Mon, 31 July 2017
The American Mission Hospital (AMH) in Manama and its satellite branches in Saar and Amwaj Islands have been awarded Diamond status – the highest level of accreditation given to hospitals by the National Health Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (NHRA). A team of inspectors from this government body spent three days undertaking a plethora of checks, surveys and observations covering every aspect of the medical centre, from healthcare to financing and governance.
“By pursuing and achieving the Diamond status, American Mission Hospital has demonstrated that it meets NHRA standards of quality and is committed to pursuing excellence,” says AMH chief medical officer and CEO Dr George Cheriyan. “An organisation receiving this status has put itself through a vigorous peer review process, scoring above 95 per cent in a large number of categories, reaching far beyond simple healthcare. It has confirmed its commitment to offering programmes and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. We will continue to improve our standards and ensure that in three years, when we are accredited again, we maintain our Diamond status.”
This is not the first time that AMH’s work has been in focus. It has been recognised as one of the best regional hospitals by the International Socrates Committee based in Oxford, England. The same body has also previously honoured Dr Cheriyan with the Manager of the Year award.
The latest accolade comes as AMH is preparing to open a fourth clinic -— in Riffa — in October this year, which will have a specialist physiotherapy unit and will feature the Kingdom’s largest hydrotherapy facility.
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