Abu Dhabi diabetes treatment centre accreditedBy IANS
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Abu Dhabi, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi-based Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) was recently awarded the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in clinical care, it was announced Wednesday.
The centre was established by Mubadala Healthcare in 2006 as part of its strategy to bring world-class medical expertise to the region.
This follows ICLDC’s JCI Accreditation in Ambulatory Care received last year, making it the only healthcare provider worldwide to hold both accreditations.
“The accreditation criteria for JCI’s Clinical Care Programme Certification (CCPC) were enhanced two months ago and ICLDC was swift to undergo the meticulous assessment which evaluates clinical services in patient care,” said Maha Taysir Barakat, ICLDC’s medical and research director and consultant endocrinologist.
She also confirmed that ICLDC is now the first facility in the Middle East, and third globally to hold JCI’s highly-acclaimed CCPC specifically for the clinical management of diabetes.
Since 1994, JCI has worked alongside healthcare organisations, health ministries and global organisations in more than 80 countries to improve health care.