Healthcare Of Tomorrow
The Malaysian Women's Weekly|June/July 2019
Healthcare Of Tomorrow

The healthcare industry is always advancing, thanks to policy changes, technological advances and societal shifts. Find out what this hospital CEO has to say about it.

Rina Ahmad Sapiuddin

Caring for the health and wellbeing of people has been viewed as a combination of art and science. With the recent advances in technology, Malaysia’s healthcare industry gets a thumbs up in both departments.

Trish Hogan is the hospital CEO of Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC), one of the nation’s premier healthcare providers. Here, she shares her take on how the hospital is helping to improve community health.

Where do you think the Malaysian healthcare system is heading and what needs to be done?

Healthcare is costly in any country. Governments are struggling to work out how they can provide universal healthcare that caters for everyone. Malaysia has a good balance of both public and private healthcare options. It is encouraging to see that there are discussions taking place on how both systems can work better together.

One of the keys to managing cost is to encourage people to take increased responsibility for their own health. By this, I mean valuing exercise and good nutrition. Education and the provision of spaces to facilitate these lifestyle changes is also the responsibility of all of us.

In this context, I am proud that SJMC takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously in hosting the annual SJMC Run to raise awareness of exercise and the part it plays in decreasing your chances of developing diabetes.

What are SJMC’s achievements?

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June/July 2019