As a federal association, the German Hospital Association (DKG - Deutsche Krankenhaus Gesellschaft) stands for 28 member associations of hospital owners: 16 regional associations, 12 central associations. With this diversity of sponsors, the German Hospital Association represents the entire range of hospital interests.
The DKG supports the hospitals in federal politics. As the umbrella organisation of hospital owners, it advocates the interests and concerns of the hospitals. As the voice of the hospitals, the DKG represents the hospitals in all health policy decisions. Therefore, careful analysis of current health policy and public relations work are further central tasks of the German Hospital Assiciation.
The German Hospital Federation is part of the self-administration in the health care system.