Wed 19-07-2023 18:07 PM
DUBAI, 19th July, 2023 (WAM) – Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC), Dubai’s first integrated academic health system, announced that it has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission International (JCI) across all its hospitals and primary care centres.
By maintaining its international accreditation, DAHC demonstrates a steadfast dedication to upholding healthcare excellence for patients and their families.
The accreditation also reflects its commitment to becoming a global leader in providing exceptional patient care by maintaining the highest quality and safety standards.
The Joint Commission International, a leading accreditation body for hospitals and healthcare organisations worldwide, conducted a thorough evaluation process to award DAHC hospitals with the Gold Seal of Approval. This evaluation concentrated on critical operational systems related to safety and encompassed various facets of patient care. JCI’s comprehensive assessment examined the hospitals’ adherence to rigorous global standards, with a particular emphasis on patient safety, clinical quality, and risk management protocols.
Dr. Muna Tahlak, Chief Medical Officer of DAHC and CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “Receiving JCI accreditation across Dubai Academic Health Corporation hospitals and healthcare facilities is a tremendous accomplishment that speaks volumes about our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care. This recognition validates the hard work and dedication of our teams and demonstrates our ongoing pursuit of excellence in healthcare in line with our ‘Patient First’ promise.”
The accredited JCI hospitals in DAHC include Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, Latifa Hospital, Hatta Hospital and for the first time, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
DAHC’s 16 primary healthcare centers have also earned this international accreditation.
Joel Roos, Vice President, International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Safety, Joint Commission International, said: “The accreditation offered by JCI equips hospitals with processes that foster improvements across multiple areas, such as staff education advancements and the implementation of leading practices within the hospital environment. We commend Dubai Academic Health Corporation for its dedication to becoming a quality improvement organisation and reaching this prestigious milestone, which showcases a strong commitment to patient safety and quality.
By successfully securing JCI’s accreditation, patients and their families can have even greater confidence in the care they receive at DAHC hospitals, affirming the organisation’s pledge to place its patients first.