Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has been awarded the Excellence Award in Health Operational Performance at the 19th Annual Forum of the Arab Hospitals Federation in Muscat, Oman this week.

Ali Abdullah Al Khater, Chief Communications Officer at HMC and Chair of the Ministry of Public Health’s Healthcare Communications Committee accepted the award on behalf of HMC.

Hamad Medical Corporation’s role in developing and expanding Qatar’s healthcare system and improving patient care has been acknowledged by a number of organisations around the world. We are pleased to add this award from the Arab Hospitals Federation to our existing accolades and are extremely proud of the achievement.

HMC is currently undergoing the largest expansion programme in its history and last year celebrated the official opening of the new Medical City complex. Qatar’s healthcare system is ranked 13th best in the world, and first in the Middle East by the 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index. The annual index measures and ranks the health of people living in 149 countries.

Rashid Bin Khalifa Bousherbak Al Mansouri, Executive Director of the HMC Biomedical Engineering Department, delivered a presentation during one of the Forum’s scientific sessions, exploring methods for assessing hospital need for medical technology and the decision-making process when purchasing equipment and technology. His presentation was followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

HE Dr Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Saidi, Minister of Health for the Sultanate of Oman and HE Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, the Sudanese Federal Minister of Health, visited the HMC stand during the event exhibition. Both officials congratulated HMC on receiving the Excellence Award and acknowledged the role it plays in helping transform Qatar’s healthcare system. Al Khater also presented both ministers with an official HMC plaque of appreciation in recognition of their contribution to the improvement of healthcare in their respective countries.

The exhibition featured the sector’s leading suppliers and showcased the latest discoveries and techniques across various medical specialities. Healthcare organisations, manufacturers, and distributors from across the region were among this year’s exhibitors.

HMC’s participation in the Annual Forum of the Arab Hospitals Federation each year, is part of its strategy to remain up-to-date with regional and global health sector developments. For updates and more information about HMC, visit their website at hamad.qa