Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19: Recognized Organizations

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The International Hospital Federation has designated the 15th of December as a global day of awareness for hospital and health service providers that have delivered exceptional service amid the coronavirus pandemic.


After a call for entries in July, the IHF is honored to announce  that 103 hospitals and health service providers across 28 countries will be receiving the special recognition for demonstrating initiative, agility, and an incredible capacity to innovate under extraordinary circumstances. They have instituted changes in the provision of healthcare, from technological innovations in diagnosis and treatment, to restructuring workflow systems and doctor-patient interactions.


The International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program is sponsored by the Japanese Red Cross Ashikaga Hospital – Nikken Group and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA).


Read the IHF Press Release HERE.


The IHF is committed to supporting hospitals and health service providers to overcome the pandemic and prepare for a post-COVID-19 environment. The coronavirus crisis has sparked many inspirational examples of hospitals implementing new practices and innovations ‘beyond the call of duty’, which will have lasting benefits for patients, healthcare professionals and their local communities. View the full IHF Statement HERE.

Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19: An IHF Special Feature


The IHF is honored to present selected stories for the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Recognition Program in an IHF Special Feature.


In this special feature you will see how various hospitals and health service providers from different countries have responded to the pandemic in a way which is unique to their own situation and circumstances.




Click on the logos below to read about the hospital and health service providers’ initiatives in facing this pandemic.
Clínica Modelo Lanús (Argentina)
Dental Health Services Victoria (Australia)
Heathcote Health & Energesse (Australia)
Pathology Queensland, Queensland Health (Australia)
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Australia)
SA Pathology (Australia)
Hospital of the Brothers of St. John of God Vienna (Austria)
Clinique Saint-Luc Bouge (Belgium)
UZ Brussel (Belgium)
Hospital de Cubatão (Brazil)
Hospital Márcio Cunha (Brazil)
Hospital Municipal Carlos Chagas (Brazil)
Pronep Life Care Sodexo (Brazil)
Augusta Victoria Hospital (Palestinian Territories)
Hospital COVID Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social San miguel (El Salvador)
Hospital Nacional de Ilobasco (El Salvador)
Hospital Nacional Rosales (El Salvador)
Hospital Nacional San Juan De Dios de San Miguel (El Salvador)
Hospital Nacional San Pedro (El Salvador)
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center (Greece)
Hospital Authority (Hong Kong)
Apollo Health & Lifestyle Ltd. (India)
Apollo Speciality Hospitals - Madurai (India)
Bharath Clinics and Women's Speciality Trust (India)
Fortis Hospital Mohali (India)
APSS - Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy)
Japanese Red Cross Ashikaga Hospital (Japan)
Istiklal Hospital (Jordan)
Prince Hamza Hospital (Jordan)
Royal Medical Services (Jordan)
The Specialty Hospital (Jordan)
Asan Medical Center (South Korea)
Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Services Daegu Hospital (South Korea)
Myongji Hospital, Myongji Medical Foundation (South Korea)
National Health Insurance Service Ilsan hospital (South Korea)
Al Amiri Hospital (Kuwait)
Taiba Hospital (Kuwait)
Lagos Island Maternity Hospital (Nigeria)
Aster Al Raffah, Hospital (Oman)
Royal Hospital (Oman)
The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (Pakistan)
Caba District Hospital (Philippines)
Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (Philippines)
Makati Medical Center (Philippines)
Manila Doctors Hospital, DEAF Deaf, AXA Philippines & PNASLI (Philippines)
Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (Philippines)
National Kidney and Transplant Institute (Philippines)
Region II Trauma and Medical Center (Philippines)
Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (Philippines)
SPZOZ Człuchów (Poland)
APDP - Diabetes Portugal (Portugal)
Centro Hospitalar de Entre o Douro e Vouga, EPE (Portugal)
Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, EPE (Portugal)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central (Portugal)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (Portugal)
Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João (Portugal)
Hospital Arcebispo João Crisóstomo, Cantanhede (Portugal)
Hospital Center Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal)
Hospital de Cascais (Portugal)
INEM - Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica, IP (Portugal)
IPO de Coimbra, Francisco Gentil, EPE (Portugal)
S. João de Deus Institute (Portugal)
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Riba D´Ave (Portugal)
Secretaria Regional de Saúde e Proteção Civil (Portugal)
SPMS and DGS (Portugal)
Unidade Local de Saúde da Guarda, EPE (Portugal)
Aster Sanad Hospital (Saudi Arabia)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore)
Groote Schuur Hospital (South Africa)
Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial Universitaria de Manresa, FP (Spain)
Consorci Hospitalari de Vic (Spain)
Consorci Sanitari de l'Alt Penedès i Garraf (Spain)
Consorci Sanitari Integral (Spain)
Institut Català de la Salut (Spain)
Regional Ministry of Health. Madrid Health Service (Spain)
Sant Joan de Déu Serveis Sociosanitaris – Esplugues de Llobregat (Spain)
Antai Medical Care Corporation Antai Tian-Sheng Memorial Hospital (Taiwan)
Cheng Hsin General Hospital (Taiwan)
Dr. Hung’s ENT Clinic (Taiwan)
Al Zahra Hospital Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Aster DM Healthcare (United Arab Emirates)
Aster Hospitals (United Arab Emirates)
Aster Pharmacy & Clinics (United Arab Emirates)
Dubai Health Authority (United Arab Emirates)
Latifa Women And Children Hospital (United Arab Emirates)
Medcare Hospital Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Medcare Women & Children Hospital (United Arab Emirates)
Rashid Hospital (United Arab Emirates)
UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention- MOHAP (United Arab Emirates)
Advocate Aurora Health (United States)
Bon Secours (United States)
Bristol Hospital, Inc. (United States)
Cone Health (United States)
Freeman Health System (United States)
North Oaks Health System (United States)
Northwell Health (United States)
Norwegian American Hospital (United States)
Novant Health (United States)
Providence (United States)
Rush University Medical Center (United States)
Trinity Health (United States)
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (United States)