Serge Reichlin to be new Hospital Manager at Hirslanden Klinik Linde

Serge Reichlin is to be the Hospital Manager at Klinik Linde. He takes over from Stephan Pahls, who has been interim manager at the hospital since 1 September 2017.

Dr. med. Serge Reichlin (49) has been Head of Managerial Services at Basel University Hospital since 2012. In that role he was jointly responsible for the strategic development of the University Hospital and in charge of the specialist units for Strategy Development, Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Operational Planning & Organisation Development, Site Planning & Construction Project Management and Marketing & Communication. In particular, he had operational responsibility for regional partnerships and was project leader for the "STAB" ("STAFF") project within the combined hospital group of the Cantonal Hospital for Basel-Land and Basel University Hospital. He was responsible for planning on the University Hospital site, including the new-build project "Renovation of Clinic K2".

Before working at Basel University Hospital, he was employed in various roles at Siemens Schweiz, most recently as Head of Health Innovation. From 2000 to 2006, he worked for the telemedicine company Medgate, for three years as Head of Hospitals and Research. In that role he developed and implemented a number of e-health solutions such as a disease management programme for lung and heart disease. He won the Swiss Society for Medical IT's Swiss IT Award in 2004.

Serge Reichlin has a doctorate in Medicine and is an FMH (Swiss Medical Association) qualified specialist in internal medicine. While in clinical practice, he worked as a junior doctor at various hospitals in Switzerland and the UK and finally as a senior physician in internal medicine at Basel University Hospital.  He also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Dr Stephan Pahls, who has been interim Hospital Manager at Klinik Linde since 1 September 2017, will return to his former role as Head of Business Development and a member of the Operations Committee for the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group when he hands over the hospital manager role. Serge Reichlin will take up his new position as Hospital Manager at the earliest possible opportunity. 


About the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

As of 1 July 2017, 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 over 2000 affiliated doctors and 9920 employees, of whom 484 are permanently employed doctors. Hirslanden is the leading private hospital group and the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2016/17 financial year, the group generated turnover of 1704 million Swiss francs. In the year to 31.3.2017, the group treated over 100,000 patients on 466,000 inpatient days. In insurance terms, the patient mix consists of 44.8 % basic, 31.2 % semi-private, and 24.0 % 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 Limited, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


Frank Nehlig, Head of Corporate Communications
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