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Kuala Lumpur Hospital wins major international award

Kuala Lumpur Hospital wins major international award
Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur named International Hospital in IMTJ Awards 2014

A (Kuala Lumpur-based Medical Centre ) has won a major international award for their medical tourism work.

(Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur ) were named (the Winner of the International Hospital of the Year Award ) by medical publication The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ, at their annual awards.

The awards were presented on 5th March at a high profile reception in Dubai during the International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC), which brings together all the pre-eminent providers and experts in medical travel and medical tourism.

The award was given to Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur in recognition of (citation). Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur beat similar hospitals from around the world to clinch the award.

Dato’ Amir Firdaus Abdullah, Senior GM – Pantai Group Operations, Regional CEO – Gleneagles Hospitals and CEO – Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur quotes:-

I am very happy and honoured for the entire team of Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur for having recently received this exceptional award.  It is an international recognition that comes on top of the second JCI accreditation which positions our organization as the international leader in Kuala Lumpur. This is the result of a group effort, involving our expert physicians and medical crew as well as our unique customer service in developing a specific program for foreign patients and their families. With a dedicated lounge, a choice of fine dining menus, translators and dedicated service for travel arrangements, our goal is to continue these International Advanced Services with new technologies, a brand new building comprising of additional rooms and medical offices. In addition, there may be possibilities of Ibis hotels being a part of the newly extended complex, to provide additional accommodation for families of patients and tourists alike”

Chairman of the judging panel and Managing Editor of IMTJ Keith Pollard says the awards celebrate the best providers in the industry and aim to encourage others to strive to match them:

Medical travel is an exciting and growing global industry, with many providers delivering excellence in both medical care and customer service. The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards are the first independent awards to recognise those who are the best of the best and hopefully to encourage others to emulate them. The judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients.”

All our winners exemplify the way the medical tourism industry should be run – professional, offering exceptional patient care and providing the best possible medical outcomes. I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards in the hope that other clinics and companies will have raised their game to match or even better this year’s winners.”

For all media enquiries including images and interviews, please contact:

Ms Claire Sondaz
Director – Marketing & Corporate Communications
Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
Tel : (603) 4141 3061
Email :

Ms Adeline Abdul Ghani
Manager – PR & Communications
Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
Tel : (603) 4141 3192 / 019-282 3008
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Notes for editors:

International Medical Travel Journal ( is the leading business to business journal for the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ publishes a regular newsletter to around 15,000 people and providers involved in medical travel. IMTJ is owned and managed by Intuition Communication, a UK based online publishing business. The company also operates Treatment Abroad – a website for patients who are seeking advice and information on medical tourism.