Company

In operation for more than 70 years, we commit to working for the people of Geneva while strongly respecting the relationship between health care professional and patient. A company known for our esteemed training center, we create an optimal work environment so that our teams in the field may guarantee quality services.

Vision

Swiss Ambulance Rescue is a company that cares deeply about its employees, maintaining a workplace culture that focuses on the individual while possessing an ambitious and holistic strategic vision.

We aim for excellence in all fields: patient care, respect for others, quality of material and equipment, and rapidly available medical interventions.

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Mission

Our teams’ daily life surrounds our collective mission:

We do everything possible in order to provide exceptional care before and during hospital stays for the people of Geneva and its surrounding area, with a profound respect for the patient in order to ensure a relationship built on trust at all times.

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    Quality

    We guarantee quality in all of our services, whether that includes direct care, patient relationship, or within our work environment.

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    Trust

    We establish a relationship built on trust with all of our patients and colleagues, relying on both respect and attentiveness.

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    Commitment

    We work together to collectively reach both our company and personal goals.

History

Swiss Ambulance Rescue was created on September 21st, 2016, through the merging of two well-known companies based in Geneva. This merger occurred throughout many stages to guarantee stable and ambitious direction for the future.

1939

Upon returning from a Swiss Red Cross humanitarian mission in Mozambique that lasted several years, Max Odier, nurse and president of the Geneva section of the Sociétés suisses des troupes sanitaires et infirmiers (Swiss firms for health care providers and nurses), creates Ambulances Odier.

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1990

Foundation of AS Ambulance Services in Geneva, registered under the Swiss Register of Commerce with the objective of providing paramedic services for ill and injured patients.

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2012

The AEVIS VICTORIA SA group acquires for a predominant share Ambulances Services so as to enable the latter to recover its lost sales. The company is thoroughly restructured. Pierre-Olivier Haenni is elected secretary of the board of directors.

2014

AEVIS VICTORIA SA purchases Ambulances Odier. Jean-Marc Guinchard is elected president of the board of directors.

At the same time, AS Ambulances obtains its IAS recognition renewal in addition to two transportation contracts with Geneva University Hospitals.

2015

Merging of Ambulances Odier and Ambulances Services. The company obtains two new Mercedes VITO vehicles.

2016

Ambulance Services Odier becomes Swiss Ambulance Rescue. Management is composed of Christoffe Jonin, Administrative Director and Financier, and Stéphane Jaccard, Director of Operations.

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The company uses high-performing and comfortable vehicles in addition to leading-edge equipment that is checked and maintained daily in order to ensure paramedic and patient safety.

Swiss Ambulance Rescue owns 15 ambulances (Mercedes Vito, Sprinter Mercedes, Ford, Volkswagen T5, and Iveco):

  • 10 of these ambulances are used for emergency calls.
  • The remaining 5 are used for inter-site transports and repatriation.

Some of these ambulances are specially equipped for neonatal and bariatric operations.

The vehicle signage was completely reviewed in September 2016 in order to guarantee maximum security during all operations.

The “pharmaceutical and equipment” task force carefully chooses all of our equipment, so to always ensure that optimal care is a priority for our patients.

We work closely with our partners and providers in order to determine together which products are the most effective and reliable for our patients’ well-being. A large majority of our equipment is used only once to consistently meet hygiene and safety standards.

Our providers annually inspect all our configuration and control devices to insure they are in perfect working condition.

Some of our ambulances are equipped with STRYKER’s Power-LOAD and Power-PRO electric stretchers to ensure that our staff members work in conditions of optimal quality and comfort.

Our uniforms were updated in September 2016. They conform to individual protection quality and standards. Most notably, these uniforms contain reflecting bands that ensure personnel security thanks to a maximum visibility at night.

Each worker’s functions are clearly identified on the back of each uniform. Thus, during any operation, each of them is quickly called and can appropriately step in according to functions of his or her specific role.

Necessary in order to be seen at night.

Multiple stations around the area allow us to immediately and effectively respond to calls, significantly shortening our team’s response time.

Our Alcide-Jentzer station is the main establishment. Our management and administrative services center, operational services, central pharmacy, and uniform stock area are all found at our main station. It was renovated in 2016 and consists of the following amenities: a 7-ambulance garage, a car wash station, a utility room, a kitchen, a living room, bedrooms, and a training classroom for our students.

3 teams work here 24/7.

In our Eaux-Vives station, there are 4 vehicles, 2 of which are in concurrent operation. Two teams work here 24/7. One team is designated for high-priority emergencies (P1-P2), while the other is designated for all other emergencies (P3). Our on-call teams have at their disposal a kitchen and eating area, bathrooms, a living room, an office, and a large bedroom with four beds. The operations manager also holds an office within this station. The basement is reserved for lockers. A pharmaceutical and equipment stock ensures a replenishment flow for all ambulances following a call. Some equipment is available for daily personnel training.

The station in Ferrier includes a kitchenette and living-dining room area, with two bedrooms holding two beds in each. The separate men’s/women’s lockers each have toilets and a shower. There is one ambulance parked in the adjacent underground parking entrance. It is a small “secondary” station, while still benefiting from all the comforts necessary for teams on duty. It also has its own equipment and pharmaceutical stock area.

Ferrier station

Rue Rothschild 54, Genève

Tel: 022 331 45 00

It is a small “secondary” station, while still benefiting from all the comforts necessary for teams on duty. It also has its own equipment and pharmaceutical stock area.

The station in Ferrier includes a kitchenette and living-dining room area, with two bedrooms holding two beds in each. The separate men’s/women’s lockers each have toilets and a shower. There is one ambulance parked in the adjacent underground parking entrance.

Eaux-vives station

Rue du 31 Décembre 55, Genève

Tel: 022 331 45 00

Within this station, there are 4 vehicles, 2 of which are in concurrent operation. Two teams work here 24/7.

One team is designated for high-priority emergencies (P1-P2), while the other is designated for all other emergencies (P3). A pharmaceutical and equipment stock ensures a replenishment flow for all ambulances following a call.

Alcide-Jentzer station

Rue Alcide-Jentzer 9, 1205 Genève

Tel: 022 331 45 00

Our Alcide-Jentzer station is the main establishment.
3 teams work here 24/7.

Our management and administrative services center, operational services, central pharmacy, and uniform stock area are all found at our main station.

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