QF Entity Awarded Gold Seal of Approval® for Academic Medical Center Hospital Reaccreditation
27 March 2023, Doha, Qatar – Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today announced that it has earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Academic Medical Center Hospital Reaccreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Sidra Medicine underwent a rigorous on-site survey in early in March. During the survey, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with academic medical center hospital standards related to a variety of areas, including the International Patient Safety Goals; patient assessment and care; anesthesia and surgical care; medication management; patient and family education; and quality improvement. Other areas included, infection prevention and control; governance and leadership; facility management; staff qualifications and education; information management; medical professional education and human subjects research.
Dr. Joel Roos, MD, MBA, MHCDS, CPE, vice president, International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Safety, Joint Commission International said: “Joint Commission International accreditation provides academic medical center hospitals with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the academic medical center setting. We commend Sidra Medicine for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization, and achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.”
Dr. Iyabo Tinubu-Karch, CEO, Sidra Medicine said: "Sidra Medicine is pleased to have achieved the reaccreditation from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the world. I am proud to lead a team that has put quality and patient safety at the heart of everything they do. Attaining reaccreditation is certainly a testament to the continuous efforts of Sidra Medicine to provide safe care.”
Joint Commission International’s academic medical center hospital standards are developed in consultation with worldwide health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.