In response to the increasing number of the oversea/expat patients seeking dental care outside of their home countries, it has become important for Sea Smile Dental Clinic to reach the international standards for healthcare services. The current leading body for such accreditation is Joint Commission International, a US-based organization widely seen as the gold standard for top-level healthcare service providers worldwide.
JCI's uniform, high standards for patient care and safety focus on access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education. Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement, organization leadership, and management of information.
Now, we are pleased to announce that Sea Smile dental clinic has met the rigorous standards set forth by Joint Commission International and we are now recognized as the first JCI-accredited dental center in Phuket, the fifth JCI-accredited dental center in Asia and one of the world’s eleven JCI- accredited dental centers.
Who is Joint Commission International (JCI)?
Joint Commission International (JCI) is a nonprofit patient safety organization that administers accreditation programs for hospitals and other healthcare-related organizations, including ambulatory care facilities, clinical laboratories, home care, long term care and medical transport organizations, throughout the world. JCI develops performance standards that address crucial elements of operation, such as patient care, medication safety, infection control and consumer rights.
JCI is the world’s leader in health care accreditation and the author and evaluator of the most rigorous international standards in quality and patient safety. Founded in 1975 with its primary focus on improving the safety of patient care through the provision of accreditation and certification services, JCI accredits hundreds of public and private health care organizations in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Health care organizations that are capable of meeting these standards must undergo a comprehensive and rigorous on-site survey conducted by JCI in order to achieve accreditation. Once accredited, organizations must continue to meet JCI standards and are regularly assessed through periodic re-survey.
The Gold Seal of Approval
The Joint Commission International or JCI accreditation is regarded as the gold standard in the global health care community. A health care organization that has met JCI’s standards can proudly display the Gold Seal of Approval as a proof of the particular accomplishment. JCI is the highest benchmark for quality healthcare worldwide.
Why select a JCI-accredited dental facility.
JCI is one of the largest and most respected international healthcare evaluators in the world. Accreditation is a long-term process that demands commitment. There is a great deal of preparatory work leading up to a survey and then subsequent performance and improvement work is done to ensure those accreditation standards are maintained. Organizations that achieve and maintain JCI accreditation are capable to develop and maintain these qualities:
• A deep commitment to high-quality care
• A culture of safety for patients, visitors, and staff
• A willingness to undergo rigorous preparation and a survey
• Care delivery based on leading, evidence-based practices
• Leadership in continuous compliance with exacting standards
What are the benefits to patients?
This premier accreditation ensures that patients can always count on receiving top-notch dental care at Sea Smile dental clinic. A patient who chooses a facility that has JCI accreditation can have confidence that the facility has met strict criteria in patient safety, delivery of clinical care, overall patient support, and more.
Our Endless Mission
It is a great pride that our endless effort to provide extraordinary dental services and to continuously raise quality of dental care to higher levels is honored by this prestigious and respected international organization. JCI accreditation is an endorsement for our extraordinary patient care, patient safety and organization management.
Sea Smile dental clinic is a comprehensive dental facility that accommodates the dental needs of patients from all over the world by providing a full range of optimal dental care and services. Our team consists of highly-qualified dental specialists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons and it was our hard work and dedication to excellence that resulted in this accreditation and a great honor for Sea Smile dental clinic.
Even if this Gold Seal of Approval comes with the universal respect of patients, other providers, government ministries and insurance companies, yet our journey in the pursuit of excellence has never ended. Our ultimate goal has always been the same; to exceed the highest expectations in all aspects of your dental experience.