Malaysian hospital achieves global ranking for 2024

(From left) Sunway Medical Centre director of Business Development & Corporate Communications Tan Mei Shin, Sunway Healthcare Group managing director (Hospital and Healthcare Operations) Dr Khoo Chow Huat, Lau, and Sunway Medical Centre CEO Dr Seow Vei Ken.

SUNWAY Medical Centre, Sunway City (SMC) has been listed among the top 250 hospitals globally in the Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024 rankings.

Seeking to benchmark hospitals around the world in areas of clinical excellence, research and innovation, the 2024 rankings relied on a comprehensive survey conducted among doctors, healthcare professionals and administrators spanning four continents, as well as data from patient surveys and hospital quality metrics.

Out of 30 countries and 2,400 shortlisted hospitals, which include public hospitals, university teaching hospitals and private medical centres, only the top 250 hospitals were published in the global listing.

This year was the first time a Malaysian hospital attained a ranking.

“We are immensely honoured that SMC, though a relatively young hospital, is recognised among the world’s best hospitals,” said Sunway Healthcare Group president Datuk Lau Beng Long.

“The rankings include the likes of Mayo Clinic (United States), Singapore General Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Australia) and the University of Tokyo Hospital (Japan).”

Established in 1999, SMC is the largest private quaternary hospital in Malaysia with 724 licensed beds and more than 40 specialities.

It had also been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

“This is a fitting way for us to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, as we aim to further elevate our standards of care through patient-centred innovative treatments, digitalisation and providing comprehensive clinical services,” added Lau.

The announcement came at the back of SMC’s recent ranking as the top hospital for paediatrics in Malaysia and 28th position in Newsweek’s Best Specialised Hospitals Asia-Pacific 2023.

SMC was also ranked within the top 75 hospitals in Neurology, Cardiology and Oncology in that same survey.

This is the sixth year Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc, a prominent global market research and consumer data firm, to assess and rank the best hospitals worldwide.

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