The Clinical Center of Vojvodina – KCV
The Clinical Center of Vojvodina is an efficient and effective highly specialized medical, scientific and research institution, dedicated to providing quality health care services, applying the most contemporary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and methods of treatment. KCV consists of 20 clinics, one polyclinic, one emergency center, 6 centers, 2 ambulances and 3 administrative sectors with over 3.000 employees. With KCV organizational units it is ensured: the latest achievements of medical sciences are in practice, the greater functional connection, both diagnostic and therapeutic units, efficient and rapid medical assistance, business efficiency in the use of equipment, the connection of the KCV with other organization, etc. Through scientific-research and education of employees, KCV gains high qualified personnel. This supports the main vision of the KCV which is strengthening professional capacities in order to confirm the leader role in the region. Statistics of 2017 show that KCV has provided treatment for around 650.000 patients and has been taking care of over 50.000 stationary patients. This sums up to approximately 60.000 medical treatments and interventions per month. Health care service users are the center of attention in which way the relationship of mutual trust is built up, for both users and employees, thus connecting with other health care facilities in the region. The total area of KCV is 150.000 m2, while the area on which public buildings are located is around 85.000 m2. The KCV technical office consists of departments for Maintenance Engineering and technical affairs, Electrical engineering, Service Affairs, Information technologies and telecommunications. Department employees are responsible for energy management and maintenance of the entire KCV energy system. As the leading experts in the field, in addition to enormous experience, employees make the technical office very strong, which is of great importance for providing safe treatments.
KCV is primarily oriented towards providing health services to its users, but it aims to improve treatment techniques and methods in order to provide as high quality treatment as possible. Therefore, the field of research and connection with health centers and organizations is of great importance. In addition, KCV participated in national and international projects. The staff of the clinic is regularly trained at professional meetings, as well as in leading centers for the exchange of experiences. It is necessary to emphasize that for the regular and extraordinary members of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Serbian Medical Society 12 professors of the KCV were selected, who are participants of numerous scientific projects funded by Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. During the project cycle from 2011 to 2016, doctors from KCV participated in 24 national projects (basic research, innovative projects and technological development projects) where co-operation with the Faculties throughout Serbia (including FTN, the lead partner in RESCUE project) was realized. Furthermore, they also participated in project funded by COST, Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020, co-operating with international scientific institutions and universities across Europe. Financed under various programs, significant projects in which they have participated were: Mastiha treatment for healthy obese with NAFLD diagnosis (H2020), Reinforcement of the framework for experiential education in healthcare in Serbia (Erasmus +), European network for collaboration on kidney exchange programmes (COST), Design of robot as assistive technology in treatment of children with development disorders (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia), etc.
Clinical Center of Vojvodina has a partner role in the RESCUE project responsible for the dissemination of the project results, using their prominent position in fulfilling the specific communication objectives in the project. KCV, as well as other healthcare facilities, are releasing greenhouse gasses while providing care using carbon technology. According to the World Bank research, health systems are producing 5% of total greenhouse emissions globally. By investing in health systems the opportunity to support technologies and management systems that are cheaper, more productive and less polluting can be taken. It can be concluded that RES integration and EE of healthcare is of great importance and it can be achieved by following the path of climate development and harmonizing the development of health and delivery with global climate goals. Upgrading health facilities will improve access to health services, reduce health risks and energy costs.
Through the RESCUE project, the implementation of RES based BEMS at KCV will significantly improve sustainability and as such KCV will be an example for other public facilities in the region with a high carbon footprint. KCV technical office has a wide experience and their role in the project is of great importance. The project includes integration of PV plant, solar thermal system, biodiesel system and RES based electrical assistive device charging station into existing infrastructure KCV facility. Since KCV is the largest healthcare institution in the region, the integration of the RES system would be very visible. Furthermore, this will promote the importance of using RES systems and improving energy efficiency in public buildings which is in line with the energy performance of buildings directive (2010/31/EU). The international co-operation (including universities) between KVC and KBCO, as the leading healthcare institutions in the cross-border region, is an additional project benefit.
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