It is not without reason that the hospital AZ Jan Palfijn is named after a pioneer in surgery and obstetrics, who as far back as the seventeenth century was campaigning for the free exchange of knowledge and technology. Guided by his sound principles, the AZ Jan Gent has developed into a hospital of significance for the whole region of Flanders. 140 doctors and more than 1,000 further employees provide inpatient and outpatient services at an outstanding level, even in the very demanding disciplines of reproductive medicine and robotic surgery. AZ Jan Palfijn Gent relies on Miele Professional for the reprocessing of its medical instruments. In the hospital's own CSSD five PG 8528 washer-disinfectors, four PS 5662v large steam sterilisers and a PG 8830 large chamber washer-disinfector ensure that the sterile services meet the very highest of standards.