Bumrungrad International Hospital
- Private International Hospital
- Bangkok, Thailand
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Bumrungrad Hospital Mission Statement
We provide world class healthcare with care and compassion.
- We are guided by our primary goal of satisfying our customers.
- We are committed to our staff's welfare and development.
- We continually improve the quality of everything we do.
- We strive for professional excellence and innovation in all we do.
- We embrace cultural diversity with Thai hospitality.
- We strive to make everything we do "World Class".
- We are trusted, honest, and ethical in all dealings.
- We work as a team and share what we know.
- We highly value our corporate social responsibilities.
- We operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
Environmental PolicyBumrungrad International is committed to protecting the global environment and to conserving energy and natural resources. We support efforts to maintain and promote the health and safety of the community and we participate in activities supporting these principles.
- The Hospital will establish environmental, health, and safety policies that comply with government regulations and world standards and ensure that staff and contractors are properly educated and trained in these policies.
- Every staff member and contractor on the Hospital's premises is expected to follow the Hospital's environmental policies and report any environmental, health or safety concerns to management to take appropriate actions.
- We will minimize the environmental impact of the hospital's operations on the neighboring communities due to such potential hazards as infectious waste water management, etc.
- We will respect the use of natural resources by participating in energy conservation, initiative and supporting the recycling of materials.
- We will conduct stringent audits and reviews of the Hospital's compliance with our environment policies and strive to continuously improve the environment.
Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation
f a hospital is serious about quality and safety, it seeks independent confirmation. Bumrungrad is the first asian hospital to receive the international accreditation.
Bumrungrad was the first Asian hospital accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of the organization that reviews and accredits American hospitals. Their checklist includes over 350 standards, for everything from surgical hygiene and anesthesia procedures to the systems in place to credential medical staff and nurses. JCI sends a team to re-review hospitals at 3-year intervals. Bumrungrad was first accredited in 2002, re-accredited in 2005 and 2008. Click here to see JCIA Certificate.
Special Distinction for Stroke and Heart Programs
n November, 2009, Bumrungrad received recertification for treating strokes and heart attacks from The Joint Commission International (JCI) - the leading international evaluator of hospital quality. The distinctions certify that the hospital's programs meet international standards and follow the latest US clinical guidelines.
JCI reviewers review every facet of care for the hospital's stroke and heart attack patients, including emergency measures, rapid imaging and diagnosis, experienced specialists, and effective long-term treatment. JCI criteria are based on international, best-practice clinical guidelines.
Regular Independent Safety Reviews
Thailand also has its own Hospital Accreditation program conducted by the Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement & Accreditation. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in the country to be accredited by this program in 1999 and was reaccredited in triennial reviews in 2002 and 2005. The Thai accreditation process is demanding: Bumrungrad is one of only 14 private hospitals in Bangkok (out of over 100) to earn it.
Bumrungrad International operates a complete packaging, storage and dispensing system that barcodes unit-dose medications onsite. This state-of-the-art, fully-automated drug management system by Swisslog -- called a 'Pharmacy Robot' -- is the first of its kind in Asia.
The technology reduces medication errors by lowering complexity, avoiding over-reliance on memory, simplifying key process, and increasing efficiency. The system allows highly-trained pharmacists and technicians to spend less time on routine tasks, and more time on patient care.
Partnership with Microsoft
Bumrungrad International uses Microsoft Amalga HIS, a fully integrated hospital information system that improves all aspects of record keeping, thereby ensuring thorough and accurate documentation and reporting to provide the best of care for patients.
The system includes registration, clinical systems, patient and bed management, laboratory, management and human resource systems. A common database allows departments throughout the hospital to work together and improve both efficiency and quality.
The system was originally developed by Bumrungrad and its subsidiary, Global Care Solutions (GCS). Microsoft bought GCS in 2007. Bumrungrad is not only a user, but also a strategic partner to help Microsoft continue developing and improving the system.
Bumrungrad International has installed a Siemens Biograph 64 PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography) scanner, a high resolution medical imaging device used for early cancer detection and improved diagnoses.
The scanner, Siemens' latest technology and one of the first to be installed in Thailand, provides high resolution images that allow doctors to pinpoint the precise location of abnormalities as small as 3-6 millimeters in size.
The PET/CT provides diagnostic details about the stages of the disease that may be overlooked by other methods such as CT or MRI, while providing a safe and painless examination.
Bumrungrad International has raised patient service and safety to new levels by introducing Thailand's first modern medical lab automation system. Beckman Coulter's Lab Automation is the same technology used by many world-class hospitals.
It reduces lab turnaround time, ensures accuracy and safety, and increases work efficiency. This new system also helps physicians diagnose and interpret lab test results accurately and efficiently.
The comprehensive system has outstanding features such as temperature-controlled sample storage, flexibility to add new instrumentation, and guaranteed on-time scheduling of test results.
Image Guided Radio-Theraphy
Bumrungrad International became the first hospital in Thailand to offer Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). IGRT is a new technology for radiotherapy treatment of cancer that was first introduced in Europe.
IGRT is the most accurate method for targeting radiation to the cancer tumor. Imaging technology is used to identify the exact location of a tumor prior to treatment, but during the administration of treatment the tumor can move slightly, for example as the patient breathes.
IGRT "locks" the radiation on target, reducing the risk of damaging healthy tissue surrounding the tumor, and allowing more concentrated dosages of radiation to destroy the cancer.
In our Breast Care Center we combine digital mammography and computer aided detection (CAD) to provide the most accurate screening system available. Digital mammography is a more technologically advanced form of mammography. It is quicker, more comfortable and gives the doctor better images with higher resolution than traditional X-ray based mammography.
The R2 CAD ImageChecker system was originally approved in the United States by the FDA to assist radiologists in minimizing false negative readings in the detection of breast cancer. CAD is used by increasing numbers of radiologists as "a second pair of eyes" when reading a mammogram. The computer does not make the diagnosis, but calls the radiologist's attention to areas that deserve attention, to make sure they are not missed.
Clinical studies show 6-20% higher cancer detection rates for CAD digital mammography. The system also reduces the incidence of false positives.
Medical Images Online
Bumrungrad International uses the latest picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to provide the best in digital imaging. No longer will you see an X-Ray film on a wall-mounted light box the way they still do it on television.
PACS enables images such as x-rays and scans to be stored electronically on our network, so that our doctors and radiologists can access an image and compare it with previous images, from anywhere in the hospital. This is particularly useful in an hospital such as Bumrungrad, where doctors representing different specialties often consult one another on complicated cases.
PACS manages not only x-rays, but a wide range of imaging including radiotherapy, CT, MRI, angiography, cardiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, dental and mammography.
Ultrasound is the familiar device that allows you to see your baby during pregnancy. In 2D ultrasound, a flat image of the baby is produced. In 3D ultrasound, the technique collects images of our baby and gives them depth for a 3 dimensional effect.
At Bumrungrad International, we use the latest in 4D technology. The ultrasound creates a moving, life-like picture by taking rapid images with the speed of 25 scans per second. The result: Live Action ultrasound images of your baby. 4-D will even allow you to see your baby when it yawns or opens its eyes in the womb.
No wonder 4D ultrasound is so popular with parents-to-be. But it is also a serious diagnostic tool for doctors assessing the health and position of the fetus.
Bumrungrad International has introduced Wi-Fi, providing 300 access points to give patients and guests with capable devices internet access from anywhere in the hospital. The Wi-Fi network – one of the largest in Thailand – uses state-of-the-art technology from Motorola to assure both reliability and security.
Wi-Fi users can connect in minutes, the same way they do in most Wi-Fi locations around the world. The network is one of our many investments in technology to help serve our 1.2 million patients each year. The wireless network serves not only patients and visitors, but also doctors and staff. Patients can even rent laptop computers to stay in touch with friends and caregivers back home.
Bumrungrad received the 2008 "Best Wireless Project South East Asia" award from Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Business. The project was the largest single campus indoor wireless project that was deployed by any of Motorola's customers in 2008.