Privatklinik Bethanien, Zurich: In good hands

Privatklinik Bethanien: first-class medical care in a hotel atmosphere

Respect. Commitment. The human touch. Professionalism. Joy. Anyone who requires medical treatment feels best taken care of in a facility that draws on these values. One such facility is Privatklinik Bethanien, a clinic which is beautifully and centrally located on the Zürichberg. Here, excellent physicians with a fantastic reputation in their respective fields care for and treat their patients according to the latest medical findings and methods. The individual needs of each patient are the focal point of care treatment; respectful, empathetic staff tend to patients’ well-being around the clock. The sophisticated furnishings in the rooms also create a feel-good atmosphere that contributes to the recovery process.

A Swiss Medical Network member, Privatklinik Bethanien is a diverse clinic in which around 300 affiliated doctors and 80 doctors with in-house practices offer a comprehensive range of medical services. The specialists represent an enormous spectrum which includes medical disciplines such as general and internal medicine, angiology, cardiology, pain therapy and many others. Furthermore, surgical disciplines ranging from general and visceral surgery to gynaecology, neurosurgery, urology and spinal surgery are available. Among the in-house practices, the cardiovascular clinic, the lung clinic and the brand-new thoracic surgery unit serve as outstanding examples of what’s on offer. The latter was opened by Prof. Walter Weder, previously the Head of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Zurich and an expert in his field. This already diverse range of what’s on offer is constantly being expanded and supplemented by new specialist areas. With this being the case, renowned specialists were able to be drawn to Privatklinik Bethanien so that the on-site skill set continuously improves. In order to make procedures as gentle as possible for the patients, particular importance is also attached to applying the most modern techniques. For example, the urology department and other specialist areas have a robot-assisted surgical system for minimally invasive procedures. Because of its high standards, and on the basis of the ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard, the clinic was certified as a Swiss Safety Centre in 2019.

Despite its wide range of professional expertise, Privatklinik Bethanien is a reasonably sized facility that exudes a familiar atmosphere. Founded in 1912, the clinic is located on a quiet and exclusive site with a panoramic view over Lake Zurich and differs from established hospitals in many respects. In contrast to other clinics, the patient is always accompanied by the same doctor – from the initial consultation to the operation. This way, the patient’s individual needs are never out of sight. Particular care is taken in the family department, where around 500 babies are born every year. The mothers and their newborns are lovingly cared for by midwives and doctors in a pleasant, safe environment. And even the fathers, who are of course allowed to stay overnight with their family, don’t miss out on the first-class hotel ambiance. For people who suddenly fall ill or find themselves in a life-threatening situation, the clinic’s 24-hour emergency service offers everyone immediate, high-quality medical help. Direct assistance is provided without long waiting times; if required, intensive monitoring and ventilation options are available on site. It isn’t just acute cases that spur clinic employees to become active. Medical measures to support and accompany the treatments that have been undertaken are an additional priority. Above all, this comes in the form of the well-founded physiotherapy service which makes a considerable contribution to the rehabilitation process. In general, the qualified staff, who offer differentiated, individually tailored treatments or professional care geared to patients’ well-being, play a crucial role in the strong success of Privatklinik Bethanien. Another important aspect is the many «soft» factors that make the facility so unique and especially relevant to the healing process. After all, the hotel-like ambiance makes you forget where you are for a moment. Trained hotel specialists ensure that each and every guest feels as comfortable as possible. Single rooms and junior suites with seating for guests have the makings of a 5-star hotel. The clinic’s experienced room service is on hand throughout the day and over the course of the entire stay. The fine catering service serves delicious dishes and selected wines for the body and soul. These can be enjoyed in the respective room or in the restaurant, which is also open to the public. A special luxury is the free limousine service for privately insured patients. They are picked up from home (regardless of where in Switzerland that may be) and then brought back there or to a rehabilitation centre after the treatment has been completed. Those with semi-private insurance can also book this service for an extra charge. For self-payers from Switzerland and abroad, all of the clinic’s services are of course fully available. Privatklinik Bethanien is an institution where everyone who wants to place their precious health in competent and trustworthy hands, be conscientiously and discreetly cared for, and receive a hospitable and culinary pampering programme by qualified staff is at just the right place.

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