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IHF is proud to present the 2021 Young Executive Leaders cohort composed of 34 participants from 19 countries
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The IHF Governing Council is honored to welcome two new health leaders and benefit from their knowledge and experience. Preetha Reddy is an accomplished healthcare leader with national and international experience. She currently serves as the Vice-President and representative of Apollo Hospitals, the largest private hospital group in India.
Since 2013, Bertrand Levrat has been the CEO of the University Hospitals of Geneva, the largest academic medical center in Switzerland and one of the leading university hospitals in Europe. The Governing Council and IHF team look forward to working with them.
IHF partnered with the WHO and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction to conduct a 4-part webinar series which ran from January to April. The series shared practical experiences from managing pandemic risks, challenges and opportunities for hospital services, global guidance, lessons learned, and perspectives for the future to better manage emergencies and disasters including pandemics. It was an opportunity to learn, work and act together to bring new thinking, innovation, and ideas to make health facilities across the world safer, better prepared, and more resilient.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is organizing a couple of webinars regarding the vaccination rollout. On 7th May, you can hear from speakers involved in the planning and rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and Australia on how they have used Lean methodologies to optimize operational functionality and increase value for patients. On 13th May, Dr. Asher Salmon, Head of International Relations at the Israeli Ministry of Health, will talk about the factors that have made the Israeli vaccination program a success, the fastest rollout in the world. IHF members can access these for free - contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the code.
The Brazilian Hospital Federation’s magazine, Visão Hospitalar, features local hospitals’ best practices and international experiences from IHF Members. In the latest issue, Sophie Beaupère, CEO of Unicancer, talks about their innovative programs to fight against cancer. In addition, the team from Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca details their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of a Portuguese public hospital. Finally, you can also read about a young Brazilian talent joining the IHF Young Executive Leaders program this year in an exclusive interview.
The Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) is Jordan and the region’s only nonprofit ISQua accredited institution dedicated to improving the quality of health care services and promoting patient safety through accreditation, consultation and capacity building.
Established in 2007, HCAC now reaps the fruits of its experiences in driving change at the primary and tertiary care levels, through the generation of empowered teams, and by engaging a network of experts from practitioners to academia. HCAC works horizontally for overall services and vertically on specific topics such as family planning and reproductive health, non-communicable diseases, and emergency care. hcac.jo
Almost 15 years since the inception of HCAC, Jordan now boasts a large number of accredited organizations, well-trained expertise in infection control, quality and patient safety as well as risk management and several programs in quality management at the organizational and diseases specific levels. Through its two distinct arms: the “Accreditor” and the “Enabler” HCAC has become the center for the design and development of quality standards, quality improvement programs, and preparation of hospitals, primary health care centers and other healthcare and social care facilities to meet standards. Additionally, HCAC designs and runs various outreach and engagement activities; such as the annual Change Day initiative, a regional Quality and Patient Safety Conference and Exhibition; a media competition; and, National Quality and Safety Goals (NQSG). style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 22px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-align: justify;">>
The Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) is Jordan and the region’s private sector not-for-profit organization focused on improving quality and patient safety through the design and provision of accreditation schemes, quality management consulting services and capacity building programs. Ever since assuming the position of the Chief Executive Officer in 2012, it was clear to me that the first order of work is to ensure that HCAC moves from a donor-funded project to a fully self-sustainable public-private organization. I brought in my government, donor and public health and administration expertise to lead the expansion of our local presence and services and reached out to the international counterparts to learn and grow. HCAC has become a key player in advocacy and service provision for quality and patient safety. We play a pivotal role in the National Vision 2025, the government’s plans and goals as well as people’s understanding of the importance and meaning of quality and patient safety. We are also very proud that HCAC is the first and foremost organization in the Eastern Mediterranean region to get and maintain the three accreditations of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare as well as be elected on their Board of Directors.