Dr Conrad E. Müller appointed new Director of Klinik Hirslanden

Press release, 4 November 2014


Dr Conrad E. Müller has been appointed the new Director of Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich from spring 2015. He succeeds Dr Daniel Liedtke, who has headed Klinik Hirslanden since 2008 and will take over as Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group from 1 April 2015.


Dr Conrad Eric Muller (58) is currently the CEO of University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), a position he has held since 2008. He was responsible for the consolidation of the UKBB sites into a new building on Spitalstrasse in 2011. He grew up in Basel, studied medicine at the University of Basel and earned his doctorate at the University of Bern. As part of his training as a paediatric surgeon, he worked at several hospitals in Switzerland and abroad, and completed an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Bern and the University of Rochester, New York. From 1999 to 2004, Dr Müller was head physician of paediatric surgery in the Canton of Ticino. As the first Director of Swisstransplant, the Swiss national foundation for organ donation and transplantation, he was responsible for setting up the national office for organ allocation in accordance with the newly defined Transplantation Act. He has managed AllKidS, the alliance of independent children's hospitals in Switzerland, since 2009. He is married with four children.


His predecessor, Dr Daniel Liedtke (44), was involved in various capacities in the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne, most recently as Deputy Director. Since 2008 he has served as the Director of Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich. Important milestones in this period include the structural expansion of the clinic with the opening of the Enzenbühl wing, the inclusion in the cantonal list of hospitals and the development of highly specialised medicine at Klinik Hirslanden. Daniel Liedtke will continue his work in the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Executive Board from 1 April 2015. He succeeds André Steiner, who is leaving Hirslanden after more than 20 years of service.


André Steiner (56), who joined the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group as Chief Financial Officer of Klinik Im Park in Zurich in 1992, has shaped the development of Hirslanden significantly and successfully over the past twenty years. From 1997, he was the Director of Hirslanden Klinik Aarau for 11 years, and has been Chief Operating Officer of the Executive Board of Hirslanden since 2008, most recently being responsible for all 16 hospitals in the group.

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group consists of 16 hospitals in 11 cantons. The Group has a good 2,100 employed and affiliated doctors, and 7,800 staff members. Hirslanden is the leading private hospital group and the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2013/14 financial year, it generated a turnover of 1,437bn Swiss francs. On 31 March 2014, over 87,200 patients were being treated as inpatients at the 14 hospitals with a total of 420,000 inpatient days. In insurance terms, the patient mix consists of 41.4% basic, 33.0% semi-private, and 25.6% private insured patients. Hirslanden operates a total of 12 emergency units and emergency admission, and thus contributes to the basic medical cover for the Swiss population.


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 1990.


Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

Dr Peter Werder, Head of Corporate Communications

Seefeldstrasse 214

8008 Zurich

T +41 44 388 75 85




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