The University Medical Centre Maribor is a public healthcare institution, founded in 1799, providing secondary and tertiary healthcare service in north-eastern Slovenia. The founder of the University Medical Centre Maribor is the Republic of Slovenia. It serves as a teaching and training facility for the Medical Faculty and Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Maribor, and as a postgraduate teaching and training facility for trainees in all medical subspecialties.
The hospital employs approximately 3064 staff members, 542 of whom are medical doctors and 1836 associated healthcare professionals, and has 1323 beds.
Annually, about 60,000 patients are treated as inpatients and almost 400,000 as outpatients in different sub-speciality units and 270 different outpatient clinics. The Division of Paediatrics with its Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Unit is a referral centre for children with acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases. Its Celiac disease working group is responsible for medical care of celiac children from north-eastern Slovenia as well as from other regions. It hosts a seat of the Slovene Celiac Disease Society.
It collaborates with several celiac centres abroad and has been involved in many national and international celiac disease research projects.