ISLAMABAD: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, has been listed among the top 100 Academic Medical Centres (AMCs) worldwide in the latest Brand Finance 2024 Global Top 250 Hospitals’ report.

According to the report, available with Dawn, AKUH has been placed at the 85th position while Mayo Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Combined Military Hospital and University Dental Hospital have scored spots in the 250 rank list.

Top two positions have been bagged by American hospitals and an Indian hospital has been ranked at the third position. Overall, three Indian hospitals are in the top 100 ranks.

The AKUH is the only hospital in Pakistan accredited by the Joint Commission International, the world’s leading hospital accreditation body.

It’s the second time that Brand Finance, the company behind the rankings, has listed the AMCs, globally. This year, the top two global AMCs are the world-renowned US hospitals, Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital, with India’s Aiims in the third spot and Singapore General Hospital in the fourth spot.

A number of factors were considered while ranking, including modern facilities, a conducive environment, and advanced medical technologies which ensured optimal patient care and treatment outcomes.

Experienced and compassionate healthcare professionals, convenient and easily accessible location, wide array of medical specialties, prioritising affordability through financial assistance programmes and discounted services to ensure equitable access to quality healthcare for all segments of society were also considered.

According to a statement, AKUH has been working for almost 40 years and it was the first hospital in Pakistan to get ISO certification in 2000, the first to get JCI accreditation in 2006, the first to get JCI accreditation as an AMC in 2015 and the first to get the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) accreditation in 2017.

“This latest recognition underscores AKUH’s commitment to exemplary patient care, teaching standards, ground-breaking research, and extensive community service initiatives, not only within Pakistan but also reaching beyond its borders.”

“Renowned for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, cutting-edge equipment, and a team of highly skilled medical professionals, AKUH stands out as a beacon of innovation and excellence in Karachi’s healthcare landscape,” the statement claimed.

Published in Dawn, April 30th, 2024

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