Amrita Hospital Honoured with Excellence Award for Continuous Quality Improvement Breakthrough

Out of the 25 shortlisted finalists, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi was declared the WINNER in the non-clinical category for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process management in the project titled "DMAIC approach to Patient Movement Services - A Quality Improvement Initiative at a Quaternary Care University Teaching Hospital" at the World Quality Month 2020 Celebration hosted by Qimpro Foundation and CAHO (Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations) held during November 28-29, 2020. Congratulations to the Department of Hospital Administration for compiling the project, Department of Patient Movement Services for their wholehearted cooperation and Dr. Vidya Jha, Assistant Medical Administrator, for presenting the project.

Award of Excellence for Amrita's Department of Radiology

The Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, won the Award of Excellence (eHealth Radiology & Imaging Excellence Awards 2020) in the category Pioneering Radiology Department (Project Image Diagnosis Services and Interventional Procedures) in the Elets Radiology & Imaging Summit held during November 6-7, 2020.

The selection committee was constituted by senior radiologists and healthcare business professionals. Dr. Srikanth Moorthy (Clinical Professor and Head, Department of Radiology) and Dr. Sreekumar K.P. (Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology) led the entire department to win this award.

For the First time in India, a Mother with Pompe Disease give Birth at Amrita Hospital

Amrita Hospital performed a surgery on a rare case saving a mother and her newborn, as the first in India. We are extremely happy to share the birth of a female baby born to a mother with juvenile Pompe disease on enzyme replacement therapy since 6 years at our Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi campus. This is the first case of a woman with Pompe disease giving birth to a baby from India.

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Life after a Heart Transplant

The heart of Kelvin who succumbed to Brain death will continue to beat through Shabeer

Kochi: 39 year old Shabeer had been suffering from end stage heart failure for close to 3 years. He had been diagnosed with heart failure 3 years ago at Kannur due the condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. He underwent medical treatment but gradually deteriorated to the stage where heart transplantation was the only option. He came to Amrita hospital, Kochi 1 year ago for further evaluation and treatment. After evaluation he was listed for heart transplant in the Kerala Network for Organ sharing (KNOS) registry. He rented a house close to the hospital and has been waiting fro a heart for a year now. Due to the lack of organ donors in Kerala for the last few years his wait had become a race against time over the last year and he was starting to lose hope. That was when the alert came for a donor match on 17th of last month.

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Hacks for Frontline Health Workers on War Against COVID from Amrita Hospital

Medical Professionals from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, has come up with the hacks for making face-shields, improvements on standard surgical masks and acrylic barriers to prevent virus-containing aerosols from entering the atmosphere during intubation.

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