Finalists of the Asian Hospital Management Awards 2017 announced


418 entries from 102 hospitals in 17 countries

Manila, Philippines, 9 August 2017 – Hospital Management Asia (HMA) announced the finalists of the 16thAsian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA). Hosted by leading health technology company, Philips, the awards received 418 entries from 102 hospitals in 17 countries in Asia Pacific and the winners will be awarded on Thursday, 24th August 2017 at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, Philippines.

For sixteen years now, AHMA has been recognizing hospitals in Asia that have implemented outstanding programs and best practices that served patients, hospital employees, and the community. Thirteen awards categories were vied for.

The AHMA 2017 finalists will be displaying posters of their respective programs during the two-day Hospital Management Asia conference on August 23 and 24 at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, Philippines. The poster display will offer a venue for the finalists to share the benefits of their winning programs with the HMA community.

The awarding ceremony of AHMA 2017 is hosted by Philips and will take place during the Awards Gala Dinner at Shangri-La at the Fort in Manila, Philippines on the evening of August 24, Thursday.

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About HMA

HMA was awarded the MARK OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE BEST OPERATIONS TEAM in the Global Conference Awards 2015 and BEST MANAGED EVENT in the Asian Conference Awards 2013, organized by the London-based Global Conference Network. This year, HMA is a finalist in BEST AWARDS EVENT CATEGORY in the Global Conference Awards 2017. HMA, now in its 16th year, is the largest educational event for healthcare managers in Asia, organized by Clarion Events. HMA 2017 is co-hosted by the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines and supported by Siemens Healthineers, Joint Commission International, Philips, GE Healthcare, Microsoft, Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, VK Architects & Engineers, Orion Health, Elsevier, Workplace by Facebook, the Institute of Healthcare Leadership and Management, Superior A.R.T, Tektone, United Technologies, Practo and a number of national associations and organizations across Asia. For more information on Hospital Management Asia, please visit




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Asian Hospital Management Awards 2017

List of Finalists

(Alphabetically ordered)


List also available here: AHMA 2017 Finalists

CATEGORY: Bio Medical / Facilities Maintenance Project

  • Hoan My Medical Corporation (Vietnam)
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals (India)
  • Medcare Hospital Dubai (United Arab Emirates)


CATEGORY: Clinical Service Project

  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai (India)
  • Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital (India)
  • Sterling Addlife India Pvt Ltd (India)


CATEGORY: Community Involvement Project

  • Hong Kong Baptist Hospital (Hong Kong)
  • Medanta, The Medicity Hospital (India)
  • Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong)


CATEGORY: Cost Reduction Project

  • Hoan My Medical Corporation (Vietnam)
  • Max Healthcare Institute Limited (India
  • National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (Singapore)
  • National University Hospital (Singapore
  • RK. Charitas Hospital Palembang (Indonesia)


CATEGORY: Customer Service Project

  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals (India)
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals (India)
  • Makati Medical Center (Philippines)


CATEGORY: Innovations in Healthcare Technology Project

  • Aster DM Healthcare (United Arab Emirates)
  • Dr. Ramesh cardiac & Multispeciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd (India)
  • KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital (Malaysia)


CATEGORY: Innovations in Hospital Management Project

  • Aga Khan University Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Apollo Hospitals (India)
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Singapore)


CATEGORY: Mobile and Online Services Project

  • Caritas Medical Centre, Hospital Authority (Hong Kong)
  • Integrated Health Information Systems (Singapore)
  • West China Hospital of Sichuan University (China)


CATEGORY: Nursing Excellence Project

  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals (India)
  • Fortis Hospitals Ltd (India)
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Singapore)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore)


CATEGORY: Innovations in Healthcare IT

  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals (India)
  • North District Hospital (Hong Kong)
  • Philippine Heart Center (Philippines)
  • Rajagiri Hospital (India)
  • West China Hospital of Sichuan University (China)


CATEGORY: Patient Safety Project

  • Johns Hopkins Singapore (Singapore)
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Singapore)
  • National University Hospital (Singapore)
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Authority (Hong Kong)
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City (Philippines)


CATEGORY: Physician Leadership Project

  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Singapore)
  • Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital (India)
  • The Medical City (Philippines)


CATEGORY: Talent Development Project

  • Apollo Speciality Hospital OMR (India)
  • Farrer Park Hospital (Singapore)
  • Fortis Hospital Mulund (India)
  • Hospital Authority (Hong Kong)
  • Lorma Medical Center (Philippines)

Inabanga, Buenavista ports up for development – Aris






INABANGA and Buenavista towns in northern Bohol stand to have their ports improved this year.

This after Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) inserted funds for the purpose in the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Aumentado said a new and bigger P50-million port will be built for Inabanga in barangay Uog. This will replace the existing one which is behind the public market in barangay Tungod.

The seawater off Uog is deeper. He said this augurs well for larger pump boats and motorized bancas. This will make regular the trips to Cebu and back. Many residents and store-owners buy provisions and stocks from Cebu rather than go on land trips to the capital Tagbilaran City.

The solon, however, vowed to secure additional funds for this port when he returns to Manila, as this is a new construction, not just an improvement.

On the other hand, also in the GAA is P40 million for the improvement of the Buenavista fishport.

Of the three congressional districts in Bohol, the 2nd District has the most islands and islets. This means islanders travel a lot by sea to buy from the mainland or from Cebu, their needs at home or in school, or to bring patients to hospitals.

Aumentado said the improved ports will also improve travelling conditions for the islanders and their cargoes.

Meanwhile, the medical team of the Faces of Tomorrow arrived yesterday morning for a week-long surgical mission to correct cleft lips and cleft palates as well as perform general dentistry.

Aumentado led the welcoming delegation at the Tagbilaran City Airport to meet the team headed by its director, Dr. Brian Rubinstein.

At 10:30 a.m. today, the team will start screening the shortlisted patients for operation on Feb. 6-7 for the first batch and Feb. 9-10 for the second batch. Feb. 8 will be for a break/rest day, to be capped with a dinner treat courtesy of the solon.

Feb. 11 is set for the recognition of the surgical team that will be departing from this city in the afternoon of Feb. 12.

The operations – the second surgical mission in Bohol by the Faces of Tomorrow, in cooperation with the Abounding with Love Foundation – will be performed at the Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services or the Bohol Cooperative Hospital in Dampas District, this city.

. Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (standing, center) led in welcoming the members of the Faces of Tomorrow surgical and dental team headed by Dr. Brian Rubinstein (standing directly behind Aumentado) at the city airport yesterday morning. A delegation from the Medical Mission Group (MMG) Coop Hospital (left) and some lady Jaycees (right) joined the welcoming fete. FOTO: Aris Aumentado’s Facebook Account

Implementasyon sa RH Law, gilagdaan na ni Duterte

MANILA, January 12 (PIA)–Gitakdang magpahigayon ang Malakanyang og full-implementation sa Reproductive Health Program taliwala sa pipila ka grupo nga supak niini.

Sa press briefing sa Malakanyang, gibutyag ni National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Kalihim Ernesto Pernia nga nalagdaan na ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang Executive Order (EO) 12 aron ipatuman ang Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Gitawag ang maong EO nga “Attaining and Sustaining Zero Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning Through the Strict Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act, Providing Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes.”

Matud pa ni Pernia, pila ka tuig nang na-pending ang maong balaod tungod sa temporary restraining order (TRO) nga gipagawas sa Korte Suprema human gi-kuwestiyon kini sa pipila ka grupo.

Gitumbok ni Pernia nga ang RH Law dili anti-life apan pro-women kini tungod kay maatiman ang panglawas sa mga inahan ug makuhaan ang gidaghanon sa teenage pregnancies.

Gawas niini, gipasabot usab sa Kalihim nga sukwahi sa gi-alegar, dili kini anti-poor tungod kay kun gamay na lamang ang mga anak, dili na makasinati og kalisod ang usa ka pamilya.

Ubos sa maong EO, gimando na ni Presidente Duterte sa mga ahensya sa gobyerno nga siguradohon ang “free access” sa mga contraceptive alang sa unom ka milyong kababayen-an nga walay katakos nga makapalit ninii.

Sa 6 ka milyong kababayen-an nga may panginahanglan alang sa modern family planning, 2 ka milyon niini ang kabos ug target nga mahatagan og access sa tuig 2018.

Matud pa ni Pernia nga target sa gobyerno nga i-ubos ang poverty rate sa 14 o 13 porsiyento sa pagtapos sa termino ni Presidente Duterte gikan sa 21.6 porsiyento niadtong 2015. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

Red tide alert sa 9 ka kabaybayonan sa Visayas, subling gipagawas sa BFAR; Tagbilaran ug Dauis, nalakip gihapon

MANILA, January 4 (PIA)–Subling nagpagawas og shellfish ban sa 9 ka kabaybayonan ang Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) sa Visayas human mag-positibo sa red tide toxins ang mga gisusing sample nga mga shellfish.
Apil sa mga apektado sa red tide ang mga baybayon sa Biliran, Calubian, Leyte, Gigantes Islands sa Iloilo; Carigara Bay sa Leyte; Cambatutay Bay ug Daram Island sa Western Samar; ug Dauis ug Tagbilaran City sa Bohol.
Giseguro ni BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona nga padayon ang ilang monitoring sa mga apektadong lugar aron malikayang makapalit ug makakaon ang mga residente sa mga shellfish nga apektado sa red tide.
Subling nanawagan ang BFAR sa mga residente sa mga apektadong lugar nga likayan una ang pagpanguha, pagpamaligya, pagpamalit ug pagkaon sa tanang matang sa shellfish sama sa tahong, talaba ug tulya. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

Expiry date sa mga produkto, hugtan na sa FDA sunod tuig

TAGBILARAN CITY, December 22 (PIA)–Sugdan na sa Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sa sunod tuig ang paghugot sa mga manufacturer nga dili gihapon tigbutang og “expiration” o “expiry date” sa mga de lata ug uban pang produkto.

Kini tungod kay kadaghanan pa gihapon sa mga produktong mapalit ilabi na sa mga supermarket mga “best before o consume before” lamang ang nakabutang nga marka imbes nga expiration date.

Tuig 2014 pa gipagawas ang patakaran nga angay “expiration date” ang ibutang nga marka sa mga processed food ug dili “best before” lang.

Bisan wala dayon gipatuman ang bag-ong patakaran, gihatagan sa FDA ang mga manufacturer og panahon aron mosunod sa maong patakaran.

Gitataw sa FDA nga mahimo pa gihapong magbutang og “best before” apan angay adunay kaubang expiration date ang mga produkto. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

Mgapampublikongospital, Ipaubos na sa code white alert sa DOH

TAGBILARAN CITY, December 20 (PIA)—Nagdeklara rnaog code white alert ang Department of Health (DOH) sa tanang pampublikong ospital sa tibuok nasod.
Kini isip parte sa pagpangandam sa DOH sa nagsingabot nga Pasko ug pagsugat sa Bag-ong Tuig.
Ang deklarasyon sa code white alert s aDOH maoy senyales sa pagsugod og pag-ihap sa mga mabiktima sa pabotoo mga disgrasya nga dunay kalambigitan sa paboto.
Ubos sa code white alert sa DOH, dili tugotang mag-leave ang mga empleyado sa mga ospital sa gobyerno.
Kinahanglan usab nga kumpleto ang mga kawani sa mga kritikal nga dibisyon sa usa ka ospital bisan unsang oras nga adunay moabot nga pasyente.
Dungan niini, miingon si DOH Kalihim Paulyn Ubial nga iduso niya ang pagbaton og community fireworks display aron malikayan na ang gidaghanon sa mga maangol tungod sa pagpaboto matag pagsugat sa Bag-ongTuig.(ecb/PIA7-Bohol)