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Healthcare Senate 2016 celebrates excellence and leadership in healthcare

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Recognises pathfinders, innovators and game changers from the private healthcare industry for their vital contributions to healthcare in India

The inaugural edition of Healthcare Senate 2016, the National Private Healthcare Business Summit, hosted by Express Healthcare, also sought to celebrate the spirit of excellence and leadership in healthcare delivery in the private sector.

Held on September 22, Healthcare Senate Citations, supported by Boston Scientific, were received by four visionaries who have chosen areas of practice with huge challenges, of serving the underserved and difficult to access corners of our country.

The winners of the Healthcare Citations were Dr Nomal Chandra Borah, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC); Dr Neelam Kler, Chief of Neonatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi; Dr RD Ravindran, Chairman and Director Quality, Aravind Eye Care System and Dr Sabahat Azim, Founder, CEO and MD of Glocal Healthcare Systems.

Express Healthcare Excellence Awards, hosted on September 24, the last day of Healthcare Senate 2016 also recognised the pathfinders, innovators and game changers from the private healthcare industry for their vital contributions to healthcare in India. The eight winners across four categories were:

Express Healthcare Excellence Award for Innovative Marketing Practices: It went to Narayana Health (Registered as Narayana Hrudayalaya) for creating patient education videos and awareness materials across all the specialities which NH specialises in and effectively utilising the Internet to reach out to a large audience.

Express Healthcare Excellence Award for Inspirational Workplace: Lotus Hospitals for Women and Children, Hyderabad bagged the award for their initiatives to build a result-oriented organisation capable of making rapid decisions and create a highly competent workforce that can support it at every level

Express Healthcare Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility: There were two winners in this category.

Six Sigma Star Healthcare (P) won it for their endeavour to provide free medical treatment to needy people, stuck up in high altitudes.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi bagged the award for their CSR project ‘A Healthy Start’ which attempts to improve access to sanitation and clean drinking water as well as spread hygiene awareness among underprivileged school children.

Express Healthcare Excellence Award for Patient Care: This crucial category had four winners. They were:

PD Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai for their initiatives to provide quality healthcare for all.

Aster Medcity, Kochi, for their innovative robotic system which has reduced waiting time, eliminated dispensing errors and simplified inventory management.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi for their successful initiatives to reduce the numbers of errors and improve overall safety of high-alert medications.

Satguru Partap Singh Hospitals, Ludhiana for development of dedicated tracheostomy care nurses to decrease complications and ICU readmission rate of tracheostomised patients.

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