How healthy were hospital finances in 2016?

The Swiss healthcare sector is increasingly dynamic and competition-driven, with growing economic incentives. Our analysis of financial information from Swiss hospitals reveals that too many acute hospitals are not yet profitable enough.

On average the situation at psychiatric care facilities looks slightly better. Against this backdrop, many hospitals and clinics face major challenges when it comes to funding investments in the long term. Added to this is the fact that new healthcare delivery models, changing roles and digital technology will come to dominate the healthcare landscape as we approach 2030. Hospitals will have to be agile and open to innovation to be able to withstand this pressure and flourish.

Download an excerpt of the study alongside with analyses in interactive format on The complete study is available in German and French.

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Patrick Schwendener, CFA
PwC | Director | Deals | Valuation & Modelling | Healthcare
Office: +41 58 792 15 08 | Mobile: +41 79 816 69 10

Philip Sommer
PwC | Director | Consulting
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Patrick Schwendener
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Patrick Schwendener is a Deals Director with over ten years of Management Consulting experience. He's specialized in Corporate Finance topics within the Health Care sector in Switzerland and abroad.