Media release: Change of management at the Hirslanden hospitals in central Switzerland
07.09.2022 | PDF | 291.72 KB
Jonas Zollinger, currently Hospital Manager of the Hirslanden AndreasKlinik Cham Zug, takes over as Hospital Manager of the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne. Yvonne Hubeli, currently Head of Nursing and Member of the Executive Board at Hirslanden Klinik Aarau, becomes the new Hospital Manager in Cham from 1 November 2022. For both leaders, it is a return to their former, best-known place of work.
In mid-July it was announced that Martin Nufer, long-time Hospital Manager of the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne, would hand over the reins of the hospital at the end of September 2022. It is now official who will succeed him as head of the largest private acute hospital in Central Switzerland: Jonas Zollinger, currently Hospital Manager at the Hirslanden AndreasKlinik Cham Zug. He will take over the management as of mid-February 2023. On an interim basis, the Klinik St. Anna will be managed by Stephan Pahls.
Jonas Zollinger knows the Klinik St. Anna very well. From 2013 to 2018, he was a Member of the Executive Board in Lucerne as Head of Hospitality Services & Infrastructure. Even then he was responsible, among other things, for the further development of the hospital infrastructure of the Klinik St. Anna and the two other locations St. Anna im Bahnhof and St. Anna in Meggen. Since then, the three locations have grown closely together to form a regional integrated care network including an outpatient surgery centre. In addition, the Klinik St. Anna is investing in a future with an even more patient-friendly infrastructure, modern medicine and attractive jobs with the ANNAplus renovation project, currently under way and costing over CHF 100 million. "Our aim is to offer healthcare for the people that is tailored to the individual: from prevention to aftercare, from birth to old age, outpatient as well as inpatient," said Jonas Zollinger, explaining the further development in the region and adding: "I am very much looking forward to tackling this task together with our dedicated staff in Lucerne."
Yvonne Hubeli will become the new Hospital Manager of the Hirslanden AndreasKlinik Cham Zug on 1 November 2022. She is currently Head of Nursing and Member of the Executive Board at the Hirslanden Klinik Aarau, to which she transferred in January 2021, having previously worked at the Andreas Klinik for 18 years. "It is a great privilege to manage the hospital where I have already gained so much professional experience," said Yvonne Hubeli. "The hospital is currently facing various challenges. It helps that I not only know the hospital and its staff well, but also the social and health policy environment in Ennetsee and in the Canton of Zug.”
The start of Yvonne Hubeli on 1 November 2022 will deliberately take place during Jonas Zollinger's term of office, so that a careful handover and familiarisation with the complex dossiers is possible – above all with the ongoing issues surrounding the new Zug hospital list. Under the management of Yvonne Hubeli, the Hirslanden AndreasKlinik Cham Zug will continue to provide broad, high-quality and economical basic and emergency care to the people of Zug. "The clinic has received a lot of support from society and politics in recent weeks and months," said Yvonne Hubeli. "I am confident that we will also play the role on the new Zug hospital list that we have been entitled to for decades."
In addition, Yvonne Hubeli will specifically expand the hospital's "lighthouses", such as Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery and the certified Breast Cancer Centre. With Yvonne Hubeli as the new Hospital Manager, the good cooperation between the Zug Cantonal Hospital and the AndreasKlinik established during the Covid pandemic is also guaranteed.
Stéphan Studer, Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Group, is delighted about the new appointments to the management posts in Central Switzerland: "I am extremely pleased that both hospitals will continue to be under the management of experienced, proven leaders who know the Hirslanden Group very well and are very well networked in the Swiss healthcare sector. It is also a reason for me to be happy that the promotion and development of our talents is bearing fruit. I wish Yvonne Hubeli and Jonas Zollinger much success and joy with their new tasks."
After completing her training as an HF registered nurse, Yvonne Hubeli completed a CAS in Health Care Management at the University of St. Gallen and is currently completing an EMBA programme at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland. Yvonne Hubeli has been a hospital councillor at the Obwalden Cantonal Hospital since 2021. The 48-year-old is married and lives with her husband in Vogelsang/AG.
Jonas Zollinger holds a degree from the Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne, a postgraduate degree in hotel management and a CAS in Health Care Management from the University of St. Gallen. Before joining Hirslanden, Jonas Zollinger worked for several years in the luxury hotel industry and was Vice Director of the Hotel Villa Honegg on the Bürgenstock. The 40-year-old is married and lives with his wife and three children in Adligenswil.
Hirslanden is committed to high-quality, responsible and efficiently integrated healthcare that focuses on the needs of the individual. Working together with private and public cooperation partners, the Hirslanden Group prioritises ongoing development of the Continuum of Care concept. From birth to old age, from prevention to healing, Hirslanden is always there, both on a physical and digital level Hirslanden differentiates itself from the rest of the market as a service provider with first-class medical and service quality, which is guaranteed by highly qualified independent specialists with years of experience who offer excellent care and services. Interdisciplinary medical centres of expertise, specialised institutes and competent cooperation partners enable optimal, personalised diagnosis and treatment, regardless of case complexity, in both inpatient and outpatient contexts.
The Hirslanden Group operates 17 hospitals in 10 cantons, many of which have an emergency department. It also operates five outpatient surgery centres, 18 radiology and six radiotherapy institutes. The Group has 2,515 partner doctors and 11,025 employees, 551 of whom are permanently employed doctors. Hirslanden is the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2021/22 financial year, the Group generated turnover of CHF 1,885 million. As at 31 March 2022, the Group had treated 109,624 patients for a total of 472,301 inpatient days. The patient mix consists of 51.3% patients with basic insurance, 28.2% with semi-private insurance and 20.5% with private insurance. The Hirslanden Group was formed in 1990 through the merger of several hospitals. Since 2007, it has been part of the international hospital group Mediclinic International plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.