September 30, 2020

Silver Award - National Business Excellence Awards 2018

Hemas Hospitals, the first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have gained the ACHSI (Australian Council on Health Standards) International accreditation won the Silver award to become the runner up in the healthcare category at the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2018. The National Business Excellence Awards recognizes corporate entities that exemplify excellence in seven well-defined areas which make up the evaluation model. Hemas Hospitals demonstrated its excellence in the seven areas of leadership, corporate governance, capacity building, performance management, local and global market reach, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability as well as business and financial results to claim the coveted Silver Award. The 15th Edition of the National Business Excellence Awards was held at Hilton, Colombo.

National Business Excellence Awards strives to inspire organizations in Sri Lanka to emulate award winning corporate entities in order to raise the overall standard of organizational management in the country. Moreover, NBEA aspires to position Sri Lanka as a country where organizations excel in sustainably managing and developing businesses and thereby attract joint ventures, investments and encourage foreign entities to source products and services from Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the recognition, Dr Lasantha Karunasekera –Director General Manager, Hemas Hospital Wattala said, “We consistently work towards achieving excellence in our service standards in both clinical and non-clinical areas as well as performance. As a result, we’ve been able to raise the bar in the healthcare industry and bring cutting edge facilities and highly specialized preventive and curative treatment options to our patients. This recognition at the esteemed NBEA platform is an endorsement of our success in this regard.”

Prior to bestowing National Business Excellence Awards on deserving businesses, an eminent panel of judges analyzes and evaluates contenders against the seven criteria model which has benchmarked some of the world’s renowned excellence models such as the Deming Award of Japan and the Malcolm Bridge National Quality Award of USA.

In 2015, Hemas Hospitals won a merit award at the National Business Excellence Awards.

Hemas Hospital chain became the first hospital chain in Sri Lanka to achieve recognition from the prestigious Accreditation body, Australian Council for Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI).  Hemas Hospitals is an OHSAS 18001 certified (International Accreditation for Occupational Health and Safety Standards) hospital chain while the hospital’s laboratory possesses the ISO 15189:2012 standard certification. The Hospital strictly adheres to the highest international and local safety standards and provides exceptional care to patients well-supported by experienced specialist consultants, talented staff as well as the latest medical technology.


About Hemas Hospitals

Hemas Hospitals is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with focus on five key sectors- FMCG, Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure and Strategic Investments. The group which commenced operations in 1948 is listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange since 2003.