Restructuring of the regional organization

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group will be dividing its hospitals into the regions “West” and “East” to better accommodate the Group’s continuing growth.

In the course of its strategic business development and sustained growth, the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, which now has 18 hospitals in 11 cantons, has decided to restructure its regional organization. To better support the group as a whole, the hospitals will be split into two regions – “West” and “East”.

In the future, two regional operating officers (ROO) will be in charge of operational management of the regions. Stéphan Studer, Hospital Manager of Clinique La Colline, will be in charge of region West (eight hospitals); Dr. Stephan Pahls, who is currently Head of Business Development, will be in charge of region East (ten hospitals). The two ROOs will report directly to Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Group, Dr. Daniel Liedtke.

The reorganization has obvious advantages: in the future, the two ROOs will focus entirely on development in the respective regions. They will regularly communicate with the directors to better support the hospitals.

Along with his new role, Stéphan Studer will retain his current position as Hospital Manager of Clinique La Colline until further notice. The search for a successor has already begun. The Business Development division, which is currently headed by Dr. Stephan Pahls, will be reorganized internally.

The organizational changes go into effect on 1 October 2018.

The diagram below illustrates the new structure of the 18 Hirslanden hospitals, divided up into the regions East and West and the respective healthcare region.

About the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

As of 31 March 2018, the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group comprises 17 hospitals in 11 cantons, many of which have an outpatient surgical centre and an Emergency department. The group also operates 4 outpatient clinics, 16 radiology institutes and 4 radiotherapy institutes. The group has around 1,680 affiliated doctors and 9,635 employees, of whom 461 are 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.

Frank Nehlig

Head of Corporate Communications
Corporate Office
Boulevard Lilienthal 2
CH-8152 Glattpark

Dr Claude Kaufmann

Press Spokesperson
Hirslanden AG
Corporate Office
Boulevard Lilienthal 2
CH-8152 Glattpark