Serving more than 3,000 patients daily, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent is one of the largest and most specialized healthcare providers in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking region. The hospital has more than 1,000 beds for acute care and extensive services for ambulatory diagnosis, treatment, and care. Patients visit the hospital for all types of treatments—from routine to highly specialized care.
Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent is also a center for scientific research and medical professional training. Through a partnership with the faculty of Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen of Universiteit Gent, researchers work to develop techniques that improve diagnosis, treatment, and care.
Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent has been working with Oracle for many years and has always been happy with Oracle’s solutions and services. "As we provide critical healthcare services, we cannot afford any downtime. Therefore, performing the necessary database maintenance interventions became a real problem. With the Oracle Real Application Clusters, we can take out one of the nodes and make the necessary adjustments, without having a negative impact on performance of the other nodes and the overall availability of our patient databases,” said Tony Voet, information and communication technology infrastructure and operations manager, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent