Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) won the Enterprise Agility Achiever Award in Healthcare for 2014 at the inaugural Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year organised by Entrepreneur Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in association with Barclays.

The award was received by Ali Al Janahi, Chief of Business Services Group at HMC on behalf of Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, PhD, Managing Director of HMC. Handing out the award was Qatar Chamber’s Vice-Chairman, Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Tawar Al Kuwari. Dr Al Kuwar said:

We are honoured to receive the Enterprise Agility Achiever Award for Healthcare as it demonstrates the key role the organisation has played in delivering high quality, compassionate healthcare to the people of Qatar. As we continue to establish ourselves as innovators and leaders in healthcare not just in Qatar but the region, HMC is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise for Qatar. We continue to work to meet the growing healthcare needs of our growing population yet also remain committed to the people of Qatar and their values.’

The Enterprise Agility Awards recognise and honor enterprise leaders and individuals who have distinguished themselves and demonstrated innovation and outstanding business conduct, and who have made significant economic and social contributions to Qatar.

Ali Abdulla Al Khater, HMC’s Executive Director of Corporate Communications; David Astley, HMC’s Chief of Tertiary Hospitals Group; and other HMC officials were also present at the awards ceremony held last week at Grand Hyatt Doha.

HMC is the principal public healthcare provider in the state of Qatar for over three decades. The hospital manages eight hospitals, incorporating five specialist hospitals and three community hospitals. HMC also manages the National Ambulance Service as well as home and residential care, all accredited by Joint Commission International.

The hospital is leading the development of the region’s first academic health system, collaborating with partners who are key experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston. HMC is also the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship and fellowship programmes.