Bangkok Hospital Phuket Awards and Accreditation
Joint Commission International Accreditation
Bangkok Hospital Phuket is delighted to announce our recent achievement in attaining Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. In response to the ever increasing number of patients seeking medical care outside of their home countries, it has become essential for hospitals to undergo rigorous screening to ensure they meet international standards for health care services.
Joint Commission International is a US-based non-profit organization focused on improving the safety of patient care and organization management through the provision of accreditation and certification.
Accreditation is a process to provide a visible commitment by an organization to improve the safety and quality of patient care, ensure a safe care environment, and continually work to reduce risks to patients and staff. It has gained worldwide attention as an effective quality evaluation and management tool. There are several famous organizations in many countries to accredit and certify the hospital quality worldwide such as Joint Commission International of USA., Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation of Canada, Health Services Accreditation of England, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards of Australia and Hospital Accreditation of Thailand.
For more than 14 years, Bangkok Hospital Phuket has long served its community and maintained excellent medical services. The hospital has been granted accreditation on May 23, 2009 from the Joint Commission International (JCI) and we are the first hospital in Asia to achieve this accreditation (3rd edition). Being accredited with JCI is recognition of our ongoing commitment to provide a high standard of patient care. Patients can receive greater assurance that they are receiving quality and safe care in our hospital that meets globally accepted standards.
Achieving JCI of Bangkok Hospital Phuket is not only an internal milestone, but also one for Thailand as a center of medical excellence. It officially recognizes that the practices of our doctors, nurses, medical assistants and the management team at Bangkok Hospital Phuket meet or exceed the standards of medical facilities in the US. It is with great pride of Phuket residents and Thai People that we announce JCI accreditation. Ever committed to improving the lives of each patient that passes through our doors, we invite you and your loved ones to experience the top-tier services Bangkok Hospital Phuket has to offer.
The Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement & Accreditation
Continuous quality improvement is an essential element of medical services quality improvement process. "Hospital Accreditation" is a beneficial approach for Thailand's medical services and public health. Such significant innovation can stimulate health care service providers to focus on the systematic work flows for quality services rendered to patients and their relatives apart from the development of the body of knowledge, skills and technology according to professional standards.
The "Hospital Accreditation" process is creating collective organizational commitment of quality improvement, organizational analysis, self-assessment, strategic formulation of the organizational development planning, human resources development, teamwork and service systems focusing on patient-oriented mindedness. Toward this end personnel at all levels are encouraged to participate in such activities which are organized in the overlapping fashion in order to create cross-manuals, as well as clinical practice guidelines and a care map. Functional teams are formed to benefit from opportunities to improve patient care and service processes. Quality improvement activities and the publication of a guide to the hospital, clinical practice guidelines and a care map have been undertaken in collaboration with nurses and all personnel of the hospital and the faculty.
Quality improvement, by using the "Hospital Accreditation" approach is a concept and practice that yields beneficial results to patients, customers, hospital personnel, the hospital, the Faculty of Medicine, the society and the country as a whole. Nevertheless, the quality improvement processes and human resources development, which require time and dedication from all parties in improving working procedures, the work system and organizational culture. Quality improvement needs to be continuous.
Bangkok Hospital Phuket wins the Award of Excellence
The Award reflects the hospital's emphasis on staff welfare and development. The hospital has over 1,000 employees who provide services to Thai and international patients each year.
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