The company KABEG
KABEG stands for KrankenAnstalten-BetriebsGesellschaft or the Provincial Hospitals' Operating Company. This organisation, consisting of the Kabeg management and the five provincial hospitals of Klagenfurt, Villach, Wolfsberg, Laas and the Gailtal Clinic, runs the healthcare service for the Austrian province of Carinthia. It is a body constituted under public law with its own legal status. It was founded under the Hospital Operations Act of 25.2.1993 (now the Carinthian Hospital Operations Act or K-LKABG). KABEG's managing organs are the Board and the Supervisory Board. Employing more than 7,000 staff, KABEG is the largest service provider in the province and is key to health provision in Carinthia. Under the leadership KABEG manages the five provincial hospitals and is responsible for their day-to-day running and maintenance. KABEG manages and controls the use of funds in the interests of the taxpayer, by strictly adhering to commercial guidelines and the objectives set by the provincial government. The main focus is on the management, co-ordination and continued, dynamic development of the province's hospitals, with particular emphasis on investment planning and organisational development.
As a company working within the healthcare market, KABEG undertakes to protect the core skills of medicine and nursing with a fully-functioning risk management system. The provincial hospitals are integrated into a unified and obligatory reporting system for the early detection and communication of opportunities and risks. The aim is to identify at the earliest moment any significant potential risks to corporate objectives, to identify any possible substantive opportunities in good time and to stay in control of them.