The Medical Director of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital(E.N.R.H.) has been named one of Ghana Health Service’s most outstanding staff in leadership excellence.
Dr Joseph Kojo Tambil emerged as the first runner-up in the category of medical director in secondary facilities across the country.
A special plaque was presented to Dr Tambil at the maiden Ghana Health Service Excellence Awards ceremony at the Accra International Conference Center.
The ceremony saw dignitaries like the Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Tina Mensah, and the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo who was the special guest of honor.
In an address, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye indicated that the award is an integral part of the staff welfare and performance management system, designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding performance at both individual and institutional levels of the service.
He explained that the awards seek to instill patriotism and professionalism among dedicated health workers as well as to promote a culture of achievement and retain health professionals in deprived areas.
He added that the awards scheme, apart from enhancing customer care and promoting patient satisfaction also aligns with the tenets of the Network of Practice, a GHS flagship program that strives to maximize performance in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage.
Dr Joseph Kojo Tambil is the Medical Director of E.N.R.H. under whose tenure the hospital has seen a tremendous level of progress in all areas.
A total of 66 facilities and individuals were awarded at the event. The awards comprised 18 General Staff Awards, 14 Leadership Excellence Awards, 18 Institutional Awards, 15 Special Awards dedicated to development partners and Organizations that have contributed to healthcare delivery in the country, and 1 Overall National Award.