SunMed LEAN Club Made It to Asia Arena!
The LEAN Club of Sunway Medical Centre won the runner-up award in the Hospital Management Asia (HMA) Awards 2008 under the Marketing, PR or Promotional category.
The LEAN Club is a Paediatric Obesity and Wellness Programme. LEAN stands for Life-changing Education through Activity and Nutrition. It is Malaysia’s first holistic family-based intervention programme that encompasses medical and behavioural intervention, nutrition education and physical exercises with a large fun component. Sunway Medical applies ‘blue ocean’ approach to create awareness and promote prevention on the world No. 1 public health problem – obesity, which is now an epidemic amongst children.
The Asian Hospital Management Awards recognises and honours hospitals in Asia that carry out best hospital practices. Now in its 7th year, it features 233 entries from 15 countries representing 55 hospitals. It is an honour that the LEAN Club is recognised by the international judges as one of the outstanding and innovative programmes and best practices in Asia region.
Awards are given for projects in seven categories: (1) Community Service Project, (2) Customer Service Projects, (3) Human Resource Development Project, (4) Internal Customers Service Project, (5) Marketing, PR or Promotional Project, (6) Patient Safety/Quality Medical Care Project and (7) Departmental Service Improvement Project.