UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HRH PRINCESS HAYA DUBAI HEALTHCARE CITY AUTHORITY LAUNCHES THE 2ND EDITION OF ITS EXCELLENCE AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION IN HEALTHCARE AND VOLUNTEERISM Monday, January 29, 2018 Dubai, January 29, 2018: Under the patronage of the Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the second edition of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority Excellence Awards was announced today. Launched on the sidelines of the four-day Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, taking place from January 29, the Dubai Healthcare City Authority Excellence Awards 2018 introduced new awards to mark the ‘Year of Zayed’ in the field of volunteerism, recognize the contributions of women in healthcare and commend young healthcare professionals, among other categories. Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory, said, “I am personally proud and honored that the award this year is under the royal patronage of HRH Princess Haya. We are grateful for Her support which will strengthen our mission to continuously work towards excellence in improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities.” Through six awards, the 2018 edition aims to recognize and reward outstanding contributions towards innovative initiatives and top safety standards within Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) which have positively impacted patients’ lives. The 2018 edition has two broad categories - Excellence Awards and Recognition Awards. Under the excellence category there are three awards - ‘Healthcare Innovation’, ‘Outpatient Clinics’ and newly introduced, ‘Distinguished Healthcare Professional’; under the recognition category, there are three new awards – ‘Year of Zayed Volunteerism’, ‘Inspiring Woman in Healthcare’ and ‘Young Healthcare Professional’. “When we launched the first Excellence Awards in 2017, we reinforced our quest for excellence and innovation in healthcare. The inaugural edition recognized innovative practices and initiatives by our clinical partners who have significantly contributed to patient care, safety and experience. Our 2018 edition will once again nurture excellence and innovation in healthcare,” said AlBlooshi. Among the new awards, the ‘Year of Zayed Volunteerism Award’ recognizes the contribution of DHCC’s business partners, healthcare professionals and/or employees towards initiatives in the humanitarian, environmental or social fields. The award, in line with the ‘Year of Zayed’, aims to celebrate volunteerism, a value which the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed instilled in society. The ‘Inspiring Woman in Healthcare Award’ aims to recognize and celebrate notable women in DHCC who have made a contribution through innovative, creative and inspirational leadership, driving excellence in healthcare services. To further showcase the impact by individuals, the ‘Young Healthcare Professional’ aims to honor professionals between 20-30 years for their contribution towards the improvement and enhancement of the healthcare system in DHCC. Similarly, the ‘Distinguished Healthcare Professional Award’ aims to honor notable healthcare professionals for their outstanding achievements in improving healthcare within the free zone. All facilities within the DHCC free zone are eligible to apply via dhcr.gov.ae. The deadline for submitting entries is March 31, 2018. The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel and commended at a ceremony in May 2018. - Ends - For media enquiries, please contact: Dubai Healthcare City Corporate Communications Department Wafa Issa / Awad Al Atatra / Carolina D’Souza firstname.lastname@example.org / Awad.Alatatra@dhcc.ae / email@example.com +971 4 3838481 / +971 4 383 8469/ +971 4 383 8475 About Dubai Healthcare City Authority Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) free zone, was established in May 2011 by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position the free zone as a preferred and prosperous global health and wellness destination. HH Sheikh Mohammed appointed HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein as the Chairperson of DHCA and appointed a Board of Directors to drive excellence in quality healthcare, wellness, medical education and research. DHCA operates through four verticals: Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory, Dubai Healthcare City Investments, Dubai Healthcare City Education and Research and its most recently-established vertical, Dubai Healthcare City Medical. In line with the Dubai government’s vision of developing the emirate into a healthcare hub, DHCA and its verticals work together to increase access to quality healthcare services, improve patient safety and enhance capacity and capabilities in medical education and research.