Aster Medcity Wins JCI Accreditation for World-Class Healthcare Becomes the first JCI Accredited quaternary care hospital in Kerala


Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 2, 2015: (ME NewsWire) The Joint Commission International (JCI) awarded the coveted Gold Seal of Approval to Aster Medcity for exceptional standards in healthcare and patient safety. Known as the gold standard in global healthcare, the JCI Accreditation is awarded only to the best hospitals in the world after identifying, measuring and sharing the best practices in overall quality, patient safety and employee safety. Aster Medcity won the JCI Accreditation based on the latest and the most stringent evaluation standards that measured a total of 1145 elements. Aster Medcity is the first quaternary care hospital in Kerala to win the JCI Accreditation.

Ms. Paula Wilson, President & Chief Executive Officer of JCI handed over the prestigious accreditation to Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster Medcity and Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. Prabhu Vinayakham, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Joint Commission International and several other dignitaries.

Based in Illinois, United States of America, JCI is a division of the Joint Commission Resources Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate, which works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. With a strong presence in more than 100 countries, JCI partners with hospitals, clinics, academic medical centers, government ministries, academia and international advocates to promote the highest possible standards of care and provide solutions for achieving peak performance.

Apart from the JCI Accreditation, Aster Medcity has also achieved the NABH Accreditation, first ever NABH Award for Excellence in Nursing and Green OT Certification by Bureau Veritas – all within one year of opening its door to the world. Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster Medcity said the JCI Accreditation is a great honour and that the hospital will continue to maintain its world-class quality standards in every sphere of healthcare, including patient and employee safety. He also informed that the Joint Commission International, in the audit report, has appreciated the entire team of Aster Medcity for their caliber and in-depth knowledge. “In a nutshell it is the reaffirmation of the fact that we are doing all that we can to live up to our simple promise: We’ll Treat You Well.”

Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Medcity said that the JCI Accreditation upholds the hospital’s commitment to excellence, and is a milestone that will keep inspiring the Aster Medcity team to deliver the very best of healthcare to the community. JCI will also provide constant support and education / services that would be beneficial for both patients and the staff, he added.

Aster Medcity

A 670-bed quaternary care facility set in a 40-acre waterfront campus, Aster Medcity is located in Cheranelloor, Kochi. One of India’s most advanced healthcare destinations, Aster Medcity has one Multispeciality Hospital and eight dedicated Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Nephrology & Urology, Oncology, Women’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health and Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Spearheaded by Dr. Azad Moopen, Aster Medcity is an initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, a global healthcare group that provides quality medical care to millions of people through its 290 facilities across 8 countries, including the GCC and Africa.

Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare currently owns and operates a network of close to 260 units across the Middle East and India, covering an array of healthcare verticals including clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and a modern medical city. These network units are consolidated under the brand names ACCESS, ASTER, MEDCARE, ASTER Medcity and MIMS. The multitude of health facilities that include 16 hospitals offer primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care in order to meet the requirements of people from a cross section of the society.

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