- Wednesday, 1 July, 2020

Doctors and nurses were awarded on Semmelweis Day

The leadership of the University of Pécs Clinical Center thanked more than 80 employees for their hard work, which was continuous and high-quality even during the epidemiological situation; they received awards on Semmelweis Day (June 30) in the Bartók room of the Palatinus Hotel.

“More than 6,000 people are treated daily in outpatient care and 1,000-1,200 people are treated daily in inpatient care at the UP Clinical Center. That is a huge number. Today, those employees are here who work side by side, complementing each other every day of the year” - said Professor Andor Sebestyén, President of the Clinical Center.

“The way the employees responded to the COVID situation was moving, with empathy and maximum expertise. We can be proud of them! We experienced that we were able to stand our ground in the middle of an epidemic as well. Respect and help each other even in the most difficult times!” - Professor József Betlehem, Vice Rector of the University of Pécs emphasized in his speech.

“We could only keep the Semmelweis principles in mind - since we do not have a vaccine or medicine at the moment. In addition to the timely decisions of the government, the work of healthcare workers played the biggest role in the fact that the epidemic in Hungary remained relatively mild” - said Professor Lajos Kollár, ministerial advisor who also said that the transformation of healthcare has begun and spectacular changes can be expected in the next two years.

Out of more than 3,500 employees in the 31 organizational units of the Clinical Center, 81 people received various awards.

Dr. Lajos Kollár ministerial advisor handed over the Certificate of Recognition of the Minister of Human Capacities to the UP Clinical Center Emergency Stroke Working Group, to the healthcare workers’ community of the UP Clinical Center Department of Emergency Medicine, to dr. Béla Kocsis, associate professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and secretary of the Regional Research Ethics Committee, to Csilla Richterné Radóczy, administrator at the Clinical Center President’s Office and to Zoltán Jenei, the outgoing chancellor of the university.

Dr. Andor Sebestyén, President of the Clinical Center handed over the Pro Patiente Award for their outstanding healing, diagnostic, preventive and innovative activities for many years to Professor Emese Mezősi, deputy director of the 1st Department of Internal Medicine, dr. Antal Arany, senior clinical doctor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and to dr. László Illényi, associate professor at the Department of Surgery.

The President of the UP Clinical Center handed over the Árpádházi Szent Erzsébet Medal to Orsolya Románné Csörnyei, deputy director of nursing at the Clinical Center Department of Neurosurgery for her outstanding professional activities in the field of patient care and nursing for more than three decades.

Professor Béla Melegh, the outgoing head of the Department of Medical Genetics received an award in recognition of his work for many decades.

President’s Praise was awarded to 72 clinical colleagues in recognition of their hard, high-quality work in healing and nursing, and in supporting healing, nursing, and healthcare work.



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