Thomson Hospital enters Malaysia Book of Records for first-of-its-kind healthcare alliance

THOMSON Hospital Kota Damansara (THKD) has recently announced the Thomson Hospital Alliance Group (TAG) programme, a strategic partnership with selected Malaysian universities and colleges aimed at bolstering the quality of education in the healthcare sector and fostering enhanced graduate employability.

This first-of-its-kind healthcare alliance has also been awarded the “First Hospital Alliance with Tertiary Educational Institutions” by the Malaysia Book of Records.

The inaugural TAG programme was graced by Chandra Mohgan Lechman, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Academic Excellence Division, Department of Higher Education at the Higher Education Ministry.

The strategic collaboration between THKD and Malaysian universities and colleges, supported by Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp), represents a significant step towards building a strong healthcare ecosystem in the country.

This partnership will revolutionise the healthcare education landscape by effectively bridging the gap between academia and industry, leading to a transformational impact.

By synergistically leveraging the unparalleled expertise and resources of both parties, this powerful alliance will ensure that healthcare graduates are not only well-prepared but exceptionally equipped with the necessary skills and  cutting-edge knowledge demanded by the rapidly-evolving and dynamic healthcare sector.

Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara CEO Nadiah Wan expressed her enthusiasm for this breaking alliance, stating, “We are thrilled to join forces with esteemed Malaysian universities and colleges, with the support of Talent Corporation Malaysia.

“Together, we will elevate the quality of healthcare education and empower graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the industry.

“We are immensely honoured to receive the prestigious recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records as the pioneer in establishing the First Hospital Alliance with Tertiary Educational Institutions.

“This esteemed accolade highlights our unwavering commitment to ground-breaking collaboration and innovation, propelling us to the forefront of healthcare education in the country.”

Nadiah Wan (2nd row, centre) with Chandra Mohgan Lechman (second row, 4th from left) and Thomas Mathew (second row, 4th from right) along with the heads of 13 Malaysian universities and colleges who are members of the newly launched Thomson Hospital Alliance Group (TAG) programme.

Nadiah noted that as a rapidly-expanding multidisciplinary hospital, the team is always on the lookout for qualified nurses and allied healthcare professionals to deliver much-needed services to the community.

“Addressing the shortage, especially nurses in subspecialty areas, THKD looks forward to working with our TAG partners by building a pipeline to employ their well-trained graduates  and working together to deliver excellence for our patients, students, lecturers and wider  community.”

The support of TalentCorp further solidifies the significance of this alliance. TalentCorp is known for its commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering collaboration between academia and industry to help drive the nation’s economic growth.

Their support will help catalyse the development of a robust healthcare ecosystem, positioning Malaysia as a regional leader in healthcare education and employment.

Nadiah Wan receiving the award for “First Hospital Alliance with Tertiary Education Institutions” from Jwan Heah Yeow Hooi, Chief Marketing Officer of The Malaysia Book of Records, at the launch of THKD’s Thomson Hospital Alliance Group (TAG) programme.

“We are proud to extend our support to Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara who leads the way in ensuring that the next generation of healthcare professionals are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the future,” TalentCorp Group CEO Thomas Mathew commented.

“The industry-driven framework for TAG is strategic and timely, and TalentCorp will work closely with the alliance to develop a skilled and diverse workforce, entrenching Malaysia’s position as a premier talent destination.”

This transformative Thomson Hospital Alliance Group holds tremendous potential for Malaysia’s healthcare sector, education landscape, and graduate employability.

Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara is proud to spearhead this novel initiative, and the hospital remains committed to fostering partnerships that drive innovation, improve education quality, and ultimately build a healthier and more prosperous nation.

The participating universities and colleges under the TAG programme currently include Cyberjaya College Kota Kinabalu, International Islamic University Malaysia, Lincoln University College, MAHSA University, Nilai University, SEGI College Kuala Lumpur, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara, University of Cyberjaya, UOW Malaysia KDU, Vision College and Widad University College.

The Thomson Hospital Alliance Group is one of many initiatives to support Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara’s longstanding commitment to advancing education and contributing to the nation’s development.

Other initiatives undertaken by the hospital include participation in the Penjana Kerjaya scheme with PERKESO and Peneraju Juang Skil Kerjaya Programme together with Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera and Khazanah Nasional. – May 30, 2023

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