In maintaining consistency with the KHCC mission, the Quality Management Office (QMO) at KHCC is committed to fostering a culture of quality by adopting and maintaining the highest quality standards. The QMO strives to develop a culture of safety and quality according to international standards and promotes center-wide continuous quality improvement activities.
What are the benefits of accreditation?
Accreditation provides a visible commitment by an organization to improve the quality of patient care, to ensure a safe environment and to continually work to reduce any potential risks to patients and staff. Accreditation has gained worldwide attention as an effective quality evaluation and management tool. KHCC regards accreditation as an important tool in maintaining high standards of care and actively pursues accreditation from the world’s leading institutions in quality of healthcare.
Accreditations earned by KHCC
1) Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation
In its ongoing pursuit of excellence, KHCC received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of the Joint Commission that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States. Originally earned in February 2006, this accreditation was most recently renewed in February 2012 and again in 2015.
2) JCI Disease-specific Accreditation
In December 2007, KHCC received its second accreditation, also from JCI, as a disease-specific cancer center. This accreditation was renewed in 2011, 2014 and reaccreditation is due in May 2017 making KHCC the only cancer center outside the United States to be awarded the Joint Commission International Clinical Care Program Certificate (CCPC) for its Oncology Program.
3) College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation
In 2009, the KHCC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine earned international accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Renewed in July 2011, and later in 2013 and 2015 this accreditation recognizes the exceptional high quality of KHCC’s pathology and laboratory services. The honor bestowed upon the Center makes KHCC the first in Jordan and only the fifth in the Arab World to achieve such accreditation and confirms that KHCC laboratories meet and exceed regulatory requirements, yielding the highest accuracy of laboratory results.
4) Healthcare Accreditation Council of Jordan (HCAC) Accreditation
KHCC was also accredited in 2009 by the Health Accreditation Council of Jordan (HCAC). This accreditation, first renewed in October 2011 and again in January 2015, affirms that KHCC applies and enforces the national healthcare quality standards for patient care, patient safety, and organizational excellence.
5) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Accreditation
In 2013, KHCC’s Training Center was accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This accreditation is a testament to KHCC’s exceptionally high training standards, which are geared towards providing nurses with comprehensive educational courses to develop their skills in order to better serve their patients.
6)The Arab Board for Health Specializations Accreditation:
in 2016, KHCC has been granted the approval of The Arab Board for Health Specializations in regards to the breast imaging fellowship program.
Receiving this approval makes KHCC the first center in the Arab World to become accredited in this program.
7) The Certificate of Excellence (MAGNET) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
KHCC is the first oncology hospital outside of the United States of America (USA) to become a member of the (MAGNET) accreditation, noting that only 8% of hospitals in the (USA) and 9 international healthcare institutions have received such recognition of excellence.
These national and international acknowledgments are the most valuable stamps of quality a hospital can have, and testify to the exceptional high standards of comprehensive care that KHCC offers its patients.