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Academic Hospital Maastricht: 82 beyond the year 2000. Igovernance was changed in accordance with a ministerial external networks. The fact that the policy document and theUntil 1992 policy was mostly internally directed, after thatways to strengthen azM were also sought in collaboration andn 1989, Dr J.J. Carpay was appointed chairman of the boardof directors of azM. As in other academic hospitals, hospital directive. The board was replaced by an advisory council, which hospital's annual report were also published in English, shows operated at a distance from the day to day operations of the that azM was looking across national borders. Increasingly, organisation. The board of directors was replaced by an collaboration was sought within the Euregion, especially with executive board with more powers than the board of directors Klinikum, the academic hospital in Aachen. Initially used to have. As chairman of the executive board, Carpay fi rmly collaboration was limited to paediatric cardiology, with Aachen directed the further expansion of azM. At the hospital's tenth occasionally referring a patient to azM for a bone marrow anniversary he wrote the policy plan for the coming years transplant. However, in this way the seeds were sown for a Beyond the year 2000. The plan built on the development that lasting strategic alliance and cooperation in the area of vascular had started when azM moved to Randwijck. surgery. Functional contact with the academic hospital in Luik was as yet limited to research projects in the fi elds of oncology and genetics. Joint activities were undertaken with Technical University Eindhoven in the fi eld of biomedical technology. AzM actively pursued cooperation with other academic hospitals in the Netherlands in the Association of Academic Hospitals (VAZ). This precursor to the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) strongly promoted the development of the academic role. The VAZ and its successor the NFU advocated for a profi le with less emphasis on routine patient care and more attention to top reference care, which azM focused on a limited number of areas of concentration. At the same time, azM strengthened the ties with the faculty of medicine and the faculty of health sciences. The areas of concentration of the academic profi le of azM were derived from the research programmes that the faculties had developed around a number of principal themes within interfaculty research institutes. Around the year 2000 this profi le was fairly well defi ned in the fi elds of cardiac and vascular surgery, clinical nutrition, perinatal care, biomedical neuroscience, experimental psychopathology and intramural care. The


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