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Ten AKUH Outpatient Medical Centres get SafeCare Certification

<p>​Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUHN) is excited to announce that 10 of our outreach medical centres have received SafeCare certification, in recognition of adherence to the highest standards of care.
</p><p>SafeCare standards are divided into 13 different categories with over 650 standards, covering the full range of medical to non-medical aspects of care, Accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQuaEEA).</p><p>The audit classifies a facility&#39;s performance against the SafeCare standards and awards it a certificate of improvement, ranging from level 1 (very modest quality) to level 5 (highest quality</p><p>“Our centres went through a rigorous audit in April 2024 to evaluate their performance against the set SafeCare Standards. All the centres were awarded level 5 demonstrating the highest level of performance,&quot; said, Khurram Jamal, Chief Operations Officer, Outreach Network.</p><p>The first set of outreach medical centers that have been accredited include:
</p><ul><li>Akai Medical centre along Thika Road          •   Roysambu Dialysis and Medical centre</li><li>Kenol Medical Centre                                    •   Mountain View Medical centre </li><li>Peponi Specialty and Executive Clinic          •   Eastleign medical centre</li><li>Karen Specialty and Executive Clinic            •   Ruiru Medical Centre</li><li>Roysambu Specialty Centre                          •   Narok Medical Centre

</li></ul><div><p>“Following this milestone, we will now begin the certification process for another set of centres. Our goal is to ensure that all our centres are SafeCare certified in the near future,&quot; said Rashid Khalani, the hospital&#39;s Chief Executive Officer.
</p><p> “Quality is a key underpinning of the Aga Khan Development Network and a key value of Aga Khan University Hospital. As a teaching health system, the importance of being trained in a high-quality healthcare system cannot be understated. This certification will go a long way in reaffirming our commitment to our patients that we are committed to the highest standards of care at every level distance notwithstanding.&quot;</p><p>This certification adds to a host of international accreditations and certifications at AKUH,N. The hospital became the first hospital in the region to receive the JCI hospital accreditation in 2013 and has been reaccredited every 3 years since then. In 2018, the hospital&#39;s laboratory was accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a global recognition of the excellence of the hospital&#39;s laboratory services. In 2020, the hospital was certified as a centre of excellence for the management of heart attacks by the JCI, becoming the first hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa to receive this certification. A year later, AKUH,N was certified as a centre of excellence for the management of stroke by the JCI, becoming the first hospital in Africa to achieve this milestone.​

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