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Clinical Excellence and Innovation at HMC recognized with Arab Health Awards 2015 shortlist

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) commitment to providing the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to patients has been recognized with the short listing of three HMC submissions for the Arab Health Awards 2015.

The Arab Health Awards recognize outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations that have contributed to the growth and development of the healthcare industry in the Middle East.

HMC submissions were shortlisted in the following categories:
– Excellence in Patient Centered Care
– Young Surgeon of the Year
– Excellence in Radiology

The first award category – Excellence in Patient Centered Care – shortlisted the submission for HMC’s Enaya Specialized Care Center in Medical City. This builds on Enaya’s recent success in the 2014 Hospital Build Awards for the Best Hospital Design in the Middle East and the Best Healing Environment.

Formerly known as the Skilled Nursing Facility, it was officially renamed as Enaya to highlight the scope of services offered since its recent refurbishment. Enaya offers patients multi-disciplinary care within state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, providing a calmer environment for more therapeutic healing.

Commenting on Enaya’s short listing, Mr. Mahmoud Al Raisi, HMC’s Chief of Continuing Care and Dr Hanadi Al Hamad, Lead Consultant responsible for Enaya expressed their delights that Enaya has been shortlisted for the Arab Health Awards 2015 in the Excellence in Patient Centered Care award category.”We are extremely proud of our facility and the staff who work tirelessly to ensure our patients receive the best possible care in the best possible healing environment. The shortlisting is well deserved and we hope this recognition will be reflected at the awards ceremony later this month.”

Another HMC project shortlisted by the Arab Health Awards selection committee is MRI-guided brachytherapy, which was entered into the Excellence in Radiology Award category.

This project has led to significantly improved probability of cure when compared to conventional brachytherapy practice by enabling individualized application technique and treatment planning for cervical cancer – one of the most common female malignancies and the world’s second cause of female cancer mortality.

Assistant Professor Noora Al-Hammadi, MD, Chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology at HMC’s National Centre for Cancer Care and Research said: “It is a big honor that our MRI-guided brachytherapy project has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Radiology Award.The implementation of this sophisticated treatment has significantly improved the chances of cure for our patients with cervical cancer.”

“We understand the decision of the Award Committee as recognition of the efforts to make this innovative technology available to more patients regionally and globally and as an enormous responsibility to continuously improve our work in the best interests of our patients,” Al-Hammadi added.

The third award category in which HMC has been shortlisted is Young Surgeon of the Year. This recognition was achieved by Dr Tariq Abbas, a Pediatric Surgical Specialist at HMC.

Dr Abbas has published in a large number of medical journals and has participated in many ongoing research projects focused on child health. He has also worked in the war torn Darfur region of Sudan on an internationally-funded health project.

“I am very pleased that my ongoing commitment to providing my patients at HMC with the best possible care has been recognized by the Arab Health Awards selection committee. It is a great achievement and I am very proud to have been shortlisted,” Dr. Abbas said.