Dr George Noel Fernandes - noted healthcare corporate leader, disaster management expert and speaker - has been appointed as the CEO for VIVEKA Super-specialty Hospital and Research Centre Pvt Ltd.
VIVEKA provides best-in-class care in areas like Emergency and Trauma Care, Critical Care and Internal Medicine, Neurology (Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery), Gastroenterology, Orthopaedics, Laparoscopic-Bariatric-Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Urology, Nephrology, Cardiology(including Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery), Interventional Radiology, Respiratory, Dermatology, Gynecology, Anesthesia and Pain Management, Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Plastic Surgery.
With its focus on improving clinical outcomes and decreasing cost of care, VIVEKA has been consistently raising the bar of health-care delivery and patient care in the country. Leading surgeons and medical practitioners of Central India, along with a committed clutch of 24x7 In-house clinicians, nurses, paramedical staff and support staff – all equipped with the finest technologies and cutting-edge infrastructure - spearhead VIVEKA’S legacy of clinical excellence.
Dr George Noel Fernandes (a PG in Preventive & Social medicine; Travel medicine from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Scotland; Emergency Medicine and Quality in healthcare practices from Boston) carries over 24 years of experience in his domain. He has served with distinction in a slew of leadership roles such as CEO, COO, Vice-President and Medical Director for various premium hospitals internationally (Saudi German Hospital, Dubai) and in India (Apollo Hospitals, CK Birla Hospitals, Parkway Pantai Hospitals, Medicover fertility group), and led NABH, JCI, CAP and Accreditation Canada accreditations & clinical, operational and financial audits. He has also worked as Medical Director and Business Head with insurance and assistance companies (International SOS in South East Asia and the Americas; Europe Assistance-HIS in France and Thailand). Additionally, he has been the corporate medical director for Fortune 500 companies such as Group Medical Head - Emirates Airlines.
Dr George Noel Fernandes is a well-recognized expert in disaster management and emergency/pandemic preparedness and has, over the course of his journey, working in various disaster areas such as the Bali Bomb blast, Haiti, various pandemics, tsunami etc and personally done more than 500 medical air evacuations. He has been a first responder and on-ground commander in various disaster situations across the globe, such as Earthquakes, Tsunami, Bomb Blasts, Hostage situations, SARS, HINI pandemic and more recently the COVID-19. Dr Fernandes is also a specialist in Hospital Mergers and Acquisition, Hospital Operations and Management, International Corporate Health, Medical Risk Management and planning of Global Health Incidents - and a frequent speaker and regular expert resource for TV and print media.
Speaking on the happy occasion, a visibly buoyant Dr George Noel Fernandes had this to say, “I am privileged and happy at this new development. At VIVEKA, we try to make patients and patrons feel at home, even when they are miles away from home. Our primary objective is to ensure that no stones are left unturned in meeting our patients’ personal and medical needs. In my new avatar, I intend to take this transformative journey forward. Looking forward to exciting new milestones with my new, world-class team!”
*This story is published by VOH Team*
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