The American Hospital became the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in May 2000 and it has successfully maintained this significant accreditation seven times.
In addition, the Laboratory Service of the American Hospital was the first to be awarded the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation, which it consistently maintains.
WHY IS JCI ACCREDITATION IMPORTANT?
JCI is a division of the American-based Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which surveys approximately 20,000 establishments internationally every year.
JCI accreditation clearly demonstrates an organization’s commitment to:
Ensuring a safe environment for patients and staff
Reducing risks to patients and staff
Effectively evaluating quality and management
WHY IS CAP ACCREDITATION IMPORTANT?
The American Hospital Medical Laboratory was awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in 2001 – the first private lab in the Middle East to receive this important endorsement.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving about 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve the quality of clinical laboratory services through professional peer review, education and compliance with established performance standards.
COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The American Hospital was the city’s first private hospital, established in response to feasibility studies which found the need for a Western standard healthcare facility in the region that would provide world-class service, similar to healthcare institutions in the USA. As such, it was planned, designed, built and equipped according to American standards and its operating guidelines comply with Western principles of healthcare.
The Hospital’s commitment to continuous improvement began with the initial concept and vision of its owner. These important accreditations are important elements of the original vision and ensure that continuous improvement is integral to the organization’s committed mission to provide the very best in healthcare.