Joint Commission International

Joint Commission is a non-governmental entity domiciled in the United States of America that accredits health care organizations around the world with the most selective international standards, this makes them a reference that guarantees the patient a superior quality hospital service.

Joint Commission International - Hospital Clínica Bíblica

After much effort and dedication on the part of all our collaborators, it is a source of pride and great pleasure to inform you that the Clínica Bíblica Hospital once again obtained the hospital accreditation by the Joint Commission International, which has been maintained for 12 years, based on the international standards of hospital quality established by said accreditation body.

The objective achieved by Hospital Clínica Bíblica is part of the strategic planning of the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica that seeks to position the country in a highly competitive level in terms of medical services worldwide.

We are very pleased with this achievement, because it fulfills the mission of our health care center, which is to offer a humanitarian service to anyone who requires it. This accreditation brings strength to the Clínica Bíblica Hospital, which has a history of 90 years in the field of Costa Rican medicine.

Not only are we backed by the track record we have in our country but also, with the accreditation, we assure our users that the processes are coordinated and efficient and that they are governed by high standards in knowledge and culture of quality.

It is a pleasure to continue serving you in the way we have done so far, maintaining our commitment to Quality and Safety to national and international patients.

Gerardo Sánchez Cordero
General Director
Clínica Bíblica Hospital

JCI Standard Summary

1. International Patient Safety Goals (IPSG). This chapter contains 6 standards with international goals for delivering patient safety, focusing attention on problem areas in healthcare, describing solutions based on evidence and expert knowledge.

2. Accessibility and Continuity of Care (ACC). The focus of this chapter is on continuity of care for patients, meeting their needs during their stay and planning for the plan to follow when their hospitalization or outpatient care ends.

3. Patient and Family Rights (PFR). The primary value of this chapter is based on understanding, respecting and protecting the cultural, religious and/or beliefs of patients and their families, making their rights and duties known and how to exercise them, and obtaining timely consent for the care process.

4. Assessment of Patient (AOP). Its practice allows to collect key information to meet the real needs of the patient, from the first contact in the organization, until his/her departure through each of the relevant moments.

5. Care of Patient (COP). This chapter describes the basis for the delivery of care based on each patient's needs, to provide the most appropriate care in a safe environment with timely, quality planning and coordination.

6. Anesthesia and Surgical Care (ASC). This chapter highlights the importance of patient assessment prior to surgery or invasive procedures, anesthesia planning (from general anesthesia to moderate or deep sedation), and inpatient and outpatient care during and after surgery.

7. Medication Management and Use (MMU). This chapter covers the system and processes, which the organization employs to correctly administer pharmacotherapies to its patients.

8. Patient and Family Education (PFE). The outstanding need to maintain the smoothness of communication with the patient, motivates to find the appropriate channels to share with the patient and his/her family the practice of learning in each of the moments of care.

9. Quality improvement and patient safety (QPS). It is to focus attention on day-to-day clinical and management activities, with the aim of informing the opportunities for improvement that arise and keeping the risk of becoming intolerable to a minimum.

10. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). This chapter focuses on organizational responsibility for identifying and reducing the risk of infection within the facility by implementing policies and procedures as well as educating staff, patients, and families.

11. Governance, Leadership and Direction (GLD). This chapter focuses on the interest of excellent patient care, which requires effective leadership from many sources within an organization.

12. Facility Management and Safety (FMS). This chapter encourages safe, functional and supportive facilities for patients, families, staff and visitors, with effective management of the physical facility, medical equipment and people.

13. Staff Qualifications and Education (SQE). This chapter contains leads to identifying the number and type of staff needed based on the medical care needs and recommendations of department and service leaders, whose recruitment is best accomplished through a coordinated, efficient, and uniform process.

14. Communication and information management (CIM). It is to ensure the quality assurance of the information to be transmitted, to maintain optimal quality requirements in each of the delivery of information to the community, patients and professionals of the organization.

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