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HJM International Medical Center won the Prime Minister's Award

HJM International Medical Center won Prime Minister's Award

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<Neunghoo Park, the Minister of Health and Welfare (Left) is delivering the Prime Minister’s Award to Dr. Jinwoo Lee, the President of HJM International Medical Center (Right)>

HJM International Medical Center, the first international hospital in South Korea (President Dr. Jinwoo Lee), won ‘2020 Global Healthcare Merit Award: Prime Minister’s Award’ at ‘Medical Korea 2020’ hosted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

The event was held at Harmony Ballroom of InterContinental Seoul COEX. It proceeded in the order of ‘Medical Korea’ brand launch ceremony, global healthcare merit award ceremony, and symposium presented by healthcare experts. Furthermore, it was held with less than 50 people attending, including the winners, to comply with social distancing of COVID-19 safety protocols.

Medical Korea Conference, an international academic conference that shares the latest trends and prospects of the global medical industry, has been held annually since the declaration of Medical Korea as the national medical representative trademark in 2009 to promote Korean medical care, has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to make use of the purpose of Medical Korea and prepare for Post COVID-19, the brand launch ceremony to newly reorganize the national medical trademark identity and motto was held, as well as the international academic symposium seeking ways to develop international medical care.

HJM International Medical Center (President Dr. Jinwoo Lee) started a medical tourism business for the first time in South Korea in 2003, when there was no concept of a foreign patient, and in 2011, it achieved the largest number of foreign patient attraction in South Korea, announced by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Since then, it has played a public role in fostering excellent talent and guiding government agencies to establish the foundation of Korean medical tourism industry, especially as a public deliberation and jury committee to create national technical qualification certificate of ‘International Medical Tour Coordinator.’

In recognition of such achievements and ‘HJ Traditional Korean Medicine Globalization Project,’ it received the Prime Minister's Award at the event.