Bestmed Medical Scheme, the fourth largest open medical scheme and the largest self-administered medical scheme in the country, received high honours at last week’s prestigious Titanium Awards, presented by the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), bagging first place in two competitive categories.
The two phenomenal wins, which include the Titanium Award for Service to Membership: Open, Closed & Self-administered Medical Schemes, Administrators and Managed Care Organisations, and the Titanium Award for Excellence in Creating Access to Quality Healthcare, recognise Bestmed’s commitment to a high standard of service and providing access to quality healthcare to all members.
“It’s clear that when you put your heart and soul into what you do, the results always speak the loudest. Bestmed and our people give their all to deliver medical aid that is ‘Personally Yours’, and I could not be prouder of every single one of our Heartbeats for the part they played in bringing these awards home for us,” says Leo Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer/Principal Officer at Bestmed.
“I would also like to thank our members for choosing us. Your support and loyalty are what drive us to keep innovating and pushing the envelope to deliver the highest quality and standard of healthcare services possible.”
The Titanium Awards is hosted by the BHF and recognises excellence in healthcare and celebrates organisations who have made significant contributions to the ever-evolving healthcare landscape of South Africa.
“It’s great to be part of a winning team”
Bestmed was awarded the Titanium Award for Service to Membership: Open, Closed & Self-administered Medical Schemes, Administrators and Managed Care Organisations, which recognises and rewards medical schemes (open, restricted and self-administered), administrators and managed care organisations providing excellent service to their members.
The medical scheme also nabbed the Titanium Award for Excellence in Creating Access to Quality Healthcare – an accolade Bestmed received at the virtual Titanium Awards in 2020 as well. This award seeks to honour organisations from across the healthcare industry spectrum driving programmes, initiatives and campaigns that create access to healthcare for communities, and includes Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes and initiatives.
In addition to winning two awards and having entered three categories, Bestmed also received a nomination in the newly added Best Integrated Report category that recognises progress made, completeness, conciseness and usability of annual reports by stakeholders.
“It’s great to be part of a winning team, but it’s even more heart-warming to be recognised for the work we do, not just in the realm of providing quality medical aid to all our members, but in the communities in which we operate too,” adds Dlamini.
Some of Bestmed’s initiatives and achievements, which Dlamini points to as contributing factors of the medical scheme’s wins, include COVID-19-related relief initiatives, sanitary pad kit donations as well as the partnership with Operation Hunger, focused on providing optimal nutrition and creating food sustainability in South Africa.