New Award Category For Hospital Build Awards
Hospital Build Awards judging panel to review submissions until 28 April 2011.
- (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2011 - Dubai, UAE - IIR Middle East, organisers of the 3rd Hospital Build Middle East Exhibition and Congress, has introduced a new category to the upcoming annual Hospital Build Awards. The Best Technology Initiative Award is aimed at recognising the best technology initiative in a new or upgraded healthcare facility in the Middle East region.
To enter the awards, which also covers four other award categories including Best Hospital Design (Built or Future), Best Physical Environment (Built), Best Sustainable Hospital Project and Best Healing Environment, professionals involved in developing healthcare facilities in the Middle East should nominate projects or organisations that deserve recognition in line with these categories. Nominations can be submitted via the website (www.hospitalbuild-me.com) and will close on 28 April 2011.
The Hospital Build Awards winners will be announced on the 13 June at the Hospital Build Middle East Exhibition and Congress 2011, which will run from 13 -15 June 2011, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The new Best Technology Initiative Award will focus on how the nominated healthcare facility utilises a new technology in ways that improve healthcare outcomes and reduce the diagnosis and treatment times. This new technology should also open the door for new ways to deal with patients to create an overall better patient experience.
"We are living in exciting times with ever-changing, evolutionary and revolutionary building design concepts, from medical planning to reducing energy and carbon foot print, that shape our buildings today," says Ted Jacobs, president and founder of Ted Jacobs Engineering Group and member of the Hospital Build Awards judging panel. "Technology has, is and will play a major role in maximising the efficiency of hospital design, which is why we have added this category to encourage and bring forth design innovations that will benefit us all."
The Hospital Build Awards is a platform to promote the professionals from the Middle East region who have worked hard to achieve a hospital environment that enables and promotes a healthy life.
"We are looking for architects, interior designers, engineers, environmental specialists, healthcare facilities and regulators from the Middle East region to compete for the coveted titles," says Malek El Husseini, business development director, GE Healthcare Middle East. "The judges will rate each submission against the set of published criteria for that particular category and the judging process will be both anonymous and transparent."
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company's (SEHA) new Mafraq Hospital was selected as the Best Sustainable Design in the 2010 Hospital Build Awards. SEHA also received a commendation for its new Al Ain Hospital design in the same year.
Saif Fadhel Al Hameli, Chief, Facilities and Construction for SEHA said, "We were very pleased to have our new hospitals honored at last year's awards. Such recognition in the competitive environment in which we work helps to raise the bar of excellence for everyone. In the end, it is the people who benefit and we believe that is a reward of equal significance to us."
Hospital Build Middle East 2011 will bring investors, commissioners, backers and managers of major healthcare building projects together with planning, design, building, operations, management and refurbishment suppliers. Running alongside the exhibition is a multi-disciplinary congress consisting of eight leading conferences that will focus on delivering up-to-date information which will address all the disciplines involved with the hospital build process.
For more information about 2011 Hospital Build Awards, please call +971 (0)4 4072 743 or visit www.hospitalbuild-me.com.
Photo caption: Winners of Hospital Build Awards 2010
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