What is IKEM?
The largest Czech medical research and clinical hospital managed directly by the Ministry of Health which was established in 1971.
The Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) is made up of 3 specialist centres, 8 departments, 15 specialist departments, work bases and laboratories, and 1450 members of staff. There are a total of 312 beds available, of which 83 beds are in intensive care units.
For almost 40 years, the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine has provided healthcare services at the highest level. The main objective of the institute is to continually improve healthcare for patients, to perfect medical procedures and apply the newest scientific findings in practice.
Over its existence, IKEM has become one of the largest specialist clinical and scientific research workplaces in the Czech Republic, focusing on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, organ transplants, diabetology and the treatment of metabolic diseases.
IKEM was the first hospital in Prague to obtain the ISO 9001:2008 quality certificate.
What is IKEM’s mission?
A health service in accordance with citizens’ needs and the interest of society in the fields of prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases, in the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath and the humane ideals of European and global medicine and medical science.
What are IKEM’s values?
A human relationship with the sick, creative work, professionalism and invention, responsibility and competence, morality and honour, human solidarity and mutual respect and collegiality.
What are IKEM’s main tasks?
Specialist clinical activities in selected fields. Research work. Training clinical staff and participation in the education and further training of doctors.
What we see as IKEM’s objectives
Helping each and every patient. Seeking the most effective way of preventing diseases. Decreasing morbidity, disability and mortality. Increasing the quality of life in the years we have added on. Generalizing findings from clinical practice to aid medical science.