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AKUH Nairobi re-accredited by Joint Commission International

<p><span style="font-family: helvetica;"><img src="/nairobi/PublishingImages/JCI%20LOGO%20Web%20boby%20size.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/> </span></p><div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi has been accredited for the third time by Joint Commission International (JCI), reaffirming its commitment to maintaining the highest standards in patient safety and in providing quality healthcare in line with international standards.

The one-week rigorous audit process culminating to the re-accreditation involved an analysis and review of healthcare delivery processes and documentation including infection control, standards of physician practice, medication management, safety of care, qualifications and competencies of staff and physicians.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">
The audit, which is done every three years, also analysed the level of safety and maintenance of the facilities and equipment, as well as disaster preparedness, patient education and the multidisciplinary management of patients.

Chief Executive Officer Dr Shawn Bolouki lauded the staff for their invaluable contribution to the re-accreditation noting how important it has been for the hospital to implement a culture based on achieving excellence.

“What differentiates us from other healthcare institutions is the high quality of services we offer to our patients. As a premier healthcare facility, we have a duty to continuously improve our quality processes and set the pace in healthcare within the region and beyond,” said Dr Shawn Bolouki. ​</span></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">
Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi was the first hospital in the East Africa region to receive the highly-reputed accreditation in July 2013. The hospital was re-accredited in July 2016 and now July 2019. 
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The JCI accreditation is administered out of Chicago, USA, and is only granted to hospitals that achieve the highest quality of patient care and safety as measured by international standards. 

In December 2018, AKUH Nairobi was awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) making it the only hospital laboratory to receive accreditation in the sub-region. CAP accreditation is a global recognition for excellence in laboratory medicine.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: helvetica;">
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