Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), a pan India organization of all NABH Accredited hospitals has recognized Kauvery Hospital, Trichy as a Centre for Quality Promotion (CQP) to provide support to other hospitals to start their Quality journey on 01.10.2017.
Dr. C.M. Bhagat, Secretary General CAHO, Dr. Lallu Joseph, Associate Individual Representative CAHO & NABH Assessor, Dr. S. Manivannan, Joint Managing Director, Kauvery Group of Hospitals & NABH Assessor, Dr. V. Varadharajan, Founder IMA - NHB spoke about the need for accreditation, the road map, the challenges faced by hospitals and impact of accreditation.
Dr. C.M. Bhagat, Secretary General CAHO said “Out of over 50000 hospitals in the country, those with NABH accreditation, are well below 600 and there is a long way to go to achieve NABH standards across the country. The NABH has started a Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification to help hospitals to achieve accreditation in a phased manner. Under the guidance of NABH and Quality Council of India (QCI), CAHO has trained over 350 professionals with the ability to coach and train others through its CPQIH (Certified Professionals for Quality Implementation in Hospitals) program. CAHO is also identifying and recognizing hospitals as Centres for Quality Promotion who will actively promote NABH accreditation with the help of CPQIH and technology.
Dr. Lallu Joseph, Associate Individual Representative CAHO & NABH Assessor said that Kauvery hospital is the 1st hospital to achieve Centre for Quality Promotion status in Cauvery Delta region and Fourth hospital in Tamilnadu and 12th hospital in the country.
Dr. S. Manivannan Joint Managing Director, Kauvery Group of Hospitals & NABH Assessor, said that “CQP recognition is like adding a diamond to the crown of Kauvery". We have taken the responsibility of sensitizing and creating awareness of quality in health care and accreditation of NABH, of hand holding hospitals that require help in implementation of the same through CPQIH and will provide technology and train the representatives of interested hospitals on implementation of NABH standards in this region. Hospitals who want to achieve NABH accreditation can approach Kauvery hospital for support and guidance.”