Agha Khan University Hospital on Monday became the first and only hospice in Kenya to be recognized for its exemplary laboratory services by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
According to Aga Khan University Hospital Chief Executive Shawn Bolouki, the accreditation is proof of the hospital’s emergence as an internationally recognized medical facility.
“We are very proud as an institution to be awarded this accreditation which is a testimony of our commitment to the provision of high-quality patient care,” Mr. Bolouki is quoted as saying by the Business Daily.
“Quality diagnosis is critical to positive patient care outcomes, and this CAP accreditation is a validation of our laboratory’s capability which serves patients from across East and Central Africa.”
Similarly, Dr. Zahir Moloo Agha Khan’s Chair Department of Pathology and Medical Director of Laboratory Services attributed the CAP accreditation; which is recertified after every two years, to each member of Agha Khan’s Hospital pathology team.
“It has been a team effort since we began our journey towards CAP Accreditation three years ago. The faculty and the technical team in the department are proud to be the first Hospital-based Clinical Laboratory in Africa to achieve such a high standard of recognition,” Dr. Moloo said in a statement.
The accreditation is only granted after CAP inspectors review a hospital’s laboratory records, quality control of procedures, laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and general management of the facility. If all the criteria mentioned above adhere to or surpass international standards then the recognition is awarded.