TOP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS LAUDED WITH NHG ...

  • Published on
    14-Feb-2017

  • View
    213

  • Download
    0

Transcript

  • TOP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS LAUDED WITH NHG AWARDS

    Record number of 36 individual and 12 team awards presented

    15 July 2016 The National Healthcare Group (NHG) gave out its highest accolades today at the annual NHG Awards Ceremony, to recognise staff who have made significant contributions towards public healthcare in the fields of clinical, operations, education or research. 36 individual and 12 team awards were presented the largest number since the awards were established in 2001. All winners received a plaque, certificate of appreciation and a cash prize. Three new categories were also introduced the Distinguished Senior Clinician Award; NHG Young Achiever Award and the NHG Team Recognition Award bringing the total number of categories to seven. Guest-of-Honour and NHG Chairman, Madam Kay Kuok commended the efforts of these staff who have helped shape a world-class public healthcare system. She said, Singapore is recognised as one of the top public healthcare systems in the world. It is an achievement which we must commend our healthcare workforce for their tireless dedication and their relentless pursuit for excellence. Their commitment and contributions have raised the quality of care and will inspire a new generation of healthcare professionals. NEW CATEGORIES DISTINGUISHED SENIOR CLINICIAN AWARD The Distinguished Senior Clinician Award recognises veteran doctors or surgeons for their contributions in clinical, education and research practice. The three inaugural winners of this award are: Professor Leo Yee Sin who has made major contributions in the area of Infectious Diseases, both locally and internationally, and has diligently established a strong Department of Infectious Diseases in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), which included the development of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (IIDE). As Clinical Director at the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC), Prof Leo assumed a pivotal role in overcoming the SARS crisis in 2003 and provided clinical leadership to the healthcare team in TTSH on the management of SARS cases right from the onset.

  • She also developed clinical protocols for SARS for the Ministry of Health and hospitals in Singapore. Professor Chong Siow Ann, Vice Chairman, Medical Board (Research) of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), who has been instrumental in building up mental health research across the nation and in advancing key areas of research including epidemiology, early psychosis, schizophrenia and health service research. He has also made significant contributions to training of mental health professionals, including the formulation and implementation of the roadmap for mental health research in IMH and throughout Singapore. As Medical Advisor and former Director of the National Skin Centre (NSC), Professor Roy Chan has demonstrated great clinical acumen in his management of dermatological cases and sexually transmitted infections. He spearheaded the expansion of the Centres subspecialty units - the cornerstone of NSCs success as a Tertiary Dermatology Centre of Excellence - and supported the timely introduction of new advances in dermatology to ensure the highest standards of clinical care. In 2013, Prof Chan collaborated with A*Star and the Nanyang Technological University to establish the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS) to nurture a world-class dermatology research programme. NHG YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD The Young Achiever Award aims to develop a new generation of healthcare leaders by recognising the contributions of staff between the ages of 30 and 40. The 10 winners represent the clinical, nursing and allied health professions, including: Dr Glenn Tan who is a dedicated clinician and teacher; he undertakes the training of healthcare professionals and medical students from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), and oversees the development of the Schools surgical curriculum. As a Consultant with the General Surgery department, he pioneered the Fenestrated Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Programme in TTSH, which involves a surgical procedure to treat thoracic aortic disease and performed the first ever procedure in the region which led to the uptake of this surgery to treat patients across Asia. Dr Tan has also received the NHG Education Leaders Award. As the nursing lead for patient safety at IMH, Mr Darren Lim is responsible for setting the strategic directions in quality management for the Nursing Department. He is part of the Patient Safety Monitoring committee to improve the monitoring of high risk patients and he has worked with the Suicide Prevention Taskforce to develop the patient safety monitoring system at IMH. Mr Lim is known for being approachable in his management style, often going beyond the call of duty for his colleagues and patients alike.

  • Ms Lai Phui Ching, Assistant Director at the Primary Care Transformation Office at National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) has helped set up the Patient Safety and Clinical Quality unit. She also championed improvements in the Patient Safety and Quality Framework which contributed significantly to NHGPs JCI Accreditation in 2012. A pharmacist by training, she was the project manager for NHGs Medication Safety Reconciliation Collaborative, and led in safety initiatives which helped in the redesign of medication systems to improve medication safety across various institutions in Singapore. NHG TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD The growing chronic disease burden has resulted in more complex patient needs, which has in turn made teamwork an essential part of care delivery. The NHG Team Recognition Award recognises top-performing teams which have contributed significantly to the improvement of healthcare delivery processes. 12 teams were commended for their exemplary achievements, including: The TTSH Virtual Hospital (VH) team which has received the Gold Recognition Award. The programme was established in 2012 to address the needs of frequent admitters, and is a new model of care designed to support patients who are at high risk of hospital readmission. Through a 6-month quantitative programme concluded in March 2016, Emergency Department attendance has been reduced by 32% and inpatient admissions to the hospital down by 44%. Additionally, there is a reduction of 2,427 days in total length of stay for patients who have reached six months of care under the VH team. This shows that patients are spending more quality time at home and in the community, supported by the medical attention given through VH. NHG GIVES OUT HIGHEST HONOURS In addition to the three new categories, NHG also celebrated the achievements of winners who have received the Lee Foundation-NHG Lifetime Achievement Award, NHG Distinguished Achievement Award, NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award and the NHG Education Leaders Award. The awards given out for the remaining categories were:

    Lee Foundation-NHG Lifetime Achievement Award 1 award NHG Distinguished Achievement Award 3 awards NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award 6 awards NHG Education Leaders Award 13 awards

    The full list of winners can be found in the Annex.

  • -Ends-

    For media queries and more information, please contact the following: Ms Diana Ong Senior Executive, Group Corporate Communications NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP Tel: 6496 6268 Mobile: 9855 0986 Email: Diana_py_ong@nhg.com.sg Mr Fabian Foo Executive, Group Corporate Communications NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP Tel: 6496 6262 Mobile: 9825 0025 Email: Fabian_foo@nhg.com.sg

    mailto:Diana_py_ong@nhg.com.sgmailto:Fabian_foo@nhg.com.sg

  • ANNEX

    S/N Name Award Institution

    1. Dr Victor Yong Lee Foundation-NHG Lifetime Achievement Award

    TTSH

    2. Professor Leo Yee Sin Distinguished Senior Clinician Award TTSH

    3. Professor Chong Siow Ann Distinguished Senior Clinician Award IMH

    4. Professor Roy Chan Distinguished Senior Clinician Award NSC

    5. Dr Eric Wong NHG Young Achiever Award NHG & TTSH

    6. Dr Glenn Tan NHG Young Achiever Award TTSH

    7. Ms Florence Cheong NHG Young Achiever Award TTSH

    8. Ms Melanie Kam NHG Young Achiever Award TTSH

    9. Ms Serlina Eng NHG Young Achiever Award IMH

    10. Mr Darren Lim NHG Young Achiever Award IMH

    11. Ms Xie Huiting NHG Young Achiever Award IMH

    12. Dr Steven Chong NHG Young Achiever Award NHGP

    13. Dr Darren Seah NHG Young Achiever Award NHGP

    14. Ms Lai Phui Ching NHG Young Achiever Award NHGP

    15. A/Prof Ong Thiew Chai NHG Distinguished Achievement Award TTSH

    16. A/Prof Tham Kum Ying NHG Distinguished Achievement Award TTSH

    17. A/Prof Thomas Lew NHG Distinguished Achievement Award TTSH

    18. Dr Heng Bee Hoon NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award NHG

    19. Dr Leong Khai Pang NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award TTSH

    20. Mr David Dhevarajulu NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award TTSH

    21. Ms Serene Tan NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award TTSH

    22. Ms Wee Fong Chi NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award TTSH

    23. Dr Eu Pui Wai NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award IMH

  • ANNEX

    24. Dr Glenn Tan NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    25. Dr Kenneth Heng NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    26. Dr Roy Kan NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    27. A/Prof Bernard Thong NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    28. Ms Chee Pick Fong NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    29. Ms Jamie Lim NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    30. Mr Chong Chun Meng NHG Education Leaders Award TTSH

    31. Mr Ng Boon Tat NHG Education Leaders Award IMH

    32. Dr Tang Wern Ee NHG Education Leaders Award NHGP

    33. Dr Wong Mei Yin NHG Education Leaders Award NHGP

    34. Dr Darren Seah NHG Education Leaders Award NHGP

    35. Dr Joyce Lee NHG Education Leaders Award NSC

    36. Ms Brenda Lim NHG Education Leaders Award NSC

    37. TTSH Virtual Hospital NHG Team Recognition Award (Gold) TTSH

    38. Patient Empanelment: Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic to Ang Mo Kio Family Medicine Clinic

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Gold) NHGP

    39. Toa Payoh Polyclinic Care Transformation team

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Gold) NHGP

    40. CMB Bed Management Team NHG Team Recognition Award (Silver) TTSH

    41. Medical Ambulatory Centre (MAC)

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Silver) TTSH

    42. Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme (SiDRP)

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Silver) TTSH

    43. Mental Health Helpline NHG Team Recognition Award (Silver) IMH

    44. Dementia Care Integration between Primary Care Provider and Tertiary Hospitalist

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Silver) TTSH, NHGP, NHG

  • ANNEX

    About NHG The National Healthcare Group (NHG) is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities. Care is provided through an integrated network of nine primary healthcare polyclinics, acute care hospital, national specialty centres, and business divisions. Together they bring a rich legacy of medical expertise to our philosophy of patient-centric care. NHGs vision of Adding years of healthy life is more than just about healing the sick. It encompasses the more difficult but infinitely more rewarding task of preventing illness and preserving health and quality of life. With some 13,000 staff, NHG aims to provide care that is patient-centred, accessible, seamless, comprehensive, appropriate and cost-effective. As the Regional Health System (RHS) for Central Singapore, it is vital for NHG to partner and collaborate with other stakeholders, community advisors, voluntary welfare organisations and others in this Care Network together with our patients, their families and caregivers to deliver integrated healthcare services and programmes that help in Adding Years of Healthy Life to all concerned. More information is available at: http://www.nhg.com.sg About the NHG Awards The annual NHG Awards first began in 2001 with the inaugural Lee Foundation-NHG Lifetime Achievement Award. New categories for NHG Distinguished Contributor Award and NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award were added in 2005, with a third category for NHG Distinguished Achievement Award added in 2007. Since 2016, three new categories were introduced to honour our healthcare heroes: Distinguished Senior Clinician Award, NHG Young Achiever Award and NHG Team Recognition Award. Collectively known as the NHG Awards, it recognises the brightest, most dedicated doctors and healthcare workers for their contributions. The National Healthcare Group (NHG) administers eight awards:

    45. TTSH Advance Care Planning Team

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Bronze)

    TTSH

    46. Community Health Engagement Programme

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Bronze)

    TTSH, NHG

    47. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. ( Forensic Rehabilitation, Intervention, Evaluation & Network Development Services )

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Bronze)

    IMH

    48. Health & Mind Service @ Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic

    NHG Team Recognition Award (Bronze)

    IMH, NHGP

    http://www.nhg.com.sg/

  • ANNEX

    1. The Lee Foundation-NHG Lifetime Achievement Award recognises NHG medical doctors and dental clinicians who have made significant and impactful achievements throughout their medical career, particularly in elevating the quality of public healthcare services for the benefit of the Singapore community.

    2. The Distinguished Senior Clinician Award recognises leading experts who have

    made distinguished contributions to the medical/dental professions, the Singapore public healthcare sector and the international community, in the areas of clinical service, education and research.

    3. The NHG Distinguished Achievement Award recognises NHG staff who have achieved remarkable careers and contributed to NHGs multifaceted strategic objectives in the clinical, operational, educational or research arenas.

    4. The NHG Young Achiever Award recognises the future leaders of NHG who has made significant contributions beyond their daily job functions to make a difference to the organisation.

    5. The NHG Education Leaders Award recognises NHG staff who...

Recommended

View more >