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The World Medical Center is the first hospital in South East Asia and Pacific to be accredited to DNV GL’s International Accreditation Standard for Hospitals

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DNV GL’s International Accreditation Standard for Hospitals
The World Medical Center (WMC) is a new hospital group in the premium tertiary care category by Bangkok Chain Hospital PCL (BCH), a leading hospital company in Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and listed in Forbes Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion in 2009. The group’s vision is to be a trusted premium tertiary healthcare provider, dedicated to an international quality standard to serve the well‐being needs of the Thai community and AEC.

WMC provides international standard, high quality healthcare solutions and state of the art medical technology through its efficient, ethical passionate healthcare team with affordable prices and a positive contribution to the community.

Dr Chalerm Harnphanich, CEO of Bangkok Chain Hospital PCL, said that achieving  accreditation proves that hospitals in Thailand are recognized worldwide for the quality of services. 

“Our doctors, medical staff and every employee have worked hard to improve the quality of our services. We have also invested in technology and innovation to make sure that our patients have the best options available. This is why WMC is trusted by patients in Thailand as well as by foreigners. As Thailand is trying to become the medical hub of the region, such internationally recognized accreditation is a good evidence of our success” said Dr Chalerm.

Dr Surapong Lookhanumanjao, WMC hospital director, said “Through the DNV GL risk based survey approach, our staff have learned to apply risk based systems thinking which we believe can provide a firm foundation for our hospital to provide safer and smarter health services.” 

“Through our dedication to providing the best healthcare solutions to our patients, we have earlier received the JCI accreditation. Our aim is to go beyond the standard to achieve the highest level of excellence and are very honored to become the first hospital in Thailand, as well as in South East Asia and Pacific, to be the recipient of the DNV GL’s hospital accreditation. We are also the first hospital to have both of these prestigious accreditations” said Dr Surapong.  

DNV GL, head quartered in Norway, has more than 300 offices in over 100 countries worldwide. Its purpose of `Safeguarding Life, Property and the Environment’, has put safety critical sectors in its line of sight. And with a vision of effecting a `Global Impact for a Safe and Sustainable Future’, DNV GL have had, in its more than 150 years of history, assisted safety critical sectors manage their health & safety, environment, quality and enterprise risks.

Combining this core competence in risk management with the deep knowledge of healthcare through its presence in over 40 countries, DNV GL support Healthcare Providers to proactively identify risks and manage patient safety and quality risks to enhance the value of the healthcare they deliver. 

DNV GL services in the Healthcare Sector includes accreditation of hospitals and other healthcare organizations, accredited certification of management systems relating to Managing Infection Risk, Occupational Health & Safety, Environment & Energy, Information Security, Quality and Business Continuity. 

The Hospital Accreditation Scheme, based on DNV GL’s standards and protocols is recognized by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and certified by ISQua, an international society that is dedicated to safe, quality healthcare worldwide. Multiple hospitals across Europe, USA and Asia have already been accredited to DNV GL International Accreditation Standard, as well as National standards.

“DNV GL helps organizations thrive in risk-filled environments, achieving immediate business impact today while building sustainable business performance over time. We are delighted to present this accreditation to WMC. Their pioneer spirit and commitment to go the extra mile to deliver the safest and highest quality of healthcare is indeed commendable” said Mr Stephen Leyshon, Global Clinical Officer and Principal Advisor in Patient Safety of DNV GL  Healthcare Strategic Research and Innovation.

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Chuo Senko (Thailand) Public Company Limited
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