24 Mar 2022
Aspetar is the first healthcare organisation in the world to achieve a perfect score on International Standards of Accreditation Canada
Aspetar, the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, has been awarded the official Accreditation Canada Diamond Level Status today in a ceremony at the hospital’s headquarters in Doha.
Re-accredited at Diamond Level until Nov 2024, Aspetar became the first healthcare organisation in the world to achieve a perfect score on Version 4 of the Qmentum International™ Standards. As a result, Accreditation Canada’s Accreditation Decision Committee (ADC) has re-awarded Diamond Level Status to Aspetar, the highest level of recognition. More than 35 countries and 15,000 healthcare sites use Accreditation Canada programs.
Accreditation Canada surveyors commended Aspetar on achieving 100% compliance to the 1,166 standards criteria during their November 2021 accreditation survey visit. A unique characteristic of the Qmentum International Accreditation program is the ease with which the principles of accreditation and ongoing quality improvement can be integrated into operations and services.
The ceremony was attended by several persons, including H.E Mrs. Stefanie McCollum, Ambassador of Canada to the State of Qatar, officials from the Canadian embassy, Accreditation Canada, and Aspetar.
H.E Stefanie McCollum, Ambassador of Canada to the State of Qatar, said,
Congratulations to Aspetar for maintaining the Diamond level status, the highest level of recognition by Accreditation Canada, an organization that exemplifies the high quality that can be expected from Canada and whose accreditation standards are recognized in the global healthcare space. This achievement also demonstrates how Canada is currently supporting Qatar in meeting its goals outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar’s National Health Strategy. Accreditation Canada’s endorsement takes Aspetar one step closer to achieving its aim of providing a world-class service for the major sporting events. I wish that the Qatar 2022 World Cup will achieve success on all levels.
Mr. Mohammed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, Aspetar Director General and CEO of Aspire Zone Foundation, said:
We are very pleased to be here today for the recognition of the hard work and commitment of our staff to implement the globally-recognized Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum International standards. Being re-accredited at the Diamond level shows our strong commitment to quality medical care. Further, being the first healthcare organization in the world to achieve a perfect score by complying with all standards during the accreditation survey is a performance that all Aspetar staff can be proud of.
Accreditation Canada is one of major accreditation bodies in the world which focuses exclusively on health care services and is acknowledged as among the most sought-after accreditation organisations for demonstrating a high level of compliance with rigorous standards. Successful facilities are awarded Gold, Platinum or Diamond status based on alignment to the criteria in the program.
Ms. Katerina Tarasova, Executive Director of Accreditation Canada, said:
Aspetar is an inspiration to many organizations in the Gulf and in other regions striving to improve quality of care. This accreditation cycle marks a perfect score for Aspetar and makes it the first organization in the international program to demonstrate such outstanding result. We congratulate Aspetar on this Diamond Level award that recognizes continuous commitment to quality and safety, and the delivery of the world-class medical care.
In 2018, Aspetar was also awarded the Diamond Level Status under the Qmentum International Accreditation Program (Version 3). Qmentum, which stands for Quality and Momentum, is an internationally recognised system that focuses on quality and safety throughout all aspects of an organization’s services.
“Once again Aspetar has reaffirmed its excellence in healthcare services and continued investment in the clinical and nonclinical services with international levels of quality during the global pandemic.” said Dr. Abdulaziz Jaham Al Kuwari, Aspetar CEO.
We are committed at Aspetar to providing world-class medical care with quality and safety for all Aspetar patients. This award proves the hospital’s standing as an elite healthcare provider locally, regionally, and internationally, particularly in the field of sports medicine, and shows Aspetar’s leadership in sports medicine.”
Aspetar plays an essential role in the development of sports in the State of Qatar and has become a preferred destination for athletes to experience world-class medical service. In parallel with its status as a sports excellence hub, Aspetar has come to occupy a leading role in the treatment and prevention of injuries for local, regional, and international athletes across all sports to help them achieve their maximum performance and full potential.
Aspetar is a world leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.
In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.
In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved the obtained-on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”. In 2018, Aspetar was also awarded the Diamond Level Status.
Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.