Hemas Hospitals-Wattala, the flagship hospital of the first internationally accredited hospital chain in Sri Lanka, was recognized as the runner-up in the healthcare category at the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards 2014 organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka recently.This annual event is aimed at encouraging local business organisations by recognizing them for their proven business excellence and contribution to the economic progress of the country.
It includes strict evaluation criteria with a framework of seven key elements including excellence in leadership, corporate governance, capacity building, performance management, local and global market reach, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability and business and financial results for organisations to prove on to emerge as award winners.
Commenting about the award, Hemas Hospitals-Wattala General Manager and Head of Medical Services Dr. Samanthi de Silva said “Hemas Hospitals constantly strive for excellence in service delivery and better clinical outcomes for our patients. Moreover, we have become the trendsetters in Sri Lankan healthcare i ndustry by bringing world-class healthcare facilities to where people live. We are happy to be awarded at the National Business Excellence Awards, which is an endorsement of our efforts to uplift the country’s healthcare industry as a whole.”
Hemas Hospitals-Wattala, now in its sixth year celebrations, commenced operations in 2008 as a 100-bedded multispecialty healthcare facility. In addition to the international accreditation from the Australian Council on healthcare standards international, the hospital has secured ISO 9001 and 15189 standards for its laboratories and OHSAS 18000 standard for occupational health and safety to stand out as the most awarded hospital in Sri Lanka.Hemas Hospitals is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on four key sectors including FMCG, healthcare, transportation and leisure.