Time for Your Health
The Concept of Max Grundig Clinic
We view the health of body and mind as a unity and thus actively further the vision of Max Grundig. He wanted the person as such to be the focus and not their respective illness. Connected to that, the doctor’s mission is to spend more time with the individual patient. Even nowadays, we actively live by this message and even more – for over 30 years, we have followed and developed these guidelines and complemented them with up-to-date findings in the medical fields.
This right extends to the medical part as much as to the functional area, the rooms, the restaurant, and the whole complex. Max Grundig Clinic is built on three pillars: internal medicine with a broad spectrum of specialized departments as well as excellent physicians, the check-up center, and the psychosomatics department.
The combination of efficient medicine and the ambiance of a top hotel creates ideal prerequisites for a quick recovery. The unique environment directly in the midst of the Black Forest, the scent of fir needles, and the pleasant atmosphere make Max Grundig Clinic into a unique place – to get well.
Maximum Diagnostic Security in Regard to the Person
Max Grundig Clinic stands for state-of-the-art technology, first-class medical assistance, and time. Time for patients and time for an elaborate diagnosis. The main focus: to proactively recognize or eliminate illnesses.
In our clinic, we therefore provide an interdisciplinary team which works together hand-in-hand for the well-being of our patients. That enables us to make ideal use of the ultra-modern technology, that is provided to our physicians. Amongst that technology is the CT 128 Slices, the MRI 3.0 Tesla, an on-site laboratory, an endoscopy department, and a high-definition ultrasound.
Since we are dealing with almost every illness, we influence the decision of therapy significantly and thus clear the way for the therapeutic process. Consequently, the diagnosis is crucial – we are aware of this responsibility at all times.
To unite health of body and mind. We have followed this vision of Max Grundig for over 30 years.
Executive Director of Max Grundig Clinic
After his graduation from school and the completion of his craftman’s training, he studied Business Administration with emphasis on hospital economics in Mainz. Later, he became assistant of the administrative director in the Clinic Niederbayern in Bad Füssing and after this, administrative director in the Malteser Clinic von Weckbecker in Bad Brückenau. Before coming to Max Grundig Clinic, he was director at Medical Park Bad Rodach and the Therapy Centre Medical Park St.Theresien in Nuremberg. Since 2008, he is the executive director of Max Grundig Clinic.
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Manfred Zehender
Chief Medical Officer of Max Grundig Clinic
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Manfred Zehender, FESC, MBA is a specialist in internal medicine, cardiology, internal intensive care medicine, interventional cardiology and special rhythmology. In 1994 he habilitated at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and worked for more than 20 years as senior physician and deputy medical director at the University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen with the clinical research focus on interventional therapy in coronary and structural heart disease and clinical electrophysiology. He has conducted research at the universities of Maastricht (NL), Minneapolis (USA) and Boston (USA), among others, and lists over 600 publications that have been awarded numerous national and international scientific prizes. In recognition of a number of long-term collaborative projects in Kiev (Ukraine), Astana (Kazakhstan) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan), the Kazakh University of Almaty awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2010. In the same year, after studying economics at the University of Lüneburg, he completed his doctorate on “Strategic Organizational Development in Modern Hospitals” and headed the KONZEPT 2020 strategy commission at Freiburg University Hospital for over ten years. Prof. Zehender is a member of various professional societies, as well as numerous supervisory, advisory and consultative bodies. In October 2023, he became the Medical Director of Max Grundig Clinic.
The Founder of Our Clinic
Max Grundig was born May 7th in 1908 in Nuremberg, where he grew up in meagre conditions together with his mother and his three sisters after the early death of his father Max Emil. By the age of 16 he became interested in the new medium radio. After inital tinkering in his own home he made his hobby into a profession in 1930 and opened a specialised store for radio sets in Fürth together with a partner.
The business ran well. Soon, Grundig employed his own three sisters, payed off his partner, and already produced 30,000 miniature transformers by 1938.
The actual rise of Max Grundig into a leading entrepreneur in the entertainment electronics started after World War II. On May 15 in 1945, Grundig inaugurated a production site for universal transformers in the Jakobinerstraße 24 in Fürth, while using machinery and resources from the war period. Fürth became the centre of his global corporation.
Starting in 1952, Max Grundig was the biggest European producer of radio sets and the leading producer of tape recorders in the world. Soon, television sets and dictating machines were introduced into his portfolio. In 1971, the conversion into a stock corporation took place: the Grundig AG. Only a few years later the company occupied over 38,000 employees.
In the later half of the 1970s, a new innovation, the video recorder, was introduced into the market and with it, a rise of competition from Japan and later other countries from the Far East occurred. In 1979, Max Grundig decided to cooperate with the Dutch competitor Philips by providing them with a minority holding of his own company. Five years later, he was leading the fundamental restructuring of the ownership structures in the Grundig companies which was completed after two decades.
Max Grundig died on December 8th,1989 in Baden-Baden. The brand Grundig survived until nowadays all over the world – as a label for innovative end devices in the entertainment electronics industry. However, Max Grundig was not only a legendary entrepreneur during the years of the “economic miracle”, but a person feeling deeply committed to the well-being of society. To him, we owe the acquisition of the former sanitorium on the Bühlerhöhe, our beautiful clinic – Max Grundig Clinic.