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29 January 2014 04:02 pm

Arab Health Awards 2014 Honor the Region’s Exceptional Healthcare Leaders

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KSA and Qatar emerge as region’s front runners taking home seven out of nine awards

Marking its seventh year, the Arab Health Innovation & Achievement Awards continues to honor exceptional healthcare professionals across the Middle East, announcing the 2014 winners last night at a gala ceremony at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Awards were celebrated during the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, the largest healthcare event in the region, which runs until Thursday 30 January 2014.


Nine awards were presented to highlight the region’s growth and achievements in the healthcare field with Saudi Arabia and Qatar emerging as the region’s front runners taking home seven out of the nine awards.


The judging panel was made up of internationally recognized judges from a broad range of related sectors and disciplines. The judges included Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Accreditation Canada; Dr. Joel J. Nobel, Founder and President Emeritus, ECRI; Dr Lena Low, Acting Chief Executive, The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards; Ashraf Ismail, Managing Director, Middle East International Office, Joint Commission International; Jan Schmitz-Huebsch, Director for Business Development & Projects, Munich Health Daman Holding.


“The Arab Health Awards aim to recognize the accomplishments of healthcare professionals who continue to contribute to the development of the Middle East healthcare system and standards, and help create consistently reliable and credible medical services for all patients. The growth in the Middle East healthcare market is mirrored in the increasing number of high-quality submissions for the 2014 Arab Health Awards. The maturing yet dynamic industry clearly brings out many best practices as reflected by the award winners,” said Jan Schmitz-Huebsch, Director for Business Development & Projects at Munich Health Daman Holding (MHDH) across the MENA region and former Principal at Booz & Co Dubai.


“I was delighted to learn that I was chosen for the Outstanding Contribution of an Individual Award by Arab Health. We are happy that our efforts and commitment towards uncompromising healthcare quality and excellence is recognized regionally. This recognition gives us the motivation to further step up our efforts towards achieving excellence in patient care and medical outcomes and play a lead role as the regional center of excellence,” commented Engr. Sobhi Batterjee, President, Saudi German Hospital – Jeddah, after his win last night.


The full list of winners for the 2014 Arab Health Innovation & Achievement Awards are:




Excellence in Surgery Services Award


Saudi German Hospital - KSA




Excellence in Radiology Award


Radiology Department at Hamad Medical Corporation - Qatar




Roche Excellence in Laboratory Award


King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center – Jeddah, KSA




Excellence in Patient Centered Care Award


Cancer Transformation Team, Hamad Medical Corporation – Qatar




Young Surgeon of the Year Award


Dr Khaled Abuhaleeqa, Mafraq Hospital – UAE




Cleveland Clinic Young Clinician Award


Dr Ibrahim M Fawzy Hassan, Hamad General Hospital – Qatar




Outstanding Contribution of an Individual to the Middle East Healthcare Industry Award


Engr. Sobhi Batterjee, President, Saudi German Hospital Group – KSA




Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education in the Middle East Award


Dr Saad Aswad, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Tawam Hospital – UAE




Outstanding Achievement in the Medical Laboratory Field


Dr Samir S. Amr, President, International Academy of Pathology - KSA


- ILQ News -