Another hospital in the UAE gains JCI accreditation


Sarah Peddie

The United Arab Emirates is a global leader in international accredited healthcare facilities as a hospital in Sharjah is now JCI accredited. 

The Khorfakken Hospital situated in Sharjah has received Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. 

The hospital in the third most populous city in the UAE demonstrated its excellence in clinical quality, patient safety and competence of its medical and administrative staff throughout the facility.

The assessment was conducted by an expert team who would visit the hospital to look at and assess the services being provided. They would assess whether they met the requirements and standards. As part of the hybrid assessment process - another assessment was conducted from the US using audio-visual devices. 

Talking about the accreditation of Khorfakkan Hospital, Dr Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, said: “This accreditation strengthens the gains of the health sector, reinforces the competitiveness of the country’s health facilities, and reaffirms the international confidence in the health services in the UAE, which is committed to implementing requirements of clinical quality, hospital governance, and innovation in health information data.”

In 2017, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) stated that all healthcare facilities in the UAE will have international accreditation from medical bodies from the US, Canada and Australia by 2021. 

This will mean that the UAE will build up a healthcare system that upholds the best practices in healthcare and increases the reputation of the country. 

Now that the Khorfakken Hospital has joined Al Qassimi Hospital in JCI accreditation in the emirate of Sharjah the region is moving closer to achieving their goal. 

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