Tawam Hospital wins accreditation from JCI

AL AIN — Tawam Hospital has received accreditation from the Joint Commission International, one of the leading organisations in the world dedicated to improving the quality of health care.

By Lana Mahdi

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2006, 9:56 AM

Last updated: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2:56 PM

Joint Commission International’s on-site evaluation of Tawam Hospital was done in June. It was conducted by a team of international healthcare experts.

“Health care organisations around the world want to create an environment that focuses on quality, safety and continuous improvement,” said Karen Timmons, chief executive officer, Joint Commission International.

“Accreditation meets this demand by stimulating continuous, systematic improvements in an organisation’s performance and the outcomes of patient care. The community should be proud of the fact that Tawam Hospital has made a commitment to quality and safety.”

“We sought accreditation because we want to provide the best care possible for our patients,” said Humaid AL Mansouri, director of the Eastern Medical Region.

“Providing high quality care is a team effort and one that gives employees a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organisation.”

Michael E. Heindel, CEO of Tawam Hospital, noted that accreditation was attainable only through collaboration among all the staff members in the organisation.

“Earning accreditation from the Joint Commission International is another step towards excellence for Tawam Hospital.”

Joint Commission International is dedicated to improving the quality of health care through voluntary accreditation.

Joint Commission International’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 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, organisational leadership and management of information.

More news from UAE