History of the Clinique Cecil

A former luxury hotel, the Clinique Cecil is now a health establishment that combines cutting-edge medical expertise with top-of-the-range services. Find out about its history from the start of the last century to the present day.

1907 - 1999

1907
Foundation of the Hôtel Cecil, a building now classed as an historic monument

1931
Following a crisis in the hotel trade, the Hôtel Cecil is converted into a hospital

1972
The hospital is bought by the AMI (American Medical International) Group

1972 - 1973
First transformations and enlargements of the north-facing operating theatres

1973 - 1975
Transformation and enlargement of the Institute of Radiology and creation of the physiotherapy centre

1980 - 1989
Installation of fire and flood detectors, and transformation of the bedrooms

1990
Purchase by the hospital of the Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich, followed by a merger with 4 other hospitals to create the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

1994
Opening of the south wing (new intensive care unit, operating unit and Institute of Radiology)

1995
Opening of the outpatient clinic, new physiotherapy premises and renovation of the bedrooms in the east wing and of the facade of the building

1996
Inauguration of the Dialysis Centre Cecil

1998
Inauguration of operating theatre no. 5 (urology and urodynamics). The Clinique Bois-Cerf joins the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

1999
Creation of the infertility centre, the CPMA.

2000 - present day

2000
Creation of a continuing care unit (cardiology)

2001
Creation of a centralised kitchen for the Clinique Bois-Cerf and the Clinique Cecil

2001 - 2002
Renovation of the Maternity Unit Cecil

2002
Renovation and enlargement of the Dialysis Centre Cecil

2003
The Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Centre moves to new premises at Avenue Ruchonnet 30. ISO 9001:2000 certification of the central sterilisation service

2004
Creation of the Outpatient Interventional Centre and the Cardiovascular Centre Cecil. Restoration of the "Belle Époque" grand salon

2005
Development of electrophysiology in the Cardiovascular Centre Cecil, Cath Lab 1

2006
Partnership with the chef Carlo Crisci from the Restaurant le Cerf in Cossonay as part of our hospitality services. Award of the ISO 9001:2000 quality accreditation for our quality management system and ISO 1348:2003 accreditation for medical devices

2007
Enlargement of the Dialysis Centre Cecil from 14 to 27 stations. 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.

2014
Opening of Cath Lab 2 in the Cardiovascular Centre Cecil

2015
Enlargement of the hospital allowing space for the first hybrid cardiovascular unit in French-speaking Switzerland and the Centre for Outpatient Surgery

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
Development of interventional radiology and nuclear medicine activities.