Entrepreneur Beata Drzazga is the founder and owner of BetaMed S.A., which is one the largest medical corporations in Poland. Providing care and health services to patients was a calling for the former nurse turned businesswoman that over time developed BetaMed S.A. into a multi-million-dollar company.
“It was a jump into deep water, but with conviction you will succeed. During many years of work in the hospital, I often noticed the staff’s lack of empathy towards patients,” Drzazga reflects on her past. “It was something I completely disagreed with, and I started dreaming about doing it my way. I wanted patients to be treated comfortably and without issues. From the beginning, I have been striving for high quality in services. Even today, I have contact with the first patient and still employ my first employees.”
It was a dream that started off small and grew into a major business. “When I founded BetaMed, I imagined that I would create a one-stop company. In the course of time, people from different provinces started to come to us, and I had a great need to help these people. That is how BetaMed started to develop throughout the country and today I have 91 branches in 11 provinces in Poland. We employ over 3,200 employees and we take care of over 6,000 patients.”
She took her passion for helping others and combined it with a genuine understanding of the medical field and created her company alongside the subsidiary businesses of Drzazga Clinic, which specializes in aesthetic medicine and laser therapy. The success of her platform has established incredible success in Europe and now even stretches its scope to America with BetaMed International in Las Vegas.
Drzazga’s business empire that is rooted from humble beginnings has escalated in such grand success that her company captured the Business of The Year Award in the 12th edition of the Businesswoman of the Year competition in Poland. Her leading entrepreneurial skills that put her on a medical field pedestal made her one of the wealthiest women in Poland and even took her so far as to branch out into other fields of business including fashion. To this day she is also known for her trendsetting and glamorous Dono da Scheggia fashion salons, which showcase the latest international collections from the top fashion capitals such as Milan, London, Paris, and Vienna. Along the way she has always been dedicated to her staff that has helped make her a successful businesswoman.
“One should not forget about employees, because they largely create the company, without their competence and involvement it would not be possible to develop it.”
It is a thought that is prevalent in all of her offices. “From the beginning to the end, it is all about setting a standard and not just the standard of the building, but also the standard in management and to never let go of quality. The patient always comes first, to be treated with respect and to receive the best care. Another point is the atmosphere between employees. We all treat each other like family.”
Drzazga always has her finger on the pulse of what is the biggest way to succeed in this day and age and what it takes to make the world a better place, which is why it is no surprise to those who know her best that she also carries a heart of gold within herself. The same compassion and empathy she had for patients has also led to her become a globally recognized philanthropist.
Now she has set her sights on making an impact on the well-being of those deeply impacted by the recent humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. “None of us expected such a turn of events and we are shocked that a war is taking place in which children, women and civilians are being killed,” reflects Drzazga.
The tragic and horrific turn of events with Russia has led to her companies taking multi-level approaches to assist. “We buy a large amount of goods according to the lists of needs reported by Ukraine. These include food with long shelf lives and much-needed products such as toothpaste and bath gels. We also purchased blankets, flashlights, and power banks. Since we operate in the medical industry we were able to donate large amounts of medical resources to Ukrainian hospitals as well. We have become very involved in various relief efforts.”
Going on, she expressed the need for all business leaders like herself to take an active role in assisting. “The war in Ukraine will also leave an aftermath in the form of a huge economic crisis. Not only will Poland suffer, but also many countries around the world. The effects of this crisis will be felt by everyone – both companies and private people. The first signs of economic collapse are already visible.”
I am afraid that the economic effects of this war will stay with us for years. Please remember that, in the face of this humanitarian tragedy, we cannot be passive. Each one of us can help and it is worth providing that help to the best of our ability.”
Drzazga’s leadership skills will impact the world for the better. There is no stopping her now and into the future when it comes to the business of improving mankind.
“I believe that the most important thing is self-discipline, commitment and hard work – it always brings results,” she says. “You have to believe in yourself, and your work must be fueled by passion, because without it there are no true achievements.”