Saluting exemplary healthcare professionals going beyond the call of duty
ECON Healthcare Group received 3 awards at the Healthcare Humanity Awards 2017, initiated by The Courage Fund. Held on Tuesday, 25th of April 2017, at the Orchard Hotel Singapore, the ceremony continues its legacy of rewarding outstanding healthcare workers and inspirational role models who go the extra mile to offer care and comfort to the sick and infirmed. The Awards serve to underscore that healthcare is a noble profession, while raising public recognition and respect for the healthcare profession.
Guest-of-Honour and Courage Fund Patron Dr Tony Tan, The President of the Republic of Singapore, presented awards to three winners from ECON Healthcare Group. Senior Staff Nurse Myat Myat Khine (ECON Medicare Centre and Nursing Home, Buangkok) and Ward Manager Doreen Leow (ECON Medicare Centre and Nursing Home, Chai Chee) were both awarded the Intermediate Long-Term Care Sector (ILTC) Award which honours exceptional healthcare professionals who provide home-based, centre-based and residential-based service.
Senior Staff Nurse Myat Myat Khine has been working in Econ Medicare Centre and Nursing Home since April 2009, starting out as a Staff Nurse until she was promoted in 2014. As a nurse in charge, she demonstrates great compassion, dedication, and competency in her work at ECON Medicare Centre and Nursing Home (Buangkok) where 70% of the residents suffer from dementia and other disorders. Ms Myat Myat Khine has even started to learn local languages such as Mandarin in order to overcome communication barriers and provide better care to residents.
Ward Manager Doreen Leow is one of ECON Healthcare Group’s esteemed pioneers, having been in ECON for 28 years. With a keen ability to calmly and effectively provide both residents and their family members, Ms Doreen works at ECON Medicare Centre and Nursing Home (Chai Chee) where the residents suffer from unsteady gait, high risk for falls and require tube feeding. Her knowledge in resident care and organisation procedures enhances the standard of service rendered to the clients. Ms Doreen joined ECON as a Nursing Aide and was then promoted to Home-in-Charge and subsequently, Ward Manager during her illustrious career in ECON.
Ms Foo Mai Khin, a caregiver for her father who resides at ECON Medicare Centre and Nursing Home, received a Caregiver Award which honours extraordinary caregivers of patients of a healthcare organisation. “This award is a surprise and an honour. As a caregiver for my father, I have experienced the challenges of balancing the pressures of daily life and caring for a loved one. While it is extremely rewarding, I could not have done it without ECON Healthcare Group’s dedication in continuously providing love, care and joy to my father,” explained Ms Foo.
Every year, the Healthcare Humanity Awards (HHA) salutes exemplary healthcare professionals who go beyond the call of duty to help others. Since 2014, the Healthcare Humanity Awards has saluted the efforts of over 700 healthcare workers. To date, ECON Healthcare Group has garnered a total of 7 Healthcare Humanity Awards.