JK Plastic Surgery Clinic has been designated as the 'Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients’ 3 times in a row and received a certificate from the Ministry of Health and Welfare on the 10th.
JK Plastic Surgery Clinic is the first and only plastic surgery in Korea, which passed the evaluation and earned the designation three times in a row after recertified in 2017 and 2019.
The 'Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients' is an accreditation system that the Ministry of Health and Welfare designates after evaluating medical institutions that provide excellent medical services to foreign patients.
The criteria meticulously evaluates about 120 items, including service specialization system and safety system for patients including consistent attraction and management of foreign patients, status of professional manpower, patient safety activities and response to emergency situations, and infection control. In fact, it is a world-class certification system that presents strict standards for which hospitals must pass the criteria directly related to 'patient safety'.
Patients from about 100 countries visit JK Plastic Surgery Clinic, including Russia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the United States, and Europe. In this regard, tailored services for foreign patients are provided including a multilingual website, a one-on-one simultaneous interpreter, and a written consent form for each language.
In addition, it was designated as a 'Medical Institution for Attracting Foreign Patients' by the Ministry of Health and Welfare for the third time in a row, after its excellence was recognized for its safe surgical system including individual air conditioning system and sterile air shower facility, infection control system, excellent treatment programs, and patient-centered system operation.
Through three consecutive evaluation designations, the doctors and medical staff of JK Plastic Surgery Clinic demonstrated the very high will to keep the hospital policy to prioritize patient safety and medical quality management even in a situation where it is difficult for foreign patients to visit the hospital in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director Kwon Joo (a specialist in plastic surgery) said, “This KAHF was a good chance for our employees to be recognized with their efforts once again. Our staff has worked incessantly to provide patient safety and excellent medical services.”
He also added, “In the current situation where the importance of infection control in hospitals has been more critical due to COVID-19, we will prioritize patient safety and continue to improve the quality of medical services through thorough infection control so that patients either domestic or abroad can trust and find us.“