The clinic, founded under the patronage of the Catholic Church in 1864, continues to uphold Christian traditions. Caring attitude of the medical staff is the distinguished feature that has been setting the clinic apart throughout its existence. From its origins as a small hospice, the institution has evolved into an ultra-modern multidisciplinary centre.
As an academic teaching hospital of Heinrich Heine University, Marien Düsseldorf is also a centre for medical science and offers training opportunities for doctors and nurses. The clinic includes several highly specialised departments: general, visceral, and minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, ophthalmology, neurology, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, oncology, haematology, obstetrics and gynaecology, traumatology, and urology. The hospital treats 63,000 people annually.