Barraquer Eye Hospital Awarded Hospital Accreditation from Joint Commission International

 Barraquer Eye Hospital Awarded Hospital Accreditation from Joint Commission International

Dubai – UAE – April 2024: Barraquer Eye Hospital today announced that it has earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Barraquer Eye Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey February this year. During the survey, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to a variety of areas, including the International Patient Safety Goals, patient assessment and care, anesthesia and surgical care, medication management, patient and family education, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, governance and leadership, facility management, staff qualifications and education, and information management.

“Joint Commission International accreditation provides hospitals with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the hospital setting,” said Joel Roos, MD, MBA, MHCDS, CPE, vice president, International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Safety, Joint Commission International. “We commend Barraquer Eye Hospital for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization and achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.”

“We are pleased to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the world”, added Dr. Muhsen Samaan, Medical Director, Barraquer Eye Hospital UAE. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
Barraquer Eye Hospital UAE, the flagship branch of Barraquer Ophthalmology Center in Barcelona, boasts an illustrious over 80-year history of delivering exceptional eye care. Situated within Dubai Healthcare City II, the hospital spans over 13,000 square meters and addresses over 100 eye-related conditions. Featuring a 30-bed capacity, the facility offers comprehensive outpatient and in-patient services to ensure the utmost comfort for our patients throughout their recovery. The hospital prides themselves on uniting the expertise of world-class doctors with cutting-edge technology to provide unparalleled care. With a team of Ophthalmologists originating from Barraquer, they uphold the legacy of excellence and compassion, always prioritizing patient well-being, in line with their motto, “We treat our patients how we’d like to be treated.”
Joint Commission International’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with worldwide health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.


Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1997 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, consultation, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission’s mission worldwide by helping to improve the quality of patient care. JCI assists international health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others in more than 100 countries.