Health care is one of the city’s key economic sectors, and generates a substantial economic output. St.Gallen is home to internationally recognised competencies in the health-care sector and therefore sees further potential for networking and development.
Twenty local institutions collaborate as part of the new St.Gallen Health Network, which is coordinated by the St.Gallen Location Promotion Office. The network’s aim is to turn St.Gallen into an even more attractive location for businesses in the health-care sector, thereby creating more jobs and attracting additional talents. This collaboration has also given rise to jointly initiated conferences and other professional events. St.Gallen Health pools business, research and education, thus highlighting synergies and complementary key skills, and yielding immediate benefits to its members.
Goal «The St.Gallen Network pools interdisciplinary and inter-professional expertise from all members in the health-care sector. Our close collaboration helps our members advance their projects, thanks to short lines of communication. This, in turn, allows us to create future-proof innovations with a strong national and international impact.»
All institutions involved meet in person four times a year, to exchange ideas, expertise, discuss questions and take the next steps. The results thereof advance and promote the health-care sector in St.Gallen.
Health care is a complex area, with a growing need for highly qualified personnel. St.Gallen makes a significant contribution thereto, thanks to the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and the OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences.
University of St.Gallen (HSG) - School of Medicine
The Joint Medical Master in St.Gallen is a joint programme between the HSG’s School of Medicine and the University of Zurich (UZH). It relies on the foundations of both universities and creates ideal conditions for advanced teaching methods. All future students enrol at the University of St.Gallen as the lead partner and institution.
OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, St.Gallen campus
Students enrolling in the nursing programme at the OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences receive both practical, as well as theoretical training for the increasingly challenging roles that await them in the health-care sector. During their training, they acquire the necessary skills that help them think holistically and act professionally when dealing with patient demands.
Die beruflichen Herausforderungen, mit denen Pflegende von Menschen mit Demenz konfrontiert sind, erweisen sich als vielschichtig, komplex und bedürfen einer steten Weiterbildung. Diese gilt es auf die neusten Erkenntnisse aus der Demenzforschung abzustützen. Es ist das Ziel dieses Kongresses, auch in Zukunft Praxis und Wissenschaft zusammenzubringen und so einen breiten und fundierten Austausch sowie gegenseitiges Lernen zu ermöglichen.