Double You Team medical partnership
Hirslanden Clinique La Colline becomes the official medical partner of the Double You Team sailing team. Christian Wahl, experienced sailor, 8-times participant in the D35 Trophy and founder of the Double You Team project, and his team mates have chosen Hirslanden Clinique La Colline to be the project's medical partner.
Geneva, 27 April 2017
With a long history of commitment to several sports-related medical specialties such as orthopaedics and physiotherapy, Hirslanden Clinique La Colline, which is accredited by Swiss Olympic as a "Sport Medical Base", advises all kinds of experienced athletes on medical and medical-sports matters.
The Double You Team project, led by well-known sailor Christian Wahl, has chosen to entrust the medical care of its team member to specialists at the Centre for Sports Medicine and Exercise at Clinique La Colline for the 2017 season.
"Bringing together a team that can perform at the highest level on the national and international circuits is a constant challenge. It was clear to us that the best physical preparation possible and expert medical care were essential if we were to achieve our ambitions," explains Christian Wahl.
"The quality of our medical care combined with the expertise of our specialists enables us to provide the personalised medical-sports support needed. We are delighted to support Double You Team in its challenges," adds Stéphan Studer, Hospital Manager of Hirslanden Clinique La Colline.
Clinique La Colline is located in the centre of Geneva and offers multidisciplinary medical and surgical services through more than 30 different specialties. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and has 67 individual rooms, some of which are en-suite, an outpatient unit and long-term care unit. Specialising in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, neurosurgery and gastrointestinal surgery, the hospital has more than 20 medical centres, an emergency department that is part of the Geneva Emergencies Network, six operating theatres and its own outpatients clinic. Accredited by Swiss Olympic as a “Sport Medical Base”, the Centre for Sports Medicine and Exercise (CSME) offers personalised care to both young and experienced athletes, as well as to anyone who takes part in a sport or who is undergoing medical-sports rehabilitation. More than 300 members of staff and 450 affiliated doctors oversee the health and wellbeing of patients.
Clinique La Colline is part of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, which has belonged to South African hospital group Mediclinic International Limited since 2007. The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group has 16 hospitals in 11 cantons, with 2,000 affiliated doctors and employed doctors, and nearly 8,450 members of staff. The foremost private hospital group in Switzerland, Hirslanden also represents the biggest medical network in the country.