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Sheikh Shakbout Medcial City Wins Highest Honor At Annual IHF Awards

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The prestigious Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Hospital Award at the International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards 2023 has honored Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care. SSMC, a joint-venture partnership between Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mayo Clinic, has received recognition for its commitment to service excellence and patient care.

The IHF presents the award, the highest honor for an individual hospital, to the organization that demonstrates excellence across five dimensions of health care delivery – health service quality, patient experience, clinical outcomes, health equity, cost efficiency, and workforce well-being.

SSMC The Leader

Dr. Naser Ammash, chief executive officer of SSMC, commented on the recognition, stating, “Receiving the Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Hospital Award is an incredible honor and a testament to the unwavering dedication and commitment of our entire team at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.” This accolade reflects our relentless pursuit of service excellence, and our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients while creating the best workplace environment for our staff.”

Since its launch, SSMC has delivered holistic and transformational health care for the community of Abu Dhabi and the wider region. The hospital has recorded a year-on-year increase in patient satisfaction and well-being of its employees, garnering a reputation as a trusted and innovative health care service provider.

SSMC has also made significant strides as a premier academic and research institution, marking a growing number of training programs, clinical trials and publications. Furthermore, SSMC remains committed to its journey of becoming a Category of One destination medical center in the UAE and wider region. 

“We share this award with all our staff, who work tirelessly every day to meet the needs of our patients” added Dr. Ammash. “It is a significant milestone in our journey to set new standards for health care delivery and excellence and as a result make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and the community we serve.”

Also read: Gulf Medical University Earns Prestigious Recognition as a Medical Education Hub for Kuwaiti Students

Historic IHF Awards

Launched in 2015, the annual IHF Awards honor excellence in hospitals and health care organizations around the world. This year’s ceremony was held at the 46th IHF World Hospital Congress in Lisbon, Portugal and was attended by prominent hospital and health care leaders from around the globe.

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