The Vaud University Hospital Center (CHUV) is one of the 5 Swiss university hospitals. Thanks to its collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, the CHUV plays a leading European role in the fields of medical care, medical research and training.
It provides care in all areas of medicine: from somatic diseases to psychiatric illnesses, medical and surgical disciplines, whether ambulatory or hospital.
It includes 17 clinical, medico-technical, academic and administrative departments, as well as a psychogeriatric EMS in Gimel.
Three basic tasks are entrusted to the CHUV by the public authorities:
The CHUV provides treatment in all medical specialties, including psychiatry. It meets the needs of the population of the Lausanne agglomeration as a hospital of first resort. It is the reference hospital of the canton and a large part of French-speaking Switzerland, for patients who require specialized and ultra-specialized care.
It plays a pioneering role on the Swiss, European and even international level in recognized fields of excellence.
The CHUV also carries out community medicine and health missions and supports prevention and public health efforts.
As a university hospital, the CHUV participates in the pre- and postgraduate education of doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, in close collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the academic societies and the Hautes Ecoles de Santé. The CHUV also contributes to the training provided by the higher education institutions by hosting students for practical training and offers apprenticeship places leading to the CFC, AFP or professional maturity.
The CHUV is involved in clinical, translational and fundamental research activities in priority collaboration with UNIL and its Faculty of Biology and Medicine. The CHUV also develops research partnerships with EPFL, Hautes Ecoles, Swiss research institutions and other international institutions.