HMC’s Communicable Disease Center awarded highest certification for excellence in person-centered care

HMC’s Communicable Disease Center awarded highest certification for excellence in person-centered care

By QLNews

Planetree International has awarded Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Communicable Disease Center (CDC) the ‘Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care'.

CDC has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and is the first infectious disease facility in the world to achieve this prestigious recognition for its work.

Planetree International is a non-profit organization that collaborates with healthcare organizations around the world to improve patient care. The Gold Certification signifies the highest level of evidence-based and standard-based success in person-centered care.

In order to receive the certification, the CDC team completed a rigorous virtual evaluation by the Planetree team in 2021. Planetree Certification has been completed by 180 companies around the world, with 94 sites earning Gold certification.

Moreover, the CDC is one of Qatar's five HMC pilot facilities to be certified. Home Healthcare Service, Private Nursing Service, Ambulatory Care Center, and Enaya Specialized Care Center are among the HMC facilities that have received this certification.

Mr. Nasser Al Naimi, Deputy Chief of Quality, Center for Patient Experience and Staff Engagement and Director for the Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute, said, "the Gold level Planetree Certification is a truly remarkable achievement by CDC. The entire country has witnessed how they have delivered services to their best ability during the ongoing pandemic.

“The certification is only a testimony of that hard work. What is more commendable about this achievement is that CDC held on to the principle of Person-Centered Care even when dealing with a global crisis," he added.

President of Planetree International Dr. Susan Frampton commended the CDC on their achievement, noting that the gold certification demonstrates that CDC is a healthcare facility where staff partner with patients and families, and where patient and family comfort, dignity, empowerment, and well-being are prioritized as key elements of providing top-quality clinical care.

For more information on HMC, kindly visit their website.

--

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

YouTube qatarlivingofficial

Cover Image Credit and Source: HMC
COVID-19 Banner
Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Cabinet acknowledges first Shura Council election's successful outcome

Cabinet acknowledges first Shura Council election's successful outcome

During its regular weekly meeting, the Cabinet praised the success of the Shura Council elections which reflected the Qatari people's awareness and understanding of their national responsibilities and duties.
PHCC launches 'Early Detection is the Key' breast cancer awareness campaign

PHCC launches 'Early Detection is the Key' breast cancer awareness campaign

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed globally in October every year, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar has launched its breast cancer awareness campaign, entitled ‘Early Detection is the Key.’
Qatar to open new women only beach in Al Ghariya

Qatar to open new women only beach in Al Ghariya

The 15,000 square beach comes equipped with tables, seats, grilling areas, restrooms and is entirely gated.
Sheraton Grand Doha goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sheraton Grand Doha goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Doha's leading hotel, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, has launched several activities to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
WATCH: New QL Food series explores Doha’s most famous Umm Ali

WATCH: New QL Food series explores Doha’s most famous Umm Ali

Qatar Living introduces its brand new series QL Food with the inaugural episode featuring Doha's most popular Umm Ali.
WATCH: HH the Amir expresses solidarity with Oman in wake of Cyclone Shaheen

WATCH: HH the Amir expresses solidarity with Oman in wake of Cyclone Shaheen

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a telephonic conversation with Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of the Sultanate of Oman to express solidarity and support with the country as it was struck by Cyclone Shaheen.
WATCH: Qatar's Al Kuwari wins general classification and SSV category as Qatar International Baja ends

WATCH: Qatar's Al Kuwari wins general classification and SSV category as Qatar International Baja ends

After three days of exhilarating action in the Qatari desert, the Qatar International Baja came to a befitting end yesterday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
WATCH: Career Talks -  How to build a successful career?

WATCH: Career Talks - How to build a successful career?

Qatar Living (QL) Jobs is back with the fifth episode of its Career Talks series featuring Doha-based Life and Executive Coach Faten El Ayache.