In this blog I would like to share some words of thanks for the New Medical Economics award which I received on 15th, November, in Madrid, for the work carried out during my career.
Firstly, I would like to thank this renowned medium of digital communication, edited by Health Economics S.L. and managed by Doctor José María Martínez García, economist and Doctor of Medicine, for this acknowledgement of my experience in the health sector. However, in addition, I also want to dedicate it to all those people that in these 32 years have joined me in working for responsible, excellent, sustainable and transformative healthcare. I have learned from all of them and together we have shared challenges and proposals, worries and achievements. In my speech infront of a packed audience which gathered at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation, I wanted to give a special mention to the Communication, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Angélica Alarcón, who has accompanied me for the majority of this journey.
I am passionate about the health sector. I have been working towards closer, more human, sustainable and innovative healthcare for 32 years and all of those adjectives are shared by those of us that met on Monday at the NME awards. This connection, invisible but real, is largely what motivates us to continue working, each of us from our own organization, on building the healthcare of tomorrow, today.
And we need to think about the immediate future now. This is because we are going to face big challenges in the next few years and we should look for what unites us and that which allows us to give the response that the citizens deserve. Above all, in order to guarantee them an integrated, universal socio-healthcare, without waiting lists, which integrates the different levels of care – from Primary Healthcare to care homes for the elderly – and permanently establish this new digital culture, something which is a pending matter, so that our healthcare is a global benchmark due to its quality.
At Ribera Group we have dedicated our work to helping to build a strong public system, from our innovative and sustainable model, with responsibility, institutional loyalty and the confidence that good health results and patient and professional satisfaction give us, after more than 20 years managing hospitals and health departments.
I am sure that we will go from strength to strength on this path that we began on many years ago and, between us, we will manage to secure the pillars of a single form of healthcare, one that is transformative and universal, without anyone taking ownership of it.
Thank you to those who have accompanied me in these 32 years of professional career and mutual learning. My hope is that life allows me to keep working and providing my knowledge and experience in the sector in order to continue transforming healthcare and preparing it for the immediate future.