JCI re-accreditation for Asiri Central affirms commitment to highest levels of patient care & safety
Asserting its continuous commitment in strictly adhering to international levels of patient care and safety, Asiri
Central Hospital, the flagship hospital among the Asiri Group of Hospitals, received the Joint Commission
International (JCI) Accreditation for the second time recently.
This is a quality standard granted to hospitals globally, indicating the excellent quality and safety of the medical
care administered at hospitals. With rigid measurement elements, JCI standards are patient-centric, particularly
in safety, healthcare quality and quality management systems, overall endorsing the Gold Seal of Approval®. The
JCI accreditation renewal process is conducted every three years.
Asiri Central Hospital passed the re-accreditation inspection with distinction, achieving over 90% compliance
rate subsequent to a formal accreditation inspection conducted by a visiting JCI delegation, which was concluded
early this year.
The JCI inspection team including a nursing professional, physician and facilities professional, each with decades
of experience in health systems around the world, conducted the comprehensive surveys reviewing all clinical
and operational processes. The high compliance rate demonstrates Asiri Central Hospital’s dedication towards
continuously maintaining high levels of patient safety standards and care.
Commenting on receiving the renewal, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne Chief Executive Officer, said “This is a landmark
achievement for Asiri Central Hospital and we are extremely pleased to receive such a high validation for our
efforts. We take pride that the success of our hospital is based on the fundamentals of quality and patient safety
as it affirms our commitment to implement professional and measurable standards that bring continuous
improvement into the daily routine. The results of the inspection constitute an additional layer where the
hospital meets stricter, specific and measurable requirements, setting the bar even higher.”
Asiri Central Hospital truly understands the continuum of healthcare needs, offering internationally recognized,
high quality clinical care and access to comprehensive services. As a progressive and pioneering hospital in which
patient care is central, Asiri Central Hospital is a one-stop general hospital that has consistently built an
unparalleled reputation in offering patients the latest medical treatments including high-tech surgical solutions
and procedures, and cutting edge diagnostics supported by a team of highly-trained and experienced in-house
medical officers and nursing staff.
From L-R: Mr. Nihal Ratnayake, Director Operations, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne, Group CEO, Asiri Health,
Dr. Gananath Dasanayaka, Group Head Quality Assurance, Dr. Ruwan Senatilleke, Medical Director