Manipal, June 17, 2022: Kasturba hospital, Manipal has been awarded the CAHO- 3M-CSSD -ACE Certification.
The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), a non-profit organization engaged with various healthcare facilities to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare services has launched the awareness compliance Excellence (ACE) program as a quality improvement initiative in association with 3M India that serves as the technical guidance partner in this initiative.
Dr. H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of MAHE, Manipal, and Dr. PLNG Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health and Dental Sciences) MAHE, Manipal jointly handed over the certificate to Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Muralidhar Varma, Chairman, Hospital Infection Control Committee and Dr. Suneel C Mundkur, Advisor, Quality implementation, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal.
Dr. M Ventatraya Prabhu, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences), C G Muthana, COO Kasturba Hospital Manipal, CSSD Staff other Management staff from the hospital were present.
As a part of the preparation, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) department of the hospital has undergone a self-assessment, followed by a virtual audit on October 26, 2021, where gaps were identified. During the next six months, technical and nursing staff underwent basic and advanced course certification and process improvements were done.
The final Physical Audit was held on March 5, 2022, and the hospital has successfully performed to achieve the qualifying mark for certification under the Large Healthcare Organization Category. Kasturba Hospital, Manipal is the largest teaching hospital to be awarded the CAHO- 3M-CSSD -ACE Certification.