St. Catherine Hospital has been named a National Champion for Republic of Croatia in The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community. The Awards, now in its 10th year, is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. They were evaluated on the core EBA values of innovation, ethics and success and will now go through to the second stage of the competition, which includes a video and a public vote.
St. Catherine Hospital has been chosen after the first phase of judging by an independent panel. An elite panel of judges preside over the judging process. Previous support has been provided by: Karel De Gucht (former EU Trade Commissioner), Yves Leterme (former Belgian Prime Minister), Jose Aznar (former Prime Minister of Spain), Arnold Rüütel (former President of Estonia), Emil Constantinescu (former President of Romania), Petar Stoyanov (former President of Bulgaria), (former CEO of Nestle), Gilbert Ghostine (Managing Director of Diageo Continental Europe).St. Catherine Hospital is a European center of excellence and a member of the prestigious group “The Leading Hospitals of The World”. St. Catherine Hospital is teaching hospital for four universities and it is the official hospital of the Croatian Football Federation and Croatian Olympic Committee. Many of the top-level athletes from different sports have been diagnosed or treated at the hospital, including: Garry Kasparov (former World Chess Champion), Marin Čilić ( Winner of the US Open 2014 ), Gordan Giriček (NBA player: Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Utal Jazz), Bojan Bogdanović (NBA player: Brooklyn Nets), Mario Mandžukić (football player: Juventus, Italy and Croatian National Soccer Team), Luka Modrić (football player: Real Madrid, Spain and Croatian National Soccer Team), Ivan Rakitić (football player: Barcelona, Spain and Croatian National Soccer Team), Ivica Kostelić (former World Cup alpine ski racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist), Janica Kostelić (former World Cup alpine ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist), Blanka Vlašić (a high jump indoor World Champion), Mirko Filipović (K-1 World Champion), etc.
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