Angeles Health International, the medical travel division for the largest private hospital network in Mexico featuring state-of-the-art facilities and the most advanced medical technology available today, has announced the kick-off of its Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation program, working with the Phoenix Consulting Group.JCI is the international division of Joint Commission Resources that sets standards and resources for hospital’s to improve quality of care and patient safety.
JCI accreditation of the Hospital Angeles network of hospitals is an important step for our Angeles Health International Medical Travel program. It will add to the reassurance factor so important to the medical travel process.
Hospital Angeles Guadalajara already serves an ex-pat community of more than 30,000 Americans who have for decades relying on Angles to meet t heir primary medical and surgical care needs. The Lake Chapala region is an entire city of Americans who are local regulars according to the large staff of medical specialists at Hospital Angeles Guadalajara – particularly in the areas of cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery.
Although lack of JCI accreditation is not an indicator of a lack of quality for a medical care facility, we believe that JCI accreditation demonstrates to patients Angeles Hospital’s compliance with the highest standards in patient care and safety, in full compliance with International Patient Safety Goal requirements. For patients seeking medical care abroad, the JCI accreditation provides a third party quantifiable measure of the standard of care at an otherwise unfamiliar hospital.
According to executives quoted on the JCI website, accreditation is now being looked upon by insurers, government and nongovernment agencies, and global employers as a way to gauge whether a healthcare organization is a safe one for their constituents such as Medical Tourism patients.