Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysore receives coveted NABH accreditation
15 Jan, 2013
Mysore: Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysore receives the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers) accreditation, the highest national recognition for quality patient care and safety. The hospital achieved this in a short span of a little over three years after opening.
Within three years of serving the community, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysore has become a name to reckon with for providing high quality services at an affordable price. “We have met all the standards set by NABH and the accreditation is a testimony to our commitment to provide the best quality of healthcare to the people of Mysore,” said Dr. Viju Rajan, General Manager, Columbia Asia Hospital- Mysore.
The NABH accreditation process covers all aspects of hospital management; like fire safety, disaster handling, infection control practices, equipment maintenance, customer feedback, credential checking of the staff and doctors, employee satisfaction etc which ensures that the hospital quality is achieved and maintained. The accreditation once granted is valid for 3 years but requires a reassessment in the middle of this period.
The NABH is part of the Quality Council of India (QCI) set up by the government of India as an autonomous body to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. The board is structured to cater to much desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of the healthcare industry.
Speaking on NABH accreditation, Dr Nandakumar Jairam, Group Medical Director and Chairman, Columbia Asia Hospitals said, “We have grown extensively in the past few years and are now recognized for the quality of our service; and the Mysore hospital has been a major contributor to our growth process. The Hospital that started operations three years back has already become well recognized and sought after. We have always focused on Technology and International standards of clinical care combined with the highest levels of Quality.” Congratulating the team, he further added, “This accreditation further strengthens our commitment to patient safety and International quality healthcare.”
The NABH certificate is an added feather in the hospitals’ endeavor to provide quality healthcare and spread awareness on healthy living among the people of Mysore. The hospital, apart from having set high standards in clinical care, has been working on various healthcare awareness drives that has built a positive impact on the people of Mysore.
About Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.
Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. is one of the first healthcare companies to enter the country through 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route.
About Columbia Asia Group of Companies
The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors. The group currently operates six multi-specialty community hospitals, one referral hospital and one clinic in India. The company also operates hospitals in Malaysia (10), Vietnam (3), and Indonesia (1). The Indian management operations are managed from its office in Bangalore.
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