At a time where political Europe is disintegrating, the Europe of private hospitalisation is beginning to organise itself
The mandate of the UEHP is clear. First of all, to promote private hospitals in Europe; a health care alternative that has become indispensable. In addition, private hospitals present a service that is complementary to the public hospitals system and thus helps to maintain healthy competition, which can only be beneficial to the patient. Finally, private hospitals show that it is possible to spend efficiently on care and at the same time, to offer effective quality of care.
The approach of the UEHP is so defensive because it is our responsibility to defend the views and interests of our members, the federations representing private hospitals in the member states of the EU.
The UEHP has always defended a European health care system model, a competitive situation between the public and private sectors, respecting common and shared rules, using resources rationally and productively, responding quickly to demand and constantly seeking to achieve quality and patient safety.
The guidelines of the UEHP conform to the priorities of the European institutions with a particular focus on the three main objectives for European health systems, specified in the joint declaration of the Ministers of Health of the member states of the EU, later transposed by the European Council: equality of access, quality of care and the sustainability of health systems.
If health is a national issue, Europe will have its say. Europe's health is moving and we have to be engine!
Dr. Paul Garassus
Dr Paul Garassus is also President of the French Health Economics Society (SFES); General Secretary and President of the Scientific Council of BAQIMEHP; involved in professional training at Business School and University.
New UEHP Secretary General
As from July, 18 2016 Ms Ilaria GIANNICO has assumed her responsibilities as new UEHP Secretary General.
She was recruited by the UEHP Board, and will coordinate our works and support communication.
We express all our gratitude for her acceptance for this important mission and we ask all our members and European partners to welcome her.
Dr. Paul GARASSUS, UEHP President
Graduated in Italy and trained at international level, Ms Ilaria Giannico holds an Advanced Master in Interdisciplinary Analysis of European Construction and she speaks four languages.
Ms Ilaria Giannico is experienced in EU Affairs and EU funding programmes. Her professional background includes the collaboration with the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the activity at Confindustria Delegation to the EU, working in close relationship with the EU institutions.
Tel. +32 2 2861237
Skype : sg.uehp