Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) will hold its annual Stars of Excellence Awards and Recognition Programme, acknowledging staff success and celebrating accomplishments.

For eighth consecutive year, the Stars of Excellence Awards Programme will celebrate staff successes and recognise excellent teamwork across the organisation.  The annual awards programme invites staff to submit projects worked on over the past year. These projects must link to one of HMC’s three pillars of health, education and research and to a sub-category of quality and patient safety, patient experience, clinical practice, operational performance and collaborative achievement.

Out of a total of 480 healthcare improvement projects submitted this year, 15 awards across eight categories will be presented, including the Managing Director’s Award, the Star of Excellence Award and the Rising Star Award, each with its own eligibility criteria and submission requirements.

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The HMC/SKI Partnership Project Team, previous winner of the Rising Star Award for Leadership and Team Impact

Nasser Al Naimi, Deputy Chief Quality Officer for HMC’s Centre for Patient Experience and Staff Engagement (CPESE) and Co-Director of Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute (HHQI), said this is a great opportunity for healthcare leaders to create an environment where colleagues can recognise and celebrate each other’s success.

The awards are a great platform to celebrate and value our employees’ hard work and show them that we do not take this for granted. Demonstrating gratitude and appreciation for our employees’ accomplishments help keep them motivated and mindful of the fact that their contribution is valued and recognised. The Stars of Excellence Awards Programme inspires our employees to excel and work even harder to ensure our patient care is the best that it can be.’

The Stars of Excellence Awards programme is now in its eighth year. To date, more than 2,000 projects have been implemented and over 200 teams have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to HMC’s success in delivering high quality patient care.

For more information, visit the HMC website at hamad.qa.