HCA International has once again been honoured by winning one of the highest awards for British business: the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2014. HCA was chosen for outstanding achievement in investment and growth of overseas business.
HCA operates a number of private hospitals in London and Manchester providing a wide range of complex medical and surgical treatment to UK and international patients, was recognised for continuous overseas sales growth; over the last six years HCA increased overseas turnover from 26% to 35% of total turnover. In addition, the group is a significant employer having more than quadrupled headcount over the same period.
The Queen’s Award also recognises companies’ investments in innovation and HCA was praised by the organisation for major investment in new equipment and technologies totalling over £500m in the last ten years.
HCA President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Neeb, commented:
"To win this award for the third time is a tremendous achievement and testament to the expertise and dedication of the leading consultants and specialist teams across HCA's network of hospitals. Our ongoing investment in the latest technology and medical research combined with the capabilities of our highly experienced medical teams, make a sizable contribution to the reputation of London as a centre of medical excellence.
"At HCA's hospitals, we are privileged to work with some of the most distinguished consultants and physicians in the world and many patients travel to London to access their skills. HCA is often competing in a global healthcare market, facing alternatives in Germany, the United States and Singapore among others. Our hospital group strives to provide not only the best treatment and outcomes, but also the best overall service for patients, in the knowledge that it must maintain the highest standards and best quality of care every day of the year.
"HCA hospitals and diagnostic centres now treat patients from numerous countries with many travelling from Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Cyprus, Pakistan and Russia, and revenues derived from national embassy funding or international private medical policies."
HCA International won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade previously in 2004 and 2009 and will hold this year’s Award until 2019