DUBAI– The winners of the Hospital Build & Infrastructure Awards 2014 were announced this morning at the 6th Hospital Build & Infrastructure Middle East Exhibition & Congress. The annual Awards recognise leaders in the healthcare industry who have devoted their efforts to building hospitals that help improve healthcare services in the Middle East and raise the bar in providing world-class patient care. UAE hospitals were awarded first place for three of the categories – Best Laboratory Design, Best Hospital of the Future, and Best Sustainable Hospital Project.
The Hospital Build & Infrastructure Middle East Exhibition & Congress was opened today (2 June) by HE Engineer Eisa Al Maidoor, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, and will continue on the 3-4 June 2014.
“We would like to congratulate this year’s awards recipients for their tireless efforts in improving patient care in the region,” says Simon Page, Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. “The winning entrants come from the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, and were chosen from more than 100 nominees who have excelled in the region’s hospital build and infrastructure sector.”
The full list of winners for 2014 include Burjeel Hospital, UAE for Best Laboratory Design Award; Al Amal Hospital, UAE for Best Hospital of the Future Award; Ruwais Hospital (ADNOC), UAE for Best Sustainable Hospital Project Award; HMC Skilled Nursing Facility, Qatar for Best Hospital Design Award; HMC PET CT Center for Diagnosis & Research, Qatar for Best Physical Environment Award; HMC Skilled Nursing Facility, Qatar for Best Healing Environment Award; Burjeel Hospital, UAE for Best Laboratory Design Award; and King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia for Best Technology Initiative Award.
Commenting on their win for Burjeel Hospital, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, Burjeel Hospital said, “I am deeply honored to receive the Best Laboratory Design award. As we all know, laboratory has an important and critical role in overall clinical outcomes. VPS Healthcare is providing world-class laboratory services including comprehensive test menus, differential diagnosis, quality assurance program, bidirectional interfacing, modular platform, HVAC system, etc. to all nationalities in UAE. International standard of safety and service norms are all implemented while we designed each one of our laboratories.”