Asiri Central Hospital today announced that it has earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Asiri Central hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey. During the survey, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to a variety of areas, including the International Patient Safety Goals, patient assessment and care, anesthesia and surgical care, medication management, patient and family education, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, governance and leadership, facility management, staff qualifications and education, and information management.
“Joint Commission International accreditation provides hospitals with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the hospital setting,” said Paul Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, CPHQ, FACHE, Vice President, Accreditation, Standards, and Measurement, Joint Commission International. “We commend Asiri Central Hospital for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization, and achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.”
The Central Hospital is one of the best appointed and most technologically advanced medical facilities, offering international standards in healthcare in Sri Lanka. The 14 floor multi-specialty general hospital situated at No.114, Norris Canal Road Colombo 10, prides itself in keeping abreast of the fast evolving healthcare solutions, while adhering to international care and safety standards. “Asiri Central's approach to medical care is revolutionary in that it is not just about technology and ultra-modern infrastructure; it is also about redefining the standards of optimum patient care” said Dr Manjula Karunaratne, Group CEO, Asiri Health. Asiri Central has an in-patient bed capacity of 264 and features an assortment of standard to luxury rooms and apartments and advanced healthcare facilities such the Brain and Spine Centre, Cath lab, stroke management unit and Emergency Service, a 24hr pharmacy, radiology, fully automated laboratory. The Hospital offers added benefits such as a three levels parking, a wired and Wi-Fi network coverage.
“Asiri Central Hospital is happy to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the world,” added Dr. Karunaratne. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
Joint Commission International’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with worldwide health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.