KAUST Health (KH) is committed for providing high quality care.
To ensure compliance to the highest healthcare standards, KH is using accreditation as a tool for continuous quality improvement and compliance with best practice. As such, general and specialized accreditation standards are adopted with the goal of achieving accreditation in the prioritized areas.
The first initiative chosen was the Joint Commission International Accreditation. It is an organization wide set of standards and it covers all services provided by KH medical service provider (See: Services). Joint Commission International (JCI) 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. To read more about JCI please click here
KH achieved its first JCI accreditation on September 2016 after a very meticulous survey. Once achieved, KH is working maintaining and indeed improving its standards of practice as we work towards maintaining our accreditation status.
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.