Bangalore Baptist Hospital Receives NABH and NABL Accreditations

The first multi specialty mission hospital in South India to receive the prestigious accreditations

Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – Setting yet another benchmark in quality healthcare delivery and excellence in patient care, Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) has been accredited by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) and NABL (National Accreditation Board of Laboratories) for the delivery of highest quality of patient care from the Quality Council of India at an event held today at Bangalore Baptist Hospital. Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani, Secretary General, Quality Council of India presented the NABH certificate to Dr. Alexander Thomas, Director (CEO), BBH in the presence of Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh, Principal Advisor, Quality Council of India and the Management, staff and students of Bangalore Baptist Hospital. BBH is the only multi specialty mission hospital in South India to have received this National mark of excellence.

Bangalore Baptist Hospital aims at providing quality healthcare at affordable costs to the poor and marginalized patients irrespective of caste or creed. Being a charitable organization, BBH provides a significant amount of concessional treatment which is about 10% to 20% of its annual budget. In the last financial year, concessions of over Rs. 3 crore were given by the hospital. This is in addition to free medical care provided through palliative care and community health initiatives. BBH has also established a comprehensive teaching program in the hospital in affiliation with various educational bodies. The hospital provides Postgraduate Medical Education under the National Board of Examinations (DNB), the BSc program in nursing, Diploma programs in nursing, Allied health sciences, Pastoral care and other certificate programs. The Hospital had recently inaugurated its Cancer Centre with Radiotherapy facilities during the 38th anniversary celebrations. A state of the art Reproductive Medicine Unit is on the anvil which is being established for the benefit of the community facing issues related to infertility.

NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations. The NABH standards provide a framework for quality assurance and quality enhancement, while focusing on patient safety and quality of care to award accreditation to any hospital. Accreditation from NABH is a public recognition for quality care and services rendered by the organization. Being an internationally certified accreditation program, it gives healthcare organizations an opportunity to benchmark with best practices globally and to provide high quality of care that matches international standards, excellent patient satisfaction, treatment out comes and continuity of care.

NABL is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. NABL has been authorised as the sole accreditation body for Testing and Calibration laboratories and has been established with the objective to provide a scheme for third-party assessment of the quality and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. NABL provides laboratory accreditation services to laboratories that are performing tests / calibrations in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 15189:2007 for medical laboratories.

Speaking on the occasion, while presenting the NABH and NABL certificates Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani, Secretary General, Quality Council of India said “This accreditation is testimony to the fact that BBH Care Pathways are protocol driven, reflect global practices and ensure that patients consistently receive quality health care. The hospital was accredited by NABH & NABL after rigid and strict quality assessment and audit. We would like to congratulate the BBH team on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving this accreditation”. Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharjee, Director, CMC, Vellore, conveyed his greeting to BBH for their accomplishment.

Receiving the certificates, Dr. Alexander Thomas, Director (CEO), BBH, said “These coveted accreditations were achieved only through the continuous efforts of all staff of BBH to incorporate NABH & NABL standards and tools into the hospital system. We are happy that our efforts have been recognized. The efforts and services have been, and will continue to be, of great benefit to the people we serve, and our community at large”. The receiving of the NABH & NABL accreditation is an evidence of BBH’s excellence in medical services and the care we provide to each of our patients in a clean and safe environment. Accreditiation from the Quality Council of India is a significant mark of distinction that proves the expertise, quality care, and excellent service that BBH offers to its patients and referring physicians.

About Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Bangalore Baptist hospital is a multi specialty health care facility started by the International Mission Board (IMB), Southern Baptist Convention in 1973. The hospital is governed by Christian Medical College Vellore since 1989. The Administrative Committee manages the local administration. The Director /Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Alexander Thomas is the chief functionary of the hospital. Functionally all activities are classified into nine Divisions. Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Allied Health, Pastoral care, Community Health, Administration, Finance and Support services. Currently there are 300 beds with over 700 Staff and students. Various training programs including Post Graduate residency programmes Nursing & Allied Health Degree courses. On an average the hospital serves 175000 outpatients, 12000 inpatients annually. Over 3800 surgeries & 2700 deliveries are performed annually.BBH has a state of-the-art Laboratory, Blood Bank, Blood components laboratory, round the clock Emergency, 24 hours Pharmacy, Cath lab, ICU, CCU, NICU, PICU, Dialysis unit, four Operation Theatres, Private and General Wards. The hospital also successfully operates a CT scan centre with a multislice scanner for whole body examination with 3-D post-processing.

• First mission/ Christian/ not-for-profit/ charitable hospital in Karnataka to get accredited
• BBH is one among the 100 Hospitals in the country to be accredited by NABH
• BBH is one among the 300 Hospitals in India to be accredited by NABL
• Governed by Christian Medical College, Vellore, since 1989
• Quality healthcare to poor and marginalized at affordable cost.
• State-of-the-art facilities

BBH fact sheet
• Founded in January 15, 1973, by the International Mission Board (IMB), Southern Baptist Convention.
• Currently 300 beds
• Over 750 staff and students
• Multi-specialty health care facility
• 8 Post-Graduate residency programmes
• Diploma & BSc Nursing courses
• Allied Health Degree courses
• Training in Clinical Pastoral Education
• Scholarships to students
• 175,000 outpatients, 13,000 inpatients annually
• 3,800 surgeries, 2,700 deliveries annually

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