Browns Hospitals Honoured at National Business Excellence Awards

Published Date : 14-Jan-2020

Browns Hospitals was recognised for the second consecutive year for its exceptional commitment in healthcare sector at the recently concluded National Business Excellence Awards 2019. Accordingly, Browns Hospitals emerged runners-up under the Healthcare Related Service Sector category as well as second runners-up under the Medium category at the 16th Edition of National Business Excellence Awards, hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce.

The awards were accepted by Charitha Jayasingha, Chief Operating Officer, Browns Hospitals, in the presence of a large gathering of business leaders and diplomatic missions. Her Excellency Robina P Marks, High Commissioner for South Africa in Sri Lanka, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The National Business Excellence Awards is held annually with the intention of recognising the business enterprises that display business excellence.

Commenting on this significant achievement, Charitha Jayasingha, Chief Operating Officer, Browns Hospitals said that the organisation firmly believes that its greatest asset is its dedicated staff members. “It is indeed a fulfilling experience to win these prestigious awards yet again and be recognised in this manner, competing against many leading organisations, for it is a positive endorsement and a driving force for us to continue our journey of excellence.  This recognition is a testament to our patient-centric approach to healthcare and investments in the latest technologies. I wish to congratulate and thank our staff members for their tireless efforts and great passion to deliver the best possible service”, he further added.

The National Business Excellence Awards recognises corporates who have excelled in business operations during the year under consideration. The contenders for the Business Excellence Awards were evaluated by a panel of judges over the preceding months and was judged on a newly structured excellence evaluation model. It comprised seven criteria; namely, excellence in business and financial results, performance management, capacity building, local and global market reach, leadership, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.  Moreover, their performance was also assessed on the basis of a three-stage process of Desk Reviews, Interviews and Judge’s Final Review.

Browns Hospitals, a fully-fledged 70 bed hospital in Ragama, is a subsidiary of the renowned Browns Group. This multi-speciality general hospital is equipped with the latest technology in medical diagnostics and advanced medical and surgical technology including CT and MRI scanning. It is the first in a chain of secondary care general hospitals and diagnostic centres, which are dedicated to provide state-of-the-art, personalised, integrated clinical care.

Browns Hospitals has a high profile medical team of well qualified and recognised visiting consultants in all specialties and in-house doctors along with a team of qualified nursing staff with both private and state sector experience. It is also the first hospital to receive ISO 9001:2015 certification for healthcare from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute. Reiterating its status of excellence, Browns Hospitals was also recognised with the prestigious award for ‘Best Multi-Speciality Hospital’ at the CMO Asia Awards Ceremony held in 2019 as part of the Sri Lanka Leadership Awards.

The Browns Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates which manages a fast growing and valuable portfolio of brands across several key industry sectors, such as power generation; home and office solutions; agriculture and plantation support services; pharmaceuticals; investments; hospitality and leisure; marine and manufacturing; and healthcare.

(From L-R): Sarath Thenuwara, Head of HR, Browns Hospitals; Dr. Upul Ilangasinghe, Director Medical Services, Browns Hospitals; Charitha Jayasingha, Chief Operating Officer, Browns Hospitals; Waruna Mallawaarachchi, DGM-Marketing, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited; Niroshan Prasanna, Head of Finance, Browns Hospitals; Rasika Samarasekera, Head of Operations, Browns Hospitals and Deepal Nelson, Deputy President, National Chamber of Commerce.