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Press release, 2 July 2014
For a number of years Hirslanden has operated the AndreasKlinik in Cham as well as the Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne, and with its latest acquisition, it is expanding its presence in Central Switzerland. “In today’s difficult situation in the health sector, it is important to have a competent and strong partner at ones side”, says Heinz P. Barandun, President of the Board of Directors at Swissana Clinic AG. eWe are convinced that the accession to the Hirslanden Group is the best solution to guarantee the hospital’s long-term successful existence. Furthermore, the affiliated doctor system forms the same base in our operations – both Hirslanden and we are convinced of this successful model.” He added that these were the reasons that Hirslanden had been chosen. The partnership with Hirslanden up to now had proceeded “in an open and targeted culture of discussion”, explains Jost Barmettler, who after the takeover by Hirslanden will remain Director of swissana clinic meggen.
“The acquisitions by Hirslanden Group have always been to the advantage of the respective hospital, doctors and employees”, says Dr. Ole Wiesinger, CEO of Hirslanden Private Hospital Group. He added that “belonging to our Group and the future close working relationship with Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne will enable synergies in the areas of occupancy, quality management and purchasing, and will help the swsissana clinic meggen’s market position to be expanded still further.”
As of July 2014 the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group consists of 15 hospitals (from 8 August with the swissana clinic meggen 16), in 11 cantons. The Group has a good 2,100 employed and affiliated doctors, and 7,800 members of staff. 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.
The swissana clinic meggen, which carried out its first operation on a patient on 3 July 1995, has around 40 accredited affiliated doctors with various areas of specialisation. The hospital, located 10 minutes by car from Lucerne’s city centre, is equipped with three modern operating theatres, has 11 rooms with first class hotel comfort, and a day clinic with 11 beds. The private hospital is affiliated to an outpatient clinic (practice) for dermatology and laser medicine, as well as a practice for traditional Chinese medicine. A total of 70 staff tend to the needs of the patients.