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Public sector wins JCI stamp

The number of UAE facilities accredited by the Joint Commission International has leapt to 15, as Abu Dhabi keeps pace with Dubai’s healthcare sector.

The number of UAE facilities accredited by the Joint Commission International has leapt to 15, as Abu Dhabi keeps pace with Dubai’s healthcare sector.

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) is the sixth Abu Dhabi hospital to achieve JCI status - along with Al Corniche Hospital, Al Rahba Hospital, Oasis Hospital, Tawam Hospital and Al Noor Hospital.

Excluding Zulekha Hospital in Sharjah, the rest of the UAE's JCI accredited facilities are located in Dubai.

Derrick Pasternak, managing director for the JCI's Middle East office, said the body had recognised a general agenda for change across the the country.

"The relatively large percentage of UAE hospitals that have achieved... JCI accreditation is a signal that hospitals take seriously the mandate to improve their care," he said.

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