The Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen, Woerden and Boxmeer is a hospital that specialises in posture and movement, and the control of these. It has three basic specialities: orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation techniques. There are over 250 beds, 400 places for outpatient treatment and an extensive outpatients’ clinic. The clinic has its own department for scientific research. The research results are used to develop new treatment methods. In its field, the Sint Maartenskliniek is therefore among the leading institutions in the Netherlands and in Europe. Because of the expertise available to it, the clinic also fulfils the role of a teaching hospital.
About 1,500 people work at the hospital, including 128 specialists and assistant nurses in training. 25,000 people are treated every year at the Sint Maartenskliniek. Patients come from both the local area as well as from the rest of the Netherlands. The clinic covers the entire spectrum of disorders, from the simple to the very complex. The needs and expectations of the patient are central considerations in determining the treatment. The patient and the practitioner define the goals together, aimed at enabling the patient to function again, or function better, in daily life at home, work or school.
The clinic cooperates with other institutions in the region, including the Radboud University Medical Centre (RadboudUMC) and the Groot Klimmendal rehabilitation centre in Arnhem. The clinic also participates in the Rhine-Waal EU Region and in a cooperation project (CARS) with the Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, RadboudUMC and the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem.
Prof. Mark Van Houdenhoven Phd and Dr. Gert van Enk make up the Administrative Council. "The Sint Maartenskliniek aims to maintain its position of being 'the clinic in the area of posture and movement'", they say. "We have built this reputation over 80 years and we want to build further on this foundation, in an ever changing healthcare landscape. We want to show our added value and distinguishing qualities to both our patients and partners. Our core values are: focus on patients’ needs, outstanding performance, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit."