Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital achieves accreditation as a Centre of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery for providing of the highest standards of care.
10 November 2020| Last updated on 11 November 2020
Mediclinic has been recognized for providing the highest quality of care for obesity management by the US-based Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi has recently achieved accreditation as a Centre of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.
This accreditation distinguishes the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center of Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital from many other surgical facilities as a provider of the highest standards of care to patients with obesity and related disorders as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
This achievement means that the hospital's Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center has met nationally and internationally recognized standards of care. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.
Professor Dr. Safwan Taha, Consultant Surgeon, Director of the Center, already recognized by the SRC as “Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery”, said: “Here at our accredited Centre, patients can expect to receive a holistic, patient-centered experience from start to finish."
"Our multidisciplinary team comprising endocrinologists, anesthetists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, family physicians, ICU consultants, psychiatrists, psychologist and clinical dietitians will be involved in carrying out safe and ethical weight loss surgery from the initial consultation to post-operative long-term care," he continued.
Joe Hazel, Hospital Director of Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital said: "We are proud of this milestone achievement which marks the first Centre of Excellence accreditation for the hospital."
"The accreditation process through the SRC was very efficient and productive and we are thrilled that our clinical outcomes and our patient-centered care have resulted in this accreditation and the gold seal, a testament to the Centre’s high quality care," Hazel added.
How does the SRC accreditation process work?
Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC must undergo an extensive self-assessment and site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program.
The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve their care and services.
"We’re proud to recognize Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital for their commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC.
"This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible."
To learn more about SRC and the accreditation process, click here.