Gulf Medical College Hospital achieves accreditation from Joint Commission International

By | November 28, 2013

Becomes the first hospital in Ajman to get JCI AccreditationGulf Medical College Hospital achieves accreditation from Joint Commission International Gulf Medical College Hospital & Research Center Ajman, owned by Thumbay Group and an affiliated teaching hospital of Gulf Medical University Ajman has received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in improving the quality of healthcare.

“Healthcare Organizations around the world want to create environments that focus on quality, safety and continuous improvement,” says Paula Wilson, President and Chief Executive Office, JCI.Gulf Medical College Hospital achieves accreditation from Joint Commission International

We sought accreditation because we want to provide the best care possible for our patients, said Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Services, Thumbay Group.  This accomplishment crowns a year of achievements for our Hospital. Each and every member of the Hospital’s team is proud to have played a part in this major accomplishment. Earning JCI accreditation is another step towards excellence, he added. Earlier this year, GMC hospital was rated as the best Medical Tourism Provider by The New Economy Magazine, UK.

This accreditation reflects our mission to continually improve our customer care and offer high quality affordable healthcare that match international standards. We strive to provide world-class healthcare to our customers and communities served. We are very proud of this accomplishment and would like to congratulate the entire team including doctors, administrators, and employees whose hard work and dedication to excellence helped achieve this honour,” commented Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. Providing high quality care is a team effort and one that gives employees a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization, he added.

Dr. Manvir Singh Walia, Medical Director, said that the accreditation by JCI helps us maintain our objective to continually enhance the services and patient safety in our hospital. With the skills and expertise of our doctors and healthcare professionals, we will maintain the standards that our patients expect from our team.

The pride and happiness is palpable amongst our entire team and healthcare professionals in the hospital. We are proud to be part of an institution that is accredited by the highest accrediting body in the world, says Dr. Prashanth Hegde, Chief of Medical Staff at the hospital.

In collaboration with healthcare organizations in more than 90 countries, JCI, the leading health care accreditor in the US since 1994, sets the international standards which enhance healthcare service levels both in terms of quality and patient safety. JCI is dedicated to improving quality of healthcare through voluntary accreditation. JCI’s uniform, high standards for patient care and safety are designed to be adaptable to local needs, thus accommodating legal, religious and cultural factors within a country.

Standards focus on the areas that most directly impact patient care. These include both clinical care and organizational management standards, such as access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education. Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement and patient safety, organizational governance and leadership and management of information and communications.

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