The International Hospital Federation (IHF) announced the winners of the IHF Awards 2022 on 10 November, as part of an awards ceremony at the 45th World Hospital Congress in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by global hospital and healthcare leaders, with Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards given in each of the seven categories. Recipients were decided by The Awards Committee, after they scored over 400 entries, submitted from 35 countries and territories – a record number since the Awards were established in 2015.
The Gold Awards winners and their respective categories were:
- Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Severance Hospital (Republic of Korea) – Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Hospital Award
- Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Switzerland) – Seddiqi Holding Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
- Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Japanese Red Cross Matsuyama Hospital (Japan) – Ashikaga-Nikken Excellence Award for Green Hospitals
- Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (Pakistan) – Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisis
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore) – American Hospital Association Excellence Award for Healthcare Workers’ Wellbeing
- Emirates Health Services (UAE) – American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management
- Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Veterans Health Administration (USA) – Austco Excellence Award for Quality and Patient Safety.
All winners were invited to present their winning programmes and projects in a special parallel session at the World Hospital Congress.
Sustainability in the spotlight
The theme for this year’s World Hospital Congress was ‘Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare’.
The congress opened on Wednesday, with a statement from the IHF about its commitment to raising awareness and supporting hospital managers to deliver sustainable healthcare.
IHF’s General Assembly voted to approve the statement entitled ‘Addressing climate change as an integral part of healthcare delivery’.
Ronald Lavater, IHF CEO, said: “Climate change is already impacting human health and is increasingly recognised as the greatest threat to our future health. Hospitals and health systems are on the front line when it comes to responding to its consequences. We understand the impact. But we are only beginning to address the sector’s contribution to the problem. At the IHF, our members agree that we need to raise awareness, and act now, to manage our health systems in more sustainable ways.
“Sustainable healthcare will reduce the burden on hospitals and health systems, and positively impact the quality of life, resilience, and wellbeing of the communities they serve.”
The congress featured over 30 plenary and parallel sessions; more than 150 speakers; 150 poster presentations; over 13 industry exhibitors; guided visits to hospitals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; and the aforementioned IHF Awards 2022.