Hirslanden Private Hospital Group appoints new Chief Information Officer

Charl Goosen becomes Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group. He will take up the newly created position on 1 April 2019 and will be a member of the Executive Committee.

Charl Goosen has had many years of experience in leading and developing large ICT organizations, including risk management and process optimization. He has been Group General Manager SAP Architect at Mediclinic International plc since 2016, where he is currently responsible for SAP strategy and operational management of all SAP installations within the Group. Prior to this, the 48-year-old had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years in various management positions in the international IT environment. During this time, Charl Goosen was responsible for comprehensive process redesign projects in the areas of logistics, finance and management. He also has an extensive background of experience in leading and developing teams and organizations in change processes. Charl Goosen is married, the father of three children and comes from South Africa.

As the new CIO of Hirslanden, Charl Goosen will assume overall management and functional control of the ICT departments and will be a member of the Hirslanden Executive Committee.

“We are delighted to have Charl Goosen, an experienced IT specialist from Mediclinic International's own ranks, join us," says Daniel Liedtke, CEO of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group. "We are convinced that Mr. Goosen, as CIO and new member of the Executive Committee, will send an important signal, especially for the cooperation within the MCI Group, and that he will competently drive forward the further development of the ICT sector with regard to the digitalisation of processes at Hirslanden.”

Charl Goosen will take up his duties on 1 April 2019.

Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group consists of 18 hospitals in 11 cantons, many of which have an outpatient surgery centre and emergency department. The Group also operates 4 outpatient clinics, 17 radiology institutes and 5 radiotherapy institutes. As of 31 March 2018, the group had around 1,680 affiliated doctors and 9,635 employees, of whom 461 were permanently employed doctors. Hirslanden is the leading private hospital group and the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2017/18 financial year, the group generated turnover of 1,735 million Swiss francs. Between 1.01.2018 and 31.03.2018 the group treated more than 102,903 patients, amounting to a total of 473,343 inpatient days. In insurance terms, the patient mix consists of 47.9% basic, 29.7% semi-private, and 22.4% private insured patients.

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group is synonymous with first-class medical care provided by highly qualified medical specialists with years of experience. As a system provider, Hirslanden stands out from the rest of the market: interdisciplinary medical centres of expertise and specialised institutes enable it to offer the best possible individualised treatment, even in highly complex cases. The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group was formed in 1990 through the merger of several Swiss private hospitals. Since 2007, it has been part of the international hospital group Mediclinic International plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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