Management change at Hirslanden Bern
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Daniel Lüscher, Hospital Manager of Klinik Beau-Site, Salem-Spital and Klinik Permanence, has decided to hand over the management of the three Hirslanden hospitals in Bern and accept a new challenge outside the Hirslanden Group. He will take over as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aarau Cantonal Hospital on 1 July 2023.
Daniel Lüscher joined the Hirslanden Group on 1 March 2020. First as Hospital Manager of the Hirslanden Campus Bern, which includes Klinik Beau-Site and Salem-Spital, and from 1 April 2022 additionally as Hospital Manager of Klinik Permanence. With the integration of the three Hirslanden hospitals in Bern under his leadership, the range of services offered by the hospitals was coordinated in an even more targeted manner and the existing synergies between the hospitals were utilised even more capably thanks to the lean management structure and the effective and efficient leadership of Daniel Lüscher.
Integrated care network
Daniel Lüscher consistently drove forward the expansion of a comprehensive medical network in Bern, with a clear focus on excellent integrated care, covering both primary care services and treatment in medical specialties as well as in the area of highly specialised medicine. This network was completed in May last year with the opening of the outpatient surgical centre "OPERA Bern". As part of the "continuum of care", this is fully in keeping with Hirslanden's corporate strategy of establishing and expanding regional integrated healthcare networks that are individually tailored to people: from prevention to aftercare, from birth to old age, outpatient and inpatient – at any time, in person and digitally.
Stéphan Studer, Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Group, had this to say: "I very much regret the departure of Daniel Lüscher and thank him sincerely for his outstanding achievements in the service of Hirslanden. Daniel Lüscher has developed enormously at Hirslanden, which is recognised and appreciated both internally and externally. I am therefore very pleased for him that he will be taking on an extremely responsible and challenging position in the Swiss healthcare system in the future."
Daniel Lüscher will take over as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aarau Cantonal Hospital on 1 July 2023. Until his successor as Hospital Manager of the three Hirslanden hospitals in Bern has been appointed, he will continue to manage them on a part-time basis until the end of November 2023 at the latest.
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 2,886 partner doctors and 11,102 employees, 560 of whom are permanently employed doctors. Hirslanden is the largest medical network in Switzerland. As at 31 March 2023, the Group had treated 111,107 patients for a total of 465,105 inpatient days. The patient mix consisted of 51.7% patients with basic insurance, 27.5% with semi-private insurance and 20.8% 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.