Recognition Programme to Honour COVID-19 Response Efforts of Healthcare Organisations Globally
Geneva, 14 July 2020 – In response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic — the International Hospital Federation is launching a recognition program to acknowledge healthcare organisations and service providers, particularly hospitals, for exceptional contribution and dedication in going beyond their call of duty in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Led by IHF Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eric de Roodenbeke and Programme Committee Chair Dr. Lawrence Lai, the programme will recognise actions and responses of healthcare organisations and service providers around the world that went “beyond the call of duty”. This recognition is provided to health service providers which proactively put in place outstanding and innovative organisational responses or actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic in their region or country. Recipients of the recognition will be given a certificate and will be featured in an extensive international media campaign.
Dr. Eric de Roodenbeke said, “IHF’s mission is to support hospital performance improvement. We launched this recognition programme to highlight the responses or action taken by health leaders to put their hospitals in capacity to face the pandemic, to recognise the altruism and dedication of healthcare workers around the world and to provide an opportunity for healthcare organisations to celebrate with their respective teams and/or external stakeholders involved in their COVID-19 response.”
For hospitals to be eligible for the recognition, an entry must be submitted to the programme platform by filling out a questionnaire and submitting the required attachments. Each healthcare organization or hospital is eligible to submit one entry. Submission of entries is free of charge and open until 1 September 2020.
Entries will be reviewed by the Programme Committee composed of international experts in healthcare leadership and management. To receive the recognition, the healthcare organization or hospital must pass the eligibility criteria formulated by the committee.
Dr. Lawrence Lai said, “One of the main goals of the programme is to collect interesting and diversified stories of how the healthcare industry responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. This also features the dynamics, proactiveness and diversity of the healthcare sector. The Programme Committee is excited to discover and showcase these stories to celebrate the efforts done by our colleagues around the world.”
Recognised hospitals will be announced in November through an extensive publicity campaign. For more information, visit https://www.ihf-fih.org/beyond-the-call-of-duty-for-covid-19/.
About the Beyond the Call for Duty for COVID-19 Recognition Programme
In response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic – the International Hospital Federation (IHF) launches the IHF COVID-19 Response Recognition Programme to acknowledge actions and responses of healthcare organisations and service providers around the world that went “beyond the call of duty”. With a mission to support hospital performance improvement, this recognition is provided to health service providers which proactively put in place outstanding and innovative organisational responses or actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic in their region or country. https://www.ihf-fih.org/beyond-the-call-of-duty-for-covid-19/
About the International Hospital Federation (IHF)
Established in 1929, the IHF is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization. Its members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. IHF provides its members with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector. IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education. Its role is to help international hospitals work towards improving the level of the services they deliver to the population with the primary goal of improving the health of society. www.ihf-fih.org
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