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HCA wins its 2nd Queen's Award for Enterprise

24 April 2009

HCA International Ltd, which owns London's six leading private hospitals, has won the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade, 2009.

The company was chosen because it has doubled its annual overseas income in six years to almost £63 million.   Its hospitals and diagnostic centres now treat patients from 52 countries with many travelling from Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Cyprus, Pakistan and Russia.

HCA International President and Chief Executive, Michael Neeb, said the achievement was a reflection of the outstanding standards of healthcare provided by leading consultants and specialist teams across the group:  "To win this award for the second time in just a few years is tremendous! It shows that our major ongoing investment in the latest technology and the capabilities of our highly experienced medical teams complements the reputation of London as a centre of medical excellence," he said.

"We are privileged to work with some of the most distinguished consultants and physicians in Europe in providing the highest quality patient care to these overseas patients," said Mr Neeb.  "Our visiting doctors schemes, where we take consultants overseas to participate in conferences and teaching seminars, continues to be well received and my thanks go to all our doctors and staff and to our overseas partners who have all helped us to achieve this accolade," he said.

The Queen's Award Citation for HCA was as follows:

"HCA International commenced business in 1995. HCA owns and manages six private hospitals in London providing a wide range of complex medical and surgical treatment to UK and international patients. They win the award for the second time for doubling overseas income to over £62m in six years. This outstanding achievement is founded on providing the latest available treatments and technology, and working with the UK's premier doctors. The company has developed professional medical relationships to promote medicine in London via a network of agents or representative offices in target countries. Additionally, there is active participation in medical conferences, working with foreign governments in key areas of clinical training and education. Patients come from over 52 countries with current leading sources Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Cyprus, Pakistan and Russia."

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