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Hemas Hospitals toasts employee excellence at Annual Awards Night

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Pioneering healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals recognised the immense contribution of its staff cadre at the annual Hemas Hospitals Awards 2018/19, held on 7 November at the Golden Rose hotel in Boralesgamuwa.

The event, which was organised by the group’s HR department and spearheaded by Hemas Hospitals and Laboratories Managing Director and Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes President Dr. Lakith Peiris, was being staged for the third consecutive year.

Employees from the group’s Wattala and Thalawathugoda hospitals as well as its network of laboratories were presented with accolades in multiple categories which celebrated their significant role in the company’s success over the past financial year. 

“Today is very special for all of us. We have dedicated the entire day to the Hemas Hospitals network to appreciate the deep dedication shown by our greatest resource to the progress of our hospitals and the laboratory network. I can say without the slightest hesitation that all of you gathered here are our pride and strength,” said Dr. Peiris while speaking at the event.

Amongst the winners, Employee of the Year awards went to Senith Welihinda from Hemas Hospital Wattala, Anushka Wanshapoorna from Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda and Umesh Kanthan from the Hemas Laboratory Chain. Additionally, Service Excellence Awards went to the Phlebotomy Team from Hemas Hospitals Wattala, Janaka Silva from Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda and Dhanushka Baddegama from the Hemas Laboratory Chain.

Meanwhile, Sayuri Kalpani Thisera from Hemas Hospital Wattala and Shyamali Aluthwatta from Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda took home awards in the Best Nursing Caregiver category. 

In the group award categories, the Most Innovative Project prize was awarded to the Hemas Hospitals Live Track porject while the Six Sigma Quality Improvement Project was named as the LEAN Project of Year. The Pharmacy Process Revamping Project in Thalawathugoda bagged the Project of the Year title while the accolade for Cost Management Project of the Year went to the Proactive Workforce Management Project.

The Special Accomplishment of the Year granted recognition to all employees who played a key role in the group winning 18 External Awards both locally and internationally over the past six months. The Special Recognition for the Year meanwhile celebrated all employees who volunteered to be a part of the Crisis Management and Special Task Force teams of the business.

The Highest Performing Business Unit of the Year accolade went to Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda while the award for the Business Partner of the Year went to the Marketing team headed by Nishantha Jayamanne.

Established in 2008 with the launch of its pioneering facility in Wattala, followed by a second hospital in Thalawathugoda, Hemas Hospitals has today grown into one of the most advanced hospital chains in Sri Lanka. A subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on FMCG, healthcare, mobility and leisure, the hospital chain has pioneered global best practices in Sri Lanka, setting a steep benchmark for quality and patient safety. It is the first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), the gold seal of international hospital certification for safety and quality.          

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