Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, cardiac super-specialty hospital in Delhi, became the third hospital under the Fortis Healthcare umbrella to receive the NABH accreditation, the highest national recognition for quality patient care and safety, making Fortis Healthcare the hospital network with maximum number of NABH accreditations for its hospitals. Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre & Fortis Healthcare Ltd received the coveted certificate from Mr. B. K Rana, Deputy Director, NABH. The other hospitals under the Fortis Healthcare umbrella to have received the NABH accreditation include Fortis Hospital Noida and Mohali. NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare organizations) is a constituent autonomous board of the Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare delivery organizations. The accreditation is in recognition of Escorts Heart Institute’s impressive track-record and future resolution in providing quality patient care and patient safety. Escorts Heart Institute has always been the hallmark of medical quality and expertise in cardiac care and NABH accreditation is a testimony to this fact. Patients will be the biggest beneficiaries of the accreditation as NABH standards strongly emphasize on patient rights, benefits, safety, control and prevention of infections in hospitals, practicing good patient care, protocols and better clinical outcome. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre said, “As a leading healthcare service provider in India, it is our responsibility to continuously raise the bar for quality standards. The NABH accreditation marks a milestone in our endeavor to take Escorts Heart Institute from excellence to pre-eminence and reaffirms our ability to deliver world-class integrated healthcare services to our patients.” He further added, “Greater adoption of quality accreditation like NABH by the healthcare service providers in India will accelerate India’s emergence as a medical capital of the world. We wish to lead that change.” Escort Heart Institute underwent several months of rigorous screening process to receive the coveted accreditation. “Recognized as the No. 1 super-specialty hospital in overall patient satisfaction, Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre has always delivered highest standards of medical care to its patients. Through this accreditation, the patients will immensely benefit from the global quality mechanisms entrusted to assure harmonization of clinical best practices and procedures for patient care and safety.”, added Dr. T. S Kler, utive Director (Cardiac Sciences), Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center.