The international JCI organization has conducted an extensive accreditation process, which includes about 1,300 parameters, and has announced that the Ichilov Hospital in Tel-Aviv passed the test with distinction and has won a prestigious Seal of approval which constitutes both a qualification and an international acknowledgment of the quality of the care it provides. Head of the audit team: “The results are exceptionally high for Israel and worldwide”
Ichilov Hospital in Tel-Aviv has passed with distinction the extensive accreditation audit of the international JCI organization and has won a prestigious Seal of approval. The organization, considered to be one of the largest and most important of the organizations which conduct accreditation audits around the world, grants the Seal of approval based on 1,300 parameters which are reviewed in the final audit.
The Medical Center in Tel-Aviv has won the prestigious Seal of approval after having passed with distinction the extensive accreditation audit conducted by the international JCI organization. The audit constitutes a qualification certificate and an international acknowledgment of the quality of the care, and was specifically chosen by the Ministry of Health to conduct the process in Israel.
The head of the audit team that conducted the audit said: “Ichilov has a world famous reputation owing to its medical and nursing teams, and its infrastructures which are outstanding by international standards. The hospital’s exceptional success in the audit raises the bar for the organization itself and for all hospitals around the globe. These results are rare compared to audits both in Israel and worldwide.”
1,300 parameters were included in the final audit that took place over the past week. The chapters related, among other things, to clinical standards of medical care, and primarily to patient safety within the hospital; medical and nursing work procedures, therapeutic continuity, the rights of the patient and his family; pharmaceutical management, prevention of infections and so on.
In addition, administrative standards concerning hospital operations, patient environment, medical and nursing team training and academic and research activities at the hospital were also audited. The audit looked at all levels, starting from senior management, through the medical and nursing teams, to the operations and auxiliary personnel.
Prof. Ronni Gamzu, Director of the Medical Center, stated that: “The credit for the score we received, one of the highest in the world, goes to the hospital personnel: nurses, doctors, maintenance personnel and superintendents, technicians and administration and auxiliary services, who combined forces extraordinarily towards our successful audit. This is a certificate of honor for our hospital and the public health system in Israel.”