The Govern awards the Josep Trueta plaque for health merit to the Hospital de Bellvitge

  • The Govern approved today the awarding of the Josep Trueta medals and plaques to outstanding professionals and entities in the health field. Among the award-winning entities is the Bellvitge University Hospital, for its work as a reference center of maximum complexity for 2 million people. Likewise, one of the individual medals has been for Dr. Mònica Povedano, a neurologist at Hospital de Bellvitge and IDIBELL researcher.
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A total of 15 people and entities have been awarded for their services to progress and improvement in healthcare.

In the communication of the awards, the Govern highlights that the Bellvitge Hospital, which this year has commemorated its 50th anniversary, is a reference center of maximum complexity and the public, university, and research hospital for 2 million people in the southern axis of Catalonia.

Among other merits, it stands out that it integrates into its projects the focus on improving the patient’s experience and networking with primary care and surrounding hospitals, its orientation towards personalized medicine, and having better imaging and genetic diagnostic tools for cancer and rare diseases.

Also noteworthy is the fact that it has incorporated a new High Precision Diagnostic Center with the first PET/Magnetic Resonance of the Spanish healthcare network, and that it is part of the Bellvitge Biomedical Cluster, a project for the future that integrates different institutions and will mean a breakthrough in digital health, personalized medicine and working with data.


Medal to Mònica Povedano


Concerning Dr. Mònica Povedano Panadès, a specialist in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular and degenerative motor neuron diseases, the announcement of the awards highlights her professional career and extensive teaching and scientific work, as well as her role as Reference researcher for Spain of the European ALS Research Consortium.

Likewise, the prize awarded to Dr. Povedano by the Spanish Society of Neurology in the scientific category of neuromuscular diseases stands out, as well as her relevant role as an international disseminator of ALS, among other merits.

The prizes will be awarded today at a ceremony at the Palau de la Generalitat in the presence of the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, and the Minister of Health, Manel Balcells.

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