Press Release: Personnel Change at AndreasKlinik Cham Zug
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Jonas Zollinger, who is currently the Head of Guest Relations & Infrastructure and a member of the executive management team at Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne, will become the new Hospital Manager at AndreasKlinik Cham Zug on 1 November 2018. He is replacing Dr. Urs Karli, who departed Hirslanden on 30 June 2018. Jonas Zollinger will assume responsibility for the management of both AndreasKlinik Cham Zug as well as Pflegezentrum Ennetsee, as there is a management agreement between the two medical facilities.
Jonas Zollinger (36, married, three children) has been the Head of Guest Relations & Infrastructure and a member of the executive management team at Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne since 2013. Among other things, Zollinger’s current responsibilities include the ongoing development of the hospital’s infrastructure and the room planning at Klinik St. Anna and St. Anna im Bahnhof in Lucerne. He also reorganised the structure and processes within his department to meet the needs of the steadily growing hospital. As a member of the executive management team at Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna, he is highly familiar with the frameworks and procedures necessary to successfully run a hospital.
Prior to joining Hirslanden, Zollinger worked for many years in the luxury hotel industry in Doha, Miami and Gstaad, and held senior positions in the USA and Switzerland. He was the Deputy Director at Hotel Villa Honegg in Bürgenstock before taking up employment at Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna.
Jonas Zollinger completed basic business management training, graduated from the Swiss School of Hotel Management in Lucerne and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies in hotel management. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Health Care Management from the University of St. Gallen.
His predecessor Dr. Urs Karli had successfully led AndreasKlinik Cham Zug since 2012. Under his watch, the hospital and Pflegezentrum Ennetsee were continuously developed. The most important milestones during his time include the acquisition of the radiology department and the establishment of the Institute for Radiology, as well as the opening of Ortho Cham Zug last year, which boasts three highly regarded orthopaedic specialists. After more than two years of construction, Pflegezentrum Ennetsee’s new extension was opened in 2016. In the last few years Urs Karli was also responsible for the development and expansion of the hospital’s spinal surgery services. The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group would like to thank Mr Karli for his dedication and commitment over the past six years and wishes him all the best for the future.
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 delivered 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.