Nawaloka Hospital Awarded Hospital Accreditation from JCI

Nawaloka Hospital has proudly announced that it has earned the Joint Commission International’s (JCI) gold seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation. The accreditation comes in with the hospital’s continued compliance with internationally-recognized standards and is a symbol of highest quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The JCI Gold seal was bestowed after a rigorous on-site survey with a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluating the hospitals commitment with 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 and rights, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, governance, direction and leadership, facility management and safety, staff qualifications and education, and information management. Commenting on the accreditation, Nawaloka Hospital Group Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa said, “We are delighted to receive this accreditation from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accreditation body in the world. We hope that this accreditation will further reflect the world class healthcare service we continue to provide and the dedication of our staff from the different facets of the organization who work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.” Nawaloka Hospital is Sri Lanka’s foremost private healthcare service provider and premier multi-specialty hospital hosting the largest in-patient bed capacity in Sri Lanka and features an assortment advanced healthcare facilities such house modular channeled consultation chambers, 24 hour pharmacy, laboratory, radiology services and dedicated areas for wellness centres, diabetes, and renal care offering exceptional patient comfort and world-class healthcare needs all in one platform. Its network of labs serve more than 3,000 doctors on a national scale The chain operates round the clock; 24 hours a day and seven days a week to offer over 1,000 tests using the latest global advancements in medical technology.  Nawaloka hospitals and laboratories prides itself in keeping abreast of the fast evolving healthcare solutions, while adhering to international care and safety standards. The hospital now entails over 3 branches including the Nawaloka premier centre in Colombo 7. Joint Commission International standards define the performance expectations, structures, and functions that must be in place for a hospital to be accredited by JCI. These highest level of standards are divided into two main sections namely patient-centred care and health care organization management. Joint Commission International’s hospital 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. The achievement of Nawaloka hospital demonstrates the excellent quality and healthcare outcomes for the patient. About Nawaloka: Nawaloka Hospitals entered the state-dominated healthcare sector in 1985 as the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to offer tertiary healthcare services. Since then, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Dharmadasa, the hospital has garnered considerable local and international recognition, pioneering numerous advanced clinical developments including the introduction of South Asia’s first 640 slice CT scanner. It also opened the first specialised unit for cardiac care, the now renowned Nawaloka Heart Centre, which has successfully completed over 13,500 heart surgeries since its inception. Additionally, the hospital houses fully-equipped specialised centres for digestive health, chest and sleep, rheumatology and pain management, radiology, lasik surgery, physiotherapy and skin care and cosmetics. Nawaloka also offers a 24-hour OPD centre, a state-of-the-art ETU facility, air and land medical evacuation services which include mobile ICUs, as well as a home nursing unit offering professional in-home care services. To support this extensive portfolio, the hospital houses 12 operating theatres. Equipped with the latest technology and affordable healthcare solutions of international standards driven by a passionate and professional team of the best consultants and nurses, Nawaloka Hospitals is fully committed towards the principal vision of building a healthier and stronger Sri Lanka. Photo caption: The new Nawaloka Hospital premises (left) and the Joint Commission International Accreditation

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