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Joint Commission International
The best treatments, accessible to everyone
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù is a prestigious healthcare enterprise recognized both in Italy and abroad. Outpatient services, surgery and transplants are carried out with professionalism, innovation, and according to exacting standards.
Since 1985, the hospital has been an Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico - IRCCS), and since 2006 it has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an international body that certifies excellence in hospitalization and in the quality of care. It is an extremely complex process that places Bambino Gesù in an exclusive network along with the highest qualified paediatric centers in the world.
The complexity of the cases treated and the high level of specialization, in addition to a process of continuous improvement, have allowed us to achieve these milestones. The advantage of having all paediatric specializations within a single structure offers children the best possible team of qualified experts available, able to "create" the most appropriate healthcare treatment, and a holistic approach to the medical condition.
From identifying the causes of a condition to developing diagnostic tests, from setting guidelines for innovative treatments (e.g. cell therapy) to the foremost frontiers of multiple transplantation, from research into life-prolonging techniques (e.g. artificial heart) to improving the quality of life in patients with serious disabilities (e.g. prosthetic interventions and robotics), the Ospedale Bambino Gesù is a recognized treatment facility because scientific research and healthcare go hand-in-hand and grow stronger together, for the benefit of young patients.
In November 2009, the Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù was accredited once again by the JCI, after receiving its first accreditation in 2006.
Joint Commission International (JCI) was created in 1994 as the international division of the United States-based Joint Commission. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that has been dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare for over 75 years.
The Joint Commission is the largest and most experienced healthcare accrediting body in the world; to date, through a voluntary accrediting procedure, over 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in more than 80 countries have received JCI accreditation.
Joint Commission accreditation includes a series of initiatives to meet the rising global demand for objective solutions to promote healthcare services based on quality standards. The goal of the commission is to stimulate continuous and lasting improvement in healthcare facilities by advocating shared international standards, international objectives for patient safety, and defined measurements.
Accreditation for hospitals includes a visit by a team of JCI surveyors involving a physician, a nurse and an administrator. Based on the results of their on-site observations, the team evaluates whether the organization meets accreditation requirements or not.
Accreditation has a three-year term; at the end of the third year, a JCI accreditation team returns to take another survey.