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Joint Commission International Reaccredits Johns Hopkins-Affiliated Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi - 12/27/2013

Joint Commission International Reaccredits Johns Hopkins-Affiliated Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi

Release Date: December 27, 2013

Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Hospital, which is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International, has received its third consecutive accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the global health care quality control body that ensures uniform patient safety and clinical care standards in hospitals across the world. A JCI accreditation, which involves an elaborate and lengthy review of hospital procedures and protocols, is the organization’s official stamp of approval denoting that an institution has met these rigorous standards.

Johns Hopkins Medicine International — the global arm of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine — led Corniche Hospital through its preparation for the accreditation review process, conducting hands-on and remote assessments, drills and surveys. Johns Hopkins experts also provided Corniche Hospital’s staff with training on the latest developments in quality, safety, infection control, leadership, nursing and human resource management. Corniche Hospital is Abu Dhabi's largest maternity hospital and is the regional referral center for high-risk pregnancies and newborns with more than 8,000 deliveries and 1,000 admissions to the neonatal intensive care unit.

“We congratulate each and every member of Corniche Hospital on this important accomplishment,” says Steven J. Thompson, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. “This accreditation is not only a testament to the hospital’s successful focus on providing the highest quality and safest care, but also reaffirms Corniche Hospital’s position as a leader in maternal and neonatal medicine in the region and beyond.”

“This review was an opportunity to showcase the outstanding service and safe care we provide to our patients,” says Ronald Lavater, Corniche Hospital’s chief executive officer. “The reaccreditation demonstrates our focus on improving systems, performance and patient outcomes, and I am humbled each and every day by the passion and talent of our clinicians, nurses and staff. This accreditation is but one example of their dedication to providing the safest and most appropriate care to women, mothers and newborns in the Abu Dhabi community.”

Under a collaboration agreement signed in 2008, Johns Hopkins manages Corniche Hospital and supports program development in the areas of clinical services, medical education, training and facility management, among others.

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s presence in the Middle East also includes the operational management of two other JCI-accredited hospitals in the United Arab Emirates — Tawam Hospital and Al Rahba Hospital — owned by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company. Other Johns Hopkins Medicine affiliations include Clemenceau Medical Center in Lebanon and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Johns Hopkins Medicine has other affiliations in nearly every region of the world.

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