Satellite Ward of the Stuttgart Clinic



Satellite Ward of the Stuttgart Clinic

From a medical point of view, acute and rehabilitation treatments in neurology belong closely together. This is because the earlier therapy begins, the higher the chance of success of the recovery progress. The satellite ward of the Kliniken Schmieder in the Stuttgart Clinic is exemplary cooperation between the two partners. The ward acts as a department for early rehabilitation with beds for weaning from mechanical ventilation and is directly connected to the acute care department of the Katharinenhospital.

Since October 2018, patients with the most severe neurological diseases have been treated here at the largest location of the Stuttgart Clinic. The early rehabilitation station of Kliniken Schmieder is in the immediate vicinity of the Neuro Centre and, thus, to multiple departments of the maximum care hospital. Thanks to the unique cooperation model, patients can switch to early rehabilitation treatment directly and without traveling long distances.

Range of services

  • Neurological early rehabilitation (with ventilation weaning)
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics
  • 14 different types of therapies

Since the satellite ward is dedicated to early rehabilitation, the patients are usually severely affected by their illnesses. The main areas of focus are the following diseases:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Extrapyramidal diseases
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal cord diseases
  • Diseases of the peripheral nervous system
  • Inflammatory brain and spinal cord diseases

The patients are usually admitted directly from the intensive care in the Katharinenhospital.

Early rehabilitation
Early rehabilitation is the early-stage, multi-professional rehabilitation treatment of patients with severe and very severe neurological damage. The patients must receive or rebuild skills as early as possible, e.g., speaking, eating, and moving. This ward is the connection stage between intensive care and rehabilitation treatment. In addition to our early rehabilitation ward in Stuttgart’s Katharinenhospital, there are also corresponding departments at the clinic locations in Allensbach, Heidelberg, and Gerlingen. They are characterized by the fact that they provide first-class rehabilitative treatment as well as possess special acute medical skills.

Medical care at the highest level, innovative therapy strategies, and humanity as the central focus of treatment are the foundations of a tailor-made, individual treatment strategy at Kliniken Schmieder. As quality leaders, we shape medical-therapeutic standards and continuously develop them further with our research institute. Our goal is to give our patients a new quality of life. We do our best for this.

Managing senior physician of the Satellite Ward

Eike-Carsten Rahne, FEBN
Office: Melanie Jasmin Hütter
Tel.: 0711 278-36700

About Eike-Carsten Rahne, FEBN

Specialist in neurology
Fellow of the European Board of Neurology (FEBN)
Additional qualification in palliative medicine
FEES trainer certificate (DGN, DGS, DGG)
Hygiene officer doctor
Transfusion Officer Physician
ABS-appointed doctor

Main areas of activity:

Leader of an interdisciplinary team e.g., for weaning from ventilation and tracheostomy tubes, coordination of (acute) medical cases with the Stuttgart Clinic, instrumental diagnostics (FEES trainer certificate) for neurogenic swallowing disorders, botulinum toxin treatment of spasticity and hypersalivation, chairman of the Clinical ethics committee


German Society for Neurology (DGN)
German Society for Neurorehabilitation (DGNR)
Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM)
German Society for Palliative Medicine (DGP)