Two Accreditation Certificates have been handed out to local Mediclinic hospitals in the past week. At a function in the boardroom of Mediclinic Constantiaberg on Wednesday March 23, 2022, the Hospital Manager, Henk Laskey, accepted a three-year accreditation certificate from CEO of COHSASA, Jacqui Stewart.
Five days later, on Monday March 28, Ms Stewart handed out a four-year accreditation certificate to the Mediclinic Cape Town Hospital Manager, Ms Rishdah Newton Johnson.
Handing over the certificate to Mediclinic Constantiaberg, Ms Stewart said that maintaining accreditation during a pandemic was especially demanding and staff at the hospital were to be commended for all their efforts. “You have been here every day despite all the difficulties and you have shown remarkable strength and team spirit. This award is well deserved: you have run more than a marathon.”
Hospital Manager, Mr Henk Laskey, congratulated all the staff on their efforts but drew special attention to the key driver of the accreditation programme, Karen Lategan, who is soon to retire. “We thank her for all her efforts with regard to the excellent work she has done for the COHSASA accreditation programme. It is sad that we are losing her many years of experience.” He also thanked the Head of Nursing, Thea Borckenhagen, for her quality improvement initiatives.
In the photo (from left): Thea Borckenhagen, Ms Jacqui Stewart, CEO of COHSASA, Mr Henk Laskey, Hospital Manager of Mediclinic Constantiaberg holding the COHSASA accreditation certificate and Karin Lategan, who spearheaded many of COHSASA activities at the hospital.