Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation

Joint Commission International

Founded in 1994, The Joint Commission International (JCI) works with health care organizations from more than 100 countries. Today, JCI fields a well-trained team of international accreditation surveyors and consultants who work in five continents. It is one of the world’s leading nonprofit patient safety organizations based in USA. JCI seeks a world where every patient receives the highest quality of care possible.

JCI regularly publishes a demanding set of standards that represent the most current thinking in patient safety and quality improvement. Health care organizations that are capable of meeting these standards must undergo a comprehensive and rigorous on-site survey conducted by JCI in order to achieve accreditation.

Once accredited, organizations must continue to meet JCI standards and are regularly assessed through periodic re-survey. JCI is completely independent from the organizations it accredits.

JCI also works to improve the quality of care within all hospitals, not just those that are capable of meeting accreditation standards. Its global experts regularly assist hospitals, municipal governments, and ministries of health as they pursue their own quality goals and patient care outcomes. The mission of JCI is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care in the international community through education, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification.

Pun Hlaing Hospital (Yangon) is The First and Only JCIA Hospital in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 17 September 2017 –Today a momentous award ceremony was held at Pun Hlaing Hospital (PHH), Hlaing Tharyar, where Mr David Qu, Vice President of Joint Commission International, USA awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to PHH. Gracing the occasion was Chairman of Serge Pun & Associates (SPA) Mr Serge Pun along with Prof. Thet Khine Win, Permanent Secretary of MOHS.

PHH is the first hospital in Myanmar to achieve this prestigious international accreditation.

After 5 days of in depth review and analysis of the hospital’s physical structure, clinical systems and people knowledge, the 3 Senior Surveyors from (US – Senior Doctor, Japan – Senior Administrator and Singapore – Retired Head of Singapore Nursing) praised PHH’s achievement on Patient Safety and International Quality. They were particularly impressed with PHH on the compassionate care provided and for the significant changes that were made to achieve this accreditation.

Dr Myint Htwe, the honorable Minister of Health and Sports said, “Achieving JCI accreditation is not only an epic milestone for Pun Hlaing Hospital, but it is also a transformation catalyst for Myanmar as a whole.

JCIA establishes PHH as a hospital of global medical excellence. It formally ratifies that the service and practice of its doctors, nurses, allied health and management meets and/or exceeds the standards of hospitals and medical services in Bangkok and the surrounding region.

I sincerely hope that other hospitals in our country will take this path and commits to transform our healthcare nationally through a culture of excellence, dedication to wellness, compassion and dignity of life.”

Mr Serge Pun @ U Theim Wai, Chairman SPA, FMI and YSH said, “Today is truly a momentous and epic day for us at PHH, First Myanmar Investments (FMI) and a group as a whole, as we have helped put our country on the map of being a global healthcare provider comparable to the best in our region.

As part of our commitment to support the agenda of Nation Building, we will share our learning and knowledge with both private and public hospitals to lift the healthcare of our country to international standards. Through this we envisage to drive social transformation and create accessible, equitable and affordable healthcare irrespective of the ability for a person to pay across the country, and to participate in building our nation.”

“For PHH, selecting JCI as an accrediting body seemed a distant dream 2 years back. JCI is the undisputed gold standard in international accreditation. With a passion and commitment to a pledge of One Team One Dream One Vision we set out on the journey to climb this steep mountain. Reaching the summit of Global Clinical Excellence is a testimony of one and all at PHH.” Said Dr Gershu Paul the CEO.

“PHH is honored and proud to join this esteemed group of accredited hospitals worldwide. Being the first and only hospital in Myanmar to be JCI accredited gives us a sense of belief that we as a nation can deliver continuous quality improvement and safety based on global standards.

JCI accreditation has inspired, motivated and catapulted our organization to be among the best of class in delivering a service of patient-centered safety in an ethos of compassion with care for the nation. We are hopeful that now our people will stay in our country for healthcare as they trust the Gold Seal of Approval from JCI for our patient, staff and visitor safety ethos and culture.” said Dr Thet Thet Khine the Managing Director.

JCI accreditation is viewed as the gold standard in the global health care community and any hospital that has met JCI’s exacting standards can proudly display the Gold Seal of Approval® as a sign of this distinctive accomplishment. As a patient, you will see the Gold Seal displayed at PHH and it is a visible sign of commitment to deliver quality care in a safe environment. Care with compassion for the Nation.