IHF Awards 2020

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards 2020 recognizes and honors hospitals and healthcare organizations for innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices in areas that are worthy of international recognition.

 

These include:

  • Governance, leadership, management policies and practices;
  • Quality service delivery in multiple areas at affordable costs;
  • Culture of service to motivate healthcare professionals to excel;
  • Innovations in healthcare delivery or process management;
  • Quality and safety, ethical approaches and evidence-based practices in patient-centered care;
  • Sustainable environment, energy conservation and green initiatives;
  • Addressing inequalities in healthcare service delivery to the community;
  • Advancing healthcare for emerging and developing nations

 

The Awards will be presented during a special Awards Ceremony at the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress which will be held on 2-5 November 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

IHF/Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

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.

 

Awards and Prizes:

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

 

Gold Winner

The Gold Winner will receive the following:

  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 3 representatives worth 5,000 CHF*
  • 3 complimentary registrations to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress.

 

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

 

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

IHF/Bionexo Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

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.

 

Awards and Prizes:

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

 

Gold Winner

The Gold Winner will receive the following:

  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 1 representative worth 2,500 CHF*
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress.

 

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

 

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

IHF/Ashikaga - Nikken Excellence Award for Green Hospital

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

 

Awards and Prizes:

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

 

Gold Winner

The Gold Winner will receive the following:

  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 1 representative worth 2,500 CHF*
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress.

 

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

 

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

IHF/ACHE Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare

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.

 

Awards and Prizes:

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

 

Gold Winner

The Gold Winner will receive the following:

  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 1 representative worth 2,500 CHF*
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress.

 

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

 

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

IHF/Austco Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care

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.

 

Awards and Prizes:

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

 

Gold Winner

The Gold Winner will receive the following:

  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 1 representative worth 2,500 CHF*
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress.

 

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

 

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

IHF/Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisis

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;

 

Awards and Prizes:

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

 

Gold Winner

The Gold Winner will receive the following:

  • 10,000 CHF grant for the hospital
  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 1 representative worth 2,000 CHF*
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

 

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will receive the following:

  • Travel and accommodation stipend for 1 representative worth 2,000 CHF*
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Opportunity to display a poster of their project in the Congress exhibition area

*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress.

 

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2020 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

Submission of Entries

  • Entries must be submitted online by creating an account in the IHF Awards website. Previously registered users or those who submitted abstracts for the World Hospital Congress can use the same login details.
  • After logging in, select the category where you would like to enter your project or program. An entry can only be submitted for one award category, submitting one project in several categories is not allowed. A maximum of two entries per facility/organization may be submitted.
  • Each category will have a dedicated online entry form. This includes basic information about your organization and project and a number of questions that you will need to answer. To view the form, login and click on the specific category.
  • You can include supporting documents by uploading them before submitting the entry form. PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and JPG files are accepted. Up to 5 files can be uploaded and the maximum file size is 8MB.

 

Eligibility and Entry Rules

  • All entries must be for activities, services, projects and/or programs which have been completed or substantially completed from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019 with quantifiable achievements/results/outcomes which can demonstrate innovation and/or excellence of the healthcare provider organization. Activities, services, projects and/or programs that have been completed before 1 January 2017 but had significant results or achievements within the specified 3 year time frame may also be submitted.
  • Consultancy companies or vendors representing public/private hospitals or healthcare facilities are NOT eligible to submit entries. Only healthcare service providers (public or private) can submit entries.
  • Each organization is allowed a maximum of two entries per category EXCEPT for the IHF/Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award in which only one entry per organization is allowed.
  • All entries should be endorsed by the CEO of the organization or equivalent.
  • The name of the project and the organization from the entry submission is final and will be used in the plaque and certificate for winning entries.

 

Selection Process

The selection process of Award winners will be in two phases.

Preliminary Judging Phase
This phase will be by the International Judging Panels composed of Awards Committee members, IHF Honorary members and partners. Each entry will be reviewed and scored independently by at least three judges having demonstrated no potential conflict of interest. Judges will not review entries submitted by participants from their own countries. After computing the composite scores, the highest scoring entries will move onto the Final judging phase.

Final Judging Phase
This phase will be by a Judging Panel comprised of the IHF President, IHF President Designate, IHF Immediate Past President, Awards Committee Chair and an IHF Honorary Member. All shortlisted entries per category will be considered and reviewed by this panel. Their decision on all Award Winners will be final.

 

Scoring Criteria

Entries will be scored by the International Judging Panels using the following criteria:

  • Originality or innovativeness of the project
  • Scientific rigor of the project
  • Clarity of writing or presentation of submitted entry
  • Scalability of the project in the region and rest of the world
  • Affordability of the project or funding sustainability
  • Impact of the project on quality, efficiency and health outcomes.

 

Awards Ceremony

The IHF Awards 2020 will be presented to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awardees of the six award categories during the special Awards Ceremony at the World Hospital Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

 

For further information please contact: awards@ihf-fih.org