Summer School:Redesign Hospital Operations for the sustainability of healthcare, an international perspective.

I Edition, Academic Year 2022-2023, September 4th- 6th. 

Brochure - Registration

The summer school is hosted by the Post Graduate School of Health Economics and Management (ALTEMS) of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and will benefit from the collaboration of these prestigious institutions, particularly:

  • CERISMAS (Research Center in Healthcare Management) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Gemelli Teaching Hospital

  • Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, CuraMa

  • Ghent University Hospital

The rationale of the summer school in hospital operations management

The program - thanks to the collaboration of important teaching hospitals, universities and research centers from different European Countries - aims to illustrate logistical, organizational and technological solutions and innovations to improve hospital operations.

Currently healthcare production processes are exposed to two different types of challenges.

First, operations managers are asked to manage more efficiently production assets to face the current problems of access due to the delays caused by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Secondly, healthcare operations need to be redesigned to better support value creation in the perspective of patients’ care considering some critical trends, particularly: (i) chronic diseases; (ii) aging of the population and (iv) one health approach with the need to integrate healthcare with social care.

In this context technology introduces for sure new scenarios and opportunities; we are talking here about big data and artificial intelligence, telemedicine, virtual hospital and automatization.

This summer school course tries to understand how innovations in patient flow logistics and supply chain can create value contributing, eventually, to make our healthcare systems more sustainable.

Program and schedule


This summer school is beneficial to all those persons who hold strategic responsibility in the management of hospital production processes and that are eager to learn from peers coming from different international countries.

Some examples might be:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Controller
  • Nurse coordinator
  • Chair of department


Valeria Belvedere, Associate Professor in Operations Management, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Andrea Cambieri, Chief Medical Officer, Fondazione Policlinico universitario "Agostino Gemelli"

Americo Cicchetti, professor of Organization Theory and Director of ALTEMS

Corrado Cuccurullo, professor of management Università Vanvitelli di Napoli

Paul Gemmel, professor of Service and Healthcare Management, Incoming dean of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University

Melissa De Regge, professor of healthcare management, Ghent University and staff member, Ghent University Hospital

Kristof Eeckloo, professor of healthcare management, Ghent University and director of the Strategic Management Cell of the Ghent University Hospital

Karen Mannekens, Coordinator non-building projects new construction, staff and policy expert |new Building Team

Stefano Villa, professor of Management, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Teaching Assistant:

Barbara Fossati,

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma.

Fee and Admission

1,000 EURO (+ VAT)

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