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Kamogawa City Japan - Kameda Medical Center has earned reaccreditation from Joint Commission International, the worldwide leader in improving the quality of health care, in September of 2012.
Joint Commission International's on-site evaluation of Kameda Medical Center occurred initially in August 2009 and was conducted by a team of international health care experts, including a doctor, nurse and administrator. "Health care organizations around the world want to create environments that focus on quality, safety and continuous improvement," said Karen Timmons, then chief executive officer, Joint Commission International. "Accreditation meets this demand by stimulating continuous, systematic improvements in an organization's performance and the outcomes of patient care. The community should be proud that Kameda Medical Center has made a commitment to quality and safety."
Joint Commission International is dedicated to improving the quality of health care through voluntary accreditation. Joint Commission International's uniform, high standards for patient care and safety are designed to be adaptable to local needs, thus accommodating legal, religious and cultural factors within a country. Standards focus on the areas that most directly impact patient care. These include access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education. Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement, organizational leadership, and management of information. Dr. Takaaki Kameda, Chairman of the Board at Kameda Medical Center is very proud of this accomplishment, saying that "All patients are welcome at Kameda and we look forward to further serving the global community in their healthcare needs."