The Salem-Spital is one of the most important clinics for artificial joint replacement (endoprosthetics) and runs one of the largest centres for spinal medicine in Switzerland. In addition to the entire field of musculoskeletal medicine, gynaecology & obstetrics is a central specialist area: the Salem-Spital records over 1,100 births every year. As a primary care hospital, a further focus is on general internal medicine and the large emergency centre which is open around the clock.