Governance

A local network of clinics, each with its own history and culture, must be overseen by someone who has in-depth knowledge and understanding of that culture in order to be successful. This is why we are committed to recruiting local profiles for positions of responsibility, particularly for our directors.

Each institution thus leads its own medical project in line with its environment, while continuing to respect the Group’s philosophy of placing the patient at the heart of everything it does.

Chief Executive Officer

Dino Cauzza

CEO
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A graduate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Dino Cauzza can look back on many years' experience in the Swiss health sector, notably at the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale in Bellinzona. Apart from this, he has the managerial skills required to preside over the Executive Management of Swiss Medical Network, to strengthen the Group at both operational and digital level, and to steer it to further growth in spite of the mounting challenges that face it in the care and health sectors.

Pietro Fabrizio

Deputy CEO | Head of Vaud & Mittelland regions
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(*1968) After training in commerce and healthcare economics, he was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the Hôpital Daler in Fribourg and Chief Administrator of a foundation for the mentally and psychologically challenged. He moved to his present position as General Manager of Clinique Générale in Fribourg in 2007. Within Swiss Medical Network, he is in charge of the listed clinics.

Philipp Gasche

CFO
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(1982*) Philipp Gasche studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in Olten. He worked as an auditor at PwC in Bern for several years and graduated as a chartered accountant in 2010. He joined Swiss Medical Network in 2013 as Head of Financial Accounting for German-speaking Switzerland. From 2015 he was also responsible for financial accounting in French-speaking Switzerland and was promoted to CFO in 2019.

Sandra Neeracher Lauper

Chief Communication Officer
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(*1973) She holds a Master's degree in Slavic languages and business administration from the University of Zurich. She started her career at Novartis and later became a PR consultant at Burson-Marsteller. From 2004 to 2021, Sandra Neeracher Lauper was Head of Communications and Marketing at the Klinik Pyramide am See in Zurich. She is very familiar with the world of healthcare and hospitals and has extensive strategic and operational experience in all areas of communication and marketing.

Nello Castelli

General secretary
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(*1967) He worked as a teacher before electing to study law in Geneva. After having filled several leading positions at the umbrella association Santésuisse, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the Swiss Private Bankers’ Association. He joined Swiss Medical Network as Secretary General in 2013. He is the Vice-President of Swiss Leading Hospitals and represents Swiss Medical Network within the main associations of the sector.

Babs Siclet

CEO Genolier Patient Services
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(*1981) After completing hotel school, She held a range of positions at several reputed hotels in Switzerland and the UK. In 2007 she moved to Clinique Valmont in Glion (near Montreux), where she became General Manager in 2010. She was additionally appointed Head of Patient Services of Swiss Medical Network in 2014.

Extended Executive Board

Eric Frey

CEO Infracore
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(*1964) He studied business administration and management in France. While still serving as Executive Chairman at biotech company BioTissue, he joined Swiss Medical Network in 2006, where he has been employed as Chief Development Officer since 2007.

Benoît Kuchler

Head of Valais and Fribourg regions | Director Clinique de Valère, Centre Médical de Valère
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Mr. Kuchler holds a degree in forensic science from the University of Lausanne and an advanced certificate in organisational leadership from the Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève. He worked as an assistant and expert in fire investigation at the University of Lausanne before joining the Geneva Cantonal Police as a criminalist. Appointed Head of Sector at the Judicial Police Headquarters, he was responsible for forensic science and criminal intelligence. Director of the Clinique de Valère since 2015, he is since 2018, Head of the Valais / Fribourg Region and member of the Extended Group Management Board.

Vincent Michellod

Director Clinique Générale-Beaulieu
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(*1986) Holder of a Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Geneva and a Master's from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Vincent Michellod joined one of the country's leading healthcare insurers as a negotiator in 2011. He moved to Clinique Générale-Beaulieu in 2016 to take up the post of Director of Finance, and then as General director in 2021.

Corina Müller-Rohr

Head of ZH/SG/SH regions | Director Privatklinik Lindberg, Privatklinik Belair
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After obtaining a Master of Science ETH in Pharmacy in Zurich and a degree as a federally certified pharmacist, she managed a pharmacy in Zurich before switching to the pharmaceutical industry. After holding various management positions in sales and marketing, she took over as Head of Clinic Development in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland at Swiss Medical Network in 2013. Later, she took on the overall management of clinic and corporate development at the two private clinics Bethanien and Lindberg. From October 2018 until the end of September 2019, she was also Deputy Director of the Bethanien Private Clinic. Since 1 October 2019, she has been Director of Privatklinik Belair in Schaffhausen, but remains a member of the Executive Board at Privatklinik Bethanien and Privatklinik Lindberg. She is also the regional director of the clinics in the cantons of Zurich, Schaffhausen and St. Gallen.

Alexandre Omont

Director Hôpital du Jura Bernois

Fabio Rezzonico

General Manager Ticino
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(* 1965) Fabio Rezzonico studied Business Economics at the University of Neuchâtel. After some work experience abroad, he managed the Regional Employment Office of Lugano, before moving on to manage the Logistics and Buildings Tax Office in Bellinzona and then the Cardiocentro Ticino from 2000. From September 2017 he was General Manager of the Swiss Medical Network in Ticino and since April 2018 he has worked as Director of Operations at Ars Medica Clinic. 

I foster an entrepreneurial spirit

Dino Cauzza, CEO of Swiss Medical Network

Healthcare is an emotional activity. It is close to people’s hearts and rooted in the local community, so you have to deal with people locally and manage cultural differences.

This is why I make sure that our school directors have the flexibility and autonomy to adapt to local and cultural specificities. It is a way of fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.

Our directors in French-speaking Switzerland

Flavia Botticini

Operations director Swiss Visio Network
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After her training as a nurse in CHUV and benefiting from more than 25 years of experience in the field of health and patient support, Flavia Botticini began her career at Clinique de Montchoisi in 2002. In 2004, she actively participated in the creation of the ophthalmology department. In 2013, she was responsible of international medical coordination and in 2019 became deputy director of Clinique de Montchoisi and Swiss Visio.

In 2020, Flavia Botticini was promoted to Operational Director for Swiss Visio.

Diane Cotting

Operations director Clinique Générale Ste-Anne
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Ms. Cotting holds a federal diploma as a human resources specialist. After initial training in the chemical industry, she turned to commercial training in the fields of accounting and personnel management. She started in 2008 at the Clinique Générale Ste-Anne as an assistant accountant. She then moved up the ladder to become Administrative and HR Manager and then was called upon to perform the same function at the Swiss Medical Network Group level from 2016. From 2018 to 2019, she held the position of HR Director. She is currently the Operational Director of Clinique Générale since October 2019.

Maryline Delemonte

Director Hôpital de la Providence
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Marilyne Délémonté has a degree in economics and business management from the Eberhard Karl University in Tübingen and the Strasbourg School of Management. Her career is strongly rooted in operational management, both in Switzerland and internationally (she was involved in the launch of an international group in Vietnam). Two guidelines are decisive for this woman of character: having a spirit of service and managing teams with total respect. Her career within the group began as director of the Montbrillant Clinic in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2016. She has been deputy director of the Providence Hospital since 2018 and will become its director in January 2021. To further her knowledge in the field of health, she had completed a CAS in management of a public and private health care institution at the University of Neuchâtel in 2019.

Marine Estrem

Director Clinique Valmont
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(*1988) Graduate of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, she held various positions in the 5-stars hotels in Switzerland and in the jewelry and watchmaking industries.

She has been working for Clinique de Valmont in Glion-sur-Montreux since 2014 and since 2017 has joined the management team as Deputy Director.

Eric Fasel

Director Clinique Montbrillant
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After training as a Radiology Technician, Eric Fasel was quickly appointed as a department manager in an independent radiology practice, where he participated in its development while training in management.

After an experience as asset manager for Switzerland in an international group, he joined Swiss Medical Network as Product Manager for Radiology in 2017. In 2019, he obtained the CAS in management of health institutions and EMS from the University of Neuchâtel. He took over the management of the Montbrillant Clinic on 1 January 2021.

Alexander Feij

Director Clinique de Montchoisi, Centre Médical de Montchoisi
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A graduate of the EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne), Alexander Feij made his debut in England at the St James Court Hotel in London before continuing his hotel career in various European countries such as Belgium, France and Switzerland.

More recently, he left for Scotland as Deputy Managing Director of the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh before returning to Switzerland again, as Managing Director of the Nendaz 4 Vallées & Spa Hotel in Valais. In 2015, he joined Clinique de Genolier as Director of Patient Services. In 2017, he became Deputy Director of the Clinique de Montchoisi and then Director in 2019.

Anne Gillioz

Operations director Clinique de Valère
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Ms Gillioz holds a degree in social sciences from the University of Lausanne, a CAS in Management of a public and private health institution from the University of Fribourg and a generalist certificate in accounting and finance from the Haute Ecole Arc de gestion. She worked at the Federal Statistical Office as a project manager in the health section. She was then in charge of the Business Development & Organisation Division in the Education and Research Directorate at the Inselspital in Bern. She has been Deputy Director of the Clinique de Valère since the beginning of 2015.

Stanley Hautdidier

Director Clinique de Genolier
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After training as an engineer and completing a master’s degree in management, Stanley Hautdidier worked as a sales manager at a German MedTech company. He then joined a private clinic in Geneva as Director of Medical Affairs in charge of revenues. He also set up and grew an architecture and engineering firm specialising in healthcare, which he directed until September 2019.

He joined the Swiss Medical Network as manager of the Genolier Innovation Hub In 2019, and was appointed operations manager in April 2021, then made managing director in December 2021.

Aurélie Meynet

Operations director Clinique de Genolier
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After training as a nurse and completing a CAS in oncology, Ms Meynet began her career at the Clinique de Genolier in 2005. Ms Meynet occupied the post of head nurse of the ambulatory oncology unit, followed by that of assistant healthcare manager, before being appointed healthcare manager. With her CAS in proximity management and CAS in public and private healthcare facilities management, Aurélie Meynet was in charge of medical projects for the clinics of the Swiss Medical Network in the canton of Vaud in 2020.

In December 2021, she took on the role of operations manager.

Lucie Munzinger

Operational director Centre médical Eaux-Vives
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(*1988) After obtaining a degree from the Hotel Management School of Geneva in 2012, Lucie worked as a sales manager in charge of the corporate market in the hospitality sector. She also has experience in the luxury industry as a store manager. Lucie joined Swiss Medical Network on 1 February 2016 and was responsible for developing oncology and radiotherapy services, particularly for the Genolier Cancer Center. In April 2017, Lucie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Centre Médical Eaux-Vives and Centre d'Oncologie des Eaux-Vives.

Sandra Roulet

Deputy director Hôpital du Jura Bernois

Andrea Savelieff

Deputy director Clinique de Montchoisi
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Andrea Savelieff is a graduate in hotel management and has held various positions in the luxury hotel industry, such as Guest Relation Manager at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne. In 2018, she joined Clinique de Montchoisi as Head of Patient Services and then became Deputy Director in 2021.

Profiles of our female directors from french-speaking Switzerland

<p><strong>Marine Estrem</strong></p>

<p><strong>Director Clinique Valmont</strong></p>

Marine Estrem

Director Clinique Valmont

<p>Flavia Botticini</p>

Flavia Botticini

<p>Maryline Delemonte</p>

Maryline Delemonte

<p>Lucie Munziger</p>

Lucie Munziger

Our directors in German-speaking Switzerland

Fabio Berry

Director Rosenklinik Rapperswil
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Fabio Berry has been head of the Rosenklinik Rapperswil since 2021. The trained HF nursing specialist worked for 11 years in various Swiss hospitals and thus got to know hospital operations from the ground up. After completing a Master's degree in General Management and before taking over the management of the Rosenklinik, he was responsible for various nursing services and the implementation of new hospital information systems.

Glen George

Director Privatklinik Bethanien, Klinik Pyramide am See
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Glen George has been responsible for the two Swiss Medical Network Pyramide Klinik am See and Privat Clinic Bethanien as General Manager since November 2021. After studying economics at the University of Zurich, Glen Gorge's career initially took him to the automotive industry, where he held various management positions in marketing and sales. Since 2018, he has been working for the Pyramide Clinic, where he was initially the project manager of a new construction project before taking over the management of the clinic in 2020 and successfully integrating it into the Swiss Medical Network as of Juli 1, 2021.

Tanja Rölli

Deputy director Privatklinik Obach
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She has several training and further education qualifications in the field of marketing and communication, and in 2018 she obtained the MAS Digital Marketing and Communication Management from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She worked for the Swiss orthopaedics manufacturer Mathys AG Bettlach for eleven years and joined Swiss Medical Network in 2019. There, Tanja Rölli served as Head of Communication & Marketing first for the Obach Private Clinic, later for the Mittelland region and finally for the whole of German-speaking Switzerland. Since May 2022, she has been Deputy Director of the Obach Private Clinic and a member of the Executive Board.

Nina Salvisberg

Director Ladies Permanence Stadelhofen, Ärztezentrum Oerlikon
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As the general manager of the Ladies Permanence, Nina Salvisberg is responsible of the coordination with hospitals, personal matters, internal processes, administrative tasks as well as the entire recording of services. She has overseen the planning and construction process of our modern and centrally located practice in Stadelhofen.

Thanks to her years of experience as the head and coordinator of a women’s practice, she is able to make use of her extensive expertise in the health sector. She understands the needs and concerns of the patients, medical staff and hospitals.

With her open mind, motivating and communicative nature (in addition to German, she speaks French and English), Ms. Salvisberg creates a pleasant working environment, which benefits everyone at the Ladies Permanence. She always has an open ear for the concerns of the patients and employees, and always remains calm in hectic situations while managing to put a smile on your face.

Mirjam Zaugg-Novali

Director Schmerzklinik Basel
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Graduated from commercial school and went on to become a qualified dental assistant. She subsequently gathered more than 20 years' experience in a wide range of administrative areas with Sanitas and continued to obtain more qualifications. Mirjam Zaugg-Novali has worked with the Schmerzklinik Basel since 2008. She was in charge of patient administration until 2010, when she took over management of commercial services. In May 2015, Mirjam Zaugg-Novali was appointed Operational Director of the Schmerzklinik Basel. Since October 2020 she has been acting as Director.

Martin Zuber

Director Centre médical de Bienne

Jonas Frei

Deputy director Privatklinik Villa im Park
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(*1982) He has training and further education in the commercial and health economic fields. Thanks to his many years of experience in the healthcare sector, he is very familiar with the needs of patients and the concerns of medical teams and hospitals. Since August 2022, he has been Deputy Director of the Privatklinik Villa im Park and a member of the Executive Board.

Christoph Napierala

Director Privatklinik Siloah
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Christoph Napierala has taken over the management of the Siloah Private Clinic as of 01 March 2022. In recent years, he has managed the Romandie region for the largest Swiss outpatient practice chain Medbase. He has a wealth of experience in advising hospitals and is a profound expert in the healthcare industry and administration. Among other things, he was Head Health Innovation at Siemens Healthcare.

Christoph Napierala also holds a doctorate in health economics from the University of Lucerne, a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a degree in economics from the University of Bern. 

Profiles of our female directors in German-speaking Switzerland

<p>Mirjam Zaugg-Novali</p>

Mirjam Zaugg-Novali

<p>Corina Müller-Rohr</p>

Corina Müller-Rohr

<p>Nina Salvisberg</p>

Nina Salvisberg

Our directors in Italian-speaking Switzerland

Daniela Franco

Director Clinica Ars Medica
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(* 1980) Daniela Franco graduated in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. After working as a health consultant specialist for more than 30 private and public facilities, she joined the Ars Medica Hospital Group as Quality Manager in 2011. Having worked as Project Manager at the Swiss Medical Network Group from 2013, she was appointed Deputy Director of the Ars Medica Clinic in April 2018.

Michela Pfyffer von Altishofen

Director Clinica Sant'Anna
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(*1972) Michela Pfyffer studied law at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. After working with several law firms in Italy and Ticino, she began work in 2008 with the Ars Medica Hospital Group as Assistant Manager. She served as Deputy Director before becoming Director at Sant'Anna Clinic in 2012.

Profiles of our female directors in Italian-speaking Switzerland

Medical Coordination Group

The Medical Coordination Group (MCG) is the advisory body responsible for defining strategies related to medical issues that arise within the Swiss Medical Network (patient admission strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic, development of the Group’s service fees, hospital hygiene, doctor recruitment, information sharing, etc.). It is chaired by Dr. Dr. Philippe Glasson.

As a cross-disciplinary organisation, the MCG has one medical representative per clinic in the form of the president of the medical board, elected by the association of doctors. The MCG facilitates the development of interpersonal relationships and exchanges between clinics, ensuring consistency at group level.

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