University Hospitals of the Ruhr-University of Bochum

The University hospitals of the Ruhr University of Bochum , German University Hospital of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum , abbreviated UK RUB is a syndicate of six university hospitals and associated facilities of the Ruhr University of Bochum . Founded in 2008 by the merger of formally independent hospitals the UK RUB is now a major provider of health in the Ruhr Metropolitan Region Treating over 400 000. patients per year with a strong commitment to research and teaching.


The University Hospital of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum emerged from the Bochum model , where non Several state-owned hospitals in Bochum and the surrounding metropolitan area were appointed as teaching hospitals. This appointment which first Intended to be a temporary solution to financial shortages and political problems in the development of the medical faculty in Bochum in the 1970s, love especially after the Universitätsklinikum Essen which spun off from the Ruhr University in 1972 and integrated into the newly FORMED University -Gesamthochschule food . [1]

In 1998 the cooperation between appointed hospitals and Ruhr University was permanently established. This was in September 2008 the basis for the foundation of the Verband Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum with coordinating tasks in clinical, scientific and didactical fields.


University teaching hospitals

  • Bergmannsheil University Hospitals Bochum
  • Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum-Langendreer
  • Katholisches Klinikum Bochum
    • St. Josef-Hospital Bochum
    • St. Elisabeth-Hospital Bochum
    • St. Maria Hilf Hospital Bochum
    • Klinik Blankenstein , Hattingen
  • Marie Hospital Herne , Herne
  • LWL University Hospital Bochum
  • Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia (Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia), Bad Oeynhausen

Additional hospitals and institutes

  • Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy of the LWL University Hospital of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • LWL University Hospital Hamm , Hamm
  • Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance (research institute for prevention and occupational medicine / IPA)
  • Institute of Pathology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (institute for pathology )

External academic teaching hospitals

  • Knappschaftskrankenhaus Dortmund
  • General Hospital Hagen
  • Knappschaftskrankenhaus Recklinghausen
  • Prosper-Hospital Recklinghausen
  • Marien-Hospital Witten

Competence centers based on interdisciplinary cooperation

  • RUCC (Ruhr-University Comprehensive Cancer Center)
  • Lung cancer center
  • Ruhr center for intestinal medicine
  • Breast cancer centre Bochum-Herne
  • Trauma centre
  • Muscle Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr muscle center)
  • Center for heart and circulatory diseases
  • Teleradiology network
  • ECMO center
  • epilepsy center
  • Skin cancer center
  • Multiple sclerosis center
  • Pancreas center
  • Transplantation center
  • Vein center
  • Centre for sexual health


  1. Jump up^ Georg Strohmeyer; Klaus Becker; Burkard May (2004), history of internal medicine in North Rhine-Westphalia , Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schöningh, ISBN  350671757X , 350671757X