Milestones

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in the most important stages:

March 2020

COVID-19 pandemic

Hirslanden is closely involved in combating the pandemic in each canton where Hirslanden has a hospital. Firstly, as COVID-A hospitals, which themselves provide COVID-19 patients with intensive care and treatment, such as Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich. Secondly, by cooperating with COVID-19 hospitals, to which Hirslanden's clinics offer help with staffing, materials and infrastructure.


Klinik Linde in Biel, on the other hand, is a COVID-19 hospital treating patients with coronavirus who do not require intensive care. Under this cooperation, COVID-19 patients who do not require intensive care are treated at Spitalzentrum Biel. In return, Klinik Linde offers surgeons at the Spitalzentrum infrastructure facilities so they can undertake urgent surgeries. A successful example of regional coordination benefiting patients.

20 February 2020

Culinary Olympics: Silver for Hirslanden Bern

At the IKA/Culinary Olympics, Hirslanden's Culinary Team Bernoise teamed up with chefs from Salem-Spital and Klinik Linde to win Silver.

6–7 February 2020

3rd World Pancreas Forum Bern

The discussions here between more than 300 national and international experts drive innovation and treatment options in pancreatic medicine. Besides numerous panel discussions, the two surgeries streamed live from Hirslanden Klinik Beau-Site were the highlight of the event.

15 January 2020

New stroke clinic at Stroke Center Hirslanden

This new outpatient stroke clinic allows patients and family doctors to quickly obtain a comprehensive diagnosis and in-depth advice on all issues involving strokes.

15 January 2020

Cooperation with Medbase

Medbase and Hirslanden are pooling their expertise in  outpatient and inpatient medicine. Their goal is to strengthen integrated inpatient and outpatient medical care for the local population by setting up a network based on partnership. Medbase will focus on outpatient primary medical care and prevention, and Hirslanden on specialist medicine and diagnostics.

9 January 2020

Takeover of OPERAtionszentrum Zumikon

Hirslanden is taking over the outpatient Operationszentrum in Zumikon, which will allow it to extend its surgical outpatient facilities. Hirslanden is thus meshing its day surgery units into a tailored new organisational entity.

4 January 2020

Angiology at Hirslanden Klinik Aarau on the up

Angiology at Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is on the up, with its successes lauded in regular press coverage. It is an international leader in stent implantation for erectile dysfunction.

5 December 2019

New type of immunotherapy for lymph node cancer

Klinik Hirslanden is the first private listed hospital with the affiliated doctor system and the fourth in Switzerland to offer CAR-T-cell therapy – immunotherapy for patients with two types of lymph node cancer resistant to alternative cancer therapies.

29 November 2019

That was the Hirslanden Doctors' Summit

More than 300 physicians from Hirslanden attended the annual Doctors' Summit. The event focused on the partnership between doctors and hospitals.

11 November 2019

Klinik Stephanshorn turns 40

«Walking forward together» was the motto chosen by Klinik Stephanshorn to celebrate its 40th anniversary. A range of different events attracted visitors of all ages.

30 October 2019

Cooperation between KSBL and Hirslanden

KSBL and the Hirslanden Group have signed a cooperation agreement  to jointly treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This public-private partnership lays the basis for a medical network offering in-depth inpatient and outpatient healthcare for geriatric traumatology and musculoskeletal rehabilitation in northwestern Switzerland.

29 October 2019

Certified expertise

The Tumour Centre Hirslanden Zurich was certified as a European Cancer Centre in November 2018, and  completed the maintenance audit held in 2019 with aplomb. The Tumour Centre once again demonstrates its high quality standards in the treatment of cancer patients.

13 October 2019

Regine Lage on board of the «Africa Mercy»

Under the partnership between Mercy Ships and Hirslanden, nurse Regine Lage worked as a volunteer on the hospital ship «Africa Mercy».

9 October 2019

HUG and Hirslanden join forces

The university hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Hirslanden Group will jointly set up and run an outpatient surgical unit in Geneva. This will be the largest centre of its kind in Switzerland.

1 October 2019

Cardiology in Aarau: a national leader

Five top cardiologists from Kantonsspital Aarau have joined Hirslanden Klinik Aarau to also make it a leader in cardiology. It has now teamed up with the Kantonsspital Aarau (KSB) to embark on new cooperation.

Adrian Schmitter (CEO Kantonsspital Baden) with Dr. Markus Meier (Director Hirslanden Klinik Aarau)
1 October 2019

Establishment of Hirslanden Campus Bern

Klinik Beau-Site and Salem-Spital are moving together to share a medical campus in Bern, with joint management ensuring its coordinated development and expansion.

Hirslanden Salem-Spital
Hirslanden Klinik Beau-Site
1 October 2019

St. Anna: new skills in vascular surgery

Following the hire of two vascular surgery specialists, Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Ockert and Dr. med. Jan Duwe, Klinik St. Anna now covers the full spectrum of modern vascular medicine, from complex aorta surgery, to procedures on the carotid artery, through to varicose vein treatment.

Prof. Dr Stefan Ockert
Dr. med. Jan Duwe
1 October 2019

Sale of Klinik Belair

Hirslanden plans to sell Klinik Belair in Schauffhausen. This decision has been made because Klinik Belair has no direct connection to a Hirslanden central hospital, preventing allocation to a specific healthcare region. After the sale, the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group will comprise 17 hospitals in 10 cantons.

11 September 2019

Integrated care network for eastern Switzerland

Hirslanden Klinik Stephanshorn and Klinik Am Rosenberg offer the people of eastern Switzerland comprehensive medical care for both the outpatient and inpatient sectors.
 

6 August 2019

Autologous blood stem cell transplantation certified

Following the successful JACIE audit, Klinik Hirslanden is now Switzerland's first private listed hospital with the affiliated doctor system to be certified for autologous blood stem cell transplantation. Diseases of the haematopoietic system can now be treated with an effective procedure.

1 August 2019

Inauguration of the Lorze medical centre in Cham

Patients can consult specialists from seven different disciplines at this centre. The laboratory of GEA IVF AG is also the canton's sole provider of IVF services.

Summer 2019

Cooperation «Brustzentrum Zürichsee»

Breast Centre Im Park and Brustzentrum See-Spital (Kilchberg site) will cooperate as Brustzentrum Zurichsee. This breast clinic is currently undergoing certification by the Swiss Cancer League.

July 2019

Hirslanden is combating food waste

Many Hirslanden hospitals are taking specific measures to combat food wastage.

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29 May 2019

Huge expansion of the Brustzentrum Stephanshorn

By hiring four new consultants, Hirslanden Klinik Stephanshorn is growing its certified breast clinic significantly, making it the biggest provider of breast cancer treatment in eastern Switzerland.

13 May 2019

Sole Aargauer performance mandate for heart surgery

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau has seen off the competition to remain on the 2020 hospital list as the canton's only hospital with a performance mandate for heart surgery.   

The heart surgeons Prof. Dr. Thierry Carrel and Prof. Dr. Lars Englberger
21-22 March 2019

Opening of the Centre for Sports Medicine and Exercise

The Hirslanden Clinique La Colline in Geneva has officially opened its Centre for Sports Medicine and Exercise. The opening marks a move towards patient care improvements based on multi-disciplinary specialist teams and links with other Hirslanden medical centres in Geneva.

14 March 2019

Hirslanden chefs qualify for Culinary Olympics

The kitchen team of Hirslanden's Salem-Spital and Klinik Linde come 2nd in the SWISS SVG Trophy final and qualify for the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart.

11 February 2019

Hirslanden Préférence for semi-private patients

Along with Hirslanden Privé for privately insured patients, the benefits of each insurance class are outlined in the patient programmes so patients are aware of the further benefits in hospital.

17 January 2019

Integrated medical care: new cooperation in Aargau

The new cooperation between Hirslanden Klinik Aarau and Klinik Barmelweid expands the treatment network to Western Aargau and improves the integrated medical care for patients.

08 January 2019, 07 February 2019

Stroke Centre: recertification and HSM mandate

Hirslanden’s highly specialised Stroke Centre is recertified by the Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuro-Societies. The HSM intercantonal decision board also mandates the hospital to treat complex cases.

01 January 2019

Breast cancer treatment in accordance with the latest guidelines

Brustzentrum Im Park is an interdisciplinary centre of expertise where patients suffering from malignant conditions receive comprehensive care and treatment from renowned specialists. 

01. Januar 2019

Daniel Liedtke is the new CEO of Hirslanden

Daniel Liedtke succeeds Dr. Ole Wiesinger as CEO of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group on 1 January 2019. 

January 2019

The Ozaki technique: autologous aortic valve replacement

Dr Khatchatourov and his team introduced this programme of aortic valve reconstruction in 2016. By the end of 2018, more than 50 cases had been treated at the Clinique Cecil.

Photo: Dr Ozaki Shigeyuki, Dr Gregory Khatchatourov, Mr Quintin Dittmar

31 December 2018

Global number one

The kitchen team at Klinik Am Rosenberg ranked first in the patient survey of 1,425 hospitals worldwide.

17 December 2018

New centre for sports medicine and physiotherapy

Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna has opened a modern centre for sports medicine and physiotherapy above the rooftops of the city at Lucerne’s central train station.

06 December 2018

First certified skull base centre in Switzerland

The CFC Cranio Facial Centre in Aarau is the first Swiss centre to receive GSB certification. Most certified centres in Europe are university hospitals.

29 November 2018

Opening of the Centre for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can be an early warning sign of serious health problems. For this reason, Aarau patients receive cross-disciplinary treatment. The Centre is the international leader in stent implantation for erectile dysfunction.

26 November 2018

Tumour centre certification & stem cell transplantation

High oncology standards: German Cancer Society certifies the Hirslanden Tumour Centre as a European Cancer Centre. The hospital also offers autologous blood stem cell transplantation together with the Oncology Centre and Aarau Cantonal Hospital. 

1 November 2018

Hirslanden & Sana Klinik Einkauf cooperation

The cooperation with the German organisation includes the procurement of medical products, medical consumables and capital goods for all hospitals. This radically improves the procurement conditions. 

23 October 2018

Friendly Work Space ® label for Klinik Stephanshorn

Following a successful assessment, Klinik Stephanshorn is the first Hirslanden hospital to be awarded the Friendly Work Space ® quality label by Swiss Health Promotion.

01 October 2018

Modern comfort & security for mothers & newborns

Klinik Im Park has reopened its postnatal ward after three months of renovation. The modern rooms offer a warm atmosphere to give your little one the best possible start in life. 

September 2018

The Emergency Centre at Klinik Stephanshorn is open to patients in all insurance classes around the clock, 365 days per year. Thanks to the interdisciplinary collaboration between doctors and other healthcare professionals, you’ll receive individualised care and be in constant contact with your assigned specialist.

29 September 2018

Outpatient medical centre opens in Seefeld

Klinik Hirslanden has opened an outpatient medical centre in Seefeld, Zurich. It houses 11 practices and centres with different medical specialties.

27 September 2018

Opening of the Ouchy Orthopaedic Centre

Working in partnership with the Clinique Bois-Cerf, the Ouchy Orthopaedic Centre provides specialist consultations in orthopaedic and traumatological surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports medicine.

20 September 2018

Hirslanden Lausanne takes first prize at the first Care Quiz 

Nurses from the Clinique Bois-Cerf and Clinique Cecil came first at the Care Olympics in Nyon, where seven hospitals challenged each other in a contest to highlight their skills.

Photo: Nursing staff from the Clinique Bois-Cerf and Clinique Cecil celebrate their victory with Mr Cédric Bossart, Director of the Clinique Bois-Cerf.

04 September 2018

The clinic is merging with the Hirslanden Clinique La Colline and rejoining the Hirslanden Group

The Clinique des Grangettes and the Hirslanden Clinique La Colline have combined forces to form a joint venture. This merger offers patients access to an even wider range of across-the-board medical and therapeutic services.

13 August 2018

Mako robotic-arm assisted surgical technique

Klinik Permanence and Salem-Spital are the first Swiss hospitals to use the Mako robotic-arm assisted surgical technique. This means that artificial joint replacement is now even more exact and precise.

10 August 2018

Intermediate care unit at Klinik Birshof

Patients who need more intensive monitoring after an operation before they can be moved to their rooms are nursed in the Intermediate care unit. 

26 July 2018

Breast Centre Aarau Cham Zug certified by the Swiss Cancer League

Breast Centre Aarau Cham Zug receives the Swiss Cancer League’s (KLS) quality label. Hirslanden’s Klinik Aarau and AndreasKlinik Cham Zug’s certified inter-site centre is thus the first of its kind operated by a private hospital in cantons Aargau & Zug.

1 July 2018

Ground-breaking collaboration in heart surgery

Insel Group and Hirslanden set up an inter-site cardiac surgery centre of excellence. This is the first-ever Swiss partnership between a university hospital and a private hospital in the same catchment area.

1 July 2018

Integration of radiology at AndreasKlinik Cham Zug

Following the successful acquisition of Röntgeninstitut Cham in autumn 2017, the Institute for Radiology at AndreasKlinik Cham Zug takes up operations in summer 2018. The established diagnostic and interventional services have extended by the specialty of breast diagnostics. The centre is headed by Dr. med. Wolfram Santner, specialist in radiology.

July 2018

“Quality time” – quality from the patient's perspective

This year's quality reporting features cancer patients, doctors, nurses and chaplains in moving videos, texts and photos talking about what quality and patient satisfaction mean for them.

09 April 2018

Schuppis medical centre offers modern practice rooms

A number of affiliated doctors have state-of-the art practice rooms and centres at the Schuppis medical centre located some 700 metres from Klinik Stephanshorn.