Posted on December 02, 2014

Dr. Nabila Al Meer, Deputy Chief of the Continuing Care Group and Supreme Council of Health Nursing Affairs at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), has received an honorary DAISY Award in recognition of her pioneering contributions to the nursing profession in Qatar.

The DAISY award ceremony took place on September 23 at Sidra Medical and Research Center, marking the first time the distinction has been bestowed in Qatar. Established by the US-based DAISY Foundation, the award is presented by more than 1,700 healthcare organizations around the world as a way of honoring nurses.

Dr. Mary Boyd, Chief Nursing Officer at Sidra, noted that Dr. Al Meer’s career and dedication to the nursing profession is a strong reflection of Qatar’s welcoming and caring culture. “Throughout Dr. Al Meer’s career, which spans nearly 40 years, she has helped restructure nursing governance, education and practices within Qatar. She was also the first Qatari nurse to obtain a PhD in nursing from the University of Miami and a Master of Science from the University of Texas in the United States.”

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“She is an inspiration for nurses as her achievements encapsulate the hard work and commitment demonstrated by visionary nurses throughout history. We are honored to acknowledge her outstanding leadership in the field,” added Dr. Boyd. Dr. Al Meer was also recognized with an award in the medical category during this year’s Arab Woman Awards. The Arab Woman Awards were launched in 2009 to reward and recognize inspirational Arab women who have made a positive impact on society. The Awards are held annually in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and KSA.

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