LivingPremios Best In Class 2019

Premios Best In Class 2019

For yet another year, the Best in Class (BiC) Awards have recognized the excellence of both the hospital centers and the regional policies carried out in 2018. During the gala of the last edition, held on October 29 in Santiago de Compostela , the best hospitals and services, together with the authorities of various administrations, represented the high quality of care that our country enjoys.

Among the categories that recognize the health work of Spanish hospitals, the centers of the Community of Madrid, Galicia, Cantabria, Catalonia, the Basque Country and the Valencian Community stood out (see map). The award for the Best High Complexity Hospital was awarded to the A Coruña University Hospital Complex , while the La Moraleja University Hospital in Madrid won the award for the Best Medium Complexity Hospital. Regarding the health centers, the best rated were those of A Estrada (Pontevedra) and Torrevieja (Alicante).

But not only these centers stood out for their excellence. The Marqués de Valdecilla Hospital (Cantabria) and various hospitals in the Community of Madrid, such as October 12, La Paz or the Jiménez Díaz Foundation, also received several recognitions. Among the many categories recognized in the BiC Awards, the following can be highlighted: the award for Best Gynecology Service was received by the Jiménez Díaz Foundation; that of Pediatrics went to the Marqués de Valdecilla; the one for Research in Oncology was delivered to October 12; and the Emergency Department, at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, also in Madrid.

Health Policy Award

Along with the best hospitals, the BiC Awards highlight the health policies that are undertaken by the autonomous communities. The Special Prize for the Best Public Health Plan went to Castilla-La Mancha, a community that also won the Prize for Strategy in Innovation and Biosimilars. The Balearic Islands received the Award for the Best Hospital Management, while the Community of Madrid and Extremadura obtained the awards for the best oncological strategies . One of the novelties that have accompanied the 2019 edition is the delivery of the “5-star BiC” Excellence Award, which values those services that have won a total of at least three times in the same category during the last four years. Under this premise, six teams have been awarded the new recognition: those of Dermatology, Hematology and Hemotherapy and Neurology belonging to centers in the Community of Madrid; and those of Cardiology, Psoriasis and Primary Care that attend patients in Galicia.

By Javier Ruiz-Tagle

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