HMC RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SUPPORT

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has become the first healthcare organization in the Middle East, Western Asia and Africa region to receive the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization's (ELSO) Award for Excellence in Life Support (Gold Level) for its extracorporeal life support programme.

Also called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the ECMO therapy is used as a last resort support system for the lungs or heart and has helped save the lives of around 100 infants, children and adults in Qatar since first being introduced at HMC in 2014.

Minister of Public Health, HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, congratulated HMC's ECMO team on the award, noting that the technology is an example of Qatar's commitment to providing patients with the world's best care.

Source: Government of Qatar

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