LANIADO HOSPITAL’S GERIATRIC DEPARTMENT PASSES MINISTRY OF HEALTH AUDIT WITH FLYING COLORS
Annual Licensing Audit Meticulously Examines Clinical and Nursing Procedures.
Laniado Hospital’s Geriatric Center passed a recent audit by the Ministry of Health with flying colors, meeting and even surpassing the Ministry’s clinical and nursing standards. The audit examined various parameters relating to clinical and nursing care, hospitalization and sanitary conditions, staff training, procedures for paramedical workers and aides, patient nutrition, medication, and more.
The annual audit is a condition for continued licensing as a Ministry of Health-supervised geriatric institution. Despite newly-tightened supervision of geriatric institutions and more stringent standards, Laniado’s scores ranged from 85% to 97%.
"We prepare throughout the year for various examinations," said Mordechai Kirshenbaum, the administrative director of the Geriatric Center. “But the licensing audit is the ultimate review. We work first and foremost for our patients, some of whom are here for dozens of years. When the clinical and nursing care makes the needs of the patients paramount, this is reflected in the external audit."
"The audit was performed by a multi-professional team that went into minutia and many details regarding the patients' health and well-being,” said Dr. Vered Hermush, medical director of the Geriatric Center. “To my great delight, we met all the criteria with flying colors, thanks to the dedicated teamwork of a large and dedicated staff that sees in this work a true calling that demands the highest level of professionalism.”
“We are engaged in constant efforts to enhance the quality of the care," said Nadav Chen, CEO of Laniado. “The Ministry of Health audit attests to the fact that the Sisyphean work of our teams bears fruit, benefiting patients and family members.”