Clinical Hospital Center Osijek - KBCO
Clinical Hospital Center is the only eastern Croatian institution which provides highly specialized medical care that involves advanced and complex procedures and treatments performed by medical specialists in state-of-the-art facilities. KBCO is a hospital/healthcare compound extending on the area of 66,000 m2 which consists of 20 buildings for 26 organizational entities (clinics, institutes, clinical departments and emergency department). KBCO carries out health services for the population of five counties (Osijek-Baranja, Vukovar-Srijem, Požega-Slavonia, Virovitica-Podravina and Brod-Posavina) and embraces more than 800,000 people with the average daily visits of 5,000 people (including stationary patients, visitors, daycare patients, medical staff, non-medical staff, students and other guests).
KBCO has scored the significantly wide scope of development in the hospitalization of almost all medical and healthcare activities, specialized consultative protection from almost all medical and healthcare activities, daily hospital supply in the context of outpatient treatment of almost all medical and healthcare activities, activities medical- biochemical laboratory, hospital pharmacy, scientific and teaching activity. Concerning the teaching activity, KBCO is supporting the Medical Faculty of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University Osijek in cooperation with whom common goals like scientific research development, lecture and classes conduct and creating conditions for new clinics and/or departments.
The operation of KBCO is supported by 3,040 employees, consisting of 2,327 medical staff and 713 non-medical professionals in different offices. The KBCO offices include the following services: maintenance and engineering, financial office, public procurement office and many others. The significant experiences of the technical office (especially the knowledge of maintenance and engineering office) will be of great importance for the project implementation. Except for educational investments in staff knowledge, KBCO is trying to invest in the infrastructure and equipment too. Due to limited resources, funding is planned from its own resources in combination with projects (co)funded by EU, donations, etc. KBCO has experience with a number of projects with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Concerning European Fund for Regional Development KBCO finalized the infrastructure development project „Research and diagnostics of malignant and rare diseases on MALDI TOF technologies“ with a goal to ameliorate scientific research but also to benefit general population and diagnostic/pharmaceutical industries. As an ongoing project KBCO is currently implementing two projects „Construction and equipping of Daycare treatment and surgery facilities of CHC“ and „Improvement of Emergency department of CHC“ which will result in a new building with above mentioned organizational units and will enable a single location and new equipment for all of them. Another ongoing project from EFRD with a longterm goal is „Preparation of the strategic project of construction of the new Clinical Hospital Osijek“ which will result in drawn up documentation required for preparation and the 1st phase of the above mentioned strategic project.
Concerning the concerned RESCUE project, KBCO will, as other partners implement the RES-based Buildings Energy Management System and in this way showcase how clean technologies can produce electrical energy. The Clinical Hospital Center Osijek will also increase the visibility of project results and raise awareness on the benefits of smart technologies.
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