The 2021 IHF Awards are back and will celebrate the outstanding and innovative projects that took place around the world despite the pandemic.
“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to create havoc globally and has put our healthcare providers and systems under unimaginable strain,” Ronald Lavater, Chief Executive Officer of IHF said. “We would like this year’s IHF Awards to be dedicated as a platform for these projects to be highlighted and serve as inspiration to others.”
Which organisations should enter the awards?
The new category, the Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisiswill recognisethe achievements of hospitals and healthcare organisations in developing countries during a crisis. It brings the total IHF Awards categories to six, which includes the following:
- Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Hospital Award – recognising institutions (not individual projects) that excelled in several areas including, but not limited to, quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, healthcare leadership and management practices and supporting sustainability initiatives
- Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility – recognising excellence or outstanding achievements in advancing corporate social responsibility
- Austco Excellence Award for Quality and Patient Safety - recognising excellence or outstanding achievements in promoting quality and patient safety
- American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management – recognising excellence or outstanding achievements in strong leadership and management in leading a hospital or a health service provider
- Ashikaga-Nikken Excellence Award for Green Hospitals – honouring hospitals and healthcare organisations promoting sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives.
“We would like this year’s IHF Awards to reach more deserving hospitals and healthcare organisations,” Dr Lawrence Lai IHF Awards Committee Chairman added. “This new category will provide a golden opportunity for more hospitals, especially for those which have been delivering outstanding healthcare services to showcase their superlative achievements despite unfavourable situations.”
Organisers recently extended the deadline for entries until 31 July 2021 and the winning organisations will be announced at the 44th World Hospital Congress, which will be held on 8 to 11 November in Barcelona, Spain. The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation is a global forum that brings together IHF members, leaders and decision makers at hospitals, health services and healthcare organisations.