The City Hospital receives accreditation from leading laboratory authority

Published November 5th, 2009 - 09:42 GMT

The City Hospital, the first multi-disciplinary hospital in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), has received one of the most prestigious accreditations in the world from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), after meeting CAP’s exacting standards in pathology and laboratory services.
The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. Its Laboratory Accreditation Program, which was started in the early 1960s, is recognized by the United States federal government as being equal to- or more stringent than- the government’s own inspection program.
“We are thrilled to receive this accreditation following our ceaseless endeavors to operate our laboratory to a world-class standard, thereby providing the hospital – and in turn our patients – with the safest and most accurate diagnoses possible,” explained Dr. Hala  Abdelaziz, Histopatologist and Head of Laboratory, The City Hospital. “Receiving this prestigious endorsement empowers us to work even harder to ensure that across our facility, we are similarly recognized by official bodies that reward excellence in healthcare.”
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors visited The City Hospital to examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding year. CAP inspectors also examined staff qualifications, laboratory equipment, facilities, safety program and records, and the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

Across the network, EHL is committed to raising the bar of regional healthcare through the implementation and use of state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, medical expertise and the finest care in line with international best practices.

EHL Management Services is a joint venture between the South African private hospital group – Medi-Clinic Corporation, the Dubai-based Varkey Group and GE. Medi–Clinic Corporation, listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, owns and manages 51 hospitals in South Africa and three in Namibia, and owns Hirslanden AG, the leading private hospital group in Switzerland with 13 hospitals. These strategic alliances enable The City Hospital to implement international best practices.

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