Rabat -The Mohammed VI University Hospital (CHU Marrakech) in Marrakech was awarded the International Quality Star by Business Initiative Directions (BID) in New York on Monday.
Rabat –The Mohammed VI University Hospital (CHU Marrakech) in Marrakech was awarded the International Quality Star by Business Initiative Directions (BID) in New York on Monday.
According to the Moroccan press agency MAP, the hospital was honored for its innovative projects and its high-quality management.
“We are proud, but we also feel more responsibility now,” said CHU Marrakech’s general director Dr. Hicham Nejmi. “This award is the result of long and steady hard work by all the teams in the hospital.”
The hospital’s quality service manager, Isam Khay, was appointed an International Quality Ambassador. For him, the designation has crowned “several years of hard work to promote quality inside health institutions.”
Dr. Nejmi pointed to the fact that the hospital is the number one eye, tissue and bone bank in Africa. The hospital has undertaken many innovative projects in Morocco, such as the launch of [a telemedicine, simulated teaching methods and educational technology.
CHU Marrakech has also launched a green strategy to reduce energy costs and increase the use of renewable energy. The hospital has invested MAD 2 million to incorporate solar energy in its electricity system.
It has also been part of Morocco’s African cooperation strategy. The hospital helped establishing an emergency training center in Ivory Coast.
Other partnership agreements with African medical institutions include countries such as Mali, Senegal, Gabon and Burkina Faso.
BID had previously awarded Operation Smile Morocco, which provides medical treatment to children born with cleft lip genetic malformation, with the International Quality Crown.