Affidea Opens First Ever Greenfield Centre in Switzerland


The very latest Affidea centre has just opened in the Swiss city of Visp, near the existing Brig centre. The opening of the new Visp site marks an important occasion in the development of Swiss operations – it is Affidea’s first ever greenfield in Switzerland, all the preceding Swiss sites were acquisitions of existing centres.  

 "I am particularly excited about this first greenfield opening in Switzerland,” said Mr Ralph Hefti, Country Manager. “This marks a new milestone in our development and is a perfect illustration of our cluster strategy. Affidea Vispis an add-on to our 15 year-old Brig site and it will be run by the same team.” Medical Director of both Visp and Brig, Dr Willy Loretan added, “In the context of the restructuring of the public hospital network, Affidea Vispwill provide patients and referral doctors with superior technology (incl. the first 3T MRI available in the region), medical expertise of well-known radiologists and the comfort of the only private centrein the area.”  

Two launch events were held to raise awareness of the new centre and present it to interested local parties. One Friday evening event was held for referral doctors, who were welcomed by the medical team and shown the centre’s high tech equipment and ultra modern layout. The following Saturday morning, there was an « open door reception » available to the general public, so that the local population and potential patients could get acquainted with the services offered, as well as the comfort and convenience of their new local multi-modality diagnostic centre.

Affidea Visp

3-tesla MRI (GE Discovery 750W)

CT (GE VCT 64)

X-ray (Siemens Luminos)

US (Philips IU22)

Despite our lack of experience in greenfield centre openings and the many technical challenges we faced in adapting the given building to our clinical needs, the centrewas opened on time and budget!

Ralph Hefti
Country Manager
Affidea Switzerland