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January 5, 2023

Bangkok Hospital – The First And Only Recipient In Thailand Of ELSO Award For Excellence In Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)


Bangkok Heart Hospital as the first and only recipient in Thailand of ELSO Award for Excellence in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)

Reassuring our expertise adhering to international standard, Bangkok Heart Hospital has received ELSO Award for Excellence in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) in EuroELSO Congress 2022 held on 5th May 2022 in Westminster Abbey, London, the UK. As the pioneer in cardiac care, Bangkok Heart Hospital is the first and only hospital in Thailand that has been qualified and bestowed with this award from international organizations. Asst. Prof. Dr. Attapoom Susupaus, assistant hospital director (second from the left) and cardiothoracic surgeon team were representing Bangkok Heart Hospital at the event. 

ELSO’s goal is to recognize and honor healthcare institutes or hospitals providing ECMO services (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) that reach the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.

  1. Systems Focus– the ECLS Center provides generalized information about your institution
  2. Environmental Focus– the Center provides information about the facility and equipment available for ECLS
  3. Workforce Focus– the center describes the personnel caring for the patient
  4. Knowledge Management– the Center provides information on the ECLS Team training and competencies
  5. Quality Focus– the Center provides evidence regarding continuous quality improvement activities
  6. Process Optimization– the Center provides information concerning outcome reviews and developmentally focused care
  7. Patient & Family Focus– the Center describes the family education and participation in care     

Bangkok Heart Hospital has received several awards in the US and Europe, such as Mayo Clinic Rochester, Oregon Health & Science University, The Royal Brompton Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Duke University Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and The University of Chicago Medical Center. Regarding ELSO Award for Excellence in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), Bangkok Heart Hospital is only the third hospital in East Asia, after National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan and Chonnam National University Hospital, South Korea that having received this award. 

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