BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua Wins Top Australian Health Care Accreditation
The BIMC Hospital, Nusa Dua, Bali has become the first hospital in Indonesia to win accreditation from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standard (ACHS). Part of the Siloam International Hospital Group, BIMC Nusa Dua was cited by ACHS assessor Professor Bruce Waxman for its “commitment to patient care and service delivery and its recognition of continuing quality development.”
Dr. Donna Moniaga, CEO of BIMC Siloam Hospitals Group Bali, sees the accreditation as a necessary step to move Bali towards becoming a medical tourism destination. “The ACHS stamp of approval strengthens BIMC’s position as a leading health service provider in Bali, for residents and medical tourists,” she said.
Continuing, Dr. Moniaga said: “BIMC started from a vision to establish a hospital that met the highest international standards. And now, after what has been a painstaking survey, this accreditation is a realization for everyone on our medical team.” Craig Beveridge, executive chairman of BIMC Siloam Hospital Group Bali added: “The ACHS has more than a thousand members worldwide, but it was only in April of this year that the first ACHS accreditation team came to Southeast Asia, to the Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia.
We are most pleased to be among the first in the to be similarly honored.” Explaining the significance of ACHS certification, Beveridge said: “Not so long ago if tourists were in medical trouble in Bal and had something more serious than a broken leg, one’s best option was to fly to Singapore.
Many visitors could not understand why if they were staying in a luxurious international brand resort, they couldn’t get five-star medical treatment (in the same location). Well, now they can.” The ACHS is an independent, not-for-profit organization that closely examines and assesses hospitals before providing accreditation.
Its surveyors look at the many details of a facility’s infrastructure, policies, protocols and staff along with the role played by the facility in its community. In 1995 the Indonesian Ministry of Health established a Committee for Indonesian Hospital Accreditation (KARS) and in March 2014 BIMC Nusa Dua received its KARS accreditation.
Located at the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) complex at Nusa Dua, BIMC Hospital presents five centers of excellence: a 24-hour Accident and Emergency Center, 24-hour Medical Center, CosMedic Center, Dental Center and a Dialysis Center. BIMC Hospitals became part of Siloam Hospitals nationwide system of 19 nationwide hospitals.
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