20th Anniversary ceremony at SHCH
After two decades of serving the poor and providing compassionate, high-quality care in Cambodia, SHCH holds a special place in the hearts of many Cambodians, and in the international community of volunteers, donors, staff, partners and other friends who have supported the hospital over the years. In 2016, SHCH celebrated its 20th anniversary with a ceremony and reception that drew over 200 guests from Cambodia and across the globe to recognize this milestone achievement.
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the ceremony with Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk beside him. Their Majesties are long-time patrons of the hospital and in his speech, His Majesty extended his congratulations to the staff who have helped to grow the hospital over the years.
Other key note speakers were His Excellency Dr. Mam Bunheng, Minister for Health, and Dr. Gary Jacques, Vice President, Health and Social Services, HOPE worldwide.
During the ceremony, Their Majesties gifted SHCH with a new ambulance that will provide patient transportation to those who cannot otherwise afford it. Their Majesties and His Excellency greeted patients on the hospital wards with other VIP guests including HOPE worldwide executives and representatives of the hospital’s other founding organizations, Japan Relief for Cambodia and World Mate.
For the hospital staff, the ceremony was uplifting, and recognised the value of each person’s contributions. Everyone at SHCH is now looking forward to the next steps in the hospital’s journey and is working hard to make the next twenty years as rich in achievement as the first.