UNAIR NEWS – Quality improvement of service, education and research continues to be enforced by Universitas Airlangga through advancement of UNAIR Teaching Hospital (RSUA). One of these efforts was realized in a national and international standard accreditation program which would be followed by RSUA.
In collaboration with Hospital Accreditation Committee (KARS), RSUA held an accreditation simulation entitled National Hospital Accreditation Standards Simulation Survey (SNARS) First Edition of Universitas Airlangga Teaching Hospital on Tuesday April 9, 2019. There were four KARS surveyors, Dr Yanuar Hamid, Sp. PD., Mars.; dr. Dian Suprodjo, Sp, THT.; dr. Lilik Marliana, MM.; and Susihar, S.K.M., Kep.
Director of RSUA Prof. Dr. Nasronudin, dr., Sp.PD., KPTI., FINASIM,. in his presentation stated that accreditation is very important for every institution in improving quality, including RSUA.
“A number of positive achievements have been made by RSUA, such as winning a prestigious Asian award, “he said.
“An award at Asian Hospital Management Award (AHMA) in Bangkok, Thailand on September 13-14 2018,” he added.
Prof. Nasron revealed that RSUA was able to get several awards, the Excellence Award in the category of CEO of the Year and the category of Innovation to Hospital Management.
Even so, continued Prof. Dr. Nasron, efforts to improve quality in various sectors continue to be made. It has become very important as a form of RSUA’s contribution to the country.
“We (RSUA, ed) must be the center of the best health services, education and research for the community, and Indonesia. One of them is through continuous efforts to improve quality and services so that we are capable of being equal to those abroad, “he said.
Prof. Nasron said that the quality improvement was one form of RSUA’s contribution to increase the country’s foreign exchange income. When the quality of service is the same as those in foreign countries, he continued, people of Indonesia do not have to go abroad to get treatments.
“This is also part of RSUA’s responsibility to the community, by providing the best health and research services, “he said.
Meanwhile, UNAIR Vice Rector IV Junaidi Khotib, S.Si, Apt., M.Kes., Ph.D., in his remarks said that RSUA was encouraged to become a leading center of excellence to provide the best service to the community. He continued that it is indeed the long-term strategic plan for UNAIR.
There are four important points in UNAIR long-term strategic plan. First, continued Junaidi, improving academic excellence. Second, research excellence. Third, community development excellence. And, the fourth is holding university excellence.
“RSUA is part of excellent holding university,” he said.
Junaidi said that teaching hospitals face considerable challenges, especially regarding the service paradigm. However, with the existence and conditions of RSUA now, the challenge can be overcome.
“The gathering of experts will be able to provide the best service for the community,” he said.
“Therefore, between service, education and research must go hand in hand,” he added.
Therefore, Junaidi appealed to all elements to take advantage of the opportunity to improve quality towards international accreditation and make it as a form of accountability and full service to the community and the nation. (*)
Author: Feri Fenoria Rifa’i