The See-Spital foundation and the Hirslanden Group have now agreed to bundle their strengthen in order to jointly further develop the offer of high-quality local medical care for the inhabitants of the left bank of Lake Zurich on a long-term basis.

With this strategic cooperation See-Spital and Hirslanden are stepping up the level of their current collaboration while each retaining their legal status as an autonomous and independent entity.

Under the agreement, the Hirslanden Group and its affiliated doctors are establishing special consultations based at the sites of Horgen and Kilchberg that extend the existing range of medical care offered by See-Spital. In return, physicians at See-Spital are to be given the opportunity of performing specialist procedures at Klinik Im Park. Hirslanden also intends to invest in the offer or development of current services at the sites of Kilchberg and Horgen. Where this appears expedient, the partners plan to present themselves under a common brand.

The declared objective of this cooperation is to not only ensure first-class patient care in terms of staffing and infrastructure with top quality during every phase of treatment, but also to make use of synergies between the hospital sites. The partners are aiming to provide cost-effective, patient-oriented and competitive services at a superior level.

For Markus Bircher, CEO of See-Spital, cooperation with Hirslanden will ensure first-rate medical care for the people living on the left bank of Lake Zurich on a long-term basis: "This partnership will offer See-Spital access to Switzerland's largest medical network and guarantee our quality and performance capability for the benefit of our patients for years to come"

Dr. Stephan Pahls, COO East of the Hirslanden Group explains: "As neighbours Hirslanden Klinik Im Park and Spital Kilchberg have cooperated closely for many years, not least because our affiliated doctors work in both hospitals. We are pleased that intensifying the collaboration with See-Spital will allow us to bundle our skills to even better effect and to coordinate our processes even more profitably − in the interests of high quality and efficiency."

About the See-Spital foundation

The See-Spital foundation is a foundation based in Horgen whose object includes the provision of the statutory hospital care required for district of Horgen. The foundation operates a "listed hospital" at the two sites in Horgen and in Kilchberg.

Kilchberg, a location steeped in tradition, is well established in the region as a purely affiliated hospital. The professional services and the modern infrastructure are appreciated by the affiliated doctors and patients alike. Horgen is a centre for basic regional care and will be developed further in the coming years into a health campus with numerous specialist areas and a high level of networking with the doctors in private practice.

About Hirslanden

The Hirslanden Group operates 17 hospitals in 10 cantons, many of which have an emergency department. It also operates 4 outpatient surgical units, 17 radiology institutes and 5 radiotherapy institutes. Together with public and private cooperation partners, Hirslanden focuses on the continuum of care and the promoting of high-quality, responsible, personalised and efficiently integrated healthcare.

Hirslanden is synonymous with first-class medical care provided by highly qualified medical specialists with many years of experience. As a system provider, the Group 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 Group was formed in 1990 through the merger of several hospitals. Since 2007, it has been part of the international hospital group Mediclinic International plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Contact/Further information


Melanie Roche, Head Communication & Marketing
Tel. +41 44 728 11 24

Further information

Hirslanden Communications
Dr. Claude Kaufmann
Hirslanden AG
Corporate Office
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CH-8152 Glattpark
Zusammenarbeit See-Spital und Hirslanden