Diagnosis: in great health
The health industry is one of the strongest industries in the region. This is also reflected in the figures, with around 3,500 people working in the health and social care sector, a figure that is rising steadily. There are also demographic reasons behind this trend, while it also shows that companies have recognised the sign of the times early. In particular the second health market of wellness, sport and nutrition is a driving force for the regional job market.
A tradition of pioneering thinking
Pioneering thinking has a long tradition in the region’s health industry. As early as the start of the 20th century notable work was being performed here: Werner Forßmann developed the cardiac catheter in 1929, tested it on himself and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1956. The hospital named after him is one of one five hospitals of the GLG (Gesellschaft für Gesundheit und Leben mbH, Society for Health and Life), which is the city’s second biggest employer, employing more than 2,000 people.
Network of progressive thinkers
The companies in the region are continually exploring new paths to further strengthen Eberswalde as a location for the health industry. With intensive networking (“Health Region Barnim”, “Health Capital – Berlin-Brandenburg Health Industry Network”) and a strong public presence, the challenges for the present are the high level of demand for skilled workers, the creation of family-friendly working conditions and improving health tourism.
The biemadent dental laboratory in Eberswalde is a company that is steeped in tradition and focuses on implant care, combined prosthetics, plastic prosthetics, full ceramic and epithetics.
Gillert Medizintechnik supplies patients in the region with medical aids, specialising in the areas of artificial respiration, sleep therapy, electrostimulation and communication aids for people who have aphasia. The 1991-established company based in Eberswalde is a member of the pro-samed network for health.
The 2005-established hospital-management company employs 2,700 people. GLG is owned by the districts of Barnim and Uckermark and the city of Eberswalde. The company manages five hospitals in Eberswalde, Angermünde and Prenzlau.