Muscat Private Hospital has been granted accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) of US for its quality and safety standards in patient care for the third time. JCI accreditation is the 'gold' standard for US and European hospitals which maintain high levels of patient care and safety.
Subba Rao, hospital director of Muscat Private Hospital, said, “MPH has always been a forerunner in quality improvement and patient safety. We were the first ones to bring the JCI accreditation to Oman. MPH has always set benchmarks in patient care and healthcare delivery systems. The JCI accreditation is a testimony to Muscat Private Hospital constant endeavour to provide world-class patient care and maintain highest standards in healthcare delivery systems in Oman. The JCI accreditation for the third time is expected to help the hospital strengthen community confidence in the quality and safety in patient care, treatment and service. It will also help organise and strengthen patient safety efforts.”
Sandeep Kumar, CEO - Oman & UAE, UME Group, said, “The JCI accreditation is a recognition and reiteration of Muscat Private Hospital’s commitment to provide healthcare services of international standards in the country. Our endeavour is to provide excellent clinical outcomes and accreditation has helped us in this. JCI accreditation standards are based on international consensus standards and set uniform, achievable expectations for structures, processes and outcomes for hospital.”
JCI's evaluation of Muscat Private Hospital was conducted from March 19 to 22 by a team of international healthcare experts including a doctor, a nurse and an administrator. The accredited hospital must also undergo an onsite survey by JCI every three years. The JCI standards focus on areas that 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.