Four clinics, three university institutes, plus other institutes and internal service providers affiliated to the HDZ NRW together make up a center of competence which is both a national and an international leader. The Heart and Diabetes Center NRW is setting new standards for the treatment of cardiac, vascular and diabetic diseases.
 
As a University hospital of the Ruhr-University of Bochum, we make a significant contribution to research and teaching. We operate a Center for Clinical Research and Development facilitating the translation of clinical knowledge to innovations. Through seminars, symposia, national and international conferences we promote an exchange of ideas at the highest level: a transfer of expertise which benefits the lives of all our patients.