Global Health Asia-Pacific Best Hospitals Awards 2021 - Page 18



For over four decades , Mount Elizabeth Hospital ( MEH ) has consistently earned the trust of local and international patients in maintaining its reputation as a preferred healthcare provider in Singapore and the region .
As a testament to this achievement , MEH continues to be a winner at each edition of the Global Health Asia-Pacific awards . This year is no exception , with the hospital receiving many coveted recognitions , including the Best Hospital of the Year in the Asia-Pacific and the Best Hospital of the Year in Singapore for the sixth consecutive year .
Operating in two locations across Singapore ( Orchard and Novena ), MEH is well-known worldwide for its breadth and depth in clinical expertise and medical technology . Both hospitals have repeatedly received the distinguished Joint Commission International ( JCI ) accreditation for quality care .
With more than 800 specialists , MEH can be relied on to perform elaborate and intricate surgeries , including minimally invasive and robotic procedures , ethical living donor organ transplants , precision orthopaedic surgeries as well as treatment of cancers in late stages .
Uncompromising quality healthcare MEH consistently recruits specialists with new skill sets to provide patients with a wider range of care options . The hospitals also tap on modern medical technologies to stay ahead of the competition in providing optimal outcomes for clinical care and patient experience .
Doctors are experienced specialists , trained at established medical institutions around the world . A large number of spe-
cialists further subspecialise in their areas of expertise and interests , allowing for patients to receive greater care in a wide area of specialities . Specialists stay on top of their fields by updating themselves with the latest developments in techniques and treatment regimes . With a concentration of specialities and sub-specialities across both hospitals , MEH ’ s doctors are able to work as a team to provide comprehensive care for even the most complex conditions .
Similarly , MEH ’ s nurses have an average nursing experience of 10 years , giving patients confidence and peace of mind in their care and service . The nursing leaders in the Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit have an average of 22 years of experience managing patients with acute conditions .
Modern technologies and advanced procedures Mount Elizabeth Hospitals are equipped with modern diagnostic technology , providing enhanced safety and quality service for patients . For example , the advanced PET-MRI system produces detailed scans at much lower radiation . This helps the specialists in the hospitals detect tumours with greater accuracy and conduct surgeries more precisely .
Advances in technology also allow patients to opt for less invasive treatment methods , such as laparoscopic surgeries , robotic surgery and even single-port ( single incision ) surgeries that require specialised equipment inserted through a small incision in the patient ’ s navel .
Another fascinating surgical advancement would be the Da Vinci surgical sys-
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