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Bali Hospital Earns Top Australian Health Care Accreditation

October 14, 2014 Medical Tourism No Comments Email Email

BIMC (Bali International Medika Citra) Hospital Nusa Dua, one of two BIMC care centers on the island, has become the first hospital in Indonesia to be awarded international accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).

BIMC Nusa Dua, a part of Siloam International Hospitals, a company under Jakarta-based Lippo Group, 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, Chief Executive Officer BIMC Siloam Hospitals Group Bali, sees the accreditation as a necessary step to mov​e​ Bali towards 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.

“BIMC started from a vision to establish a hospital that met the highest international standards. And now after what was a painstaking survey​ this accreditation is​ a realization for everyone on our medical team.”​

​Moniaga said more than 16,000 Australians come to Bali every week or, a quarter of the total yearly visitors. ​“For those seeking medical attention or who​ visit for elective treatment​s, can rest assured healthcare protocols are on​ par with hospitals back home.”

Craig Beveridge, Executive Chairman of BIMC Siloam Hospitals Group Bali said, “The ACHS has more than a thousand members worldwide, but it was only in ​April​ of this year that the first ACHS accreditation came to Southeast Asia, to the Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia. We are most pleased​ to be among the first in the region to be similarly honored.”

Beveridge added: “Not so long ago if tourists were in medical trouble in Bali 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. 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, policy, protocols and staff along with the role the facility plays in a community. In 1995 the Indonesian Ministry of Health established a Committee for Indonesian Hospital Accreditation (KARS) and in March 2014 BIMC Nusa Dua gained​ its national accreditation through the organization.

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