Awards, Certifications and Accreditations

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

In 2002, as Dr. Rizk Clinic, UMC-RH was the first hospital in Lebanon awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification. This achievement was testimony to the hospital's commitment and usage of an innovative management system that emphasized quality.
Since 2002, the hospital has continued on the quality path evidence by successive ISO recertification during the next two certification periods—2005 and 2008. Today, the hospital is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
For more information about ISO 9001:2008 certification, visit the ISO website

Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Accreditation

UMC-RH is accredited by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). In 2002 UMC-RH received its first accreditation from the Ministry of Public Health. Operating on a three-year accreditation cycle, we were reaccredited in 2005. Seeking to broaden and strengthen its accreditation standards, the MOPH, in conjunction with the French Health Authority (HAS), launched an expanded and more rigorous accreditation process in 2009 and we were reaccredited in 2011. Currently UMC-RH is preparing for JCI 5th edition, 2 baseline assessments are conducted by a qualified American team in August 2011 and January 2012.

For more information about the MOPH accreditation process and standards, visit the Ministry of Public Health website:

National Order of the Cedar

As Dr. Rizk Clinic, UMC-RH was awarded The National Order of the Cedar in 1992.

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