DOHA: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has been honoured with three design accolades at the Hospital Build and Infrastructure Middle East Awards 2014 in Dubai.
HMC received the awards for its recently refurbished Skilled Nursing Facility and PET-CT Centre for Diagnosis and Research at National Centre for Cancer Care and Research.
Rumailah Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility picked up Best Hospital Design Award and Best Healing Environment Award, while PET-CT Center won Best Physical Environment Award.
HMC was shortlisted for 10 prizes in all eight categories and was the only health organisation to collect more than one award.
In awarding two prizes to Skilled Nursing Facility, judges described the building as “a perfect design that is beyond expectation, having the opportunity to redefine long-term care in the Middle East”.
PET-CT Center was seen as “being modern yet culturally sensitive, delivering a harmonious and functional medical environment”.
HMC’s Managing Director, Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, said, “We are honoured to have received these awards which recognise our efforts to enhance patient experience through intelligent design. Creating healing environments in technologically advanced centres supports the high-quality care our patients receive at HMC.
“We are focused on continuing to develop innovative and better healthcare solutions, with the patient at the centre of everything we do,” she said.
HMC’s Chief of Facilities and Workforce Development, Hamad Nasser Abdulla Al Khalifa, and Executive Director, Corporate Communications Department, Ali Abdullah Al Khater, accepted the awards at a ceremony on the sidelines of the Hospital Build and Infrastructure Middle East Exhibition and Congress 2014.
“HMC is honoured to receive the awards as acknowledgement of our drive for improvement and change. HMC plays an important role in delivering innovations for the benefit of patients and families, and what we do now is important for the future health of Qatar’s population,” said Al Khalifa.
Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, Simon Page, said: “The awards celebrate outstanding achievements from architects, design consultants, construction companies, developers and health authorities that have contributed to the growth and development of the hospital build industry in the region.
“HMC leadership has once again shown its commitment to the enhancement of patient experience in its facilities and we would like to congratulate them on their winning entries for this year’s awards.”The Peninsula