IHF World Hospital Congress | Award Categories
The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery.
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Award Categories

There are six award categories. Each category presents a unique opportunity to showcase your hospital or organization’s outstanding projects, programs and innovations.

Open only to IHF Full and Associate Members and their healthcare provider members. This award recognizes excellence and achievements with proven results at health system or facility level in multiple areas including quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, innovations in service delivery at affordable costs, and healthcare leadership and management practices. To check if your association or organization is a member click here.

Open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organizations. This award is for entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements, among others in:

  • Providing quality healthcare services at affordable costs;
  • Promoting volunteer contribution to community care;
  • Reducing inequalities in healthcare service delivery to the community;
  • Advancing healthcare for emerging and developing nations.

Open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organizations. This new IHF/Ashikaga – Nikken Excellence Award for Green Hospital will recognize outstanding performance and achievements of healthcare institutions, particularly hospitals in promoting sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives for people and the planet.

This award will recognize entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements or practices among others in:

  • Promoting energy efficiency or savings, CO2 reduction, use of renewable energy for a sustainable environment
  • Creating a safe and secure environment against natural disasters related to Climate Change
  • Providing an eco-friendly and comfortable environment for patients and staff by innovative or smart technologies
  • Collaborating architectural design and hospital planning to achieve a green and healthy hospital
  • Advocating the practice of medicine in a sustainable manner

Open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organizations. This is for entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements, among others, in:

  • Enhancing governance, leadership, management policies and practices;
  • Creating and fostering a new culture of service that motivate staff to excel;
  • Managing finances and resources effectively;
  • Achieving major breakthrough in productivity improvements or innovations in healthcare delivery or process management.

Open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organizations. This is for entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements, among others in:

  • Promoting quality and safety;
  • Enhancing patient education, engagement and empowerment;
  • Promoting ethical approaches and evidence-based practices.

Open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organizations. The IHF/Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisis will recognize outstanding performance and achievements of healthcare institutions, particularly hospitals, in crisis situations.

 

The general guidelines for selecting the winning projects or programs are the following points:

 

  • The hospital(s) is located in a developing country (Low Income country according to latest World Bank list) and/or in a country facing a nationwide major crisis (war and/or disaster);
  • The hospital has to have experienced or is currently experiencing a situation of particular strain from an acute or unexpected nature;
  • The hospital’s performance during the crisis should result in a significant impact on the health of the population that it serves and/or an outstanding specific service has been put in place under harsh conditions;
  • A significant part of the hospital’s ability to perform in the crisis situation should be attributed to the “people” and their initiatives working to deliver health care at the core of the crisis;