GOA, India, July 10, 2013 /PRNewsServices/ —
Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd. today, announced that the Wockhardt Hospital, Goa has received accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), the highest national recognition and a mark of quality patient care and safety. This makes Wockhardt Hospital, Goa the first to be accredited in the state. With this recognition, Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd. has received their 5th NABH accreditation, making them the only hospital group with the highest accreditations in the west zone.

The NABH accreditation is on basis of an evaluation of hospitals against 100 standards and 503 objective elements. NABH is an institutional member of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) as well as member of ISQua Accreditation Council. NABH standards for hospitals have been accredited by ISQua, thus hospitals accredited by NABH will have international recognition. Wockhardt Hospitals, Goa, is a dedicated Super Specialty Hospital offering comprehensive, end-to-end care in cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and joint replacement surgery.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Wockhardt Hospitals said, “We at Wockhardt Hospitals are proud that our Goa hospital has been accredited by NABH. We are constantly working towards providing the best of services to our patients, enabling the benefits of the latest technological developments in the field of medicine. Patients are the highest beneficiaries of the accreditation as it assures high quality of patient care and safety. This achievement strengthens our commitment to fulfil the needs of the community and provide patients care essential for their well being.”

With this accreditation, The Wockhardt Institute of Aesthetics at Goa also became the first institute of its kind in the country to be certified by NABH. The institute is known for its range of aesthetic surgeries and also for the fact that it is one of the first institutes that carries out such surgeries within a superspecialty hospital in a dedicated facility. It also has a substantial number of reconstructive surgeries that are carried out on patients with birth defects or trauma cases. The hospital offers the confidentiality and facilities required for carrying out aesthetic surgeries.

NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for hospitals and healthcare organizations. NABH board is structured to cater to the desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for the progress of the health industry. The board while being supported by all stakeholders including industry, consumers and government; has full functional autonomy in its operation.

Dr. KK Kalra, CEO, NABH spoke on the benefits of accreditation to the patients, society as well as medical community. He mentioned, “It was a moment of pride for NABH also to be awarding the first accreditation to Goa, which is the 15th state in the country to have an accredited hospital. It is the continuous efforts of the Quality Council of India and NABH to ensure quality of care the patients receive at a hospital. The objectives of accreditation are patient safety & promotion of evidence-based medicine.”
The NABH Certificate was handed over to the Centre Head of Wockhardt Hospital, Goa, Mr. Arvind Bhagania, by Chief Guest, Mr. Shripad Naik, Hon’ble Member of the Parliament, Lok Sabha in presence of Dr. Kalra, CEO, NABH, Mrs. Sunanda Naik, Medical Superintendent, Goa Medical College & Hospital, Mr. Anupam Verma, President, Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd., and the doctors and staff of Wockhardt Hospital, Goa.

About Wockhardt Hospitals:
Wockhardt Hospitals Group runs eight super speciality hospitals that are located in Nagpur, Nashik, Rajkot, Goa, Surat, Bhavnagar and Mumbai (Vashi). Wockhardt Hospitals is one of the first to take the initiative to start tertiary care hospitals in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and provide bring top quality healthcare to patients. The new-age Wockhardt Hospitals provide super speciality care in cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, interventional radiology, rheumatology, urology, neurology and neurosurgery, aesthetic and blood less surgery, minimal access surgery and women’s health. Wockhardt Hospitals is also a treatment destination for patients from UK, US and other European countries besides South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. Further, Wockhardt Hospitals has an exclusive and long term agreement with Partners Medical International, Boston, USA. This exclusive association provides access to a network of Harvard affiliated hospitals around the world and enables Wockhardt Hospitals to implement global standards in technology and clinical expertise in disease management and tertiary care. For more information, visit www.wockhardthospitals.com.

Archana Pradhan,

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