Hamad Mecical Corporation Achieves World First in Academic Health

Doha, March 13 (QNA) – Qatar today achieved significant distinction after Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) became the first healthcare system across the globe to have all of its hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) under the Academic Medical Center program.

It has also become the first hospital system outside of the United States to achieve JCI Academic Medical Center accreditation for all its hospitals simultaneously.

This follows almost two months of rigorous on-site surveys by the internationally-renowned independent JCI, which identifies, measures, and shares leading practices in health care quality and patient safety across the world.

Since the beginning of January this year, a JCI team of surveyors has closely examined over 304 standards and 1400 measureable elements in the hospitals that make up HMC – all of which have now received official Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation under the Academic Medical Center Hospital standards. JCI accreditation is considered to be the gold standard in health care.

This achievement is even more impressive as the hospitals were evaluated against JCI’s 5th edition standards – the most challenging standards to date – and demonstrates that staffs across the organization in every facility are applying the same very high standards of care.