Awards & Accolades


There is constant investment in technologies and information management systems to ensure patient service, research and development, human resource development, financial management, IT, governance and security is best-in-class.


ANZCA extends IJN accreditation for Vocational Training in Anaesthesia

IJN has been an ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) accredited training centre since 1999. In Jan 2014 the findings of the previous year’s audit resulted in the accreditation being extended until end of hospital year 2018. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is the professional organisation for around 5000 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 2000 anaesthetists in training (trainees). Formed in February 1992 after 40 years operating as a Faculty of Anaesthetists within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ANZCA, which includes a Faculty of Pain Medicine, is one of Australasia’s largest medical specialist colleges. In addition, the College has a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries. In particular, it offers its training program in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.


IJN Laboratory & Blood Services receives ISO certification

IJN has been granted accreditation in respect to the fields of Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Medical Microbiology. IJN Laboratory & Blood Services has been granted ISO accreditation until 06 Feb 2017. The accreditation covers three fields of medical testing: Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Medical Microbiology. The accreditation was awarded as the laboratories recognised under SAMM (Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia) meet the requirements of MS ISO 15189 ‘Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence’. The Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) is mandated by the Government of Malaysia to function as the National Standards Body (NSB) as well as the National Accreditation Body (NAB) through the Standards of Malaysia Act 1996 (Act 549). DSM’s vision is ‘To lead the Nation to be an effective global player in Standards & Accreditation in consonance with Malaysia’s Vision 2020′.


The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

The Joint Commission is the largest accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States where it surveys nearly 16000 healthcare programs through voluntary accreditation process. JCI is the international arm of The Joint Commission (U.S.A.) and its mission is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the international community. Both are non-governmental and not-for-profit United States corporations. JCI focuses on improving the safety of patient care through the provision of accreditation and certification services as well as through advisory and educational services aimed at helping organizations implement practical and sustainable solutions. All components of JCI have been accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) as assurance that the standards, training and processes used by JCI to survey the performance of healthcare organizations meet the highest international benchmarks for accreditation entities. The world’s first World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre dedicated exclusively to patient safety solutions is a joint partnership between WHO, The Joint Commission (U.S.A.) and JCI.

JCI has been accrediting approximately 450 public and private healthcare organizations in 50 countries for various categories such as accreditation for hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, clinical laboratories, care continuum services, home care and long term care organization, medical transport organizations, and primary care services, as well as certification of 15 types of clinical programs. The JCI standards were developed by international healthcare experts and set uniform, achievable expectations. The IJN Quality Management System has been improved and now meets the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals. IJN was first accredited to this standard in the year 2009 for the duration of three years. The Joint Commission is reviewing IJN in March of this year.


International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. Its management and leadership standard of ISO9000 family addresses on quality management and is widely adopted by all countries in the world. This ISO9000 family guides an organization to fulfill customer’s quality requirements and compliance to applicable regulatory requirements while aiming to enhance customer satisfaction and achieve continual improvement of its performance in pursuit of these objectives. To date, the ISO9001:2008 is implemented over a million organizations in 176 countries.

The IJN Quality Management System is in accordance with the ISO9000 family. IJN was first certified to ISO9001:2000 in the year of 2004 and successfully recertified the subsequent three years. IJN is now re-certified to latest version which is the ISO9001:2008 standard.


Malaysian Society for Quality Health (MSQH)

MSQH is a professional not-for-profit organization and was the brainchild of the Ministry of Health Malaysia in collaboration with the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia and the Malaysian Medical Association. It is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s healthcare through voluntary accreditation and recognized as the sole accreditation body and standards within organizations for further healthcare facilities and services in Malaysia. The Malaysia Hospital Standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care. MSQH has been awarded the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) Accreditation certification on Standards and Organization. The IJN Quality Management System meets all the MSQH Hospital Standards. IJN was first accredited in the year 2006 for three years duration (1st cycle accreditation). The 2nd cycle accreditation was obtained in the year 2009 for three years duration as well.


Continuous Improvement System (CIP)
Within the MSQH, IJN have incorporated a Continuous Improvement Programme.  This system was developed to help ensure all international and domestic system accreditations are fully met.

IJN Organised Events
•    PICS 2009 in Australia
•    Heart Failure International symposium in 2007
•    EURO ECHO 9 Meeting in Florence, Italy in 2005
•    Transcatheter Cardiovasular Therapeutics Conference in Washington DC in 2005
•    14th International Cardiac Doppler Society Meeting in Seoul, Korea in 2004

Presentation of Research Findings
•    PICS 2009 in Australia
•    Heart Failure International symposium in 2007
•    EURO ECHO 9 Meeting in Florence, Italy in 2005
•    Transcatheter Cardiovasular Therapeutics Conference in Washington DC in 2005
•    14th International Cardiac Doppler Society Meeting in Seoul, Korea in 2004

Collaborative Partnerships Milestones
•    Bone marrow stem cell transplant for ischemic heart disease in alliance with Pathology and Haematology Department, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Kansai University Medical Centre, Japan
•    Surgery to implant a mechanical heart-assist device, part of our key programme with the Herz-und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen Hospital, Germany
•    Heart and Lung Transplant Programme

Malaysian Healthcare
IJN is also privileged to be able to shape heart healthcare standards and practices in Malaysia. A specially developed programme has been developed to train Malaysian hospitals on how to operate entire cardiac surgery units independently from IJN.



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