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219 procedures in aortic surgery, thousand open heart procedures, Left: Diagnostic laboratory of the Centre for Cardiovascular diseases, Maastricht 560 IVF treatments and 56 kidney transplantations. With its UMC+. | Archive CARIM 715 beds, Maastricht UMC+ combines its role of tertiary Right: Coronary CT-scan at the Radiology department, Maastricht UMC+. | Archive CARIM academic hospital with that of general hospital for the town of Maastricht and the surrounding region. Great value is placed on cooperation with general practitioners and primary care. The transmural care centre is the connecting link. In 2010, 28.000 patients were admitted and 418.000 outpatients were treated. The dilemma that was referred to earlier with regard to the allocation of facilities, professionals and budgets among top reference academic care and general hospital care has not ameliorated due to expansion and the merger of Maastricht UMC+. The + in Maastricht UMC+ signifies the numerous positive aspects of the integral concept and the three core tasks, but the + can also be interpreted as yet another challenge to Maastricht UMC+ on its journey to an academic centre with cross border centres of excellence. 'No mountain is too high, the first steps on the road to the top have been taken', in the words of Guy Peeters, mountaineer and present chairman of the executive board of Maastricht UMC+.


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