UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HRH PRINCESS HAYA BINT Al HUSSEIN AND IN THE PRESENCE OF HH SHEIKH AHMED BIN SAEED AL MAKTOUM, THE DHCA EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONORS WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION IN HEALTHCARE AND RECOGNIZES VOLUNTEERISM IN LINE WITH THE YEAR OF ZAYED Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Under the patronage of the Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), 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, and in the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of Dubai Airports, the DHCA Excellence Awards, recognized women’s contribution in healthcare and volunteerism on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The DHCA Excellence Awards, in its second edition, presented 15 awards under ‘Excellence’ and ‘Recognition’ to showcase the remarkable contributions by individuals and organizations, at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in the DHCC free zone. The winners were commended during a ceremony attended by HE Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority; HE Abdulla Al Shaibani, Former Secretary General of the Executive Council; HE Abdulla Bin Souqat, Executive Director and Member of the Board of Trustees, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences; senior leadership from DHCA, HE Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, Vice-Chairperson, DHCA Board of Directors, Omar Oumeish, Executive Director, DHCA; Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory (DHCR) and other senior officials. Dr AlBlooshi said, “We are celebrating the achievements of our partners in Dubai Healthcare City, who have worked tirelessly, harnessing innovations to better serve patients and the community. It takes exceptional expertise, focus and vision to successfully implement and sustain innovative clinical systems and improve lives.” The 2018 edition introduced four awards - Inspiring Woman in Healthcare Award, Year of Zayed Volunteerism Award, Distinguished Healthcare Professional Award, and Young Healthcare Professional Award. Dr Hiba Shata, Managing Director and Co-founder, Child Early Intervention Medical Center in DHCC, received the Inspiring Woman in Healthcare Award for her work in the field of autism and her volunteer efforts through conferences, charity walks and inclusion programs. This award recognizes the achievements by a woman for inspirational leadership and excellence in healthcare. Whereas the ‘Year of Zayed Volunteerism Award’ to mark the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan towards volunteerism and positivity, was presented to Wendelin Lauxen, Managing Director and Medical Director, German Limbtech Orthopedic Technology. Lauxen, who won in an individual category, has supported individuals with amputations through the annual 7EmiratesRun. The volunteerism award in an organization category was presented to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital for its pro bono work to help war victims and patients with congenital anomalies. The other two new awards were ‘Distinguished Healthcare Professional Award’, dedicated to notable healthcare professionals for outstanding improvements in healthcare, and the ‘Young Healthcare Professional Award’, for an individual between 20-30 years for his or her outstanding achievements. Dr Vinod Gauba, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon and Medical Director, Imperial Healthcare Institute, and Dr. Anas Ali Salami, Lecturer and Specialist – Pediatric Dentistry, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the awards respectively. Under the ‘Healthcare Innovation Award’, the first place was awarded to Mediclinic City Hospital for the first robotic assisted orthopedics surgery in the Middle East; second, Bioscience Clinic Middle East for the work as the only stem cell factory in the UAE that facilitates research; and third, D. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital for its Smart and Digital Hospital initiative. The winners of the ‘Outpatient Clinics Award’ in recognition of the continuous high compliance with the quality standards of DHCR were: Single Specialty Clinics category – first, Dr Najat Hazimeh Clinic, second, Serenity Clinic Fetal Maternal Care, and third, Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry; Multi-Specialty Clinics category – first, Sakura Medical and Dental Clinic, second, Dr Helena Taylor Clinic, and third, American Medical and Dental Center; and Outpatient Surgical Clinics category, winner London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf The winners were selected by an independent judging panel whose members are not residing in the UAE. The ceremony also paid tribute to the late Dr Yun Son ‘Denise’, a dentist in Dubai Healthcare City who, for 13 years, went on missions to Africa and other regions, treating and caring for more than 3,000 patients. Dr Denise’s family received an appreciation certificate in posthumous recognition. For more information on the winners, log on to https://www.dhcr.gov.ae/en/dhca-excellence-awards.