JK Plastic Surgery Center, the only one Korean plastic surgery center reacquiring KAHF of ‘Medical Institute for Foreigners’
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[by Lee Hye Jeong] JK Plastic Surgery Center have achieved a great result of reacquiring the KAHF (Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients) from the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare on medical institute.
In 2017, JK Plastic Surgery Center got certified from Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare on medical institute serving foreign approving analysis as an only plastic surgery institute that has been certified with its service quality and patient’s safety. On top of that, it has been certified as a safe hospital you can visit with trust getting their safety certified this year by acquiring two times consecutive ‘Korean Accreditation Program for Hospitals Serving Foreign Patients’.
The certifications was made to increase global competitiveness and trust by judging and selecting medical institutes that provide great service and safe treatment environment to the foreign patients. The judging criteria is on consistent hosting and management of foreign patients, safe guarantee activity, response to emergency situations, infection management, foreign patients characterization and patient safety structure. JK Plastic Surgery center have acquired above necessary scores on every mandated criteria.
Re-certification of JK Plastic Surgery was once again passing all the criteria related to patient safety system (medical system) items that are provided to all Korean and foreign patients. We can say that it has once again tighten up and got recertified on their reliable system and safe surgery/recovery environment.
The hospital is visited by patients from more than 100 countries; more than 70% of the patients are foreign patients. It carries out differentiated hospital operations, including multi language web page for the foreign patients, multi-language agreements, operation room design for the patient’s safety, the establishment of patient safety system and more.
Also, the coordinators who have certain country’s citizenship or speaks that certain language fluently as mother language will be designated as one-on-one care. These coordinators are certified international medical tourism coordinator or passed certain standards such as one or more years of experience in international medical field.
Director, Joo Kwon shows his sincere appreciation of reacquiring the government certification again followed by the 2017, “This hospital has strictly follow the pre, during, after operation infection management and safety measures. JK plastic surgery center is the only plastic surgery center with government certify institute among all Korean plastic surgery centers for the second time in a row. We are going to do our best in increase Korean medical field’s reputation and its credibility.” (Photo by JK Plastic Surgery Clinic)