Accreditation of CMHC Pale and CMHC Banja Luka

The RS Agency for Certification, Accreditation and Health Care Quality Improvement continues with activities undertaken to achieve the project goal „Promotion of the Accreditation Process of the Community Mental Health Centres (CMHC) in Republic of Srpska“ in accordance with cooperation with the Mental Health Project. In the last period, we have conducted accreditation process of community mental health centres of PHC centres Pale and Banja Luka.

After thorough preparations in these centres and great efforts that teams’ member invested, external assessment of accreditation process were organized on October 28 in CMHC Pale and on November 7, 2013 in CMHC Banja Luka; and registered assessors of the Agency, with the use of standard accreditation methods, verified fulfilment of all necessary conditions so the Agency’s accreditation commission, in accordance with the assessors’ reports, with great pleasure awarded the accreditation status to CMHC teams of the mentioned PHC centres.

The Agency uses this opportunity to thank the directors of PHC centres, head of CMHC Pale dr Aleksandra Garic and head of CMHC Banja Luka dr Ranka Kalinic, and all employees in these CMHCs for recognizing the importance of accreditation in health care quality system as well as for initiative and efforts invested in successful realization the accreditation process. We would also like to thank our external assessors for their cooperation and help.

So far, under this Project, the Agency awarded eight Community Mental Health Centres in Republic of Srpska with accreditation status and two more are to be accredited by the end of the project activities.

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