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UAE hospitals vie for top spot at the 2012 Arab Health Awards

Dubai, : The shortlist of nominations for the 2012 Arab Health Innovation & Achievement Awards has been announced with more than 50 healthcare facilities from the United Arab Emirates vying for the top spot in this year’s awards. With hospitals such as Corniche Hospital, Rashid Hospital and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company () making it to the final shortlist, the is set to be a good year for the UAE healthcare industry.

Top performers from twelve categories rewarding outstanding institutions and individual achievements that have contributed to the growth and development of the Middle East healthcare industry will be announced on 24th January 2012, during the 37th Arab Health Exhibition & Congress which is organised by Informa Exhibitions and will take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

“This year the number of submissions for the Arab Health Awards has grown exponentially, from the wider GCC and Middle East, particularly from the UAE and Saudi Arabia,” says Mr El Husseini, business development director, GE Healthcare Middle East and member of the Arab Health Awards judging panel. “What is interesting to see is more participation from the wider healthcare communities in the region such as outpatient care as well as from the private sector. This is very encouraging and shows how important the Arab Health Awards are in terms of offering recognition within the regional healthcare community. In countries such as the UAE, where the government is investing heavily in their healthcare infrastructure, the Arab Health Awards offer a fantastic platform to highlight recent health achievements in the UAE.”

The panel examined more than 150 nominations submitted by healthcare facilities and professionals from around the Middle East region to build the shortlist for ten award categories:

Arab Health Awards 2012 Short List:

Young Surgeon of the Year Award

  • Ahmed Abo-Hashem, Zagazig University, Egypt
  • Ritu Khare,Dubai Mall Medical Centre, UAE
  • Vinod Gauba, Imperial Heathcare Institute, UAE

Cleveland Clinic Young Clinician Award

  • Dr. Khalid Al-Ansari, Pediatric Emergency Center HMC
  • Dr. Vinod Gauba, Imperial Heathcare Institute
  • Dr. Nesrin El-Khatib, Royal Hayate Hospital

Excellence in Imaging and Diagnostics Award

  • Al Ain Hospital, UAE
  • SEHA, UAE
  • Tawam Hospital, UAE

Excellence in Surgery Services Award

  • Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
  • Qatar Robotic Surgery Center and HMC, Qatar
  • Saudi German Hospitals Group, KSA

Roche Excellence in Laboratory Services Award

  • Al Khor Hospital, Qatar
  • International Medical Center , KSA
  • Mafraq Hospital, UAE
  • HMG – Olaya Laboratory, KSA

Excellence in Patient Centred Care Award

  • Egyptian Ambulance Organization, Egypt
  • Interhealth Canada and Rashid Hospital, UAE
  • King Fahad Medical City Children’s Hospital, KSA
  • King Saud University College of Medicine, KSA

Excellence in Hospital Emergency Department Award

  • Medcare Hospital Llc, UAE
  • Pediatric Emergency Center HMC, Qatar
  • Rashid Hospital, UAE

Human Resource Development Award

  • Corniche Hospital, UAE
  • Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (HMG), KSA
  • SEHA, UAE

Excellence in Electronic Health Records Award

  • Ambulatory Healthcare Services, UAE
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, KSA
  • King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain

Excellence in Patient Safety Award

  • Al Ain Hospital, UAE
  • American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Bone Joint and Spine Hospital, KSA
  • Canadian Specialist Hospital, UAE

SEHA is very proud for being shortlisted in the Human Resource Development Award category for the 2012 Arab Health Awards. We worked hard for the last two years to conduct and implement a huge Human Resources Transformational project that affects all our Human Resources Practices and our 16,000 employees, and we did it very successfully. We are aiming to win the Award this year,” said Mohammad Al Hameli, Chief Supports Services Officer, SEHA.

The Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Care will once again be awarded this year for outstanding contributions by an organisation or an individual in the field of rehabilitation care. This award will be shortlisted separately in January 2012.

“Over the last few years we have seen great  progress made by governments, organisations and individuals in region to include rehabilitation services in a continuum of care,” Dr. Abdulaziz Al Shamekh, CEO, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City. “We shall never stop innovating, creating new technologies and formulating new clinical pathways to ensure that the disabled receive the best possible care and all the opportunities that exist.”

For more information about the Arab Health Awards or to book at place at the Gala Dinner, please visit www.arabhealthonline.com  or call +971 4 4072738.

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