SJMC Wins Malaysian Healthcare Icon Leadership Award at Malaysian Health and Wellness Summit 2023
From left: Tan Sri Michael Yeoh (President, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific), YB Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad (Chairman of the Parliament Special Select Committee on Health and Malaysia’s former Minister of Health), SJMC CEO Bryan Lin, and Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Mike K.S. Chan (Co-Owner & Founder of the European Wellness Biomedical Group, Germany)
With Malaysia becoming an ageing nation by 2030, the need for top-quality healthcare services will only keep increasing. The recent Malaysian Health and Wellness Summit 2023 organised by KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific explores post-pandemic health and wellness trends, challenges, opportunities, and shortfalls in an effort to improve health outcomes. Themed “Prioritising Health and Wellness for Better Health Outcomes”, the conference revealed some truly enlightening insights on health technology and innovation; health tourism and wellness; ageing and elderly care; and public health policies promotion.
Officiated by YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Chairman of Parliament Special Select Committee on Health and Former Minister of Health, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) is proud to receive the Malaysian Healthcare Icon Leadership Award attended by leading healthcare and industry experts. Since the hospital’s inception in 1985, it has made significant achievements as a trailblazer in many first medical milestones such as conducting Malaysia’s first open-heart surgery, paediatric liver transplants, adult and paediatric bone marrow transplants, and brain neurosurgery, to name a few.
SJMC CEO Bryan Lin (second from right) speaking in a panel session on “Navigating the Challenges of Population Ageing towards a Resilient and Inclusive Society for Older Persons”.
SJMC CEO Bryan Lin also took the stage to join distinguished figures in a thought-provoking discussion on “Navigating the Challenges of Population Ageing towards a Resilient and Inclusive Society for Older Persons”. He highlighted that addressing the challenges of population ageing is crucial. By building resilient and inclusive societies that support the needs of older persons, we can ensure that this demographic shift becomes an opportunity for growth and mutual well-being.
According to a Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) report, Malaysia’s wellness economy was among the top 10 markets in the Asia Pacific with a valuation of US$24.4 billion in 2020. This ranked Malaysia 26th out of 150 countries in terms of wellness economy size. The wellness industry is growing fast, with many centres across the country offering various health programmes and therapies for gut health, environmental safety, chronic illnesses, and inflammation.
This is in line with Malaysia's inaugural Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme, that is poised to reshape healthcare in Malaysia and the broader region. SJMC is selected as a finalist for the inaugural Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme 2022 – 2025 by Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) to establish Malaysia as a globally renowned icon for healthcare travel, delivering exceptional end-to-end patient experiences anchored on medical excellence, service excellence, and international branding.
Source: Free Malaysia Today