JCI accreditation 2008 report


With the growth in the number of medical tourism providers, quality standards become all the more important. To demonstrate their commitment towards quality some international healthcare organiSations choose to be accredited by the US based Joint Commission International (JCI). JCI accreditation has gained worldwide attention as an effective quality evaluation and management tool. A JCI hospital is an international hospital outside of the United States that has been accredited by the Joint Commission International.

The year 2008 was another dynamic one for JCI accreditation. At the end of 2008, there were 242 JCI–accredited organisations in 35 countries, and some have already been added in 2009. JCI surveys were conducted in 24 different countries in 2008, including Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Israel, Portugal, and Switzerland are new to JCI accreditation.

The following organisations were awarded the status of accredited or certified following an initial or triennial survey during 2008:

• Al Essra Hospital, Amman, Jordan

• Al Noor Hospital, Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE

• Alexandra Hospital, Singapore

• American British Cowdray Medical Center IAP – Observatorio Campus, Mexico City, Mexico

• American British Cowdray Medical Center IAP – Santa Fe, Campus, Mexico City, Mexico

• Antalya Hospital - Medical Park Healthcare Group, Antalya, Turkey

• Apollo International Hospital Bangalore, Bangalore, India

• Apollo Hospital Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

• Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

• Bahçelievler Hospital - Medical Park Heathcare Group, Istanbul, Turkey

 • Bangkok Hospital Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand

 • Beacon Hospital Cancer Center, Sandyford/Dublin, Ireland

 • Bursa Hospital - Medical Park Healthcare Group, Bursa, Turkey

 • Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, EPE – Unidade de Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal

 • E-DA Hospital, Jiau-Shu Village, Taiwan

 • Göztepe Hospital - Medical Park Heathcare Group, Göztepe, Istanbul, Turkey

 • Ha EMEK Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Afula, Israel

 • Hospital CIMA Hermosillo, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

 • Hospital CIMA Monterrey, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

 • Hospital de Câncer II – INCA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

 • Institut für Medizinische und Chemische Labordiagnostik, Villach, Austria

 • International Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 • King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 • King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 • KK Women's and Children's Hospital Pte. Ltd, Singapore

 • Magrabi Eye and Ear Center, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

 • Mater Private Healthcare, Dublin, Ireland

 • Meir Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Kefir-Saba, Israel

 • Min-Sheng General Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan

 • Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

 • Mouwasat Hospital – Qatif, Saudi Arabia

 • Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 • Raffles Private Hospital, Limited, Singapore

 • RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaima, UAE

 • Riyadh Care Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 • Saad Specialist Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

 • Samitivej Sriracha Hospital, Sriracha/Chonburi, Thailand

 • Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

 • Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 • Sema Hastanesi, Dragos/Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey

 • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 • Sonderkrankenanstalt für Rehabilitation, Thermenhof GmbH, Villach, Austria

 • Soroka University Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Beer Sheva, Israel

 • Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland

 • Sultan bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 • The Specialty Hospital, Amman, Jordan

 • Total Care AMIL Berrini, São Paulo, Brazil

 • Total Care AMIL Unidade Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 • Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital – Wuchi Campus, Taichung, Taiwan

 • UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centers, Waterford, Ireland

 • Wockhardt Hospital Bangalore, Bangalore, India

JCI hosted two Executive Briefings in 2008. The first was held in Singapore, and the other in Berlin, Germany. Ninety-nine participants representing both accredited and non-accredited healthcare organisations attended. A new optional hospital tour activity was offered the day following each briefing at an accredited organization. The two participating organizations were Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore and DRK Kliniken, Berlin. Each tour highlighted activities the hospital has used to implement the third edition of the International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals. The focus of the tour was patient safety as it pertains to medication use and infection prevention and control.



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