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09 Dec 2011
Leadership Succession at Largest Public Healthcare Group

SingHealth Chief Professor Tan Ser Kiat succeeded by Professor Ivy Ng, CEO of KKH

Professor Tan Ser Kiat, SingHealth’s Group Chief Executive since its inception in April 2000, will retire after 40 years in public service and pass the leadership baton to Professor Ivy Ng, currently Deputy Chief Executive of SingHealth and Chief Executive of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). In taking up the Group CEO role, Professor Ivy Ng will relinquish her duties as CEO of KKH and hand over the reins to Associate Professor Kenneth Kwek, who is currently the hospital’s Chairman of the Medical Board (CMB). Professor Alex Sia will be appointed as the Hospital’s new Chairman of the Medical Board. The SingHealth leadership changes will take effect on 22 January 2012.

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23 Sep 2011
SingHealth Charity Golf Tournament 2011

The inaugural SingHealth Charity Golf Tournament 2011 kicked off at Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club today with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong as the Guest of Honour. The charity event raised more than $380,000 in support of research programmes at SingHealth and budding researchers at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Division of Surgery. The event came to a meaningful close with a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Club.

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27 Aug 2011
SingHealth Boosts Outreach Efforts to Promote Organ & Tissue Donation

SingHealth Transplant, the healthcare group’s consolidated transplant services, launched its inaugural Transplant Awareness Roadshow at Suntec City Mall today with Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong as the Guest of Honour. The exciting weekend roadshow from 27 to 28 August 2011 aims to increase public awareness of life-saving transplantations and encourage organ and tissue donation in Singapore.

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25 Aug 2011
SingHealth reveals nearly $200million savings over last decade

Some 180 healthcare procurement professionals and stakeholders from the region and USA came together to share best procurement practices and mark a decade of achievements by SingHealth’s Group Procurement Office (GPO) at SingHealth’s Supply Chain Management Congress 2011. The two-day congress held at the Pan Pacific Hotel was graced by Minister for The Environment, and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Professor Tan Ser Kiat, Group Chief Executive Officer revealed that SingHealth has saved close to $200 million in non-labour expenditure between 2001 and 2010 for the entire healthcare sector. This is a good start for healthcare organisations trying to keep costs down. In conjunction with the congress, Singapore’s first book on healthcare procurement, Purchasing Cures, was also launched by Minister Balakrishnan, together with Professor Tan Ser Kiat, SingHealth Group CEO, Professor Ivy Ng, SingHealth Deputy CEO and Mr Tan Jack Thian, Group Chief Procurement Officer, SingHealth.

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28 Jul 2011
SingHealth nurses stage musical for the first time to celebrate Nurses’ Day

“Hey Florence!” musical raises $30,000 in aid of President’s Challenge beneficiaries 

When Nurse Educator Farzeeda Ibrahim embarked on her nursing career more than 15 years ago, she never imagined her profession would take her to stage, performing a musical before the President of Singapore and raising funds for the less fortunate. This Nurses’ Day, Farzeeda and 12 other SingHealth nurses did just that when they presented “Hey Florence!” – a light-hearted yet poignant musical that pays tribute to nurses. To raise the bar further, SingHealth nurses pledged to donate proceeds from the musical’s ticket sales to the less fortunate. A total of $30,000 was raised which goes towards President’s Challenge beneficiaries. As a Group, SingHealth raised a total of $260,000 through other fund-raising efforts such as charity bazaars and pledge cards donations this year.

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25 Jul 2011
Lee Foundation donates $5million to boost SingHealth’s transplant services
  • Donation to increase public awareness of organ and tissue transplantation as well as support training for dedicated transplant staff
  • Inaugural awards recognise individuals who work tirelessly to make transplants a success

SingHealth Transplant, the healthcare group’s consolidated transplant services, announced today that it received a boost from Lee Foundation in the form of a $5million donation. The generous donation will be used to widen the scope of SingHealth Transplant.

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01 Jul 2011
Singapore Health wins two international awards for editorial excellence

Singapore Health, the SingHealth-Singapore General Hospital bimonthly educational publication for patients, stands tall among the giants of publishing such as Singapore Airlines inflight magazine, Silver Kris, after winning two prestigious international awards for editorial excellence.

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14 Jun 2011
Four public hospitals are first in region to achieve advanced healthcare-IT global standard for use of technology to transform patient care

SingHealth hospitals, Singapore General Hospital and KK Women's and Children's Hospital are two of four local public healthcare institutions to achieve the HIMSS Stage 6 EMR Adoption Model award. With this, Singapore has become the first in the region to have several HIMSS Stage 6 hospitals. The HIMSS EMR adoption model is an internationally recognised benchmark that measures the use of IT and electronic medical records to transform healthcare to benefit patients. Stage 6, on a scale of 0 to 7, indicates significantly advanced IT capabilities in delivering patient-centric care.

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23 May 2011
SingHealth staff raises funds for needy patients and wins perfect wedding gift
  • National Heart Centre Singapore staff wins a brand new Subaru Impreza 1.5MT in lucky draw
  • SingHealth Foundation’s SaveMoney SaveLives raises more than $200,000 for needy patients at SingHealth institutions

SingHealth staff dug deep to support needy patients at their healthcare institutions by raising more than $200,000 for SingHealth Foundation’s SaveMoney SaveLives campaign. They were joined in the effort to save lives by like-minded organisations. Motor Image Enterprises, the wholly owned subsidiary of Tan Chong International Limited and exclusive distributor of Subaru cars, supported the campaign by sponsoring a prize Subaru Impreza 1.5MT Sedan, worth $60,000. National Heart Centre Singapore research administrator Gladys Lin won the car in a lucky draw held at the end of the campaign.

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22 Mar 2011
SingHealth and SGH launch Singapore’s first smartphone application

SingHealth and SGH launch Singapore's first smartphone application for rheumatoid arthritis that  empowers patients who suffer from the condition to accurately monitor their disease and get timely medical help. It is estimated that about 45,000 people in Singapore suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Using an easy questionnaire that tracks patients’ daily activities, level of pain and general health, the health dairy application can calculate the severity of their conditon and present them in graphs that patients and caregivers can easily read.

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26 Jan 2011
Singapore's First Dedicated Award to Recognise top Service Performers in Public Healthcare

SingHealth has established the inaugural Singapore Health Quality Service award to focus on top service performers in the public healthcare industry. The award, the first of its kind dedicated to the public healthcare industry recognises the service commitment of more than 2,500 staff from SingHealth institutions and partner organisations, such as Bright Vision Hospital and St Andrew’s Community Hospital. Going forward, SingHealth would like to invite other members of the public healthcare family to join the awards to reinforce service excellence in healthcare. Among the winners at the inaugural awards, four outstanding performers were conferred the Superstar Awards. Two outstanding teams were also presented with the Best Teams awards to recognise their efforts in process improvement and enhancing patient care.

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24 Jan 2011
SingHealth offers new scholarship and announces name of new building

The SingHealth Medicine Scholarship will grant up to four scholarships annually to outstanding first-year medical students studying locally, and who have a desire to serve in public healthcare. Through the scholarships, SingHealth aims to groom committed talent to be the next generation of medical leaders for Singapore. SingHealth also unveiled the name of a new 13-storey twin-tower building, to be ready in 2013, which will house SGH pathology services, and SingHealth research and education facilities.  

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15 Jan 2011
SingHealth celebrates Allied Health Professionals Community Day

Some 400 allied health professionals from across the island celebrated Singapore’s first Allied Health Professionals Community Day that was marked with Minister for Health, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, launching the first dedicated book of profession profiles. Organised by SingHealth, the event  themed “Many Talents, One Passion”, brought together staff from more than 40 professions in Allied Health from SingHealth and other healthcare groups. The event celebrated and recognised the contributions and dedication of this diverse yet indispensable group of healthcare professionals. The SingHealth Allied Health Innovative Practice Award was also presented to winning projects that improve patient care.

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