PathCare Laboratories has been named the winner of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award 2017. The health facility won the Private Laboratory Service Provider of the Year category for the fourth time running. Regarded as the Oscars of the NHEA, the award was presented by the Global Health, an international organisation that works to save lives, reduce diseases, and improve health around the world.
The award is considered the leading Nigerian health care award that honours excellence, innovation and qualitative improvement in the nation’s health care system.
Chairman, Board of Directors of PathCare Laboratories, Prof. Ibironke Akinsete, also received the 2017 NHEA Lifetime Achievements Award, in recognition of her distinguished career and passionate commitment to excellence and quality health care, especially in the areas of women and AIDS.
Speaking at the ceremony, Akinsete noted that the awards for her and the organisation were more than a recognition, but a call for further commitment to the health care delivery system in Nigeria.
She said the recognition was not just a “callout in every sphere of life;” but that the health care system is unique for the kind of role that practitioners play in the general wellbeing of the nation.
Akinsete said, “PathCare Laboratories’ continued recognition is attributable to its commitment to saving lives through accurate and reliable results, the pursuit of excellence, exceptional service delivery, technological advancement and commitment to innovation.