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Apollo receives international accreditation

Apollo hospital, Chennai, added one more feather to its cap, for being the first hospital in South India to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International. A six day onsite evaluation was executed by a team of three from Illinois, Chicago on January 2006 evaluating the hospital under 1,033 measurable standards. They concentrated on various parameters like access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, facility management and safety, staff education and qualifications, quality improvement and organisational leadership awarded the hospital with certification of quality.

Speaking to mediapersons, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospital said, “This accreditation is another milestone for our hospital. We are yet to grow as a global health care destination and we are working towards it. The collective effort of our staff made this accreditation possible.”

According to Preetha Reddy, managing director of the hospital, the JCI audit was an extremely stringent process but just the same, they worked hard to acquire the accreditation to provide the best possible care for their patients. “Earning this accreditation is another step of Apollo hospital's towards achieving parity with the world's best healthcare organizations” she said.

Apollo hospitals Chennai was congratulated by various other branches through video conferencing. Sunitha Reddy, director of finance and Dr. N. Sathyabama, director medical services were also present during the press meet.

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