From the MHH

Andreas Fischer joins the MHH Presidium

Architect is the new Vice-President for Infrastructure and Managing Director of the “Hochschulmedizin Bau- und Gebäudemanagement Hannover” (HBG).

The new MHH Vice President Dipl. Architekt Andreas Fischer; Copyright: Karin Kaiser / MHH.

Status: 15 March 2021

The Executive Board of the Hannover Medical School (MHH) is complete: Andreas Fischer has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice-President for Infrastructure as of today. The graduate architect is responsible for the infrastructure of the existing campus and the planned new clinic building. At the same time, he is the Managing Director of "Hochschulmedizin Bau- und Gebäudemanagement Hannover" (HBG), which was founded today by the State of Lower Saxony and the MHH. Björn Thümler, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture, sees the MHH on a good path.  "Andreas Fischer brings a great deal of experience in new hospital construction to Hannover. The fact that he was significantly involved in the new construction of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, among other things, will certainly benefit the new vice-president and at the same time managing director of the HBG. The start of construction for the new MHH hospital is now within reach. I am looking forward to working together."

The 48-year-old architect Fischer has extensive experience in the construction planning and implementation of large hospitals: this includes, among others, the new construction of the Klinikum West at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf as well as the general renovation and new construction of the operating theatre centre and the central emergency room at the Charité University Hospital Berlin. "I am delighted to be able to take on this great task. Thanks to the support of the state of Lower Saxony, we will be able to set new standards for our patients, employees, students and researchers at the science location of Hannover with the new building - which is all about digitalisation. I am particularly excited to be able to contribute my expertise in the integration of the individual contributions as the basis for a successful structural implementation of our lighthouse project," emphasises Andreas Fischer.

With the appointment of Andreas Fischer as the fourth member of the Executive Board, the Executive Board of the MHH is now complete and excellently positioned for the major tasks ahead, as President Professor Dr. Michael Manns explains: "With Martina Saurin, responsible for finances and administration, Professor Frank Lammert, responsible for patient care, and Andreas Fischer, I have three proven experts at my side as President. This means we are ideally equipped for the enormous tasks that await the MHH."

MHH and the state of Lower Saxony - represented by the holding company Bauvorhaben Hochschulmedizin Niedersachsen (DBHN) - have taken another important step towards the new hospital building with the foundation of HBG. HBG will carry out the operative implementation of the MHH construction measures in the legal form of a GmbH (limited liability company). "We are pleased that the corporate structure for the organisational implementation of the new MHH building projects has now been completed with the establishment of HBG. With Mr Fischer as managing director of HBG, we have found a person with a great deal of experience in hospital construction and a strong conceptual personality who will resolutely drive the project forward," says Burkhard Landré, managing director of DBHN.

On the approximately 16-hectare construction site at Stadtfelddamm, the central buildings of the MHH's hospital care are to be newly constructed on around 156,000 square metres of usable space. A new clinic is also to be built in Göttingen at the University Medical Centre. The state of Lower Saxony has reserved 2.1 billion euros in special funds for both projects.