Atrium Medisch Centrum Parkstad (location Heerlen) and Orbis Medisch en Zorgconcern (location Sittard-Geleen) merged at the beginning of January 2015. Since the 1st of July the new name is Zuyderland. Zuyderland is a chain organisation for cure, care, residential facilities and services with multiple locations spread around the south of the Netherlands. Zuyderland can make use of the expertise and profession, like psycho-cognitive, behavioural and social geriatric, of all parts of the chain organisation of Zuyderland to be involved in the projects (from the elderly care specialists, till psychologists, till sociologists). Zuyderland has developed an innovative integrated elderly living village concept, Parc Hoogveld, in which housing, wellness, care, and services all go hand-in-hand.
Hoogveld has been achieved as best practice in solving the demographic change challenge at an European and international level and different regions and countries have been in contact with Zuyderland for transfer of knowledge of the establishment of such a setup. Moreover Zuyderland has a long term expertise in participating in national and international research oriented projects and has been collaborating with a number of academic and industrial organizations.
Roy Beumers, MBA, has been working at Zuyderland for more than 25 years and is currently the manager of Zuyderland Innovation & Development. He studied at the Business School Netherlands and received his Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction in the area of management models and concepts of elderly setups. He has been responsible for setting up and coordinating several national and international cure and care innovation projects at Zuyderland, including the creation of the Hoogveld Integrated Living Village project.
Cindy Wings, MSc., is a project Manager responsible for innovative and scientific research projects. She has a Master of Science degree in health science from the University of Maastricht. She was the technical manager of the AAL project Co-Living. Furthermore, she has been responsible for setting up and coordinating several national and international cure and care innovation projects at Zuyderland.
Vivian (Anna) Braeken, PhD, is a project manager responsible for innovative and scientific research projects. She received her Master’s degree in mental health science from the Maastricht University and her Master’s degree in psychological research from the Open University Netherlands. In 2012 she received her Ph.D. degree at the Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI). Currently, she has been responsible for setting up and coordinating several innovation and scientific research projects (cure and care) at Zuyderland.