Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Striving for excellence, and to improve patient care and safety, Taiwan’s Min-Sheng Hospital put itself through the grueling process of seeking international accreditations again in 2009. First, Min-Sheng Hospital was again surveyed and re-accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of Joint Commission the body that reviews all hospitals in the USA, three years after being the first hospital in Taiwan to receive JCI accreditation. It then went on to pursue certification for two more disease or condition specific programs.
In 2008 Min-Sheng had already voluntarily sought certification for its Acute Myocardial Infarction program, and became the first hospital in Taiwan to be certified for a particular condition. Whereas an Accreditation focuses on the hospital’s overall commitment to quality through organization-wide, patient-centered management systems and processes, a Certification demonstrates excellence in fostering better outcomes by the integration and coordination of care for treatment of a specific disease or condition.
This year, after intense scrutiny of its care processes, JCI awarded Min-Sheng Hospital Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) for its Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Chronic Kidney disease programs. The former was awarded for the first time to a hospital outside of the USA, and the latter is a world first. Achieving certification assures patients, insurers, and other organizations that pay for care of the program's capacity to provide care based on the best international practices.