Yangon, Myanmar, 17 September 2017 –Today a momentous award ceremony was held at Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital (PHSH), Hlaing Tharyar, where Mr David Qu, Vice President of Joint Commission International, USA awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to PHSH. Gracing the occasion was Chairman of Serge Pun & Associates (SPA) Mr Serge Pun along with Prof. Thet Khine Win, Permanent Secretary of MOHS.
PHSH is the first hospital in Myanmar to achieve this prestigious international accreditation.
After 5 days of in depth review and analysis of the hospital’s physical structure, clinical systems and people knowledge, the 3 Senior Surveyors from (US – Senior Doctor, Japan – Senior Administrator and Singapore – Retired Head of Singapore Nursing) praised PHSH’s achievement on Patient Safety and International Quality. They were particularly impressed with PHSH on the compassionate care provided and for the significant changes that were made to achieve this accreditation.
Dr Myint Htwe, the honorable Minister of Health and Sports said, “Achieving JCI accreditation is not only an epic milestone for Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital, but it is also a transformation catalyst for Myanmar as a whole.
JCIA establishes PHSH as a hospital of global medical excellence. It formally ratifies that the service and practice of its doctors, nurses, allied health and management meets and/or exceeds the standards of hospitals and medical services in Bangkok and the surrounding region.
I sincerely hope that other hospitals in our country will take this path and commits to transform our healthcare nationally through a culture of excellence, dedication to wellness, compassion and dignity of life.”
Mr Serge Pun @ U Theim Wai, Chairman SPA, FMI and YSH said, “Today is truly a momentous and epic day for us at PHSH, First Myanmar Investments (FMI) and a group as a whole, as we have helped put our country on the map of being a global healthcare provider comparable to the best in our region.
As part of our commitment to support the agenda of Nation Building, we will share our learning and knowledge with both private and public hospitals to lift the healthcare of our country to international standards. Through this we envisage to drive social transformation and create accessible, equitable and affordable healthcare irrespective of the ability for a person to pay across the country, and to participate in building our nation.”
“For PHSH, selecting JCI as an accrediting body seemed a distant dream 2 years back. JCI is the undisputed gold standard in international accreditation. With a passion and commitment to a pledge of One Team One Dream One Vision we set out on the journey to climb this steep mountain. Reaching the summit of Global Clinical Excellence is a testimony of one and all at PHSH.” Said Dr Gershu Paul the CEO.
“PHSH is honored and proud to join this esteemed group of accredited hospitals worldwide. Being the first and only hospital in Myanmar to be JCI accredited gives us a sense of belief that we as a nation can deliver continuous quality improvement and safety based on global standards.
JCI accreditation has inspired, motivated and catapulted our organization to be among the best of class in delivering a service of patient-centered safety in an ethos of compassion with care for the nation. We are hopeful that now our people will stay in our country for healthcare as they trust the Gold Seal of Approval from JCI for our patient, staff and visitor safety ethos and culture.” said Dr Thet Thet Khine the Managing Director.
JCI accreditation is viewed as the gold standard in the global health care community and any hospital that has met JCI’s exacting standards can proudly display the Gold Seal of Approval® as a sign of this distinctive accomplishment. As a patient, you will see the Gold Seal displayed at PHSH and it is a visible sign of commitment to deliver quality care in a safe environment. Care with compassion for the Nation.