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Source: Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland

20.09.2019 The Council of State appointed, on 18 September 2019, the Board of Directors of the Neuchâtel Hospital Network (NHN). It will take office on 1 November 2019, with the entry into force of the law adopted last February by the Grand Council. On this occasion, the Council of State commends the remarkable work done by the Board of Directors of the Hospital Neuchâtelois (HNE), whose mandate will end at the end of October and thank the members for their commitment in a demanding context. The Council of State has appointed Dr. Pierre-François Cuénoud as President of the future Board of Directors of the Neuchâtel Hospital Network (NHHN) as of November 1, 2019. Specializing in visceral and vascular surgery, it benefits from a rich experience as a medical director, notably at the Bienne Hospital Center (from 2016 to 2018) and previously at the Valais Romand Hospital Center where he was also a member of the general management of the Valais Hospital (from 2012 to 2016). Head of surgery in Sion for two decades, he was also lecturer at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne and was associate doctor at the Department of Surgery of the Vaud University Hospital Center (CHUV) . He has also been heavily involved in various associations and federations in the health sector (hospitals, doctors, patients) as well as in organizations and steering committees in the field of tariffs (SwissDRG, TARMED). The Board of Directors of the NHHN will be composed of the following personalities: Mr. Laurent Exquis, General Director of the Hospital Intercantonal de la Broye (HIB), Prof. Dr. Hans-Beat Ris, former Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Dr. Sonia Pellegrini, Acting Director of the Swiss Health Observatory (OBSAN), Dr. Rachel Christinat, Dr. law, health lawyer, Mr. Stefano Ponta, CFO and Resources at Camille Bloch SA, Mr. Patrick Herrmann, former high school principal and MP, Mr. Hughes Chantraine, dentist, as well as Mr. Armin Kapetanovic, pharmacist and MP. The composition of this new Board of Directors takes into account the proposals of the cities of Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds as well as the H + H initiative committee as provided for by the NHRs Act. In addition, in order to provide the Neuchâtel Hospital Network with governance enabling it to fulfill its missions, the State Council ensured complementary skills, particularly in the areas of hospital management, medicine, finance and human resources, as well as in economics and health law. Acknowledgments to the Board of Directors of the current EST While their term ends on October 31st, the Council of State would like to express its deep appreciation to the outgoing Chair and Board members who governed the Hospital Neuchâtelois in a demanding hospital environment and changing, uncertain about the future of the institution, and particularly exposed to the political and media. The directors nevertheless managed to preserve the attractiveness of the hospital for health professionals and doctors in training, whom they managed to federate. They provided quality services for the patients while carrying out important reforms and restoring the finances of the institution until the balance was reached. The Council of State regrets to have to end their mandate and, by reiterating its gratitude towards them, wishes them all the best for their personal and professional future. The first tasks of the NHN Board of DirectorsThe NHN Board of Directors will have the task of implementing the implementation of the Neuchâtel Hospital Network according to the framework defined by the law, in a context that will remain demanding. The first few months will be devoted to the implementation of the new structures and the composition of the management, in particular the two new site managers. The main strategic orientations will be defined in principle during the first two semesters of the year 2020, according to a schedule already communicated. The financial context will remain binding and the Council of State will maintain as a priority the quality of services and the safety of patients. In addition, three important milestones will punctuate the first steps of the Neuchâtel Hospital Network: implementation of the patient electronic file by April 2020, renegotiation of the CTC Health 21 by the end of the year. exercise 2020 and preparation for the next hospital list. Finally, the Conseil d’État clarified in the mandate given to the new administrators that it expected the NHN to maintain close and structured relations with the health network and all its actors, so as to ensure coordination and continuity of patient care. In this perspective, the Council of State will seek to strengthen the presence of doctors and carers in the governance of the hospital at the whim of renewals already provided by law. Partnerships between public and private institutions will also be considered to ensure the sustainability of the options selected by the Grand Council.

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