Peter Werder to become the new Hospital Manager at Hirslanden Klinik Belair

Press release, 3 September 2015


Peter Werder will become the Hospital Manager at Klinik Belair in Schaffhausen as of 1 January 2016. He will succeed Andrea Rytz, who has led the hospital since 2011 and is to take up the position of Hospital Manager at Schulthess Klinik in Zurich.


Peter Werder (PhD, 41) has worked as Head of Corporate Communication for Hirslanden Private Hospital Group headquartered in Zurich since 2011. Prior to this, he worked as Head of Corporate Communication at health insurer ÖKK for five years, at various communications and advertising agencies and as a journalist. Werder studied journalism, philosophy and musicology at the University of Zurich and earned his PhD in political philosophy. He has an Executive MBA in General management from the University of St. Gallen.


His predecessor, Andrea Rytz (42), has successfully led Klinik Belair since 2011 and is moving to Schulthess Klinik in Zurich (as already announced on 6 May 2015). The most important milestone in this period was the opening of the outpatient clinic Praxiszentrum am Bahnhof in Schaffhausen. With the arrival of new specialists, Klinik Belair has strengthened its position in the region, particularly through the expansion of the orthopaedics and abdominal surgery specialties.


The Executive Committee would like to thank Andrea Rytz for her work and wish her every success and all the best for her future. The search for a successor for the Head of Corporate Communication position at Hirslanden Private Hospital Group has begun.

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group consists of 16 hospitals in 11 cantons, many of which have an integrated outpatient centre and emergency department. The Group also operates 3 outpatient clinics, 12 radiology institutes and 4 radiotherapy institutes. It has 2,000 employed and affiliated doctors as well as 8,450 members of staff. Hirslanden is the leading private hospital group and the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2014/15 financial year, it generated a turnover of 1 563 million Swiss francs. As at 31 March 2015, over 94 037 patients were being treated as inpatients at the 16 hospitals with a total of 453 741 inpatient days. In insurance terms, the patient mix consists of 42.7% with basic, 32.3 % with semi-private and 25.0% with private insurance.


Hirslanden Private Hospital Group stands for first class medical quality, made possible with highly qualified, experienced doctors. In medical terms, Hirslanden stands out in the market as a system provider. Interdisciplinary medical competence centres and specialist institutes enable optimal and individual treatment of cases, whatever their level of medical complexity. The private hospital group was formed in 1990 out of the merger of a number of private hospitals, and became part of the South African hospital group Mediclinic International Limited in 2007.


Hirslanden Private Hospital Group
Eveline Pigeat-Stamm, Team Leader Corporate Communications

Seefeldstrasse 214

CH-8008 Zürich

T +41 44 388 75 85

M +41 76 329 80 33


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