U.S. Accreditation Association certifies Metropolitan Hospital
The U.S.-based Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) recently certified another Costa Rican health care provider, San José’s Metropolitan Hospital. Inaugurated one year ago, the mid-sized Metropolitan Hospital is now recognized internationally as a hospital that meets the private non-governmental organization’s standards for management quality and safety.
“It’s not always true that it costs a lot of money to do things the right way,” hospital director Roberto Herrera said in a statement. “It’s not true that only the biggest medical centers are accredited. Every citizen has the right to high-quality health care,” he said.
The AAAHC oversees a reputable worldwide peer-based accreditation process that is designed to improve patient safety and provide patients access to information about member hospitals’ practices.
The Metropolitan Hospital, owned by Grupo Montecristo, is located 300 meters south of San Juan de Diós Hospital in San José. The hospital’s clinics specialize in pediatrics, internal medicine, cardiology, osteoporosis, sports medicine, and others. To see a list of the AAAHC’s accredited hospitals, see www.aaahc.org.
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