Working in a hybrid OR: Visionary medical care

Harald Maikisch is an expert on the Austrian hospital sector and will soon have four decades of experience under his belt. When he plans a hospital for the future, he always examines the best ideas for it in the here and now.

4 min
Andrea Lutz
Published on March 3, 2020

He believes that cutting-edge technology and architecture must absolutely serve the needs of the people. Today, he runs the largest hospital in the state of Vorarlberg, Austria – LKH-Feldkirch, a specialist care hospital. A hybrid operating room is at the heart of its new operating and intensive care center. Building the hybrid OR was a farsighted decision – in a very literal sense.

The wide panorama windows were chosen so that, even during an intense working day, surgical staff can take a moment to enjoy the unique view.

The wide panorama windows were chosen so that, even during an intense working day, surgical staff can take a moment to enjoy the unique view.


Harald Maikisch Administrative Director LKH-Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria


Wolfgang Hofmann, MD Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery LKH-Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria

LKH Feldkirch

By Andrea Lutz

Andrea Lutz is a journalist and business trainer specialized on medical topics, technology, and healthcare IT. She lives in Nuremberg, Germany.