January 23, 2019
Espaillat Cabral solidifies its role as a leader in quality in healthcare
The Espaillat Cabral Institute is the first Dominican health center, and first outside the United States, to receive the HFAP international health quality accreditation.
The certification granted to the prestigious ophthalmological center, founded in Santo Domingo in 1970, comes from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
Achieving an HFAP accreditation for quality in health care is the objective recognition that a medical center meets or exceeds the international standards required in the practice of medicine with a special focus on patient safety.
Achieving this recognition is only possible after exhausting a rigorous multiyear process that covers numerous stages of independent evaluation, including external audits.
By conferring accreditation, HFAP certifies that the Espaillat Cabral Institute meets all quality guidelines in medical care regulations and operational processes, following best practices from maintenance procedures and updating of medical equipment, infrastructure, practice guidelines and clinical protocols with international scientific evidence, patient clinical history, sterilization and infection control protocols, excellence in the operating room, confidentiality of personal data, diagnostic information and medical procedures, as well as postoperative monitoring.
Compliance with international standards of Quality in Health ensures that patients in facilities certified by HFAP –like the Espaillat Cabral Institute– receive excellent and consistent care throughout the diagnostic and treatment process. Verified statistics show that patients from the Espaillat Cabral Institute present visual results comparable to the best ophthalmology clinics worldwide.
HFAP is one of the leading accreditation programs in the United States, with more than 75 years of service in the certification of facilities that operate under the Medicare system.
The Espaillat Cabral Institute is the first ophthalmology clinic and the first medical center dedicated to a single specialty in the Dominican Republic. For almost half a century it has been a national and regional reference in its field.
In addition to the endorsement received in all its operational processes, the physical plant of the Espaillat Cabral Institute –whose architectural plans were reviewed by the Joint Commission International– complies with the international standards applied to hospital buildings in the United States.
These achievements confirm that the Espaillat Cabral Institute has consolidated its position as a leader in quality ophthalmology services in the region, offering its patients a humane, ethical and personalized treatment, meeting the highest global standards.
In addition to its local patients covered by the main insurance companies in the country, the Espaillat Cabral Institute receives patients referred by international insurers, as well as patients of limited economic resources as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Instituto Espaillat Cabral
Av. Independencia 853
Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo
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