Press release Hirslanden Clinique La Colline merges with Clinique des Grangettes
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The Clinique des Grangettes and the Hirslanden Clinique La Colline will join forces in a joint company. This gives patients access to a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. With the combination, 18 clinics now form the Hirslanden Group, which is thus further expanding its position as a leading private hospital group in Switzerland.
The Clinique des Grangettes and the Hirslanden Clinique La Colline have an established position in the field of acute care in the Romandie. The Clinique des Grangettes has particular expertise in oncology, cardiology, paediatrics and mother-child care. The Clinique La Colline is known for its competence centres in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, visceral surgery and sports medicine. The medical services of the two hospitals thus complement each other perfectly. Patients will therefore benefit in future from comprehensive, first-class medical care from a single source. Doctors have even better access to a high-quality medical technology infrastructure.
«We are delighted to combine the Clinique des Grangettes, a state-of-the-art private hospital in Geneva, with our existing Hirslanden Clinique La Colline. Both hospitals benefit from the attractive private health market in the canton of Geneva. The combination of the two hospitals will further cement Hirslanden's position as an innovative private healthcare provider in Switzerland," says Dr. Ole Wiesinger, CEO of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group.
The combination of the Clinique des Grangettes and the Hirslanden Clinique La Colline enables operational synergies and cost savings. The Clinique des Grangettes in particular will benefit from the advantages of a hospital group, optimised purchasing and centralised logistics and administration.
Philippe Glatz, current owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Clinique des Grangettes, explains: «The aim of the combination is to provide all patients with the best possible care under one roof - irrespective of the required medical specialty. We look forward - together with the Hirslanden Clinique La Colline - to continuously making a significant contribution to the high-quality medical care of the population in Geneva.»
The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group holds a controlling majority of 60 percent of the share capital in the new company «Hirslanden La Colline Grangettes SA». The remaining 40 percent are owned by Philippe Glatz, who will serve on the board of «Hirslanden La Colline Grangettes SA» whilst members of the senior management team, including Mr Gilles Rufenacht, the current hospital manager of Clinique des Grangettes, will remain with the combined entity.
With the combination, Clinique des Grangettes insures its future and the Hirslanden Group now has 18 clinics throughout Switzerland and is strengthening its presence in French-speaking Switzerland with two clinics in Lausanne and two in Geneva. In addition, Hirslanden is gaining a foothold in paediatrics thanks to the established paediatrics department of the Clinique des Grangettes, including the paediatric emergency ward.
Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval by the Swiss Competition Commission.
Clinique des Grangettes is a leading private hospital in Geneva offering a wide range of medical services, specialising in maternity care, paediatrics, cardiology, oncology, radiology and emergency care. The Clinique des Grangettes has state-of-the-art equipment diagnostic and treatment equipment, which is used by more than 450 affiliated doctors.
Hirslanden Clinique La Colline is located in downtown Geneva and offers a multidisciplinary medical and surgical offer thanks to more than thirty specialties. The clinic has state-of-the-art equipment including 67 individual rooms, some with suites. Specialized in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, neurosurgery and visceral surgery, the clinic has more than twenty medical centers, an emergency center member of the Geneva Emergency Network (RUG), six operating theatres and its own polyclinic. Recognised by Swiss Olympic "Sport Medical Base", its sports and exercise medicine centre offers personalised care for young or experienced athletes, but also for patients in the medical-sport rehabilitation phase. More than 300 employees and 450 affiliated doctors take care of the health and well-being of patients.
As of 31 March 2018, the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group consists of 17 hospitals in 11 cantons, many of which have an integrated outpatient surgery centre and emergency department. The Group also operates 4 outpatient clinics, 16 radiology institutes and 4 radiotherapy institutes. It has around 1,680 affiliated doctors and 9,635 permanent employees, 461 of whom are doctors. Hirslanden is the leading private hospital group and the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2017/18 financial year, it generated a turnover of 1,735 million Swiss francs. As of 31 March 2018, the Group had treated over 102,903 inpatients with a total of 473 343 inpatient days. In insurance terms, the patient mix consists of 47.9% with basic, 29.7% with semi-private and 22.4% 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 international hospital group Mediclinic International plc in 2007, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.