Muscat hospital receives top accreditation
Muscat, February 14, 2012
Muscat Private Hospital (MPH) has announced that it has been officially accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), making it the first hospital in Oman to receive such recognition.
The accreditation shows the high-quality healthcare standard that the hospital, managed by UME, continuously provides for its patients, a statement said.
Murat Soner Kucukkaya, hospital administrator, MPH, said: “We believe that this very important designation demonstrates the commitment of the hospital and its dedicated personnel to providing world-class health care to the local community.”
The JCI accreditation was awarded following a rigorous onsite evaluation by an international surveyor team of healthcare experts, who spent four days interviewing staff and hospital leaders on policies and procedures, looking in detail at hospital care for individual patients.
In addition, they surveyed each department individually. Focus was also placed on aspects such as patient safety, patient rights, medication management, bedsides policies and procedures, surgical infection and credentialing of medical staff and nurses, and leadership of the organisation.
Dr David Saxton, medical director at MPH, said: “The evaluation has been a two-year process where Muscat Private Hospital provided noticeable commitment to improving the safety and quality of patient care, ensuring a safe care environment, and repeatedly working to reduce risks to patients and staff.”
“Not only is JCI accreditation a significant accomplishment for our hospital, but it is also an important milestone for health care in Oman, as it marks a new era in the delivery of medical services for Omani health care institutions and their patients,” Murat added.
The JCI has been working with health care organisations, ministries of health, and global organisations in over eighty countries since 1994 and is the worldwide leader dedicated to incessantly improving the safety and quality of care in the international community. – TradeArabia News Service