October 16, 2018

Pulmonologist Dr Henk Berendsen identified in the Order of Orange Nassau

Friday pulmonologist Dr Henk Berendsen received during the reception on the occasion of his retirement the Royal Award Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau. The mayor of Haren, Pieter van Veen, Berendsen pinned the award on behalf of the King in the Orangerie of HMC Bronovo.

Berendsen received in recognition of the social importance of its activities for expatriates. Before pinning the award explained Van Veen Mayor commented: “Mr. Berendsen was initiator and long acting as chairman in the expat-committee of the hospital. The Hague area home to many expatriates who are employed by an international organization or an international operating company for a few years in the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, in particular health organized quite differently than in almost any other country in the world; Bronovo Hospital, later HMC is the expat hospital in the Netherlands. Mr. Berendsen has organized many events for expatriates to educate them and especially to reassure the Dutch health system.

This has bred a lot of goodwill for Netherlands and contributed to international agencies and companies continue to choose the Netherlands as a business location. The work was largely done outside working hours. And besides, with great enthusiasm. He was always available for questions from expats. “

Also initiatives Society White were reasons for the ribbon. Here Berendsen example, one of the initiators of the “International Table”. A meeting place for expats and Dutch, where his monthly meetings with interesting lectures.


Photography by Piet Jacobson.

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