Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center Dubai’s laboratory has been awarded the ISO 15189:2003 certificate by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) in recognition of the competency of its laboratory services in their technical capacity and the effective quality management of their professional services and staff.
The ISO 15189 standards test requirements for competence and quality, specific to medical laboratories. The Accreditation is a stamp of quality ensuring that all Lab tests are done in conformity with highest international standards. Certificates and other documents issued under accreditation are recognized across the world. This guarantees that the results shown on the documents do not need to be retested in other countries. With this achievement, Dr.Sulaiman Al Habib Dubai Medical Center labs are recognized locally and internationally for their testing, qualifications and quality under the accreditation's standards.
“ We are pleased and proud to have received the ISO accreditation for our Medical Laboratories in Dubai Medical Center, demonstrating once again our commitment to the highest standards of quality" said Mr. Nasser Alhuqbani, CEO of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group. “ We place great importance not only on the quality of our specialized lab services, but also on their continuous improvement. The ISO 15189 international standard addresses the quality management system of medical laboratories to better serve the needs of both patients and clinical personnel responsible for the care of those patients. To this end, our dedicated staff worked diligently to achieve ISO 15189 accreditation and continues to expend efforts towards expanding our portfolio of specialized medical testing services. "
Al Huqbani added “ Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group has always been committed to pioneering the highest standards of healthcare in the Middle East region and we are pleased to receive formal acknowledgement with ISO, JCI recognition and Arab Health Award. International accreditations are very important for all healthcare providers to ensure the best quality of service for patients."
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center was awarded the ISO 15189 certification by The Dubai Municipality, on November 2011. A conference was held to commemorate the occasion during which Eng. Alia Ismail Ahmed, Head of the Inspection Bodies Accreditation Section in Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) presented the ISO Certification to the CEO of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, Mr. Nasser Al Huqbani.
Eng. Alia said “ The ISO 15189 certification is bestowed to Laboratories that have implemented quality management systems which meet or exceed the International standards. We are very pleased that Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center in Dubai has gained it. This accreditation is the culmination of a series of efforts to ensure quality results are delivered to clients by Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Dubai Medical Center labs. We are very proud of their work and their workforce. We are sure that Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group provides the Best Health Care services to its patients."
DAC is the only accreditation body in the Gulf Region internationally recognized as being the MRA signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and full member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and Pacific Accreditation Cooperation.
DAC's Accreditation ( ISO15189:2003 ) is the reflection of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib's vision for the continuous improvement in quality of care and patient safety.