Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, is the first hospital in Africa to achieve certification in the management of acute stroke.
The accreditation was issued by the Joint Commission International (JCI) following a rigorous Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) audit conducted in May 2021 as reported by the Star.
Joint Commission International is the global leader in health quality standards.
The JCI Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) Standards are intended to benchmark specialty programs against the world’s most comprehensive and competitive standards.
The accreditation means the hospital has complied with the highest standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving patient care.
According to the hospital, it had adopted international standards that provide for standardisation of care for Acute Primary Stroke and continuous evaluation of health outcomes.
“It testifies to our commitment to provide quality care guided by patient safety standards and aimed at good health outcomes,” the hospital was quoted.
This comes almost a year since the hospital was accredited by CCPC as a Centre of Excellence for the management of Heart Attack.