“A gift is worth as much as the care with which it was selected.“ (Thyde Monnier)
Each year our medical directors Prof. Dr. Andreas Obruca & Prof. Dr. Heinz Strohmer receive a gift from the KIWUZ Team as a small symbol of appreciation. This year the team of the Kinderwunschzentrum Goldenes Kreuz decided on a yearly sponsorship for a penguin in the Vienna Schönbrunn Zoo.
Ever since the Institute‘s founding the penguin has accompanied us as a mascot – how exactly this came to be we do not know anymore. However, the picture on the ceiling of the procedure room (many of our female patients will know which one we mean) plays a central role as it is located exactly above the patient and thus in plain sight before the ovum pick-up or embryo transfer are conducted.
A small but cute parallel between penguins and the Kinderwunschzentrum: female penguins pass the egg quickly but very carefully to the male partner for custody – this is exactly how the process between our IVF laboratory and the procedure room works – this process is an important part of a successful outcome.
The deeper purpose and special advantage of being a “sponsor” for the Schönbrunn Zoo is the possibility to dedicate our resources to a certain animal species. With our contribution we can add our support for a part of the costs for research, care and the constant improvement of the “animal habitats” in the Schönbrunn Zoo. We specifically decided upon a sponsorship for the “king penguins”.
With this symbolic present we would like to wish our medical directors Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Obruca & Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Strohmer a happy and successful new year 2016!
Many thanks for the contributions of each employee!
KINDERMANN Christoph, PEKIC Dijana, RANKINE Marion, JUST Alexander, PASSUELLO Verena, MANN Corinna, FISCHL FRANZ, DANNINGER Beatrice, FLICH Veronika, LEITL Eveline, WÖBER Martina, WOLF Johanna, STADLBACHER Simone, TRAUNFELLNER Sonja, PEBALL Heike, URBANITSCH Alexandra, SCHACHENHOFER Andrea, WOHLMACHER Maria, FERSTL Nicole, HORVATH Birgit, FÖKEL Lars, FURTLEHNER Kerstin, PANGAN Lisa, GATTRINGER Silke, VOSICKY Elisabeth, HLEDIKOVA Denisa, MORESCO Daniela, DONOHUE Elaine, GARTNER Brigitte, BARABAS Eszter, WEBER Sandra, BERGER Kristina, PRUCHA Romana, KOVATCHKI Daniel, LEINICH Dorrit, SROVNAL Philipp, JAZI-TABKA Nadia, BAKER Amir, GOSCH Max