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Columbia Asia Referral Hospital receives coveted JCI accreditation

Updated: Oct 12, 2016 12:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 12 (ANI-NewsVoir): Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur has received accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), one of the oldest recognitions for best practices in quality and patient safety. The JCI accreditation reiterates Columbia Asia's constant endeavor to provide the patients with the highest quality of care and ensuring patient safety in each aspect.

JCI is the International arm of Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), USA, one of the oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting bodies in healthcare that evaluates more than 20,000 organizations and inspires them to excel in providing safe and effective care.

It has been working together with health institutions, health ministries and global organizations in 80 countries since 1994. It aligns itself with the desired needs of international consumers and relevant quality standards to set benchmarks for progress in the healthcare industry. JCI auditors are well trained clinicians advocating patient safety.

The JCI standards focus on areas that directly impact patient care such as patient experience and feedback, infection control, patient and family rights and patient awareness initiatives.

To be accredited, the hospital is also evaluated for performance in areas like medical expertise, staff qualifications, efforts to improve the quality of services, facilities management and safety and organizational leadership.

"The Hospital commenced operations eight years back; it is one of the most recognized and sought after healthcare centers in the region and also for patients from across the world. We have always focused on advanced technology and international standards of clinical care combined with the highest levels of quality," said Group Medical Director and Chairman Columbia Asia Hospitals, Dr. Nandakumar Jairam.

Congratulating the team, Tufan Ghosh, CEO, Columbia Asia Hospitals said, "Patients are the center of our attention and their safety & comfort is our number one priority which makes us their preferred healthcare services provider.

All medical programs offered by us are underpinned by an uncompromising belief and practice of ethics, strict clinical governance and excellence. The JCI accreditation is a testimony to the efforts put in by each and every team member."

With eight years of serving the community, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur has become a name to reckon with for providing high quality services. "We have met all the standards set by JCI and the accreditation reiterates our commitment for providing the best quality of healthcare to our patients," said Ambili Vijayaraghavan, General Manager.

Columbia Asia Referral Hospital - Yeshwanthpur is a comprehensive super specialty hospital with highly qualified and trained medical and support teams. The hospital infrastructure is at par with international standards. Moreover, the hospital follows globally benchmarked standards of medical, nursing and operating protocols making it the preferred healthcare destination for patients from around the world. The capabilities at the hospital include: Cardiology and Cardiac Surgeries, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Plastic Surgery, Andrology, Urology, Transplants (Kidney, Bone Marrow, Liver), etc. (ANI-NewsVoir)