The New Bosch Health Campus: State-of-the-Art Patient Care

On the site of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, the Bosch Health Campus is scheduled to be completed by 2025. The facility will be a new center for state-of-the-art, patient-oriented medicine, emphasizing treatment, research, and training. The integration of different specialist fields in one location will allow for interdisciplinary patient care. An expansion of the cancer and cardiovascular medical facilities is planned at the same time. The total volume of the investment is over 600 million euros. The hospital is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Robert Bosch Stiftung | April 2019
Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus outside
Dominik Obertreis

On the site of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, the Bosch Health Campus is scheduled to be completed by 2025.

"My grandfather founded the Robert Bosch Hospital almost 80 years ago. It was the fulfillment of one of his greatest wishes," recalls Dr. Christof Bosch, describing the beginnings of the hospital at Burgholzhof in Stuttgart. "My personal wish is to lead this hospital into a successful future." Christof Bosch is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, principal supporter of the Robert Bosch Hospital. "I strongly believe in the concept of the Bosch Health Campus, which combines patient care, innovative research, and training in health care professions in one location. Its benefits to patients extend beyond the Stuttgart region, since its research will reach significantly farther."

The Robert Bosch Stiftung’s largest single investment

In addition to the Robert Bosch Hospital, the Bosch Health Campus will integrate the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology (Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für klinische Pharmakologie – IKP), the Robert Bosch Tumor Center (Robert Bosch Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen – RBCT), and the Irmgard Bosch Learning Center (Irmgard-Bosch-Bildungszentrum), as well as the Schillerhöhe Pulmonary Clinic (Lungenfachklinik Schillerhöhe). Construction of a new building for the Schillerhöhe Pulmonary Clinic is planned for the coming years. A patient ward, including functional facilities, a rehabilitation center, and a central surgical area, will also be built. The total investment volume amounts to more than 600 million euros. As principal supporter of the hospital, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is providing approximately 250 million euros for the construction and furnishing of the facility and will support its medical research with a further 120 million euros until 2025. This is the largest single investment in the Foundation’s history.

Responding to changing patient needs

The planned Bosch Health Campus is a timely response to a major challenge in medical care: The integration of specialist areas in a single location makes interdisciplinary patient care possible, particularly in the case of older people who often have multiple health issues. Short distances between the different functional and diagnostic facilities and stations will allow for diagnosis and treatment that is gentle on patients – especially those who are seriously ill. "We will make the Bosch Health Campus a trailblazer for patient-oriented treatment," says Prof. Mark Dominik Alscher, Executive Medical Director of the Robert Bosch Hospital. "We offer health care at the medical level of a university hospital and will continue to expand, particularly in the areas of cancer and cardiovascular medicine."

The Robert Bosch Hospital (RBK) was founded in 1940 by Robert Bosch. In 1972, the hospital moved to its current location at Burgholzhof. It is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, headquartered in Stuttgart. Research projects conducted at the RBK facilities are financed almost exclusively by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Alscher, Bosch, Zettl
N. Rapp

Mark Dominik Alscher, Executive Medical Director of the Robert Bosch Hospital (RBK), Christof Bosch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Rolf Zettl, Executive Director of the RBK.