EUR 1.8 million for new CT scanner: Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG supports medical care at the Diak hospital in Schwäbisch Hall
Against the backdrop of the worsening financial and personnel situation of hospitals in Germany, the healthcare system is becoming increasingly important. In order to maintain high-quality medical care in the region of Schwäbisch Hall and Hohenlohe, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG supports the purchase and operation of a new CT scanner at the Diakoneo Diak hospital in Schwäbisch Hall with a donation of EUR 1.8 million.
”A shortage of specialists in the medical field, an ageing society and bottlenecks in pharmaceuticals supply: Our healthcare system is facing a multitude of challenges. Nevertheless, health is a valuable asset. This makes needs-based medical care all the more important. With our donation, we would like to make a contribution to the healthcare of all citizens in the region. I am delighted that this device will enable the Diak hospital to spare many patients additional stressful examinations and long journeys,” says Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group.
The new high-performance CT scanner with integrated spectral technology is currently only available at six locations in Germany (in Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart and Heidelberg), and is therefore a distinctive feature in the Schwäbisch Hall-Hohenlohe region.
The director of the Diak hospital, Christoph Rieß, is convinced that “thanks to the generous donation by Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, an important project can be implemented that will significantly advance medical care! The entire population in the region will benefit from it, because this new technology offers a wealth of possibilities in preventive care as well as in acute emergencies or life-threatening illnesses. Also on behalf of all patients and employees, we would like to thank Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG.”
The CT scanner, which is expected to be in use at the Diak hospital already in the second half of 2023, was designed for very demanding clinical applications where time and precision are particularly important. This is especially beneficial for patients who need urgent help, for example in the event of a heart attack, a complicated fracture or severe oncological diseases.
The CT scanner significantly reduces radiation loads for both patients and employees, shortens the time of the examination and reduces the number of follow-up examinations. Thanks to spectral imaging, which provides information on metabolism and blood flow, diseases can be detected at an early stage.
The Diakoneo Diak hospital
The Diakoneo Diak hospital in Schwäbisch Hall stands for healthcare with the aim of treating patients individually and holistically. More than 1,600 employees work together in Schwäbisch Hall to provide outstanding healthcare. The Diak hospital is a central care facility for the Hohenlohe region and an academic teaching hospital of the University of Heidelberg with a total of 23 specialist clinics and institutes.
As part of Diakoneo, a future-oriented diaconal social and healthcare company with more than 11,000 employees, the hospital is committed to a peaceful and inclusive future in which humanity and respect characterize society.
About the Würth Group
The Würth Group is the global market leader in the development, production, and sale of fastening and assembly materials. Other trading and production companies, known as the Allied Companies, operate in related business areas, ranging from electrical wholesale and electronics to financial services. The Group employs more than 85,000 employees in over 400 companies with more than 2,500 pick-up shops across 80 countries. The Group achieved sales of EUR 19.9 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. With over 7,600 employees, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG in Künzelsau is the largest single company in the Würth Group.