The year 2017, which marks our 45th year in the business, has been another proud year for Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited. It has long been our determination to provide quality medical services to our patients hand in hand with the advancement of the potential of our medical professionals and staff, as well as efficient and effective organizational management. This is to create well deserved investment value to our shareholders, with consideration of the fundamentals of corporate social responsibility and in the best interest of all stakeholders.
The Company’s business has been operated with honesty, transparency and good ethics as well as adherence to good corporate governance. It is our belief that these traits will lead the Company to sustainable success and growth. As with previous years, the Board of Directors has reviewed the corporate governance policy and made necessary revisions so as to be more encompassing and in line with the current situation. The policy has been communicated and promoted to management and staff so that they may act accordingly and create a corporate culture. Furthermore, the Board of Directors has appointed two sub-committees, namely, the Risk Management Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee, to assist the Board in screening any related matters and to support the Board so that it may act with efficiency and effectiveness.
The Company has placed importance on the quality of medical services provided and we have received quality certifications from leading domestic and international organizations. We have sought after the latest developments in medical science and technology to provide the best care for our patients, making BDMS a well-recognized and trustworthy organization. In 2017, The Company received the Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values award in the health sector with a brand value of Baht 255,714 million from the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University and the Stock Exchange of Thailand for the third consecutive year. Moreover, the Company recognizes the importance of preventive medicine by establishing the BDMS Wellness Clinic, a service that focuses on preventive medicine u sing modern technology and a world renowned, experienced medical team to care for our patrons. The Clinic aims to help prevent the risk of disease so that people may live a long, happy life, which is fundamental in creating quality Thai society with a population that is prepared both physically and mentally. Preventive medicine can also help lessen the public sector’s budget for the medical care of the population.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, management and all staff, I would like to thank the shareholders, customers, business alliances and all stakeholders for your continued support of the Company. BDMS pledges that the Board of Directors, management and all staff will carry out our duties to the fullest extent of our capabilities with unwavering dedication to ensure continuous sustainable growth of the Company.
Professor Emeritus Arun Pausawadi
Chairman of the Board of Directors