Dubai – UAE – 5th January, 2020 Emirates Specialty Hospital today announced that it has earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Emirates Specialty Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey on 8th of December 2019 to 12th of December 2019. During the survey, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to a variety of areas, including the International Patient Safety Goals, patient assessment and care, anesthesia and surgical care, medication management, patient and family education, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, governance and leadership, facility management, staff qualifications and education, and information management.
“Joint Commission International accreditation provides hospitals with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the hospital setting,” said Paul Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, CPHQ, FACHE, Vice President, Accreditation, Standards, and Measurement, Joint Commission International. “We commend (Emirates Specialty Hospital) for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization, and achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.”
“Emirates Specialty Hospital is pleased to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the world,” added Mr. Ala Atari, Managing Director & Chief executive officer of Emirates Specialty Hospital. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
Joint Commission International’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with worldwide health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
About Emirates Specialty Hospital
Emirates Specialty Hospital, launched in March 2018, is part of the Emirates Healthcare Group, which operates more than 70 facilities across nine countries. Located in Dubai Healthcare City, the 90-bed multi-specialty hospital is a value-add to the health sector in the UAE and GCC, with leading medical and surgical consultants providing state-of-the art healthcare solutions.