SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates-Monday 17 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]
Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah won three awards at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) Innovation Awards. The awards were held to recognize medical institutions that work towards offering quality healthcare solutions to their patients.
The hospital bagged the second spot under the category of “Most Innovative Hospital,” second position for a hospital with the “Most Innovative Physician,” and stood second in the “Most Innovative Nurse and Midwife division.” Over the years, the hospital has demonstrated some of their notable innovations in engaging staff that has helped remarkably improve their quality of services.
Speaking on the achievement, Prasanth Manghat CEO and Executive Director, NMC Health Plc. said, “Innovation is not only about technology, it is about creating simple and sustainable ways to make our services safer, effective, timely, efficient, equitable and people-centered”.
Dr Sherief Elsayed, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah was presented with the Innovative Physician Award, for his successful introduction of Patient-Specific 3D printing into the operative correction of high-risk Scoliosis deformity. The nursing team represented by Shazia Amin, Meera Akbar and Saleema Shoukat Ali, collected the award for the Most Innovative Nurse and Midwife.
“Employees are the backbone of the healthcare industry, and we conducted several programs in the last two years to continually engage them in all improvement activities. Some of the programs efficaciously concluded were ‘Leadership in Quality’ program, ‘Smart Lean’ challenge, AZEEL, ‘6S’, ‘Documentation Challenge’, ‘Role Play’, including others. All these programs encourage us to continuously strive to offer world-class services to all our patients, every time” added Manghat.
Established in 1981, Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah, is the first and the largest private general hospital in the UAE. Housed with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, the hospital provides the best of inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, emulating international standards.
About NMC Health
NMC Health plc. is the leading private sector healthcare provider based out of the United Arab Emirates. The group, having started its operations in the country in 1975, has an international network of healthcare facilities in the UAE & GCC, USA, Europe and South America consisting of over 200 facilities across 19 countries, catering to about 8.5 million patients per year, as being looked after by over 2000 doctors and close to 20000 other staff members.
The Group is also a leading UAE supplier of products and consumables across several key market segments, with the major contribution coming from healthcare related products. NMC Trading, a subsidiary of NMC Health plc, is one of the largest distributors in the UAE with distribution rights for some of the most iconic brands from around the world, including 3M, Medtronic, Welch Allyn, Meyra, Sorg, Patron, Abbott Diabetes Care, Nestle, Unilever, Nivea, Pfizer, Siemens, Samsung, Sanofi, Kiwi, Brylcreem, and Henkel, among others. NMC Trading sells products and services to over 10,000 businesses across the UAE.
NMC Health plc. reported revenues of in-excess of US$ 2b in 2018. In April 2012 NMC Health plc. became the first healthcare company from the GCC to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). NMC Health plc. is a constituent of the coveted FTSE 100 Index of the blue-chip companies at the LSE.
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