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Berlin Hospital administrator observes management techniques at LLUMC

Bernard Quoss and his wife, Ottilie Quoss, DDS, and their two children pose for a photo following church services at Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists.
Bernard Quoss and his wife, Ottilie Quoss, DDS, and their two children pose for a photo following church services at Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists.
The administrator of Berlin Hospital, a Seventh-day Adventist health care facility in Germany, recently spent two months at Loma Linda University Medical Center observing American management techniques.

Bernard Quoss, formerly of Nuremberg, Germany, is administrator of the 220-bed Berlin Hospital, the only Seventh-day Adventist hospital in all of Europe. He began his stay at Loma  Linda in early April.

“We have five institutions affiliated with Berlin Hospital,” Mr. Quoss says. Included under Mr. Quoss’ direction is a retirement center, a child care facility, a wellness center, a home health care center, and a traditional health care institution.

“In the hospital section we specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, cancer treatment, diabetes treatment, and orthopaedics, in addition to general surgery and medicine,” Mr. Quoss states.

“I had a tremendous experience at Loma Linda,” Mr. Quoss says. “Loma Linda University Medical Center is a great facility. I was very impressed with the quality of employees at Loma Linda. They work very hard and are highly motivated.

“It was very interesting to be here in Loma Linda. There are more Seventh-day Adventists who are members of the University Church than there are in all of Germany.”

Mr. Quoss was appointed president and chief executive officer of Berlin Hospital in September 2006. Prior to his hospital appointment, Mr. Quoss worked for one of the largest health care insurance firms in Germany. He received his degree in hospital economics from the University of Nuremberg.

“The focus of my stay at Loma Linda was to see how all aspects of a large institution work.”

Mr. Quoss was accompanied to Loma  Linda by his wife, Ottilie Quoss, DDS, who spent time observing at the School of Dentistry during their stay, and their two children.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, December 17, 2007