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HCA is honoured with two Independent Healthcare Awards

10 October 2008

Tuesday 16th September.  At this year’s Independent Healthcare Awards ceremony, Laing & Buisson honoured HCA Hospitals with two awards for excellence in the private healthcare sector.

HCA won the Medical Practice Award and the Recruitment Management Excellence award, bolstering its position as London’s number one private healthcare company.

Laing & Buisson is the leading provider of authoritative data, statistics, analysis and market intelligence on healthcare, community care and childcare in the UK. Each year the Independent Healthcare Awards highlight achievements in the independent health and care sectors, and honour the individuals and teams that have demonstrated excellence in their fields. 

Medical Practice Award – The London Breast Institute

The Medical Practice Award is given to an organisation or individual that has made the greatest contribution to improving patient treatment and care. This year, the London Breast Institute at The Princess Grace Hospital won the Medical Practice Award for setting new standards for breast care in the independent sector.

The London Breast Institute has become a leader in its field and has been a powerful driver for innovation in breast care since it was established in May 2007.  It is the first breast unit in the independent sector in the UK to have an academic focus, with an internationally recognised Research Board composed of acknowledged leaders in the field from the UK and Europe.  The London Breast –Institute was responsible for the world’s first research paper linking the added risk of breast cancer for women in the city with increased breast density.

The Medical Practice Award also acknowledged the Institute’s pioneering approach to setting new levels of excellence for equipment and clinical outcomes - being the first in the UK and Europe with new technologies including Digital Mammography and Computer Aided Detection.

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Recruitment Management Excellence

HCA International was also recognised for excellence in recruitment management practices. The Recruitment Management Award honours companies that have demonstrated excellence in recruitment practice and policy. HCA initiatives have included a recruitment website that serves as central resource for candidates as well as a print media campaign to raise awareness of career opportunities in its hospitals. It also used a marketing approach to demonstrate why it was an employer of choice and an environment in which staff would like to work.

By adding value to the business with innovative approaches, HCA proved that it was the leader in recruitment management in the private healthcare sector.


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About HCA

HCA is London’s largest private healthcare group. The HCA network is made up of seven world-class hospitals: The Harley Street Clinic, Harley Street at UCH, London Bridge Hospital, The Lister Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital and The Wellington Hospital, as well as four outpatient facilities conveniently located throughout London. HCA healthcare facilities have been recognised as Centres of Excellence in a wide variety of specialist areas and are world renowned for compassionate care and medical innovation. With more than 3,000 consultants and the latest diagnostic and treatment technology, HCA is the private hospital group of choice for London and the UK.

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