Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi achieves gold standard accreditation​​​​​​​​

September 6, 2013

Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is pleased to announce that it has been granted the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, which is the highest international hospital accreditation.  AKUH is the first hospital in East Africa and one of six other hospitals in Africa to receive this coveted accreditation.

 It is a proud moment for Aga Khan University Hospital’s staff and all physicians who practice at AKUH and a significant achievement in the region where patients no longer have to travel abroad to receive world-class care for services available at AKUH.

 The JCI accreditation, administered out of Chicago, USA, is an external validation that AKUH is providing the highest quality of patient care and safety in line with international peer hospitals; It is a testimony of our commitment to patient safety and highest quality as measured by international standards.

JCI’s extensive audit measures 1218 quality elements, which cover key patient care factors such as infection control, standards of physician practice, medication management, safety of care, qualifications and competencies of staff and physicians, patient education and multidisciplinary management of patients. The standards also cover safety and proper maintenance of the facility, all equipment, and protocols for emergency procedures, amongst several others.

AKUH was the first hospital in the region to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification, which is now a common practice in most hospitals in Kenya. AKUH is pleased to lead the effort for other hospitals to strive to achieve JCI accreditation, which will raise the quality standards of patient care in Kenya and across East Africa.


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