Is the hospital accredited by a reputable third-party organization?

Yes. 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 accredited hospitals at 3-year intervals. Bumrungrad was first accredited in 2002 and re-accredited in 2005 and 2008.

Thailand also has its own Hospital Accreditation (HA) 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 re-accredited in triennial reviews in 2002, 2005 and 2008. The Thai accreditation process is demanding: Bumrungrad is one of only 22 private hospitals in Bangkok (out of over 100) to earn it.