awards larger evaluation and research contracts, for example the one from December 2008 on the effects of the DRG flat rate per case in German hospitals.

The association publishes its own specialist journal ("das Krankenhaus").


The association has 28 member associations, consisting of 12 central associations of hospital owners and 16 regional associations of hospital owners ( regional hospital associations ).

Umbrella association Seat
Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband e. V. (AWO) Berlin
Federal Association of German Private Clinics V. (BDPK) Berlin
German Caritas Association V. Freiburg in Breisgau
German District Association Berlin
German Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Gesamtverband e. V. Berlin
German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) Berlin
German Association of Cities (DST) Cologne and Berlin
German Red Cross e. V. (DRK) Berlin
German Federal Pension Insurance Berlin
Diakonie Deutschland eV Berlin
Association of University Hospitals in Germany V. (VUD) Berlin
Central Welfare Office for Jews in Germany V. (ZWST) Frankfurt am Main

Regional hospital associations (also members of the DKG)

State Hospital Society management Seat Establishment date and place
Baden-Württemberg Hospital Society V. Matthias Einwag Stuttgart February 11, 1953
Bavarian Hospital Society V. Siegfried Hasenbein Munich November 1950
Berliner Krankenhausgesellschaft e. V. Marc Schreiner Berlin
State Hospital Society Brandenburg eV Michael Jacob Potsdam October 25, 1990 in Cottbus
Hospital Society of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen eV Uwe Zimmer Bremen
Hamburgische Krankenhausgesellschaft eV Claudia Brase Hamburg
Hessian Hospital Society eV Rainer Greunke Eschborn 1948
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Hospital Society Wolfgang Gagzow Schwerin October 12, 1990 in Ludwigslust
Lower Saxony Hospital Society Helge Engelke Hanover
Hospital Society of North Rhine-Westphalia eV Matthias Blum Dusseldorf
Rhineland-Palatinate Hospital Society Friedrich W. Mohr Mainz
Saarland Hospital Society eV Thomas Jakobs Saarbrücken October 27, 1950
Hospital Society Saxony eV Stephan Helm Leipzig October 6, 1990 in Dresden
Hospital Society Saxony-Anhalt eV Gosta Heelemann Halle (Saale) August 31, 1990 in Halle
Hospital Society Schleswig-Holstein eV Bernd Krämer Kiel 1947
State Hospital Society Thuringia e. V. Michael Lorenz Erfurt November 28, 1990 in Weimar

List of the presidents of the DKG

Term of office president
2018– Gerald Gass
2015-2017 Thomas Reumann
2012-2014 Alfred Danzer
2006-2011 Rudolf Kösters (re-election 2008)
2004-2005 Wolfgang Pföhler (2nd term of office)
2002-2003 Burghard Rocks
2000-2001 Volker Odenbach
1998-1999 Wolfgang Pföhler
1996-1997 Jürgen Gohde
1994-1995 Konrad Regulator (2nd term of office)
1992-1993 Roland Ries
1990-1991 Rolf Thieringer
1988-1989 Karl Heinz Neukamm
1986-1987 Konrad regulator
1984-1985 Peter Buchholz
1982-1983 Hans Lorenser
1980-1981 Theodor Schober
1978-1979 John to the field
1976-1977 Werner Mühlenbrock (2nd term of office)
1974-1975 Walter Bauer
1972-1973 Helmut Hochstetter
1970-1971 August Fischer
1966-1969 Werner Mühlenbrock
1962-1965 Walther Hensel
1961 Hans Schmiljan
1956-1960 Otto Ohl
1949-1955 Peter van Aubel


The DKG is a member of the European Movement Germany network .

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Joint press release of the DKG and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds of December 18, 2008: Accompanying research on the effects of the introduction of the flat rate per case (Diagnoses Related Groups = DRG) in hospitals (PDF)  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  2. Membership page in the EBD. Retrieved October 6, 2010 .