“We are able to compete with the best hospitals in the North, and it is not taken for granted for a Roman hospital, not for the geographical position but for the problems of managing health care expenses that the Lazio Region is now overcoming and which has inevitably had some effects. on hospitals that like ours, despite having a private legal nature, in fact operate mainly with the health system “. This is how Marco Elefanti, general director of the Agostino Gemelli Irccs University Hospital Foundation, comments on one of the awards obtained this year by the Roman hospital, result in the ‘World’s Best Hospital 2021’ ranking of the American magazine Newsweek the best Italian hospital, and in 45th place in the ranking world. Elefanti recalls, in an article in the ‘Corriere della Sera’, the strengths of the polyclinic he has been managing for 4 years: “the Catholic University and the Faculty of Medicine have played a key role with a very strong openness to the call of professors also from ‘external from its context “. To this is added “a great added value” given by the research. In 2018, Gemelli acquired the Irccs qualification for personalized medicine and biotechnology in the care sector. A recognition that has “given a strong boost to clinical research” by being able to access funds dedicated to research made available by the Ministry of Health. Also relevant is the high-level technology “that we have been able to deploy also thanks to important interventions by private donors” and the “humanization of care”. In the field an important structural redesign project. “The development investments, which we count will give substantial added value to the Polyclinic – recalls Elefanti – during the plan are in the order of 150 million and have as their object the construction of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Heart Center and the new Gemelli Curae “.