PathCare Laboratories has been named the winner of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award 2017.
The health facility won the Private Laboratory Service Provider of the Year category for the fourth time running.
Regarded as the Oscars of the NHEA, the award was presented by the Global Health, an international organisation that works to save lives, reduce diseases, and improve health around the world.
The award is considered the leading Nigerian health care award that honours excellence, innovation and qualitative improvement in the nation’s health care system.
Chairman, Board of Directors of PathCare Laboratories, Prof. Ibironke Akinsete, also received the 2017 NHEA Lifetime Achievements Award, in recognition of her distinguished career and passionate commitment to excellence and quality health care, especially in the areas of women and AIDS.
Speaking at the ceremony, Akinsete noted that the awards for her and the organisation were more than a recognition, but a call for further commitment to the health care delivery system in Nigeria.
She said the recognition was not just a “callout in every sphere of life;” but that the health care system is unique for the kind of role that practitioners play in the general wellbeing of the nation.
Akinsete said, “PathCare Laboratories’ continued recognition is attributable to its commitment to saving lives through accurate and reliable results, the pursuit of excellence, exceptional service delivery, technological advancement and commitment to innovation.
“The PathCare Laboratories is the first in West Africa to attain International Accreditation (ISO 15189).
“This provides the assurance of international acceptability and is an attestation to the accuracy and reliability of our results.
“Our laboratory operates under a solid ICT (Information and Communications Technology) structure and pioneered the use of Electronic Medical Record solutions in West Africa.”
She pledged the organisation’s commitment to promoting health care system through quality care and services.
Winners in other categories of the 2017 NHEA include JNC International Limited, which won the Innovative Healthcare Service Provider of the Year; while Eye Foundation was recognised as the Eye Care Service Provider of the Year.
Source: Punch News