HCA International, which owns London's six leading private hospitals (including The Portland Hospital), has won four major awards at the annual Laing and Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards on Tuesday 22nd September 2009. These awards are presented for outstanding achievement in the Independent Sector provider and HCA received more awards than any other nominated hospital group. The awards won by HCA are as follows:
- HCA won the Best Use of Technology award for its deployment of remote access to imaging (PACS) enhancing patient care
- There was recognition for HCA's implementation of cutting edge techniques to significantly improve patient care in the Innovations category with the adoption of Patient Keeper
- The Tracheostomy Team of the Wellington Hospital were recognized for their outstanding Medical Practice in improving the care and outcome for patients with tracheostomy
- The Critical Care Team of the Wellington Hospital were winners in the Healthcare Outcomes category for the better than predicted survival of the patients cared for in ITUs in both North and South towers
HCA International President and Chief Executive, Michael Neeb, said the awards underline HCA's efforts to continually improve and enhance the care that is delivered to our patients and is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of all staff.