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AL HILAL MULTI SPECIALTY MEDICAL CENTER -RIFFA AWARDED AMBULATORY CARE ACCREDITATION FROM JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL


Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain- 18th July 2016:
Al Hilal Multi Specialty Medical Center –Riffa today announced that it has earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Care 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.

Al Hilal Multi Specialty Medical Center –Riffa underwent a rigorous on-site survey on 12th-14th July 2016. During the survey, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with ambulatory care 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 ambulatory care organizations 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 ambulatory setting,” said Paul Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, CPHQ, FACHE, Vice President, Accreditation, Standards, and Measurement, Joint Commission International. “We commend Al Hilal Multi Specialty Medical Center –Riffa for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization, and achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.” "Al Hilal Multi Specialty Medical Center –Riffa is pleased to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the world,” added Mr. Abdul Latheef, Managing Director. “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 ambulatory care 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.


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.

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Al Hilal Multi Specialty Medical Center regularly conducts Medical camps in association with ICRF, CCIA and various associations and organisations. Free Medical Checkup and free blood tests and Free medicines are given to thousands of patients every year.