Leading Kilkenny hospital recognised for quality of care
A hospital in Kilkenny has again been recognised for the standard of care of provides its patients.
UPMC Aut Even Hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission International (JCI) Highest Quality and Safety Standards accreditation, its fifth since 2008.
This recognition is based on an extensive review of the hospital’s patient safety and quality standards.
JCI sets the “gold standard” in global health care quality where its rigorous accreditation process focuses on determining whether a health care facility has the right systems and processes in place to support high-quality and safe patient care.
Aut Even Hospital general manager Margaret Swords said: “I would like to pay tribute to the team in UPMC Aut Even Hospital whose commitment to the highest standards has been recognised once again.
“My colleagues can be proud of this accomplishment, which underscores the excellent, patient-centered model of care that we deliver every day.
“The value of JCI accreditation is important to UPMC Aut Even Hospital and its standards are designed to ensure a safe environment for all of our patients,” Ms Swords added.