How important is accreditation? And what are some key accreditations to look for?
Accreditation is another way to judge quality. Accreditation is a "seal of approval" given by a private, independent group. Health care organizations must meet international and national standards, including clinical measures, in order to be accredited. We try to belong and participate in as many such initiatives as possible…seeking accreditation wherever we can.
Joint Commission International Accreditation
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a U.S based accreditation body dedicated to improving healthcare quality and safety around the world. The accreditation is an international gold standard for hospitals.
The Apollo hospitals group achieved the unique distinction of achieving accreditation for its hospitals at Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Dhaka.
JCI works directly with healthcare organisations to achieve their goals of providing quality clinical care and services in safe, efficient and well-managed facilities.
JCI assesses through a rigorous on site survey process, a healthcare provider's quality in the following key areas -
- Access to health care
- Health Assessment and care processes
- Education and rights of individuals
- Management of information and human resources
- Safety of facility
- Infection control
- Collaborative integrated management
- Facility management
- Performance Measurement
- Education & Rights of Patients
For more information on the JCI accreditation please log on to https://www.jointcommission.org/
|Name of the Hospitals||Last JCI Accreditation|
|Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad||2016|
|Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi||2014|
|Apollo Hospitals, Chennai||2014|
|Apollo Health City, Hyderabad||2015|
|Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata||2015|
|Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore||2014|
|Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka||2014|
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programmes for healthcare organizations. The board is structured to cater to the much desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur has received the NABH accreditation making it India's First Rural Hospital to achieve this honour and a leader in modern healthcare.
|Name of the Hospitals||Last NABH Accreditation|
|Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad||2015|
|Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur||2013|
|Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Madurai||2015|
|Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore||2013|
|Apollo Jehangir Hospital, Pune||2013|
|Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar||2013|
|Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad||2014|
|Apollo Hospital, Hyderguda||2014|
|Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Vanagaram, Chennai||2015|
|Apollo Hospitals, Kakinada||2015|
|Apollo Hospitals Noida||2014|
|Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Nandanam, Chennai||2015|
|Apollo Hospitals, Bhilai||2014|
|Apollo Hospitals, Trichy||2015|
For more details on NABH, please click on https://www.nabh.co/
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was assessed & accredited in accordance with the Standard ISO 15189:2003 "Medical Laboratories - particular requirements for Quality & Competence" for its facilities in the field of Medical Testing.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is a network of the national standards institutes of 151 countries, on the basis of one member per country. A Central Secretariat based out of Geneva, Switzerland, co-ordinates the system.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was the first hospital in India to be awarded an ISO 9001:2008 certification.
The ISO 9000 series is concerned with 'quality management'. It is a certification affirming the organization's ability to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer and applicable regulatory requirements and continually to improve its performance in this regard.
The ISO standards are a guarantee of quality across boundaries and geographies. They are an assurance to the international patient of the safety and reliability of Apollo's services against global benchmarks.
For more information, please log on to https://www.iso.org/iso/en/ISOOnline.frontpage
IISO 22000 - HACCP
The ISO 22000 - HACCP certification by the British Standards Institution recognized Apollo's high standards of quality and food safety measures.