BALI, Indonesia (Oct. 9, 2014) — BIMC (Bali Indonesia Medika Citra) Hospital Nusa Dua, one of two BIMC care centers on the island, has become the first hospital in Indonesia to be awarded international accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI).
BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, a part of Siloam Hospital International Group, a company under Jakarta-based Lippo Group, was cited by ACHSI assessor Professor Bruce Waxman for its “commitment to patient care and service delivery and its recognition of continuing quality development.”
Dr. Donna Moniaga, Chief Executive Officer BIMC Siloam Hospitals Group Bali, sees the accreditation as a necessary step to move Bali towards a medical tourism destination: “The ACHS stamp of approval strengthens BIMC’s position as a leading health service provider in Bali, for residents and medical tourists,” she said.
“BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua started from a vision to establish a hospital that met the highest international standards. And now after what was a pains taking survey this accreditation is a realization for everyone on our medical team.”
Moniaga said more than 16,000 Australians come to Bali every week or, a quarter of the total yearly visitors. “For those seeking medical attention or who visit for elective treatments, can rest assured healthcare protocols are on par with hospitals back home.”
Craig Beveridge, Executive Chairman of BIMC Siloam Hospitals Group Bali said, “The ACHSI has more than a thousand members worldwide, but it was only in April of this year that the first ACHSI accreditation came to Southeast Asia, to the Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia. We are most pleased to be among the first in the region to be similarly honored.”
Beveridge added: “Not so long ago if tourists were in medical trouble in Bali and had something more serious than a broken leg, one’s best option was to fly to Singapore. Many visitors could not understand why if they were staying in a luxurious international brand resort, they couldn’t get five-star medical treatment. Well, now they can.”
The ACHSI is an independent, not-for-profit organization that closely examines and assesses hospitals before providing accreditation. Its surveyors look at the many details of a facility’s infrastructure, policy, protocols and staff along with the role the facility plays in a community. In 1995 the Indonesian Ministry of Health established a Committee for Indonesian Hospital Accreditation (KARS) and in March 2014 BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua gained its national accreditation through the organization.
About BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua
BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, Bali is an international standard healthcare provider inaugurated on May 5th, 2012, by dr. Supriyantoro represented Health Minister, the Tourism and Creative Economy Minister, Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, Ph.D., along with officials from the Balinese government.
Located in the center of the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) complex, BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua is considered Indonesia’s first medical tourism hospital and destination. BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua is comprised of five Centres of Excellence: the 24h Accident & Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre, CosMedic Centre, Dental Centre, and Dialysis Centre.
The facility is located within walking distance of luxury five-star hotels and villas, the Bali Golf and Country Club, Nusa Dua Convention Center and Bali Collection shopping, food esplanade and secluded beaches. Nusa Dua – literally “two islands,” so named because it is connected to the southern end of the island by a narrow isthmus – is Bali’s integrated beach resort, a luxury tourism enclave known for its privacy and solitude as well as conferences and conventions, golf and relaxation on its many beaches.