History of theClinique Bois-Cerf

Formerly in the hands of a religious community, the Clinique Bois-Cerf is now a private health establishment offering premium medical services. Discover its history.

1685-1998

1685
Foundation of the Community of Trinitarian Sisters of Valence (Drôme, France)

1892
The sisters hire a villa, the "Petit Bois-Cerf", on the site of the current hospital in Lausanne. Here they take care of the poor and sick

1902
Construction of a building that will be demolished in 1980 to make way for the current hospital complex

1959
The École de Soins Infirmiers de Bois-Cerf (Bois-Cerf School of Nursing) opens up next to the hospital

1977
Laying of the first stone of the current building

1980
Inauguration of the new hospital

1987
The sisters sell the hospital and retire

1998
The Clinique Bois-Cerf becomes part of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

2003 - actuellement

2003
Modernisation of the hospital with major transformations, including the creation of a new operating unit with the latest technology, and opening of the Actif+ Centre

2006
Partnership with the chef Carlo Crisci from the Restaurant le Cerf in Cossonay as part of our provision of hospitality services

Award of the ISO 9001:2000 quality accreditation for our quality management system and ISO 1348:2003 accreditation for medical devices

2007
Purchase of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group by the South African group Mediclinic

2008
The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group becomes official medical partner of the Solar Impulse project

2010
Renovation of the sixth ophthalmology operating theatre

2011
Creation of the new Institute of Radiology

2012
Creation of an Oncology Centre: transfer of the Clinique Cecil oncology department to the Clinique Bois-Cerf site

2013
Opening of the Hirslanden Lausanne Institute of Radio-Oncology in January and reopening of the Clinique Bois-Cerf gardens

2014
Opening of an Outpatient Centre

2015
Enlargement of the ophthalmology units with the creation of a refractive surgery theatre

2016
Following the first successful circumnavigation of the world by solar-powered plane, Hirslanden ends its involvement in Solar Impulse

In partnership with CHUV and five other emergency departments in Lausanne, creation of a mobile app to help find the nearest or most available location for non-vital adult emergencies

2017
Renovation of the hospital reception and bar.