DUBAI, 29th January, 2018 (WAM) — The second edition of the Dubai Healthcare City, DHCC, Authority Excellence Awards was announced on Monday, under the patronage H.R.H. Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority and wife of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Launched on the sidelines of the four-day Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the Dubai Healthcare City Authority Excellence Awards 2018 introduced new awards to mark “Year of Zayed” in the field of volunteerism, recognise the contributions of women in healthcare, and commend young healthcare professionals.
Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi, CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory, said, “I am personally proud and honoured that the award this year is under the royal patronage of Princess Haya. We are grateful for her support, which will strengthen our mission to continuously work towards excellence in improving the health and well-being of people and communities.”
The 2018 edition has two broad categories: Excellence Awards and Recognition Awards. Under the excellence category, there are three awards: Healthcare Innovation, Outpatient Clinics and newly introduced, Distinguished Healthcare Professional. Under the recognition category, there are three new awards: Year of Zayed Volunteerism, Inspiring Woman in Healthcare and Young Healthcare Professional.
“When we launched the first Excellence Awards in 2017, we reinforced our quest for excellence and innovation in healthcare. The inaugural edition recognised innovative practices and initiatives by our clinical partners who have significantly contributed to patient care, safety and experience. Our 2018 edition will once again nurture excellence and innovation in healthcare,” AlBlooshi said.
Among the new awards, the Year of Zayed Volunteerism Award recognises the contribution of DHCC’s business partners, healthcare professionals and/or employees towards initiatives in the humanitarian, environmental or social fields. The award, in line with the “Year of Zayed,” aims to celebrate volunteerism a value which the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed instilled in society.
The “Inspiring Woman in Healthcare Award” aims to recognise and celebrate notable women in DHCC who have made a contribution through innovative, creative and inspirational leadership, driving excellence in healthcare services.
The “Young Healthcare Professional” aims to honour professionals between 20-30 years for their contribution towards the improvement and enhancement of the healthcare system in DHCC. Similarly, the “Distinguished Healthcare Professional Award” aims to honour notable healthcare professionals for their outstanding achievements in improving healthcare within the free zone.
All facilities within the DHCC free zone are eligible to apply via dhcr.gov.ae. The deadline for submitting entries is 31st March 2018. The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel and commended at a ceremony in May 2018.