Accreditation is an independent assessment of a health care organization’s performance against recognized standards of best practice. The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital has been accredited at the Diamond level since March 2012. This is the highest level achievable with this internationally recognized accreditation body. The accreditation process is robust and we are proud of our achievement as one of the few accredited hospitals within the Caribbean. InterHealth Canada employs a competitive recruitment process with a wide range of medical and nursing staff trained at premier teaching hospitals both within and outside the Caribbean. ACI Qmentum International Accreditation Program is internationally recognised for promoting excellence in healthcare. Successful facilities are awarded Gold, Platinum or Diamond status in accordance with the quality of service and care delivered to patients. A full-site survey is carried out every three years to retain accreditation status. The performance of the health care facility is weighed against 15 organizational performance standards which consist of more than 2000 criteria. These criteria focus on quality and safety throughout all aspects of the organization`s services such as clinical care, governance, leadership and infrastructure. During our ACI assessments, an external survey team dedicated five days at the Cheshire Hall and Cockburn Town Medical Centres. The three surveyors observed activities and gathered data through interviews with patients and staff and review of the systems and processes in place.