The Espaillat Cabral Institute renews internal certification. The Goa Spotlight

The Espaillat Cabral Institute renews internal certification. The Goa Spotlight

31 Enero 2022



The Espaillat Cabral Institute has received a new certification from the Accreditation Commission of Health (ACHC).

This second global accreditation granted to the prestigious center for ophthalmological specialties, founded in Santo Domingo in 1970, comes after the historic merger of the entities that regulate the provision of clinical services in the United States.

The first certification of Espaillat Cabral Institute was conferred in 2019, becoming the first center of Health Dominican to receive the international accreditation of quality HFAP (Health Care Facilities Accreditation Program).

Milestone in national medicine

Achieve Quality accreditations in Health HFAP Y ACHC marks a milestone in national medicine, as both recognize medical centers that meet or exceed the international standards required in the practice of medicine with a special focus on patient safety.

Achieving this distinction is only possible after exhausting a rigorous multi-year process that covers numerous stages of independent evaluation, including external audits.

medical quality

When conferring the new accreditation, the ACHC certifies that the Espaillat Cabral Institute satisfies all medical quality guidelines in regulatory and operational fields, which cover best practices from maintenance processes and updating of medical equipment, infrastructure, practice guidelines and clinical protocols with international scientific evidence, clinical history, sterilization processes and infection control , excellence in the operating room, confidentiality of personal data and diagnostic information and procedures, as well as post-surgical support.

Compliance with international quality standards in Health ensures that patients in facilities certified by the ACHC as is the case of Espaillat Cabral Institute receive excellent and consistent care throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, including the realization that patients show visual results comparable to the best ophthalmology clinics worldwide.

After the merger with HFAP the ACHC further consolidates its position as one of the leading accreditation centers for Health in the United States, with more than 100 years of joint experience in certifying facilities that operate under the Medicaid and Medicare systems in that country.

A national and regional reference of the ophthalmology

The Espaillat Cabral Institute It is the first ophthalmology clinic and the first center dedicated to a single medical specialty in the Dominican Republic, and for more than half a century it has been a national and regional reference in the area of ophthalmology.

In addition to the guarantee received in all its processes, the physical plant of the Espaillat Cabral Institute – whose architectural plans were reviewed by the Joint Commission International – complies with international standards applied to hospital buildings in the United States.

These achievements confirm that the Espaillat Cabral Institute It is consolidated as a leader in the quality of ophthalmological medical 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 ARS in the country, the Espaillat Cabral Institute receives patients referred by international insurers, in addition to its social responsibility program to care for low-income patients.


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