About HUG / Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève
Borne of a centuries-long tradition of excellence in the sciences and medicine, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) were established in 1995. The first university hospitals in Switzerland – they comprise nine hospitals and more than 11,000 staff members – they manage a first-class research programme, closely linked to the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva. Their combined fields of expertise ensure their patients privileged access to the latest in technological developments and medical progress. Their technical support centre, one of the most modern in Europe, includes 39 operating rooms, 2 surgical robots and 5 surgical navigation systems, 51 intensive care beds, 13 rooms for angiographies, endoscopies and catheterisations, 43 medical imaging machines (PET-MRI, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, MRI, cyclotron) and 5 radiotherapy devices. Each year, the HUG devote more than CHF 20 million to the updating of their equipment. The hospitals’ private sector, which will be fully renovated at the end of 2011, combines expertise and comfort.
Situated in the heart of Europe, Geneva, known as the world’s smallest metropolis, is also considered as the world capital of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has its headquarters in Geneva, as do dozens of other international and non-governmental organizations, along with many large multinational industrial groups which are active in the health sector. This unique combination of financial capital, an ultra-qualified workforce and first-class research makes Geneva a worldwide magnet for biotechnology, the life sciences and cutting-edge medicine. With an international airport at its disposal, it offers city life on a very human scale. Nestled between Lake Geneva and the mountains, Geneva guarantees you a pleasant stay.
For more information, visit www.hug-ge.ch