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  Home > News Press Release > DOCTORS HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION THROUGH JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL
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News Press Release

DOCTORS HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION THROUGH JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL
Dated of posted : 2010-07-30

  

 (Left to right: Felix Stubbs, Board of Director, Doctors Hospital; Barry Rassin, President, Doctors Hospital; Minister of Health, Dr. Hubert Minnis; Charles Sealy, CEO, Doctors Hospital and Dr. Charles Diggiss, Chief Medical Officer and Board of Director, Doctors Hospital, cut the celebratory cake.)
 
DOCTORS HOSPITAL RECEIVES ACCREDITATION THROUGH
 
JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL
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The Board of Directors and Executive Management of Doctors Hospital are proud to announce that Doctors Hospital has achieved international accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), USA. With this accreditation, Doctors Hospital joins an elite group of few hospitals worldwide, which have passed JCI's stringent clinical quality standards. Joint Commission International (JCI) is the global arm of the US-based Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO); the same body that certifies over 18,000 hospitals in the United States.  The surveyors are highly trained certified experts who are either doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, laboratory medical technologists, or other health care professionals. 
 
The distinction certifies that the hospital's programs meet international standards and follow the latest US clinical guidelines. Having a JCI accreditation signifies and ensures that we are dealing with high quality medical institution, that Doctors Hospital demonstrates a high quality of patient care and also has a desire for continuous improvement.
 
The JCI accreditation was awarded to Doctors Hospital after a rigorous onsite evaluation by an international surveyor team of healthcare experts. The surveyors 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. The physical plant of the hospital, equipment, services, was subjected to evaluation. 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, leadership of the organization and many others.
 
Twelve years ago, the then executive team, saw the benefit of JCI, however the journey officially started in 2006 with the establishment of certain structures within the hospital – Dashboard indicators, Committees, consultations and the like. In 2007 the hospital began its scrutiny of certain processes and in 2008 and 2009 focused on implementation of new standards and practices. The year 2010 began the monitoring and evaluation process.   Using the Patient Tracer methodology, patients were tracked from admission to discharge, and included examination of patient records and interviewing medical staff. The hospital had to fully meet measurable parameters in order to get accredited, and Doctors hospital has successfully passed this test, ‘with flying colors’.
 
In preparation for the Joint Commission evaluation Doctors Hospital had to complete a challenging process, ensuring that at a minimum, Associates were completely familiar with the current hospital standards, they have had to examine current processes, policies and procedures relative to the standards and prepare to improve any areas that were not currently in compliance. The Surveyors were required to look at a full three years of implementation for several standards-related issues which meant that the hospital had to be in compliance with applicable standards during the entire period of accreditation. In their evaluation, Joint Commission standards addressed the hospital’s performance in the following specific areas - Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Human Resources, Infection Prevention and Control,  Information Management, Leadership, Life Safety, Medication Management, Medical Staff, Patient Safety Goals, Nursing,  Provision of Care - Treatment and Services, Performance Improvement, Record of Care - Treatment, and Services, and Patient Rights and Responsibilities. 
 
Charles Sealy, Chief Executive officer at Doctors Hospital, said that to maintain the level of care and meet such high international standards is a great endorsement of the hospital’s commitment to its patients. “We are determined to provide quality patient care in terms of medical treatment. Our patients are always our number one priority, and to ensure their well-being and satisfaction, this accreditation recognizes that Doctors Hospital is at the forefront of administration procedures, staff qualifications, safety, leadership, and technology. Accreditation is the gold standard of excellence in the healthcare industry. Providing high quality care is a team effort and the end results depend very much upon a cumulative and consistent team effort from every individual and every department at the hospital and it is their professionalism and dedication that results in the accolades received from the surveyors.  We are very proud and congratulate all of the Associates at Doctors Hospital whose hard work and dedication to excellence helped achieve this honor” he added.
 
Marsha Sands, Vice President of Quality and Standards & Patient Safety at Doctors Hospital commented that, “While our work is focused on the overall care of our patients, it is great to receive verification that we are doing things right. It is good to know that we are meeting the highest expectations and delivering on our promises. It is reassuring to know that patients being treated at Doctors Hospital are in the best hands. This accreditation lets our community know that not only are we tested, but we are trusted. This accreditation is essentially a confirmation of best practice and we will continually strive to achieve the highest standards of evidence-based care,” added the hospital executive.
 
Patients can now be given greater assurance that they are receiving quality and safe care in a hospital that meets globally accepted standards. Achieving this JCI accreditation is not only an internal milestone for the private hospital, but also recognition that Doctors Hospital is a center of medical excellence. The honor officially recognizes that the practices of doctors, nurses, medical assistants and the management team at Doctors Hospital meet or exceed the standards of medical facilities in the United States.
 
It is with great pride that we announce JCI accreditation.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


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