Dr. Ines Reith will be taking over the management of Hirslanden Klinik Birshof from 1 October 2023. Her goal as the new Hospital Manager is to build on the leading role of the high-quality specialist hospital for orthopaedics and spinal medicine in the Greater Basel area.

Ines Reith (1990) has been the Head of Corporate Development at Kantonsspital Baselland (KSBL) since 2021. In this position, she is responsible for (medical) strategic development, (digital) process management and general project management. Before that, she was responsible for the overall management of strategic projects at Schulthess Klinik in Zurich. From 2017 to 2020 Dr. Ines Reith held the position of Departmental Head in the Medical Office of the Zurich University Hospital (USZ). In this position she was responsible for projects undertaken by the hospital management, particularly at the interface between medicine and ICT.

Following master’s degrees in law and economics, Ines Reith was awarded a doctorate in health economics. From 2017 to the end of 2022 she taught the “Health Economics for Doctors” course which is certified by the Swiss Institute for Medical Further and Continuous Education (SIWF), first at USZ, then at the Basel-Landschaft Cantonal Hospital (KSBL).

Stéphan Studer, Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Group, had this to say: "We are very pleased to have been able to persuade Ines Reith to join Hirslanden. We are convinced that she is the right choice for the further development of our site in Münchenstein due to her established background in health economics and her proven experience in key positions in various Swiss hospitals.”

Designated specialist hospital

Dr. Ines Reith takes over the management of the hospital from Dr. rer. oec. Daniel Knaup who has acted as interim manager since the departure of Beatriz Greuter in February 2023. “I would like to thank Daniel Knaup very much for his great commitment and his willingness to take on the management of the hospital ad interim,” said Stéphan Studer.

Dr. Ines Reith, together with her team, will press ahead with the development of the first-class, integrated care relating to the musculoskeletal system at Hirslanden Klinik Birshof.

From prevention to aftercare and from adolescence to old age, patients have an interdisciplinary, interlinking range of services available to them as part of the “Continuum of Care”. Apart from the specialised surgical centres for hand, shoulder, spine, hip, knee or ankle surgery, Klinik Birshof has various other complementary service units and centres, for example for radiology, rheumatology, sports medicine, sports physiotherapy, occupational therapy and outpatient rehabilitation as well as an emergency centre. The overarching collaboration of the various specialised centres of excellence and with Hirslanden Klinik Aarau results in comprehensive and individual diagnosis, treatment, care and support – always with the aim of improving patients’ quality of life.

Last year, Hirslanden Klinik Birshof received recognition in accordance with the Swiss guidelines of the KAIMC (Commission for the Recognition of Intermediate Care Units) for its Intermediate Care Unit (IMC), which opened in a new building. With the official IMC recognition, the Hirslanden Klinik Birshof is once again highlighting its leading role as a high-quality specialist hospital for orthopaedics and spinal medicine in the Greater Basel area.

Hirslanden Klinik Birshof is one of the hospitals with the lowest case costs in Switzerland and thus makes a significant contribution to both first-class and affordable healthcare for the population of the Basel region. All of the hospital's services are open to patients of all insurance classes.

About Hirslanden

Hirslanden is committed to high-quality, responsible and efficiently integrated healthcare that focuses on the needs of the individual. Working together with private and public cooperation partners, the Hirslanden Group prioritises ongoing development of the Continuum of Care concept. From birth to old age, from prevention to healing, Hirslanden is always there, both on a physical and digital level.

Hirslanden differentiates itself from the rest of the market as a service provider with first-class medical and service quality, which is guaranteed by highly qualified independent specialists with years of experience who offer excellent care and services. Interdisciplinary medical centres of expertise, specialised institutes and competent cooperation partners enable optimal, personalised diagnosis and treatment, regardless of case complexity, in both inpatient and outpatient contexts.

The Hirslanden Group operates 17 hospitals in 10 cantons, many of which have an emergency department. It also operates 5 outpatient surgical centres, 18 radiology and 6 radiotherapy institutes. The Group has 2,515 partner doctors and 11,025 employees, 551 of whom are permanently employed doctors. Hirslanden is the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2021/22 financial year, the Group generated turnover of CHF 1,885 million. As at 31 March 2022, the Group had treated 109,624 patients for a total of 472,301 inpatient days. The patient mix consisted of 51.3% patients with basic insurance, 28.2% with semi-private insurance and 20.5% with private insurance. 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.

Dr. Ines Reith

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