Apollo Hospitals marks 15 years of JCI accreditation
~ Webinar with JCI and NABH organized to commemorate the milestone in journey of excellence in care ~
Apollo Hospitals accreditation journey is testimony to its structured and seamless patient care deliver, the high standards of benchmarks it adheres to, and its commitment to transform the healthcare ecosystem in India : Dr Prathap C. Reddy
The Apollo Hospitals Group marked its 15th anniversary of JCI accreditation that recognizes its commitment to excellence across the spectrum of care with a unique webinar on patient safety and quality of care in association with Joint Commission International, USA (JCI) and the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH). It was in July 2005 that the Apollo Hospitals Group clocked a major milestone when Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi became the 1st hospital in the country and the 6th in Asia to be accredited by the JCI. Since then, eight hospitals in the group including the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre have joined the elite list of JCI accredited hospitals for best global practices, patient care and safety.
Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said,“It is a matter of immense pride that our JCI accreditation journey that began 15 years ago with the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has seen eight hospitals in our group achieving this gold standard for international accreditation reflecting provision of the highest levels of patient care and patient safety. The most recent addition to this list is the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC), which is the first advanced cancer centre in India to be JCI accredited. Apollo Hospitals has always been in the forefront of setting and observing benchmarks for patient safety and quality care and our accreditation journey is testimony to the structured and seamless patient care we deliver, the high standards of benchmarks we adhere to, and our commitment to transform the healthcare ecosystem in India.”
The webinar organised to mark the occasion saw participation from healthcare leaders, quality heads, aadministrators, policy makers, patient safety experts and healthcare management students with a passion for quality and patient safety. Interactive sessions with the leadership of the Apollo Hospitals Group, JCI and NABH on patient safety and quality of care took the participants through the fundamentals of the accreditation process as well as challenges faced in difficult times, highlighting ways in which the healthcare community can advance quality improvement in a post pandemic world. The experts also shared their vision for better patient safety and quality care as well as pragmatic insights for implementation across organizations for shaping quality patient care.