Clemenceau celebrates JCI accreditation
Beirut, March 10, 2009
Clemenceau Medical Center, based in Beirut, hosted a reception and an internal medicine symposium, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, to celebrate its Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.
The reception was attended by Dr Mohammad Khalifeh, the Lebanese minister of health, members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine International team and Johns Hopkins University.
Addressing CMC staff and management, Dr. Mounes Kalaawi, CEO of Clemenceau Medical Center said: "Achieving JCI accreditation is not only CMC internal milestone, but also one for Lebanon as a hub and center of medical excellence in the region."
"It officially recognizes that the practices of our doctors, nurses, staff and the management team at CMC meet the standards of best facilities in the world," he added.
Dr. Mohamad Khalife said the health issue was one of the main topics on the council of ministers’ agenda.
"Our aim is to improve the standards and quality of services in the health sector in order to be able to provide the best healthcare services to the Lebanese," he added.
Bassam Sayad, managing director Global Services at Johns Hopkins Medicine International in the Middle East congratulated CMC, while Dr Frederick Brancati presented to Dr Kalaawi a “certificate of honor” on behalf of Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
The internal medicine symposium covered a variety of related topics, including obesity and diabetes.
Three eminent speakers from Johns Hopkins University, along with other speakers from Clemenceau Medical Center, held presentations and took part in the panel discussion held at the end of the event.-TradeArabia News Service