LONDON, United Kingdom, 25 September, 2011: Regent’s Park Heart Clinics Ltd. (Regent’s Park), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced that Dr. Anil Ohri, its Founder and Chief Executive, won the 2011 Independent Healthcare Award for ‘Entrepreneurial Achievement’. The Independent Healthcare (IH) awards ceremony took place at a gala dinner attended by over 550 guests from across the United Kingdom independent healthcare sector at the Grosvenor Square Hotel, London on 20th September, 2011.
Entering their sixth year, Laing & Buisson’s IH awards are widely considered to be the most prestigious event in the healthcare sector calendar. The judging panel (see below) aims to highlight the range of achievements within the independent healthcare sector and to pay tribute to those individuals and teams who have demonstrated management leadership, excellence and the spirit of enterprise across the full range of independent health and social care delivery. Laing & Buisson are a leading independent provider of market intelligence to the independent sector and publisher of ‘Healthcare Market News’.
The criteria for the entrepreneurial achievement award category read as follows: To reward those individuals or companies that demonstrate both a flair for, and continuing commitment to, business enhancement through entrepreneurial activity. Nominations should show where such activity has had a demonstrable affect on the growth of a business. The preeminent entrepreneur will express the drive, vision, creativity, managerial acumen and leadership traits that make him/her successful business men/women. Nominees must be able to demonstrate: the spirit to create a successful business through perseverance and by using their own visionary efforts. The award was sponsored by Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consulting firm, and presented to Dr. Ohri by Gyles Brandreth the writer, broadcaster, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury.
In response to the award, Dr. Ohri said: “I would like to thank the judging panel for this hugely prestigious award which I will always cherish. I never dreamt back in 2002 when I started my company that I could be standing here today. It has been a fascinating journey and I know there is still so much more to do. It feels especially significant receiving this award from senior judges within your own peer group – I would like to believe it is a strong endorsement of our business model and operations to date. I want to thank all the many people who are responsible – the people who’ve organized this event tonight, and the people, some are here, some not, who’ve helped me along my business journey and inspired me to reach out for the stars.” He added: “Perhaps I can focus on just three groups of them. My family who have never left my side and keep me grounded. My teachers at the London Business School who taught me the very best disciplines of business, and lastly my management team who help to move theory and dreams into practical execution.”
Judging Panel for the Award:
• William Laing: Chief Executive, Laing & Buisson
• Lord Carter of Coles: Chairman, Cooperation & Competition Commission
• Sir Peter Gershon: Chairman, General Healthcare Group
• Nick Bosanquet: Professor of Health Policy, Imperial College London
• Bob Rickets: Director of Provider Policy, Department of Health
• Jocelyn Ormond: Head of Private Sector Healthcare, Beachcroft
• Martin George: Managing Director, Group Development, BUPA Cromwell Hospital
• Dr. Jean-Jacques: Clinical Services Director, Spire Healthcare
• Dr. Andy Jones: Medical Director, Nuffield Health
• Tim Pearl: Development Director, Ramsay Health
• Dr. Rory McCrea: Chairman, Chilvers McCrea Healthcare
• Justin Merritt: Creative Director, Laing & Buisson
• Paul Birley: Head of Healthcare, Barclays
• Sally Taber: Chief Executive, Independent Advisory Service
• Ingrid Smilie: Strategic Director, Community Integrated Care
• Henry Elphick: Managing Director, Jefferies International
• John Roger: Chief Executive, Skills for Health
• Matt James: Chief Executive, Private Hospitals Alliance
Regent’s Park also won the runner-up prize in the ‘Innovation’ category.
Regent’s Park has been a national provider of cardiology services to the NHS since 2003. The company comprises five operating divisions arranged across a nationwide network of cardiac catheterisation laboratories, cardiac personnel and specialist heart clinics that together have delivered over 35,000 invasive cardiology procedures – coronary angiograms, coronary angioplasty, cardiac electrophysiology, transcatheter aortic valve implantations, defibrillator insertions and pacing procedures. Regent’s Park prides itself on its ability to deliver high quality, cost effective cardiac care, through excellent service, efficient operations management, well trained staff and uncompromising professionalism.