– Wins ICICI Lombard & CNBCTV18 India Healthcare Award for Third year running
New Delhi, 12th June, 2015: Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Delhi, India’s celebrated hospital dedicated to cardiac care, has won the prestigious India Healthcare Awards, 2014 for the Best Single Specialty Hospital in Cardiology for the record third year in succession. The award was presented by Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of AYUSH and Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare to Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, FEHI at a felicitation ceremony held in the capital.
This is the third time running that FEHI was adjudged as the Best Single Specialty Hospital in Cardiology ahead of many prominent hospitals in India. The award identified FEHI as the winner among tertiary care institutes and was recognised as the centre of excellence in a focused single discipline of cardiology.
The India Healthcare award is widely acknowledged as India’s most authoritative award in the healthcare industry and is jointly instituted by ICICI Lombard and CNBC TV18. The winners were selected after IMRB International, India’s leading research agency, adopted a robust multi-phase methodology that shortlisted India’s finest healthcare providers. The winners were selected by a distinguished panel which included prominent individuals from the industry and academia.
Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi, said, “We have been delivering the gold standard heart care in India for years and continue to strive to deliver newer, better and safer treatments to manage our patients. I am proud of all at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute who have harboured and elevated this passion for excellence to a ‘mission’. Today, we are indeed very proud to have the distinction of being amongst the top institutes of Cardiac Sciences in the world. We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. It is a testimony to our ‘mission of excellence’ and instils greater responsibility and determination to deliver our very best to our patients.”
Dr. Somesh Mittal, Zonal Director, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, said “This is a proud moment for the FEHI team that has worked tirelessly to provide outstanding patient care and has achieved clinical excellence. We perform more than 14,000 procedures annually. Our infrastructure in providing cardiac care is one of the best in Asia with the largest Cardiac Catheterization Lab and a dedicated Electrophysiology Lab. The team is happy to receive this award and we will continue to raise the bar in the delivery of superior patient care.”
About Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Delhi, a pioneer and centre of excellence in cardiac care, is celebrating 25 years of path-breaking work and service to the numerous heart patients, who have benefitted from treatment, at this outstanding facility. Armed with clinical expertise and cutting-edge medical technology, the hospital has set enviable benchmarks in Cardiac Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Till date, FEHI has successfully completed over 1,72,000 Coronary Angiographies, over 90,000 Cardiac Surgeries and almost 52,000 Coronary Angioplasties, in addition to several life-saving procedures. The hospital also performed India’s first Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and Bioresorable Vascular Scaffold (BVS); Asia Pacific’s first Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Drug Eluting Stenting, etc. Over the years, FEHI has cloned a Heart Care Network of 19 hospitals and Heart Command Centers in India and abroad. It has also launched the revolutionary e-ICU program, enabling remote and timely access to critical care. Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has won numerous awards and accolades. The recent among them being, ‘Best Cardiology Hospital’ at the ICICI Lombard & CNBC TV18 India Healthcare Awards in 2012, and 2013 and ranking for the best private Hospital in Cardiology, by The Week Nielson Best Hospitals Survey, 2014.