Health care professionals from Russia completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies at the FHNW School of Business.
On 21 March, the successful participants of the course CAS Leadership Russia – for Health Care Executives received their diplomas in Olten. This specialised course is designed specifically for Russian health care professionals at the Federal Center for Cardiovascular Surgery in Astrakhan and addresses specific challenges in modern health care and clinical organisations. The course modules covered topics like team leadership, change management and crisis communication. This CAS specifically addresses current projects that are being planned or realised in Astrakhan.
The successful participants of the course and FHNW staff. Back row: Mikhail Gorbunov, Igor Chernov, Elena Larchenko, Antonina Kadykova, Dmitry Kondratyev, Dmitry Kozmin, Guy Ochsenbein, Ibragimov Stanisla, Plotnikov Mikhail. Front row: Sergei Pirogov, Anatoly Nechepurenko, Geertje Achterberg, Olga Kondratyeva, Tarasov Dmitry, Olga Schibli, Elena Averina (photo: FHNW).
This first instalment of the course started in November 2017 as a pilot. Part of the course, which incorporates the expertise of leading medical specialists from Switzerland and Europe, were visits to Swiss hospitals and health organisations. A highlight was the visit to the renowned Insel Spital in Bern, where the participants met Prof Thierry Carrel.
Visit to the Inselspital Bern. From left to right: Dmitry Kondratyev, Mikhail Plotnikov, Stanislav Ibragimov, Alexander Kadner (Inselspital), Kozmin Dmitry, Igor Chernov (Photo: Thierry Carrel).
The CAS Leadership Russia – for Health Care Executives is the latest result of a cooperation of the FHNW School of Business with the Federal Center for Cardiovascular Surgery Astrakhan, which has been ongoing since 2010. Since then, the Center for Cardiovascular Surgery Astrakhan has implemented a number of new projects, particularly IT and life-long contact with patients, which is crucial given the large geographical distance between the centre and many of its patients. The CAS Leadership Russia – for Health Care Executives is designed to provide participants the know-how and expertise to be successful leaders in a modern health care environment.