When it comes to health, it is about people. We place great emphasis on the human aspect, which forms part of our values-based identity – Together LNS – and is reflected in our day-to-day work and beyond.
When developing Together LNS in 2019, the aim was to provide each and every one of us with sustainable points of orientation in our commitment to the country and its people. Besides, we wanted to express and communicate the corporate identity of the LNS both externally and internally.
You may already know that the LNS is an attractive workplace for almost 400 people from 23 countries. We are proud that our team combines individual competences such that we can offer a broad spectrum of much needed services for our patients. The goal of further implementing Together LNS has been to turn a good organization into a better one – and to achieve this, optimized processes are essential.
Please, read and see for yourself what we have worked on in 2021. Today and in the near future, we will adjust the LNS strategy towards further improving our services. New scientific achievements in medicine will be translated into new diagnostic strategies, e.g. we will contribute to individualized precision medicine in the near future.
So again, people are the focus at the LNS. We believe that an organization needs lived values. An environment that fosters an open culture where every individual counts.
We are convinced that it takes clear structures to create excellence for patients with unquestioned competence, bold innovation and – where necessary – the appropriate patience.
However, this human element goes much further and encompasses many different areas that are important to us as an organization and as individuals. Internally, we live by principles that we believe form the self-evident foundations of an open society. If we were to take gender equality as an example: 3 of our 6 scientific departments are headed by women and 3 by men – and salaries at the LNS are based exclusively on the qualifications of the respective employee. We think this is fair – and above all: normal.
What we also find normal, is our social contribution beyond the professional framework. In 2021, we again contributed in many ways to charity in Luxembourg, thus showing that we see ourselves not only as a competent service provider, but also as part of the society. In this context, I am also very pleased that we as the LNS took on a leading role in medical education in Luxembourg in 2021. As a knowledge-based organization, we consider this a contribution to the modern Luxembourg – where education leads to medical excellence and innovation – and social progress.
This report offers some exciting insights into these topics – and thus into the multifaceted interpretation of the human factor at the LNS. I wish you an interesting and sometimes surprising read.
Prof. Dr Evelin Schröck
President of the Board of Directors