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Bumrungrad Hospital wins two trophies at Healthcare Asia Awards

The Bumrungrad International Hospital wins the Diagnostics Provider and CEO of the Year honours.

In Thailand’s healthcare sector, Bumrungrad International Hospital has always represented quality service with international safety standards. The hospital invests in diagnostic trend research and state-of-the-art technology to provide the best care to patients whenever they need it. Recently, the hospital has established the following innovative and unique diagnostic services including: 

  • Precision medicine an approach using personalised data such as genetics data to tailored for individual health care, lifestyle, disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatment such as targeted therapy and preventive genetics.
  • Pharmacogenomics – the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. Person responses differently to drugs, causing allergies, toxicity, or less effectiveness. 
  • Nutrigenomics – the study of the relation of genes, nutrition, and health in order to plan personalised lifestyle, food, and overall health.
  • Medical Robotics – designed to assist and fulfill in procedure need high accuracy, repetitive, rapid or designed to work in remote or dangerous area. Three main categories of medical robotics include pharmaceutical robots, rehabilitation robots, and robotics-assisted surgery.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound – provides a better image compared to abdominal ultrasound, very useful to detect small lesions but serious such as digestive cancer, metastatic lymph node.

Due to this achievement, Bumrungrad International Hospital has been named Diagnostics Provider of the Year at the Healthcare Asia Awards 2021.

The other major award is granted to Ms. Artirat Charukitpipat as Chief Executive Officer of the Year (Thailand). Ms. Artirat skillfully managed the COVID-19 crisis to enable the hospital to deliver fine-tuned responses even in an uncertain and pressure-filled environment. Her leadership has been honed through 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector, and she is known for being passionate about people and technology, as well as having an open-door policy in communicating with the healthcare staff. 

Ms. Artirat emphasises “Our working culture is to create and maintain positive attitudes, life-long learning. We have the blameless policy and zero-tolerance approach to safety at Bumrungrad to help maximise our safety and quality standard.”

Bumrungrad’s vision and goals for 2022 are to move forward to provide world-class holistic healthcare and implementing innovative medical technology in quaternary care. Her leadership at Bumrungrad are open to experimenting and learning more about leveraging the latest medical technologies in healthcare services. To-date, Bumrungrad has been successful in continuously improving our IT platform and implementing digital healthcare technology to be ready for the latest advancements in medical technology so the hospital can present the best options to their patients and suggest what is best for them.

“Medical technology alone cannot achieve Bumrungrad’s mission. We realise effective communication and healthy relationships with our clients are key in providing the best healthcare. And collaboration is the key. Our physicians, nurses, medical professionals, and staff members give patients comfort and strive to deliver the best treatments available. We would like to craft positive experiences for all our patients and visitors to Bumrungrad — driving long-term sustainable success.” said Ms. Artirat.

Thanks to Ms. Artirat’s leadership, who is able to navigate the current healthcare challenges in a way that benefits the entire country.


Hear from this year's CEO of the Year laureate, Artirat Charukitpipat, hospital's chief executive officer, as she talks about 25 years of experience in the healthcare business, serving as the chief of the hospital and ensuring the safety and security of her team while they accomplish their tasks as healthcare workers of the leading diagnostic hospital that provides First-in Class diagnosis to their patients.

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