CEO of Holy Trinity Medical Centre, Dr. Felix Anyah, over the weekend, picked up two laurels at the 2019 Ghana Business Quality and Pride Awards.
Held on Saturday, November 9 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, the glamorous ceremony saw the celebrated healthcare entrepreneur receive the Healthcare Business Icon Award 2018 (Pride of Volta) as well as the Premium Quality Spa & Health Tourism Business Pride Award on behalf of his pioneering destination health resort, the Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm.
Put together by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) under the auspices of the Ministry of Business Development, the scheme, in its third year, aims at celebrating individuals and outfits deemed the “business pride of their native regions” and involved in the marketing, and promotion of global premium quality products and services in the country. The Ghana Standard Authority-endorsed event was compered by Kafui Dey, and ran under the theme: “Promoting International Quality Business through Strategic Partnership for Economic Growth.”
Last Saturday’s accolades add to a deluge of honours accrued by Dr Anyah, who is also the Former CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. They are also a testament to his commitment to truth, integrity, transparency, sacrifice, innovation, passion, philanthropy, and stoicism.
Widely regarded among the nation’s most impactful names in medicine, entrepreneurship and corporate governance, Dr. Anyah is also recipient of other prestigious awards, notable among them being a United Nations Nobel Laureate conferment (Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),’ 2017 Best CEO in Ghana and Best CEO Healthcare (Both Public and Private), 2018 prizes for Best Health CEO of the Year, Best Healthcare CEO of the Year, Best CEO in Health Facility Management; Best Integrative Medicine Practitioner; as well as Best Occupation Health Practitioner. In 2008 and 2009, Dr. Anyah was presented with the Nelson Mandela Award for Exemplary Leadership and Transparent Virtues, and The Golden Star Award for Exemplary Leadership in Health in West Africa by Security Watch Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Anyah is also holder of the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Outstanding Merit/Africa Leadership Award.
As rags to riches stories go, the ever-beaming Dr. Anyah’s life is a remarkable one. Born into modest circumstances, into a family of Christian faith healers reticent to orthodox medicine. Originally primed to pursue Law, his trajectory changed after severe bouts of pneumonia. He was literally seized from his parents by a great-aunt, who cured him with orthodox medicine.
That experience, along with severe sleep disorders as a child pretty much set him on the path to medical research and medicine as an occupation. It has turned out to be an immeasurable blessing for the nation and beyond. The snug Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm he founded in 2005 has continually served as a sanctuary for persons batting various cases of ill-health including physical addictions to cocaine, heroin, alcohol, mood disorders, obesity, stress management. The facility, a preferred Health/Medical Tourism destination, also caters to health vacation, wellness, aesthetic medicine, convalescence and healthy lifestyle conferencing, serving up an innovative brand of integrative medicine, for which it has been crowned with a number of accolades including “Most Patronized Medical Tourism Destination in West Africa” (2010) by the New Ghanaian Magazine (2010) as well as “Best” Health/Medical Tourism Destination in West Africa” by the West Africa Magazine (2008)
The steadfast conviction in faith-healing and other alternative and complementary medicine coupled with his feats as an orthodox medical practitioner have led to his popular reputation as “Father” of Integrative Medicine in Ghana.”
A valuable asset to the country, Dr. Anyah has honoured multiple national appointments, including as Chairman of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (2015 -2016). The stellar stewardship he delivered in these capacities have courted him key stamps of recognition, which include but are not limited to the following: Life Time Achievement In Medical Practice In Ghana (Pillars of Modern Ghana Awards, 2015), Hall of Fame Inductee- Medical & Health Services Honours of the year 2015 (presented by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana in 2016), People’s Choice Practitioners Award-Outstanding Private Health Facility Honours of the year 2017 (presented by Media Men Ghana), Made In Ghana Awards- Business Support Health Services of the year 2015 (presented by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana in 2016), Best Integrative Medicine Provider of the year 2015 (presented by The Business Executive Excellence Awards (2016), Best Health Spa Facility in West Africa of the year 2015 (Gold Category) – Presented by The International Star Quality Awards in 2016, Excellent Service for Security, Peace, and Safety in Africa and for an incisive – Security Watch (Nigeria) (2009).
For Dr. Anyah, the 2019 Ghana Business Quality and Pride prizes constitute significant encouragement for him and his outfit, and challenge them to aim for even bigger feats.