To ensure we're implementing the highest health care standards, KAUST Health uses accreditation as a tool for continuous quality improvement and compliance with best practices. Learn about our accreditations below.
Joint Commission International (JCI)
Joint Commission International is an organization-wide set of standards covering the majority of services provided by KAUST Health. We initially achieved JCI accreditation in 2016 and have been continuously maintaining and exceeding its standards of practice since then.
Joint Commission International defines internationally accepted standards based on best practices in quality and patient safety. They work with hospitals and other health care organizations, health systems, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions and businesses to achieve peak performance in patient care.
Although school health is not part of the JCIA scope, the school nursing services provided are included under The KAUST School accreditation. The school nursing function has to continuously comply and aim to exceed the standards of care.
To report a Quality and Safety issue: https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/contact-us/report-a-quality-and-safety-issue/
>> Learn more about JCI
Baby Friendly Community Initiative
KAUST Health achieved Baby Friendly Accreditation by the Saudi Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2018. KAUST Health is the first private ambulatory clinic in Saudi Arabia to achieve Baby Friendly status.
Baby Friendly accreditation demonstrates that KAUST Health is committed to implementing practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding, providing every family with informed choices so they can give their baby the healthiest start in life. This includes:
· Providing evidence-based infant nutritional education to families
· Offering feeding and nutrition support services for families in pregnancy, after birth, and beyond
· Baby Friendly training for all clinical and non-clinical staff working KAUST Health
· Clinical policies and procedures that support optimal infant feeding
>> Learn more about BFCI