Further affirming its leadership in Sri Lanka’s private healthcare industry, the
country’s most trusted healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals and laboratories recently joined
the highest ranks of history by taking home an astounding 50 awards; 36 golds, 12 silvers and 02
bronzes, at the National Convention on Quality and Productivity Awards 2020.
Operating with a process excellence vision of “becoming the number one Lean Hospital in
South Asia”, this momentous milestone makes Hemas Hospitals the only organization, to have
won the highest number of awards won by single company, the highest number of awards won
by a Service organization in the history of NCQP Awards, and the highest number of Gold
awards won by any company under the elite award category of “Best Lean Six Sigma Projects”
in the history of NCQP Awards. The Gold Award winning teams of Hemas Hospitals and
Laboratories are now qualified to compete at the next International Convention on Quality
Control Circles (ICQCC) to be held later this year in Hyderabad, India.
“Quality and productivity are two vital cornerstones of exemplary healthcare that simply
cannot be compromised or easily replicated, as the lives of so many depend on the operations
and infrastructure standardized and maintained at healthcare institutions. Therefore, we are
honoured and humbled by this significant recognition that is testament to our deep
commitment and ability to lead the ranks of quality, patient safety and innovation in Sri Lanka’s
healthcare practice. As we always have, we will continue to evolve, disrupt and push the
boundaries of clinical excellence for the benefit of the people of Sri Lanka,” Managing Director
Hemas Hospitals and Laboratory Chain, and President of the Association of Private Hospitals
and Nursing Homes, Dr.Lakith Peiris opined.
Hemas Hospitals’ latest triumph adds to the series of eminent awards it has secured during its
tenure. It is currently the only hospital to have secured the COVID-19 safety certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute, as well as the first to receive the Australian Council on
Healthcare Standard International (ACHSI) accreditation for exceptional patient safety and
superior clinical outcomes. Hemas Hospitals is also the first IMS certified organization in the
country for ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System standard, ISO 14001: 2015
Environment Management System standard and the ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and
Safety Management System standard. On its mission to mitigate the great impact of the
pandemic on patients, the hospital drew public praise when it designed and launched the
world’s first infectious disease transport chamber to fight COVID-19.
In addition to the 50 awards won at the NCQP awards 2020 last week, during the recent past,
the leading hospital chain has walked home with a total of 18 top national and international
accolades and in the process earned itself the title of the most feted hospital in Sri Lanka. These
accolades include three Healthcare Asia Awards and one Hospital Management Asia Award in
the international arena, making it the only hospital group to claim a major international award in
2020, bringing international recognition to the Sri Lankan healthcare industry.
The National Convention on Quality and Productivity Awards is an annual event held by the Sri
Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) to felicitate
professionals in quality and productivity in the manufacturing and service sectors. By
encouraging employee’s participation and leadership, teams compete under the categories of
Best Quality Circle projects, Best Continuous improvement projects, Best Lean Six Sigma
Projects. This year’s event was under the theme of ‘National Prosperity through World Class
Quality and Productivity”.
About Hemas Hospitals
Hemas Hospitals is the only hospital to secure the COVID-19 safety certification (SLS 1672:
2020) from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute, as well as the first to receive the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) accreditation for exceptional patient
safety and superior clinical outcomes. Established in 2008 with the launch of its pioneering
facility in Wattala, followed by a second hospital in Thalawathugoda, Hemas Hospitals has today
grown into one of the most advanced hospital chains in Sri Lanka. A subsidiary of Hemas
Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on FMCG, healthcare &
mobility, the hospital chain has pioneered global best practices in Sri Lanka, setting a steep
benchmark for quality and patient safety. It is also the first Sri Lankan organization to have its
Integrated Management System accredited by the U.K.-based LMS Certification Limited. The
organization also provides a wide array of surgical and medical specialties and has established an
island-wide network of clinical laboratories.