Evaluation for ‘International Level of Safety for a Medical Institution’
EFIL Plastic Surgery Center, one of the Leading Medical Institutions in Daegu, acquired JCI (Joint Commission International) certification among the plastic surgery clinics in Daegu and Gyeongbuk for the first time. It is only the third JCI-accredited plastic surgery clinic in Korea.
JCI is a United States-based organization which accredits medical services from around the world, and it has a partnership with WHO to secure safety for the patients. With world-wide public confidence, JCI accreditation is acquired by a medical institution which has passed the rigorous international standards of medical service evaluation.
JCI’s on-site evaluation checked if EFIL provides a medical service required by the JCI standards: patient treatment system, infection control, facility management, disaster and safety management, pharmaceutical administration, and medical equipment maintenance. As a result, EFIL received JCI accreditation, which is valid for three years from October 2016 to September 2019.
It is a foundation stone for them to grow as a global medical institution above their domestic reputation.
EFIL provides various plastic surgery treatments: bulging eye surgery, bimaxillary surgery, facial contouring surgery, nose surgery with diced rib cartilage, forehead reduction surgery, face-lifting surgery, migraine surgery, and botox and filler treatment. Notably, their bulging eye surgery was certified as a Leading Medical Technology for Medical Tourism by Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2017, and it is recognized by both domestic and foreign patients.
Chan-woo Kim, the Director of EFIL, said, “JCI approved that our medical service for patients’ safety and infrastructure meet their international standards,“ and emphasized that, “Our professional staff has countless surgical experiences. We use anesthesia that causes less bleeding, and ultrasonic waves that minimize the swelling, pain, and side effects. Therefore, both domestic and foreign patients are highly satisfied with our treatment.”