Universal Medicine: Winner People’s Choice Award & Highly Commended Excellence in Health Services 2017

Curtis Benhayon, Kylie Jackson, Miranda Benhayon, Serge Benhayon

The 2017 Lismore Business Excellence Awards was a showcase for the excellence and vanguard that characterises business in the 2480 municipality. The overall winner being the staging of the many talented and dedicated citizens that make up our unique borough. Congratulations to the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its dedication to local business and the eclectic merriment in which it celebrates its members. The event was enjoyed by all.

As part of this year’s honours Universal Medicine won the People’s Choice Award for their third time. It also received the Highly Commended Excellence in Health Services.

Curtis Benhayon and Kylie Jackson accepting the People's Choice Award

From left: Universal Medicine’s Curtis Benhayon and Kylie Jackson receiving the award presented by Evan Crandon of the Northern Star

Accepting the People’s Choice Award on behalf of Universal Medicine was Operations Manager and resident Beauty Therapist Kylie Jackson alongside Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist Curtis Benhayon.

Universal Medicine winner People's Choice Award 2017Ms Jackson acknowledged and deeply appreciated the local patrons of Universal Medicine who had supported and voted for them. With more than 10 practitioners working from the clinic offering a broad range of services including physiotherapy, psychology, beauty therapy, remedial and sports massage in addition to a range of extensive healing modalities, the clinic supports people from across the region. The warmth and support from the patrons was being celebrated and honoured tonight with the award confirming the consistent and longstanding ‘people first’ ethos of the business.

With outstanding growth at a local, regional and international level Universal Medicine acknowledged the continuous support of its dedicated team, as well as a special mention of appreciation to the endless support of the local Lismore Business Community.

The night presented by the Lismore Chamber of Commerce was a huge success and a touching celebration. This year’s gala evening recognised and celebrated the resilience of the Lismore business community, and the substantial contribution that local businesses have offered to the city after a very challenging flood affected opening to the year.

As part of the category of awards, Universal Medicine also received the ‘Highly Commended Excellence in Health Services’ in acknowledgment of the high quality and dedication to wellness and care of its many customers. Exceptional quality and care is central to all Universal Medicine’s services. As strong advocates for the benefits of conventional medicine, Universal Medicine services work in complement and in addition to one’s medical care, working harmoniously alongside conventional medical treatments for the benefit of the client.

Speaking after the event Remedial Massage Therapist Curtis Benhayon said:

“It is an honour to receive this award and Universal Medicine would like to congratulate all other businesses nominated in the category of Health Services.”

“With the current rates of physical illness and structural problems that are common in people today the strength of our community’s health services has never been more important. As a remedial and sports massage professional, I see people with a range of injuries who are exploring a range of treatment options. When we work in harmony with other health services we ensure that our clients get the fullest benefit. The strength of Universal Medicine’s approach is to treat the whole of the person and not just the part and this cannot be achieved without collaboration with other quality health services from across the region.”

Serge Benhayon, Founder of Universal Medicine, who attended the event with his wife Miranda Benhayon celebrated the “considerable work of the practitioners at the clinic across many aspects of health and wellbeing” and also acknowledged the “strength of the Lismore community in a time that has put a considerable amount of pressure on local businesses”.

“While it has been a very stressful time for a lot of businesses, the Lismore community has gone from strength to strength and this evening is as much a celebration of community as it is an Awards night.”