Ms. Sai Bala M., Nursing Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, became the winner of 3M National Nursing Quiz Championship from South region held on November 07 & 08, 2020.
Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) organized an international competition in association with ENVIS (Resource Partner), ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) and supported by Global Society of HSE Professionals on "Measures taken by hospitals towards worker/workplace safety during pandemic".
Hundred hospitals from India including seven from outside India (Public and Private) participated in the competition. All the submissions were evaluated against a carefully chosen criteria of 30 metrics and judged by a committee of experts globally. Amrita Hospital Kerala was adjudicated as runners-up under the Very Large Hospital category.
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.
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.
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.