LONDON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbados Fertility Centre is celebrating this week after receiving the gold seal of approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), who have reaccredited Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC), meaning the clinic has maintained the highest standards since the gold seal was first awarded to them in 2007.
Ann Jacobson, Executive Director at JCI, said, "BFC is focusing on this most challenging goal – to continuously raise quality to higher levels." Ms Jacobson went on to congratulate the team at BFC for this significant achievement.
JCI is the US health accreditation programme that set health care industry standards across the world, to give patients assurance that medical establishments have undergone stringent testing.
BFC were tested for patient's pain assessment & management, risk assessment prior to treatments and medical procedures, storage and handling of hazardous materials, regular inspection and maintenance of equipment, clear identification of job descriptions and of medical staff credentials.
This is excellent news as it assures international patients that the quality of care they will receive when deciding on BFC for IVF treatment is as good if not better than clinics in their home country.
BFC believes accreditation is essential to improve the quality of care given to patients, and that by investing in new quality measurement systems, resources and staff training they are providing the best treatment for continued high success rates in IVF cycles.
Since opening in 2002, they have year on year increased the number of couples conceiving through IVF in a stress reduced environment. Couples from Barbados, the Caribbean, USA, UK, Canada and other European countries are now proud parents after successful treatment at BFC. BFC saw brilliant success rates in 2009 on women under 35 using Blastocyst with 71% achieving a pregnancy.
Anybody who has tried to conceive for 12 months without achieving a pregnancy should seek medical intervention. For further information on the work of BFC please log on to www.barbadosivf.org or call for a confidential free consultation +246 435 7467. For further information on the accreditation process then please log on to http://www.jointcommissioninternational.org.
SOURCE Barbados Fertility Centre