Running an academic medical centre: a closer look

Monday 24 June 2024, 12:30 pm
PhD candidate
E.M.M. Cardinaal mr.
prof. dr. H.J.J.M. Berden, prof. dr. P.P.T. Jeurissen

AMCs (academic medical centres) are complex organisations. This is due to the size of the organisation, its place in the healthcare landscape, its relationship with the university and the different core functions within the same organisation. There appeared to be little research on the organisational and governance complexity of AMCs. This thesis provides more insight into the context in which an AMC is organised, what managerial and organisational bottlenecks these organisations face and what future trends are expected in terms of their governance and organisation. This topic was examined in a European context, with a particular focus on the Netherlands.

Ester Cardinaal (1965) obtained her Master's degree in Private and Criminial Law, at the Utrecht University in 1992. She has held managerial positions within various organisations. In recent years as managing director at Radboudumc and currently as Board member of the Court of Appeal in 's-Hertogenbosch. Besides her work, Ester has held various ancillary positions to assist organisations with a social impact.