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Breaking News—Longhua Hospital became the first traditional Chinese medicine hospital accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) under the Academic Medical Center accreditation program

Authors: Hao Chen

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Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Figure 1) was recently confirmed by the Joint Commission International (JCI) headquarters that the hospital has passed the initial review held by JCI (Figure 2). This initial review was in accordance with the latest sixth edition of JCI Accreditation Standards, which is composed of 16 chapters, 304 standards, and 120 measurable items and has been widely regarded as the most stringent edition to date. Thus, Longhua Hospital became the first JCI-accredited traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospital as an “Academic Medical Center”.