At the Ordinary General Assembly on Thursday 9th of September Mr. Heinz Kölking, Director of the Welfare Maternity Hospital in Rotenburg an der Wümme, was elected as the new EAHM President.
During his four year tenure as President of the European Association of Hospital Managers Mr. Kolking aims to strengthen the identity of hospital managers in Europe, safeguard the active exchange of experiences between managers, develop tools and strategies for management and create training programmes.
Addressing the crowd at the closing of the congress, Mr. Kolking praised the Swiss Organising Committee for their hard work and declared the congress a great success where the topic of quality was dealt with in a comprehensive way. Mr. Kolking stressed the importance of European congresses of this kind and indeed the importance of European associations like the EAHM. Although European healthcare is complex, and each country is individual, communicating and learning from each other’s experiences is essential.