The Infirmerie Protestante Clinic was founded in Lyon, France in 1844, and since that time, it has become one of the best-in-class non-profit hospitals in the south of France.

Patients have access to more than 30 medical specialties, including cardiovascular surgery, visceral surgery, gynecological surgery, oncology, orthopedic surgery, ENT– otorhinolaryngology, and urology surgery.

Interdisciplinary teams of specialists deliver top-quality care combined with a proactive commitment to personalized care in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Founded in 1844, the Infirmerie Protestante Clinic employs 165 highly specialized doctors with national and international recognition; it has 276 beds and stations, and 11 operating.

Annually, the hospital’s medical teams provide 56,000 days of full hospitalization, 8,900 surgical interventions and 3,500 chemotherapy sessions.

Highly specialized medical and surgical consultations, reference imagery, and recognized competence in oncology, cardiovascular, visceral, and orthopedic treatments guarantee patients the best management of their conditions and the best health outcomes possible.

National and International Certifications

The was most recently certified in 2016 and verified in 2017 by the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), the French National Authority for Health.

One of France’s Best PRIVATE Hospitals

The placed among the nation’s best private hospitals in 2017, ranking 32nd All Specialties nationwide in the leading French weekly newsmagazine Le Point’s “2017 FRENCH BEST PRIVATE HOSPITALS” (Le Point’s hospital ranking is an established and influential one and presents an annual report of France’s hospitals and health care providers.)

2017 French National Ranking by Specialty Area by Le Point on national basis among Private Hospitals and Clinics


  • 1st: Lung cancers
  • 7th: Bladder cancer
  • 13th: Prostatic cancer


  • 10th: Cardiac Pacemaker Implantation Surgery
  • 14th: Cardiac Surgery

Vascular surgery:

  • 19th: Coronary Artery Surgery

Digestive surgery:

  • 5th: Proctology
  • 22nd: Abdominal Hernia Surgery
  • 30th: Biliary Gall Bladder Surgery


  • 25th: Adenoma of the Prostate

The Infirmerie Protestante Clinic in Lyon offers a range of 30 medical specialties.

Main Medical and Surgical Services

The health care provided within the facility falls into two strategic areas of expertise, including technically complex medical and surgical procedures:

  • Cardiovascular Care, which includes Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Medical Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Cardiac Rhythmology
  • Visceral and Oncology Care, which includes Chemotherapy, Digestive Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Genitourinary Surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonology

In addition, Orthopedic Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology, and Stomatology procedures are performed within the facility.

Specialized consultations are also provided by the facility within supporting areas of expertise and drawing upon in-house resources or collaborations with external partners for the following: Endocrinology, Kinesiatrics, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Radiotherapy. All medical teams can be reached directly.

Emergency Medical Unit

The Infirmerie Protestante Clinic is authorized to treat cardiologic and thoracic emergencies 24/7. The facility’s Urgent Consultation Service handles local emergencies, and an Intensive Care and Intensive Care Unit responds 24/7 to emergencies. In addition, emergency surgical and medical teams are on duty 24/7.

The facility offers internal medicine and gastroenterology checkups. As part of its therapeutic education process, the Infirmerie Protestante Clinic provides post-surgical patient monitoring.

Additional Services

The facility is equipped with a high-tech platform including Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Cardiological Care, Continuous Care, and Palliative Care Units.

Medical imaging devices include two MRI scanners, an X-ray unit, a Medical and Interventional Imaging Device, the Women’s Breast and Diagnostic Imaging Center, and the Nuclear Medicine Unit (Scintigraphy and PET Scan).

The Infirmerie Protestante Clinic also has 11 surgical-block operating rooms, including one devoted to robot-assisted surgery for the specialties treated within the facility and one hybrid operating room.

Establishment capacity

– 276 beds and stations

– 138 beds for surgical care: 6 dedicated to Continuous Cardiac Intensive Care

– 61 beds for Medical care: 4 dedicated to Palliative Care

– 14 beds in the Intensive Care Unit and Post-Operative Critical Care (POCC)

– 6 beds for Cardiac Intensive Care (CIC)

– 35 Stations for Outpatient Surgery

– 14 Stations for Chemotherapy

– 8 Stations for Part-time Hospitalization

Operational Activity

– 55,419 days of hospitalization

– 13,419 days of ambulatory care

– 8,907 Operating-Block Interventions

– 3,434 Chemotherapy Sessions


Equipment and Facilities

  • Hospitalization Service: 6 Units
  • Operating Blocks: 11 Operating Rooms including one devoted to robot-assisted surgery for the specialties treated within the facility and one hybrid operating room
  • 2 Interventional Cardiology Rooms
  • 8 Endoscopy Rooms
  • 3 Services: Intensice Care Unit, POCCU, CICU
  • 3 Urgent Consultation Service Booths
  • Physical Therapy/Functional Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Scanner
  • 2 MRIs
  • Medical Analytical and Testing Laboratory
  • An in-house pharmacy authorized to dispense to outpatients
  • A Chemotherapy Preparation Unit
  • Nuclear Medicine: Bone Scan and PET Scan
  • Senology Center

Research and innovation are important elements of the clinic’s mission to provide the best care and its commitment to continuous improvement in close collaboration with university faculties and international and national research organizations.

Here are the most recent significant published articles:

  • BMJ Open (1), Sep 21, 2017: “Long-term risk of recurrence after discontinuing anticoagulants for a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis,” by, among other authors, researchers from Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada; Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; Department of Internal Medicine and Chest Diseases, Brest University Hospital, France; Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Medicine Unit, University of Padua, Italy; Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Internal and Cardiovascular Medicine, Stroke Unit, University of Perugia, Italy; Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Haematology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia; University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Department of Internal Medicine, Infirmerie Protestante, Lyon, France; Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Techniques in Coloproctology (2), Sep 2017: “Anoperineal lesions in Crohn’s disease: French recommendations for clinical practice.”
  • Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology (3), Jul 2017: “Elimination of the negative component of the unipolar electrogram as a local procedural endpoint during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation catheter ablation using contact-force sensing: The UNIFORCE study,” by, among other authors, Dr. C. Durand from the Infirmerie Protestante in Lyon, France.
  • BMJ Open is an online, open-access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from protocols through phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small, specialist studies and negative studies.
  • Techniques in Coloproctology is an international journal devoted to epidemiologic, pathologic, diagnostic and therapeutic studies relevant to the management of colorectal and pelvic floor diseases. The journal also encourages submission of articles on colorectal motility disorders (including rehabilitative and pathophysiological aspects).
  • The Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology is an international publication devoted to fostering research in and development of interventional techniques and therapies for the management of cardiac arrhythmias. It is designed primarily to present original research studies and scholarly scientific reviews of basic and applied science and clinical research in this field.