The 1,360-bed facility opened back in 2003, and its recent GHA accreditation was announced at the World Medical Tourism Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
“As an academic medical centre, SNUBH is recognised as a world leader in high quality medical care and innovation,” said Dr Joong H. Choh, Director of SNUBH's International Healthcare Center. “This same focus on quality and patient experience is available to thousands of international patients who seek our services from around the globe. From first contact until after the patient returns home, we strive to offer medical travellers a patient-centred care experience that considers their unique needs, including language and cultural backgrounds.”
Dr Choh explained that the entire organisation worked hard to develop and implement patient-safety policies, practices, and procedures that were required to meet international standards in preparation for the GHA accreditation.
“The GHA Program conducts a deep dive into the global / international patient service units and improves the quality, safety and experience for all patients who travel for care,” explained Chief Executive Officer of the GHA Program Karen Timmons. “Additionally, because GHA focuses on the entire continuum, those business practices within an organisation that impact the medical travel programme, such as marketing, finance and IT are included. We congratulate SNUBH, one of Asia's premier academic medical centres, for achieving GHA Accreditation and for its commitment to supporting the needs of medical travel patients."