The Pentecost Hospital in Madina, Accra has been rated among the top four mission hospitals in Ghana by PharmAccess, an international agency that accredits health organisations for improving patient care.
The hospital, fully owned by The Church of Pentecost, achieved a SafeCare Level 4 certification for providing quality healthcare and upholding international best practices.
The other three mission hospitals which fall under the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) that achieved the SafeCare Level 4 certification are St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Foso, Holy Family Hospital in Techiman and St. Joseph Hospital in Nkwanta in the Oti Region.
With the SafeCare Level 4 certification, the Pentecost Hospital, Madina is one step ahead to become a world-class hospital.
PharmAccess Country Director, Dr. Maxwell Akwasi Antwi, and SafeCare Country Manager, Bonifacia Benefo Agyei, were at the Headquarters of The Church of Pentecost, La-Accra on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, to present the certificate to the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye. Present was the Finance and Administration Director (FAD), Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko; the Director of the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), Elder Richard Amaning; the Medical Director of the Pentecost Hospital, Madina, Pastor Dr. Edward Arko Koranteng, and the Health Co-ordinator for PENTSOS, Elder Kwame Frimpong.
Explaining the concept of the quality review assessment, Dr. Maxwell Akwasi Antwi said that the CHAG-SafeCare collaboration towards quality improvement among all CHAG healthcare facilities commenced in late 2019 and is making great strides among all facilities of the various denominations of CHAG.
According to him, the programme’s key objectives are to measure, rate, certify, improve, and benchmark all CHAG healthcare facilities.
He revealed that so far, out of the 311 CHAG healthcare facilities assessed with the SafeCare international standards, four facilities have attained and have been awarded SafeCare Level 4 Certificates.
“The summarized interpretation or impact of the SafeCare Level 4 is that the healthcare facility is accustomed to operating according to standardized procedures and is monitoring the implementation of procedures and guidelines,” he said, adding, “This facility has a monitoring eye on high-risk procedures and activities and the quality of its services is less likely to fluctuate.”
He stated that globally, there are about 2000 health facilities on the quality improvement programme, with about 600 in Ghana, and that about 900 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other paramedics have been trained to do the peer review assessment.
“For the first time in Ghana, we have four health facilities that have made it to the SafeCare Level 4 standard. Level 5 means that the hospital is good as any other hospital in the world. So, to really move from level one through to level four, what it means is that Pentecost Hospital, Madina is a step away from a world-class hospital,” Dr Antwi said.
He was hopeful that with consistent improvement in quality healthcare delivery, Pentecost Hospital Madina could attain the ultimate goal of becoming the first world-class SafeCare hospital in Ghana.
Elated by this development, the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, commended the Medical Director of the Pentecost Hospital, Madina, Dr. Arko Koranteng, and his team of workers, the PENTSOS Director and all others who contributed in various ways to the success story of the hospital.
Apostle Nyamekye attested to the fact that there have been visible changes at the Pentecost Hospital, Madina in the area of infrastructural development and quality care delivery, saying, “I see the assessment as a genuine account of what is now happening at the hospital.”
He pledged the church’s resolve to provide access to quality healthcare delivery in Ghana to complement the government’s efforts in improving quality and accessible healthcare delivery to Ghanaians.