All of hospitals in Indonesia, even worldwide, need to be accreditated, including Dental Hospital of Airlangga University. This accrediatation is way to validate a qualified hospital. And in this year, Dental Hospital of Airlangga University finally get a “Plenary Accreditation” from Hospital Accreditation Comission (HAC).
There were 15 qualification to achieve this level of accreditation, and Dental Hospital of Airlangga University has passed this qualification successfully. “The accreditation was achieved quiet difficult, because we started as a dental clinic and changed to a dental hospital step by step, so we have to change a lot of things, including structure, facility, management, and how the staffs are working”, said Prof. Drg. Coen Pramono D. SU., Sp. BM(K), as the director of this dental hospital.
As we know, the differences between dental clinic and dental hospital are quite a lot. For example, there are outpatient, inpatient, central surgery, ER, and a lot of things that we can not found in dental clinic. Due to this massive change, at first, the whole staffs and employees need time to adapt, but their cooperative attitude quite support this accreditation.
The benefits that we can get from this accreditation is Dental Hospital of Airlangga University have a proof that it operates safely, and according to the national standard. “We hope after we get this accreditation, all of staffs and employees of this hospital don’t stop to do the best service as they did before the accreditation, especially when treating the patient, even better if we use it as a new good habit in daily service.” added Prof. Coen.