Seoul National University, Bundang Hospital, College of Medicine was established in 2003. It is a world-class medical center, which has finally received accreditation by the GHA in the first week of November. In the field of medicine and research in Korea, this institute shares one of the most prestigious positions provided with high-quality medical care and facilities to the attendants and patients.
A tertiary care teaching university hospital consisting of 1360 medical beds is public and independent under government management and support. Every year during the international surveys and evaluation of the universities across the world, the university ranks among the top Korean universities
At the recent world medical tourism congress that organized in Abu Dhabi, UAE, GHA declared the accreditation of the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Dr. JOONG.H. CHOH, the director of SNUBH, announced the accreditation in the session named “Optimizing Accreditation for Medical Travel Excellence. “
The GHA (World HealthCare Accreditation) program is for the medical traveler patients that is an independent body in accreditations. It implements the international standards and norms that are developed by the professional experts in the field of medical, helping the organizations to improve the patients’ medical care system.
According to Dr. CHOH, in the world of the academic medical center, SNUBH is one of the high-quality medical centers that provide special care with innovations. Thousands of patients from the whole world who experienced our services are satisfied with our quality care and medicines. From the first day at the hospital, we are eager to provide the medical travelers from the world a patient-centered care system.
This includes their necessary needs, mother language and culture as well. For preparing the GHA accreditation, the whole organization works hard to create the policies, procedures, and practices for patient safety according to requirements of the international standards. They are striving to become the world ‘s best medical traveler center for patients who seek high-quality medical care. They want to provide excellent medical care and satisfaction to the patients by understanding their basic needs and contribute their role in Global health care.
In 2016, the GHA program was conducted to improve the patient care experience for medical travelers across the whole medical care continuum. ISQUA (International Society for the Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association) has accredited the Global Health accreditation standards by providing the basic, solid, measurable and valuable care to the patients.
Making clear that hospitals or clinics have proper processes for the better checkup that are arranged according to the patient’s necessities and expectations. They are monitored regularly by the inspection bodies. GHA also provides health care organizations a platform for businesses to improve their skills and enhance their medical facilities.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Healthcare Accreditation program, Karen Timmons, the GHA program achieves high rank in the global patient’s services section. It improves the safety level for medical traveler patients by considering the quality of the health care system. It also focuses on the healthcare organizations at the business level that greatly influence the medical programs for travelers as in marketing, IT and finance. It is highly appreciable moments for the SNUBH, as it is one of the best academic medical teaching institutes in Asia.