Clinique La Colline is one of the oldest private clinics in Geneva. We are modernizing while preserving this historical and traditional heritage.


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In 1903, a group of Trinitarian Sisters of Avignon, driven from France by religious persecution, settled in Geneva. With the help of doctors, they founded a house to care for the sick of all faiths. This is how Clinique La Colline was born, with 15 rooms. The site chosen was the hill of Champel, on which stood a mansion, near the place where Michael Servetus was burned alive, by order of Calvin.

In 1904, the first operating room was installed. Geneva doctors taught the sisters training in medical care. Very quickly, an annex is built to have new rooms as well as a new operating room to meet the growing demand of patients. The accommodation capacity then rises to 40 beds.

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In 1925, a new wing was built. From 1950, the Sisters were supported by lay staff and then gradually replaced.

In 1974, the north wing was extended to house the operating theatre and radiology.

Then, in 1990, the development of a day hospital, a first post-operative unit and the construction of a physiotherapy institute as well as a fourth operating room were undertaken.

Therefore, the modernization of the equipment, including four new operating rooms and the extension of the buildings to accommodate an auto-transfusion unit, a recovery room and a new post-operative care unit in 2009  are entirely financed by the company's resources, ensuring that the image of the tradition that is at the origin of ethics is preserved.

In 2011, the Trinitarian Sisters ceded the operation of the clinic to a consortium of  three private families but remained the owners of the walls.

An emergency centre was inaugurated in 2012. The creation of a polyclinic, an endoscopy center and two new operating rooms as well as more than twenty specialized medical centers followed.

In 2014 , Clinique La Colline joined the Hirslanden group of Swiss Private Clinics and is now part of the largest medical network in Switzerland. Hirslanden has been part of the South African hospital group Mediclinic International Limited since 2007.

The ISO 9001:2015 label for quality management was obtained in 2016.

Since January 2017, Swiss Olympic has recognized the quality of sports coaching and the commitment of Hirslanden Clinique la Colline by awarding it the "Sport Medical Base " label, which confirms the quality of the medical-clinical services.

Before 1910 


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