Global Health Asia-Pacific Best Hospitals Awards 2021 - Page 28



Towards growth & advancement It has been nearly two years since the opening of Columbia Asia Hospital – Tebrau . It may be a newcomer in the healthcare landscape in Johor but progress is definite . Get to know this award-winning hospital , its current development and plans for the near future .
Columbia Asia is one of the fastest growing chains of hospitals in Southeast Asia . The latest addition to its stable of multi-disciplinary facilities is Columbia Asia Hospital – Tebrau ( CAH - Tebrau ) which opened in 2019 . In an age of a pandemic , this new facility has maintained its course in fulfilling the healthcare needs of families and corporates , in and around Johor Bahru . The hospital prioritises the safety and wellbeing of its patients , visitors and personnel by implementing strict Covid-19 SOPS on its premises . Significantly , the hospital also plays its part in the ongoing battle against the deadly virus by providing vaccinations , treatments , recovery care and support for Covid / Long Covid patients .
New disciplines and upcoming plans There is a high demand for hemodialysis from kidney patients in Johor Bahru . Hence , Columbia Asia Hospital – Tebrau expands its list of healthcare services with the upcoming launch of its Hemodialysis Center in the first quarter of next year .
Apart from the hemodialysis center , more specialities have been added to the list of medical disciplines at the hospital . These new fields are breast and endocrine surgery , dermatology , psychiatry , pediatric surgery and pediatric dentistry .
The hospital is also working towards acquiring an MSQH ( Malaysian Society for Quality in Health ) Accreditation in 2022 .
Rahani Yaacob
This certificate , established and widely recognised in the healthcare industry in Malaysia and overseas , endorses quality improvements and safety of patient care at healthcare facilities .
Awards and acknowledgements Being regarded as the Best New Hospital in Asia-Pacific at the recent Global Health Awards 2021 is an acknowledgement of the people ’ s trust in its services and facilities .
“ It is an honor to which we will continue to strive and enhance the quality of our services ,” says CAH – Tebrau Regional General Manager , Rahani Yaacob . “ Clearly , this wouldn ’ t at all be possible without the dedication and commitment of our medical teams who consistently give their best to their patients . I am convinced that this is about passion . Having passion in what you do makes all the difference between mediocrity and excellence .”
On a more local scale but just as signifi-
cant is an acknowledgement pertaining CAH - Tebrau ’ s inhouse café , Café Columbia . The café prepares food for both outpatients and inpatients of the hospital . Malaysia ’ s Ministry of Health presented the café with a BeSS certification ( Bersih , Selamat & Sihat / Clean , Safe & Healthy ) as a recognition to its strict implementation of hygiene , food safety and nutrition .
Empowering communities to care for their wellbeing The Columbia Asia brand of healthcare offers cost-effective medical services in residential areas , making quality private healthcare affordable , efficient and accessible . On the other hand , the standard hospital structure and model have evolved behind its simplicity . The development of Columbia Asia Hospital – Tebrau as the biggest hospital in the group and the expansion of its services , is a testament of that evolution .
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