Teodoro B. Galagar District Hospital in Jagna received its ISO 9001:2008 certification on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Gov. Edgar Chatto graced the awarding ceremony at the district hospital. Also present during the awarding program was Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla and Vice Mayor Bonifacio Virtudes, along with Rene Espinosa representing Cong. Art Yap, Provincial Health officers and other district hospital chiefs.
According to DOH regional director Dr. Jaime Bernadas, the Jagna District Hospital is the first district hospital in the region to be given the ISO accreditation.
An ISO is aÂ quality management systemsÂ standards is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product.
The district hospital was audited based on an extensive sample of its sites, functions, products, services and processes under the eight management principles that include customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach, system approach to management, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making, and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
Jagna District Hospital chief Dr. Miguelito Jayoma said efforts to obtain the certification seek to achieve goal of patient satisfaction. Jayoma passed on the ISO accreditation challenge next to Candijay District Hospital headed by Dr. Alex Sumera.
Gov. Chatto for his part posed the challenge of sustaining the accreditation, listening to how employees took strides to receive the certification. Part of reforms instituted under his term was the certification of the quality management standard for the Provincial Government and its offices. Health service delivery is a top agenda of the Provincial Government with the ongoing modernization program.
The governor also attended this week the National Health Summit in Manila where DOH Sec. Paulyn Jean Ubial bared Pres. Rodrigo Duterteâ€™s health agenda anchored on three thrusts which are to guarantee services that provide care for all life stages and address the triple burden diseases, ensure services are accessible in a functional service delivery network, and sustainable finance services through universal health insurance. (Leah/EDCOM)
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