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    City Hospital Pilsen, PRIVAMED

    PRIVAMED, Plzeň City Hospital is situated in a natural area in Lochotín, Plzeň, which features a large park and a forest with a spring and rare trees, protected as a nature reserve. The hospital as such consists of two six-storey monoblocks connected by an overhead corridor, opened for operation between 1983 and 1985. The City Hospital was relocated to this precinct from its original address at Sady 5. května, where it was established in 1952 as an internal medicine hospital for the catchment area of the city of Plzeň. A department for the chronically ill became part of the Hospital in 1982. In 1995, the Plzeň City Hospital was privatized by PRIVAMED and since 15 November 1995 it has been operated as a private medical facility.

    In May 2010, the Day Surgery and Orthopaedics was opened. The Hospital thus acquired a new facility with highly advanced equipment. In 2010, the portfolio of interventions and procedures offered by the Department of Radiology was enlarged to include interventional radiology.

    Just like other state-owned healthcare facilities, PRIVAMED, Plzeň City Hospital has along-term contract for acute and follow-up care with the insurance company Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna as well as with sectoral health insurance companies. The Hospital's inpatient departments provide for internal-medicine and neurological emergencies for patients from the districts of Plzeň 1, 2 and part of Plzeň 3, for stroke patients also from the district of Plzeň 4, from the Střibro region of the former Tachov District, and individually also for internal-medicine and neurological patients residing permanently outside this catchment area.

    The Rehabilitation Department of the City Hospital provides inpatient care for patients from the entire Plzeň region, usually from acute-care inpatient departments, subject to prior reservation. Prior reservation is also necessary for patients of the Department for the Chronically Ill, which provides follow-up hospital care as well as care for patients referred by general practitioners. The Hospital has its own catering facilities.
    The City Hospital's Department of Joint Examinations and outpatient departments provide their services to healthcare facilities and patients without any catchment area restrictions. They include: Radiology, Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, Microbiology as well as outpatient departments of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Rehabilitation and general practitioners.

    Kopecký's Spring in the Hospital

    The Kopecký's Spring is located on the territory occupied by our Hospital. The spring is named after Martin Kopecký, Plzeň's mayor in the 1830s and 1840s, who contributed largely to the city's development. His desire was to turn Plzeň into a spa town, but most springs have disappeared over time and his plans have not been put into practice. Today, however, we can refer to the famous phenomenon of genius loci - a modern healthcare facility has been built around the only preserved spring in Lochotín. The mineral spring, made into a publicly accessible source of healing water at Kopecký's initiative, was used in the past for drinking regimens; in part its water was piped through to a new spa building (Lochotín Pavilion) and used for baths. The spring was covered by a colonnade called the Temple.