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Syrian-Lebanese is the first hospital to receive Padi certification

Logo Padi_preferencialThe Syrian-Lebanese Hospital received, on June 6, in its Institute of Teaching and Research in the city of São Paulo (SP), the certificate of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Program (Padi) of the Brazilian College of Radiology (CBR) , being the first hospital service and the third establishment in the country to obtain such accreditation.

Present were the head of the hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Center and former president of the CBR, Dr. Giovanni Guido Cerri, the general director of the institution, Dr. Paulo Chapchap, the president of the college, Dr. Manoel de Souza Rocha, the coordinator Padi, Dr. Conrado Cavalcanti, and the director of CBR, Dr. Rogério Caldana.

“The Syrian-Lebanese Hospital is absolutely renowned in the country, has several certifications, but Padi's differential is that it concerns a specific area and is given by people from that same field. It is recognition by their peers, which is perhaps the greatest, ”said Dr. Manoel de Souza Rocha at the opening of the meeting. The CBR president added: “The College is very proud that the hospital has applied for this certification. It was very rewarding and a stimulus for us to improve the process. The CBR is even more pleased to deliver the certificate to Syrian-Lebanese in recognition that the Diagnostic Imaging service has been accredited by the radiological community. ”

For Dr. Paulo Chapchap, no one better than experts to take an outside look and ensure that quality standards are being met: "An expert assessment has a much deeper, much more detailed depth."

According to Dr. Giovanni Guido Cerri, it was very important to receive Padi's certificate: “Accreditation is one of the basic principles of Syrian-Lebanese. The establishment wants to be evaluated and wants patients to have confidence that the hospital has external, independent operations and can demonstrate its quality of operation and safety in care. ”

The former president of CBR stated that Radiology has been a quality area since the hospital was created: “There has always been a commitment to invest in quality of care, people and equipment. For us, placing Radiology within the accreditation scenario is also an important step. It made a lot of sense, however, that this happened in the face of the CBR initiative, since we always had a great bond with the entity and also with the Brazilian Medical Association. We immediately wanted to submit to the review and were very pleased with this recognition given to our service. ”

In turn, Dr. Paulo Chapchap praised the work of the Radiology team and all employees of the hospital's various professions, who “offer a very high level of services”. According to him, the certification was another step of recognition for a very well performed service every day, not only focused on accreditation. “The Syrian-Lebanese Hospital has this ongoing quest for quality.”

“The evaluation needs to be demanding and the tradition of the Brazilian College of Radiology gives us this guarantee that there was no indulgence or facilitation. On the contrary, the requirement for the level of professionals who make up the College guarantees us that we really are at a standard that deserves quality certification, ”added the school's director general.

According to Dr. Chapchap, every external evaluation process causes some tension: "This is not bad, as it increases the level of responsibility people have for their work." He said that after the apprehension with the evaluators' visit, there was relief and contentment from the team with the recognition of the high quality.

The Syrian-Lebanese general director took the opportunity to highlight the institutions' partnership in the search for the creation of quality models for Brazilian society: “The hospital will contribute whenever it can. This will also be critical for CBR to make assessments of other establishments and thus ensure that the quality benchmark is deployed in different radiology services. ”

Learn more about Padi at: www.padi.org.br.

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Thiago Braga

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