Global Health Asia-Pacific Best Hospitals Awards 2021 - Page 11

INTRODUCTION
MEH has more than 800 medical specialists who can perform advanced surgeries like minimally invasive and robotic procedures , organ transplants , and they can also provide treatment for end-stage cancers . A lot of these experts subspecialise in their field and can work as a comprehensive medical team that offers care for a wide range of hard-to-treat conditions .
SJMC has been accredited by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health and the Joint Commission International , in a sign that the hospital meets the highest standards of care . It also offers an array of cutting-edge technologies , including next-generation sequencing for the detection of genetic mutations associated with cancer , radiotherapy systems that help improve survival outcomes for patients with cancer , and robotic rehabilitation equipment that can benefit those with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions .
In the field of health travel , Prince Court Medical Centre ( PCMC ) took the Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year in the Asia-Pacific Award . The hospital managed to safely treat many tourists even after the lockdown , or Movement Control Order , was established in Malaysia in March 2020 . Every month , it also received an average of two patients who were evacuated from overseas . It also allowed patients to contact doctors through its telemedicine services when travel restrictions were in place .
Best specialist care Providers specialised in a wide range of medical fields were also awarded .
Malaysia ’ s National Heart Institute was recognised as both the Cardiology Service Provider of the Year in the Asia-Pacific and the Heart Transplant Service Provider of the Year in the Asia-Pacific . Since its inception
in 1992 , the institute has treated over 4.9 million patients and performed thousands of cardiology procedures for both adults and children . It has also pioneered lung and heart transplantation in Malaysia .
In cancer care , Mahkota Medical Centre ( MMC ) and PHKL received the Oncology ( Surgical ) Service Provider of the Year Award for their high-quality services . MMC offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and advanced procedures like hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy . Similarly , PHKL provides cutting-edge treatments like radiation surgery to target brain tumours , a technique that can extend survival and improve quality of life .
In addition , an award in medical oncology was given to MEH , which took prizes in neurology , ear , nose and throat services as well as transplantation and stroke care .
PCMC and KPJ Tawakkal KL Specialist Hospital obtained the Orthopaedic Service Provider of the Year in the Asia-Pacific Award . The former offers a one-stop centre for musculoskeletal injuries and diseases , with an orthopaedics surgery department housing 14 consultant orthopaedic surgeons sub-specialised in a wide range of fields like spine surgery , orthopaedic trauma , arthroscopy and sports surgery , as well as orthopaedics oncology for musculoskeletal cancers and foot and ankle surgery . The latter has cutting-edge rehabilitation equipment for patients who recover from orthopaedic problems , including the ALTER G anti-gravity treadmill , the ALTER G bionic leg , and the BTE Primus Work Simulator . Since 2015 , more than 11,200 surgeries were performed at the hospital , with a 98 percent recovery rate and zero infection rate in all orthopaedic cases .
FPH gained recognition in dementia care , one area that presents healthcare providers with difficult challenges , especially in countries with older populations . The hospital offers an artificial intelligence-supported screening tool for dementia as well as a multidisciplinary team of experts to care for patients with the condition .
Excellence in health travel A special mention goes to the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council ( MHTC ), winner of the Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare Travel in the Asia-Pacific .
To soften the blow of the travel restrictions implemented during the pandemic , the MHTC partnered with other public and private stakeholders to keep health travel alive by facilitating the flow of international patients to Malaysia . Indeed , the Southeast Asian nation was one of the first countries to launch a medical travel bubble that allowed many people to check in at Malaysian private hospitals under stringent safety standards .
To keep boosting health travel to Malaysia , the MHTC is working closely with the country ’ s Ministry of Health to prepare standard operating procedures that will further improve safety standards .
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