CCHE57357 celebrates the graduation of the third cohort of the Joint Commission International’s quality management and patient safety training program

Aiming at preparing a generation of healthcare professionals that would improve the quality of care across Egypt, the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57375 celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of the Joint Commission International JCI’s quality management and patient safety certified program.  The third cohort  included 59 trainees who completed a program that would enable them to help their hospitals meet the quality standards of the JCI certification. 

Present at the celebration were a number of Egypt’s healthcare experts namely Prof. Dr Mahmoud Elmatiny, president of Ain-Shams university and the previous dean of the faculty of medicine, Prof Dr Deyaa Zain El Abedin, dean of the dentistry college, university of Ain Shams  and Dr Wassim Elsisi, Urology surgery professor; they all praised  the scholars for successfully completing their training.

“You have done a good job to disseminate principles of quality healthcare throughout Egypt”, said Dr. Leonhard, JCI consultant who attended the graduation event through videoconference, acknowledging all the program participants, and highlighting the role and efforts  of preceptors amid the corona crisis, resorting to Zoom application  and relying on simulation to accomplish the training.

Attending the celebration from hospital 57357 were Prof Dr Sherif Abou El Naga, executive director of the 57357 group &Hospital CEO, Prof. Dr. Manal Zamzam head of continuous education in 57357 and the Hospital management .

Dr. Abou El Naga expressed his happiness with the graduation of more care providers which would contribute to improving  healthcare in Egypt.  He emphasized that research and smart education are the steering wheels of development and advancement of the Hospital. “We are committed to alleviating the suffering of patients for free, this is our mission and goal” He added. The Corona outbreak was a great challenge that we faced with courage.” We didn’t stop the provision of quality care and accepting new patients while taking precautionary measures in the hospital, and thanks be to God we achieved a higher rate of recovery despite the pandemic”, shared the executive director.

Dr. Zamzam acknowledged the participants saying: “Our celebration today is not restricted to the graduation of the cohort, but also the outcome of the cooperation between different entities in order to make real change in healthcare in Egypt”. She recognized all the program sponsors and givers who have given their best to make the training happen and continue.  “We promise to continue the hard work exerting all efforts to raise healthcare standards in Egypt”, Dr. Zamzam added. She also acknowledged the Association of Friends of the National Cancer-free Initiative, AFNCI and the Egyptian Cancer Network, ECN-USA and the 57357 Foundation for the continuous support to the program.  

“45 projects were presented by the trainees and they put a lot of effort to get the maximum advantage of the course , share their experiences,  and attain the anticipated goal of the program” said Dr. Shymaa Almenyawi, director of the quality control department in 57357.