Bangalore, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

Private-sector Fortis Hospital's Bannerghatta Road unit in the city has received the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, the quality gold standard for hospitals across the globe, for the third time running.

The achievement underscores the company's commitment for high standard quality and patient safety, that only a few select hospitals offer in the country.

With this achievement, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, becomes the third Fortis facility in India to maintain its accreditation status for the third consecutive term.

A JCI accreditation is valid for three years, following which the facility is reassessed. Notably, Fortis Bannerghatta Road was assessed on the recently revised JCI standards, which are more stringent and demanding. 'Joint Commission International is one of the largest international healthcare evaluators in the world. Its primary focus is to ensure improvement in patient safety and quality of health care through education, advisory, accreditation and certification services,' Karthik Rajagopal, Regional Director-South, Fortis Hospitals, said.

'This accreditation will add more value to Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta and will further enhance the confidence of our patients in quality, safety, treatment and services,' Dr Deepak Balani, Medical Head, Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, said.

Accreditation is an effective quality assurance tool for any healthcare organizations. The JCI accreditation reflects the hospital's commitment towards improving the safety and quality of patient care by continually working to reduce risks, a company release said.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)