​​Star of Excellence

Breaking Barriers - Building Bridges

The primary goal of the project is to raise dementia awareness and understanding the impact of dementia in the community and upon healthcare workers. The objectives were also set to: 
  •  Introduce awareness programs for caregivers of dementia patients and for the general community.
  •  Initiate training programs covering the entire State of Qatar targeting healthcare professionals.
  •  Evaluate the diagnostic criteria for dementia, to standardize and validate screening and assessment tools in Qatar.
  •  Establish evidence-based policy and guidelines to enhance the care pathway and management of dementia.
  •  Strengthen memory clinics and measure the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the risk and incidence of dementia, its treatment and management.
  •  Enhance caregiver support networks, thus reducing physical and psychological stress on caregivers by providing up to date information, and guidance regarding appropriate care pathways and available resources
  •  Monitor the quality of dementia care
​​​Rising Star

Sepsis Simulation Exercises to Stamp out Sepsis

The goal of the sepsis project was to decrease the mortality rate by developing a “care bundle.” Following the creation of bundles, an international performance improvement effort was established and a sustained effort made to reduce sepsis mortality. The program emphasized education related to elements of the bundles.

The success and long-term sustainability of the sepsis project is dependent on an appropriate governance structure and process at all levels of the healthcare facility leadership by both management and clinicians enabling a top-down, bottom-up approach to drive and sustain improved outcomes for patients.

The goals were achieved by September 2018 with the commitment and multidisciplinary involvement as well as the implementation of evidence-based practices by the CICU team. Even though the goal has been achieved, the team continues to monitor the compliance of the strategies implemented, to sustain the improvements made.

​​​Awards of Merit

Al Negwa- Qatari Development Program

The mission of the Al Negwa program is to attract, engage, develop and retain Qatari nationals in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Al Negwa aims to offer a variety of entry points into HMC for Qatari nationals with different levels of academic qualifications e.g. from school graduates up to university graduates. 

Five different levels for development were identified: 

1) Elementary –without a high school diploma 
2) Foundation – high school diploma or diploma and bachelor’s degree cohorts 
3) Development – develop current Qatari staff members requiring job specific training 
4) Aspiring Leaders – application process to develop Qatari staff in line with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviors to be outstanding leaders at HMC 
5) Advanced Leaders – high performing Qatari staff working to a tailored development plan for advancement to senior HMC executive positions. 

The focus of the program is to create a capable and skilled workforce supporting 'Best Care Always'. 


Leading CPD example in the Middle East

This project was necessary to transform the CPD process for pharmacists across HMC and Qatar to provide a world-class standard of education through achieving the following goals:
  • Establishing a corporate office of CPD 
  • Developed corporate CPD organizational structure 
  • Developed standardized CPD policies and procedures 
  • Conducted corporate need assessment to develop CPD program 
  • Delivered CPD activities following QCHP standards 
  • Applied for CPD provider accreditation (QCHP and ACPE) 
  • Develop scholarly activities/research  
  • Develop educational strategies for specialized professionals 
  • The impact of improvement is summarized in the following: 
  • Well established CPPD organizational system aligned with unified vision, mission, structure and synchronized educational process and CPD cycle. 
  • The educational activities are tailored to national strategies, educational needs and gaps in practice. 
  • Well established and high quality educational activities to all pharmacy professionals (as explained in the attachments). 
  • Research in education and proof of improvement