More than 360 hospitals had applied for it nationwide. The award ceremony took place during the AHPI Global Conclave on the 16th February 2018 at Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi.
The award was received by Mrs. Sahana Pai – Manager HR – NU Hospitals, Mrs. Sahana Paul – Manager Operations – NU Hospitals, Padmanabhanagar, Mr. Narayanamurthy – Manager Operations and Admin – NU Hospitals, Rajajinagar and Dr. Akshay Dhar – CEO – NU Hospitals. The Award was presented by the Hon. Minister of Health – Kerala K. K. Shailaja and Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur Mar Andrews Thazhath.