Earns “The Gold Seal of Approval” for Healthcare – The first in Sri Lanka to reach World-Class standards Durdans Hospital, renowned for generally spearheading the innovations in the private healthcare sector, announced, possibly the most outstanding achievement in their journey. They have now joined the world league of the top tier healthcare institutions and have been endorsed for transforming patient safety and quality of care. Durdans Hospital, with close to 7 decades of excellence in clinical care, humbly announced the recognition, which endorses the commitment to continued excellence. As an organization, their journey can be casted as eventful and challenging. They have always displayed an unconditional dedication to better the offerings every step of the way, be it state-of-the-art technology, World- Class infrastructure or highly competent resources, who deliver the ultimate in clinical care. Mr. Ajith Tudawe, Executive Chairman of Durdans Hospital, stated, “At Durdans Hospital our vision is to be acknowledged as the leading healthcare partner for the community at large. We always work towards achieving excellence in clinical care, which is paramount to a tertiary care organization such as ours. Accreditation is measurement to confirm this. We have been accredited by none less than Joint Commission International (JCI), with ‘The Gold Seal of Approval’ which is the ultimate measure that sets the standard for the best in the industry worldwide. We are honoured to be the first Private Healthcare Institution to be accredited in Sri Lanka. Today we are in par with the best in the world. To our patrons, this is a further endorsement on the trust that has been placed in Durdans. And to the outstanding team at Durdans, this means we are rewarded for our commitment to providing a transformational experience to all our patrons.“ “JCI is more than a standard-setter. We work with client organizations to help them establish their improvement goals and then provide the tools and education they need to achieve those goals. Our work is not about inspection, but inspiration.” Paul van Ostenberg, DDS, MS, Senior Advisor, Global Growth and Innovation, Joint Commission International Dr. Wimal Jayantha, Director- Medical Services, added on “We understand that what matters to our patrons is safe and effective care. That is the very reason why Durdans Hospital made a commitment to accreditation and positive patient outcome through evidence based care processes. Our capacity for continual improvement, points towards a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity and unyielding vigour. This day-to-day progress will transform the healthcare system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patient. It is a journey in which we have achieved the most remarkable milestone by reaching “The Gold Seal of Approval®” by the Joint Commission International in USA. We are proud to be the first Hospital in Sri Lanka to reach this prestigious world standard. We are committed to maintain the stringent processes to ensure that we provide patient safety and quality of care.” In collaboration with healthcare organizations in more than 90 countries, JCI, the leading healthcare accreditor in the US since 1994, sets the international standards, which enhance healthcare service levels both in terms of quality and patient safety. JCI is dedicated for improving the quality of healthcare through voluntary accreditation. JCI’s uniform high standards for patient care and safety are designed to be a benchmark to all other standards. JCI standards focus on the areas that most directly impact patient care. These include both patient centered care and organizational management standards, such as access to care and continuity of care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education. Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement and patient safety, organizational governance, leadership and management of communications and information.
Durdans Hospital is a leading healthcare service provider, offering full tertiary care, with great public loyalty. The Brand today is recognised to have the highest equity among its peers. The organization strives to improve on its delivery, and constantly commits to serve the nation better. It is committed to ensure that the most advanced and contemporary technology, world-class infrastructure and the best in the industry standards in clinical care are combined in the offering. By achieving this latest milestone, their commitment to continuous improvement is carved on stone.