Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Peshawar awarded Hospital Accreditation from Joint Commission International
SHAUKAT KHANUM MEMORIAL CANCER HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH CENTRE, PESHAWAR AWARDED HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION FROM JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar is delighted to announce 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.
The Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1997 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, consultation, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission’s mission worldwide by helping to improve the quality of patient care. JCI assists international health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others in more than 100 countries.
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.
SKMCH&RC, Peshawar underwent a rigorous on-site survey from 15th to 19th July, 2019. 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, medication management, patient and family education, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, governance and leadership, facility management, staff qualifications and education, and information management.
As a result of this tremendous achievement, both SKMCH&RC, Lahore as well as SKMCH&RC, Peshawar are now accredited by the JCI, and both are proud to display the Gold Seal of Approval®.