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The Emirate of Abu Dhabi Becomes First to Have JCI Accredited Long-Term Care Facility Outside of USA

DUBAI, UAE, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

ProVita, the region's first long-term care provider, continues to spearhead quality standards

Abu Dhabi based ProVita International Medical Center has been awarded Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) making it the only facility for the long-term care of ventilated patients to be awarded JCIA outside of the US.

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ProVita was successful in meeting the international healthcare quality standards for patient care and organisation management in a long-term care environment.

JCIA standards for long term care address quality improvement issues for non-acute settings, such as assisted-living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and chronic care facilities. Complete assessments include resident care and rights, medication management, resident and family education, infection prevention, and a variety of other performance-related topics.

Christina Shawky-Boehme , founder of ProVita, said, "This is a wonderful achievement and we are incredibly proud to have received JCIA recognition. Our motivation has always been to provide quality care of the highest standards in a personalised environment for the local community. JCIA acts as a global benchmark and their quality approval underpins our efforts."

CEO David Printy added, "Receiving JCIA provides independent proof of our commitment to the highest standards of care for our patients and provides confidence in the trust that their families have extended to us. The JCI accreditation will extend to our expanded service in the city of Al Ain, which will provide more critically needed specialized care for ventilated patients. The state of art, 50 bed Al Ain facility is scheduled to open in March 2013. We are committed to upholding the very highest international standards that citizens of this region in need of specialized care for chronic conditions have previously had to travel to USA or Europe for."

The specialized care offered by ProVita plays an important role in healthcare cost control, while improving quality of life and enhancing family relationships during the patients' care.

Visit the ProVita blog on Quality of Life perspectives or follow us on twitter: ProVitaInt

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About ProVita International Medical Center

Established in 2010 in Abu Dhabi, ProVita offers long-term care for ventilated patients and those requiring continuous medical and nursing intervention for serious medical conditions in a non-hospital setting. ProVita's doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and related specialists offer the highest international standards in professional medical care and therapy, designed according to each patient's needs with a clear objective: to enhance quality of life, increase the patient's human potential and continually promote normalcy for the patient and their family. ProVita is a portfolio company of TVM Capital MENA, the first international private equity house with a focus in healthcare to establish operations in the MENA region. The genesis of the clinic is consistent with the TVM Capital MENA strategy of involving leading operators from more fully developed healthcare markets such as in Europe or North America to provide unique and specialized healthcare services in the Middle East, directly catering to the growing local demand.

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