HCA wins HealthInvestor Award for Private Hospital Group
01 June 2012
HCA International Limited, which owns London’s six leading independent hospitals, has won the prestigious 2012 HealthInvestor Award for ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year’.
Michael Neeb, President and Chief Executive Officer of HCA International Limited, received the award at last night’s Grosvenor House Hotel ceremony, from Olympian and world champion athlete, Roger Black.
The Award was presented to mark HCA’s outstanding achievements during 2011 when, at a time of a faltering national economy, HCA increased its patient numbers and continued to make major and long term investment in its facilities, new technology and training, at the same time as achieving very high patient treatment outcomes.
Michael Neeb said the award was the result of the hard work and dedication of the group’s doctors, nurses, specialist medical and support staff. “This major award is recognition of the efforts and achievements of everyone at HCA and I thank all of my colleagues for making their contribution,” he said.
“Despite the most difficult financial climate in the UK for many years, we have continued to make very substantial and long term investment in our hospitals, in new diagnostic and treatment technology and other facilities that help us to give our patients the best possible care.”
“In so many areas of acute and tertiary medicine, in cancer and cardiac for example, we are able to deliver the complete pathway of care for patients of every age in the best equipped hospitals in the country; a truly unique achievement in the UK private sector.”
“This award will inspire us to continue to provide the best care and the best service we can for every one of our patients into the future,” said Mr Neeb.
Note to Editors
HCA International Limited, owns the Capital's six leading private hospitals, all based in central London and each with an international reputation for the highest standards of acute and tertiary care. They are: The Wellington - the largest private hospital in Europe, London Bridge Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, The Lister Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital.
HCA also has ten outpatient and diagnostic centres in and around London, a blood and bone cancer treatment unit as a joint venture with the NHS at University College Hospital - together with a young person's cancer unit and a new private outpatient unit on the fifth floor of the New UCH Macmillan cancer centre off Capper Street in London. HCA also operates The London Gamma Knife Centre, another joint venture with the NHS at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Harley Street at Queen's, a private patient centre at the NHS Queen's Hospital in Romford. In addition, HCA has opened, in partnership with the internationally renowned Christie cancer hospital in Manchester, a new private patient unit - The Christie Clinic - for patients from across the North of England.
The HCA cancer network is the largest provider of cancer care in the UK outside the NHS. Uniquely for the private sector, HCA has its own clinical trials unit based in Harley Street, central London. HCA is also the largest provider of critical care and cardiac care, both adult and paediatric, in the independent sector. One in five of its hospital beds is a critical care bed.
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