The Child Rehabilitation Centre at the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC) passed successfully the second audit for the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA); maintaining its record of high standard of quality service provision in the field of rehabilitation, and the only Palestinian Rehabilitation Centre so far to receive this kind of accreditation.
JPBC received its first accreditation from the JCI in December 2015 for Ambulatory Care for a 3 years cycle. In December 2018, JPBC went through its second audit and successfully received the accreditation for the upcoming 3 years. This accreditation is very important and is a testimony that Centre continues to provide high quality services for patients according to international standards.
Ibrahim Faltas, the General Director of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre, thanked all staff at the Centre for their hard work and persistence in achieving the accreditation for the second time, and added: “We are one of the lead organizations that work on developing knowledge and expertise in the field of child rehabilitation. Receiving this accreditation is a clear evidence of the high level of scientific and clinical competence and a clear commitment for quality of service provision for our patients”.
And on the process of receiving the accreditation, Violette Mubarak, the Rehabilitation Centre Director, added: ‘’Our quipped and skilled team is committed to provide high quality rehabilitation services to our patients. By achieving this accreditation the patients and their families will have confidence that the facility has met strict criteria in patient’s safety, quality delivery of clinical care, and overall patient support.”
The JCI is the international branch of the Joint Commission and works in over 100 countries worldwide to provide accreditation. Hundreds of health care organizations around the world are seeking to achieve the JCI Gold Seal of Approval starting from academic medical centers and hospitals to primary care providers.
In its Child Rehabilitation Center, the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre, annually provides rehabilitation treatments to more 700 children from Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem; creating positive changes in their lives and the lives of their families.