Global Health Asia-Pacific Best Hospitals Awards 2021 - Page 78
PAEDIATRIC SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC
KPJ DAMANSARA SPECIALIST HOSPITAL
As one of the leading private tertiary hospitals in the country , the 24-year-old KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital ( DSH ) is set to make headways . Accredited to serve international health travellers , it possesses all the essential accreditations and crucial endorsements by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health ( MSQH ) as well as the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia ( APHM ).
KPJ DSH is the first in Malayisa in 2018 and among 146 organisations worldwide to receive the Person-Centered Care Gold Certification by Planetree International . This speaks volumes about the hospital ’ s unrelenting efforts to provide person-centred services to its patients and the society by offering a diversified array of Centers of Excellence with a focus on severe obesity , gastroenterology , oncology , cardiology , orthopaedics , paediatrics and neonatal intensive care .
“ On behalf of the team at KPJ DSH , I feel humbled and honoured of our achievement . The recognition for being the best Paediatric Service Provider of the Year in the Asia-Pacific is evidence that we have successfully embraced the concept of a patient centric hospital into everything we do ,” said Ms Fawziah Muhammad , Chief Executive Officer of KPJ DSH on receiving this year ’ s Global Health Asia-Pacific award for Best Paediatric Service Provider of the Year in the Asia-Pacific .
Ranked as the best for all paediatric specialties evaluated by Global Health Asia-Pacific publication , this hospital has been at the forefront of child health since its inception led by its Head , Dato ’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin , a recipient of the Outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award in 2012 . In collaboration with our feto-maternal
Cik Fawziah Mohammad , CEO KPJ Damansara
obstetricians , our state of the art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ( NICU ) cares for some of the extremely premature and high risk babies in the country .
“ We can manage six very sick babies in our NICU and nurse another 10 babies in our Special Care Nursery ( SCN ). The NICU is a designated level-III neonatal intensive care setting , which offers immediate access to a full range of neonatal and surgical emergencies . It cares for babies born before 32 weeks gestation , weighing less than 1500 grams or other high risk conditions , namely hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy , septicaemia or congenital surgical conditions like diaphragmatic hernia or intestinal obstruction . Our NICU provides a full range of intensive neonatal monitoring , invasive and non-invasive respiratory support , augmented with high frequency oscillatory ventilation , nitric oxide and continuous cerebral monitoring .
We have published the favourable outcomes of our micro-preemies , very low birth weight babies and the affordable cost of intensive care . Two renowned and experienced neonatologists , Dato ’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin and Datuk Dr Mohammad Iqbal Mohammad Sarwar , anchor the NICU with a highly trained and proficient neonatal nursing team under Sister Rohaidah . Our paediatric surgeon , Dr Abdul Razak Mohammed provides a round the clock neonatal and paediatric surgical consultation .
And a special mention goes to our team of paediatricians , namely Professor Dato ’ Dr Azizi Haji Omar , Datin Dr Mardziah Alias , Dr Soh Lay Sian , and Datin Dr Vasantha Kumari Mathews .
Located in upscale urban Kuala Lumpur , KPJ DSH offers a child friendly ambience in our paediatric Qaseh Ward , which has 16 private rooms ( deluxe rooms ) and three affordable twin sharing rooms . It has a purpose built playroom equipped with lots of toys for the children .