University Hospital of Zürich

University Hospital of Zürich
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The entrance of the emergency department of the University Hospital of Zürich
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°22′36″N 8°32′59″E / 47.37667°N 8.54972°E / 47.37667; 8.54972Coordinates: 47°22′36″N 8°32′59″E / 47.37667°N 8.54972°E / 47.37667; 8.54972
Type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Zürich
Emergency department Yes
Opened 1208
Lists Hospitals in Switzerland

The University Hospital of Zürich (German: Universitätsspital Zürich, USZ) is one of five university hospitals in Switzerland.[1]

The first hospital in Zürich, from which the current hospital derives, is recorded as having existed as early as 1204. The name, location and buildings have since changed many times. As of 2008, the hospital employs an approximate staff of 8,000 (1'200 doctors, 2'400 care professionals, 980 medical-technical and medical-therapeutic specialists) providing medical care to 134,000 ambulant and over 35,000 stationary patients each year in 42 clinics.[2][3][4]

Scientists and physicians of international renown who have practiced at the hospital include Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Andreas Grüntzig and Rolf M. Zinkernagel; the latter received a Nobel Prize for research done at the hospital.

See also


  1. ^ "University Hospital Zurich". EBMT. 2016.
  2. ^ "Zurich hospital turns away US health tourists". Swiss Info. 20 September 2009.
  3. ^ "University Hospital Zurich". ZHH. 2016.
  4. ^ "Large intranet project completed at Zurich University Hospital". ELCA. 2016.

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