The Joint Commission International (JCI), United States, has re-accredited Lagoon hospitals for the fourth consecutive time for its continuous compliance with international recognised standard of providing safe and effective patient care.
Lagoon hospitals recently emerged as the only hospital group in Nigeria and West Africa, as well as one of the two healthcare services groups in Sub-Saharan Africa to receive the JCI’s Gold Seal of Approval for the fourth consecutive times for its commitment in providing safe and effective patient care.
Disclosing the latest accreditation at the hospital’s headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Olujimi Coker, said the re-accreditation by the JCI demonstrates their continuous compliance with internationally recognised standard in providing quality healthcare and patient safety.
He said the hospital bagged the international accreditation, which is done every three years, in 2011 and got re-accredited 2015, 2018 and 2021, noting that this is a guarantee of providing safe and quality healthcare that meets international standards.
Coker said the hospital underwent a rigorous survey, during which a team of JCI expert surveyors evaluated compliance with the hospital’s standards related to a variety of areas.
The areas, he said, included international patient safety goals, patient assessment and care, anesthesia and surgical care, medication management, patient and family education, and quality improvement, infection prevention and control.
Other areas evaluated by the JCI are, governance and leadership, facility management, staff qualifications and education, as well as information management.
He noted that the achievement demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality, adding that this latest accreditation would spur the hospital to be more committed to quality healthcare delivery.
Coker assured that the hospital would continue to raise the bar of health care in Nigeria with consistent and quality delivery of healthcare services to the people.
Meanwhile, the JCI representatives commended the hospital for passing the more than 1,200 measurable elements and quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to retain its status as a quality improvement organisation.
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