Apr 05 2011
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Istishari Hospital Jordan accreditated by Joint Commission International
In 2010, Istishari Hospital received financial assistance from USAID Jordan Economic Development Program to join over 10,000 elite hospitals worldwide recognized for their high standards of healthcare through a Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation. Used to measure the safety and quality of hospitals in the US, this highly sought-after accreditation has expanded to include hospitals internationally and displays a commitment to improving patient care processes and results. Istishari Hospital, located in Amman, Jordan, met 1,031 out of 1033 standards with "excellence," only missing two and partially meeting ten standards. It is the first hospital in the region to pass these standards on a first visit.
USAID Jordan Economic Development Program signed letters of support with seven Jordanian hospitals pledging to cover part of the JCI Accreditation fees as a means to increase medical tourism and facilitate continued economic growth. The investment seems to be paying off. A recent World Bank study placed Jordan first in the Middle East and fifth in the world for medical tourism.
"At Istishari, each and every one of us is committed to a culture of service excellence, and the JCIA is only the first step in that direction for us. The JCIA mainly lays the foundation for providing safe standards of care, and we are proud to be a part of it," said Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Zahira Haram.
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