In 2007, with 12 years of surgical practice in the public and private sectors, Dr Maire thinks that the health market is waiting for a health structure that would be optimal if we managed to add together the strengths of the private and public sectors. The concept he imagines proposes to gather, under the same roof, the medical expertise and the responsiveness of private clinics with the philosophy of “welcome for all”, taking care of all patients regardless of their coverage. insurance. To do so, he proposed a system of financing by package, an avant-garde concept for the time, in which no one believed, but which foreshadowed the DRG system that the health authorities finally accepted and deployed years later.
A visionary and innovative concept carried by a man, Dr Patrick Maire
Opening of the CIC - Independent Center for Surgery
Dr Patrick Maire creates the CIC; Independent Center of Surgery; an outpatient surgical center with 12 beds and an two operating rooms.
Obtaining the title of clinic / The CIC ambulatory center becomes Clinique CIC
Everything speeds up when the CIC center obtains the title of clinic, therefore the possibility of offering inpatient treatment. It is then a true concept of innovative accessibility which is set up and the acronym CIC becomes an “Innovative Concept of Clinic”.
Recognition of the State of Vaud
The State of Vaud recognizes the Clinique CIC Riviera as an establishment of public interest and includes it in its hospital planning by granting it mandates for services for orthopedics.
Opening of the second Clinique CIC
To meet the needs of the local Valais population, Dr Maire opened a 2nd Clinique CIC in Saxon, comprising 16 rooms, 8 ambulatory beds, an 4 operating rooms, a physiotherapy service and specialized consultations.
Recognition of the State of Valais / Creation of CIC Groupe Santé
The public health service of the canton of Valais registers the Clinique CIC Valais on its 2015 hospital list for general surgery, orthopedics and spinal surgery. Still with the aim of meeting local health needs, the Clinique CIC Valais is expanded with the opening of an additional floor with 14 individual rooms for hospitalizations.
In 2015, he created the CIC Groupe Santé, a holding grouping together the Clinique CIC Riviera and the Clinique CIC Valais.
Extension of the Clinique CIC Riviera from March 2015 to August 2017
Always with the idea of serving the local population, the extension works of the Clinique CIC Riviera began in 2015 to lead to the final project that you can now discover, with 40 individual rooms, 6 operating rooms, 1500m2 of medical offices, a physiotherapy department and a medical-surgical polyclinic.
CIC Groupe Santé becomes "Clinique CIC Suisse"
CIC Groupe Santé is growing rapidly, particularly with the opening of a third CIC Clinic in the summer of 2021, it was important to rethink our communication in order to support this development; a clearer and purer communication, closer to our patients, highlighting our signature "expertise with a human face".
In order to meet its development objectives, CIC Groupe Santé plans to open 2 new clinics in French-speaking Switzerland by 2025.