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MTRH feted for best healthcare practices

 Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital CEO Wilson Aruasa. [File, Standard]

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) has awarded Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) for outstanding performance.

The facility's Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa also received the Unsung Hero of the Year Award for ethics and governance best practices in management.

The hospital was also the 1st runner-up in Information Communication Technology (ICT) innovations category at the Awards ceremony at the Carnivore Simba Salon recently.

They were feted during the KISM SPURS excellence awards for outstanding performance in public procurement.

The award ceremony was presided over by Head of Public Service Felix Kosgei, who praised the CEO for the feat.

Kosgei outlined the importance of good management processes and systems, which he said lead to the success of institutions. He urged Kenyans in public and private sectors to emulate Dr Aruasa, saying the management of MTRH had improved professionalism.

"I thank KISM for granting me such a privilege. Getting such an important award is not easy. I don't take it for granted, and I promise to keep working hard to ensure the people of this nation get adequate and proper healthcare," said Dr Aruasa.

"He added: "This recognition has come due to personal commitment and transparency in the public procurement processes. When you have passion for something and also provide leadership skills and professionalism within the working framework, you will succeed in your dreams and that's what we have been doing as a team. The award is not about me, it's teamwork."

Dr Aruasa and the hospital were recently recognised by the Kenya Medical Association for distinguished performance in the health sector. The hospital was ranked the top brand in healthcare following a survey by an international customer experience firm, Ajua.

The CEO said the hospital had been receiving enough support from the government through the Ministry of Health. He said the hospital serves more than 25 counties in the western Kenya region and has partnerships with Uasin Gishu, which is its host.

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