How are we structured?
The Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology operates autonomously and independently. This allows for greater clarity and transparency with regard to the financing of care and research at the Center and for the internal and external oversight. However, the Center does not stand alone because it is being built next to UMC Utrecht and Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (WKZ). The Princess Máxima Center will have independant hospital functions and an independent research center. And, where possible, it will share facilities, services, and staff with the UMC Utrecht/WKZ. The Princess Máxima Center is also open to cooperation with, and the participation of, other healthcare organizations, such as UMC Utrecht and the Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL).
For this reason, the organization has chosen to operate as a cooperative.
The goal of the cooperative is to: maintain a national pediatric oncology center in the Netherlands, where children and adolescents with cancer and cancer precursors receive fast, ongoing treatment.
Management and supervision, which will be established during the realization phase, will oversee two types of organizations, each with its own dynamics: the first, independent care unit within the WKZ, and the organization which must be realized for the new building.