News

July 9, 2022

EHA Clinics receives Joint Commission International Accreditation

Akin Fadeyi Foundation kicks off ‘What Women Can Do’ competition

By Emmanuel Elebeke

EHA Clinics Kano has been awarded Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Care Accreditation by demonstrating

continuous compliance with its internationally-recognized quality standards.

The JCI accreditation evaluation exercise occurred between April 11-14, 2022.

The Golden Seal of Approval® is a quality symbol reflecting an organization’s commitment to best practices in providing safe and effective patient care.

At a briefing in Abuja, EHA Clinics’ Chief Executive Officer, Adam Thompson said; “EHA Clinics Kano is the first primary healthcare clinic in Sub-Saharan Africa to be accredited by JCI for ambulatory care. We are proud to be transforming healthcare and setting the pace for primary healthcare standards in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

Nada Hadiar, the Practice and Quality Assurance Manager, EHA Clinics Kano, commented; “EHA Clinics underwent a rigorous on-site survey, during which, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including the International Patient Safety Goals, patient assessment and care, anesthesia and surgical care, medication management, patient and family education, quality improvement, infection prevention, and control, information management, amongst others.”

“This prestigious accreditation supports our core values of quality and patient-centered care. Our patients can be assured of our commitment to progressive quality improvement,” she added.

Speaking on the importance of access to quality healthcare, Thompson said “In 2015, a study showed that there were a million neonatal deaths of people that had access to essential health services. The core reason was poor care and lack of quality standards. So they had access to care but just didn’t have access to quality care. As a leading primary healthcare provider in Nigeria, our goal is to influence the private and public sectors to embrace the idea that the

minimum standard of care should comprise of access, affordability, and quality.”

EHA Clinics is a world-class integrated health care service provider with locations in Kano, and the FCT committed to setting the pace for quality primary healthcare in Nigeria.