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Certifications and Accreditations

Planetree Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care - 2018

What sets the Planetree Certification apart from other quality awards is its distinctive person-centered approach, defined as a care model in which healthcare professionals partner with patients and families in order to identify and meet patient needs and preferences. The award is tied to a range of factors, including improved performance of traditional quality indicators, policy document reviews and, most importantly, patient and staff perception of the organization’s person-centered culture. For more information, go to www.planetree.org.


Joint Commission International Accreditation - 2010 and "Academic Medical Center” Accreditation – 2016

Joint Commission International granted its general accreditation to the University Hospital in  2010, and ratified the Hospital’s commitment and innovation with the“Academic Medical Center” award for provision of services of the highest quality and safety standards. As a result, it is the only university hospital with accreditation in this category in the country. This award category involves, apart from quality healthcare processes, other areas such as training, education and research in hospital settings.  For more information, visit  www.worldhospitalsearch.org or JCI’s official website www.jointcommissioninternationational.org


Ten programs certified by Joint Commission International as Critical Care Centers - 2013, 2015,  2016, 2017 and 2018

Joint Commission International - JCI, certified the Joint Replacement Program in 2013, then the Peritoneal Neoplasia and Liver Transplant programs in 2015, and the Stroke and Lumbar Stenosis Programs in 2016. It also awarded its certification to the Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement Clinical Care Centers. Thus, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá is second in the world as the institution with the largest number of certified Clinical Care Centers. For more information, visit http://www.worldhospitalsearch.org/hospital-search/hospital-universitario-fundacion-santa-fe-de-bogota/ or the JCI official website www.jointcommissioninternational.org



ICONTEC Accreditation - ISQua - 2008; Excellence Category  – 2015

ICONTEC awarded the ISQua to the University Hospital en 2008, and later, in 2015, the National Accreditation in the Excellence Category because of continuous improvement for the benefit of the patients and their families. The Excellence Category is the highest ward bestowed on any institution that undergoes this process.

For more information, visit http://www.acreditacionensalud.org.co/Paginas/IpsAcr.aspx?CustomID=20, or the INCONTEC-International official website www.acreditacionensalud.org.co


LEED Healthcare Certification - 2018

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) has positioned itself as the top sustainable certification system in the world.  Created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it is currently used in more than 78,000 commercial projects and nearly 100,000 housing units in more than 160 countries. Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá is the first hospital in Colombia to receive this certification for its expansion building commissioned in 2016.



University Hospital Certification – 2014

After more than three years of work and leadership by Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, the Inter-Sectorial Commission for Human Talent in Health, with representatives from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the Ministry of Education, granted the ‘University Hospital’ certification in 2014 as part of the first group of three centers recognized in the country.  For more information, visit https://www.minsalud.gov.co/Paginas/Gobierno-Nacional-reconoce-a-tres-IPS-como-Hospitales-Universitarios.aspx or the official website of the Ministry of Health www.minsalud.gov.co


Golden Cross of the "José Acevedo y Gómez” Order of Civil Merit

This Order recognizes superior clinical results and humane and warm care provided by Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota, as well as the development of its social program and work with vulnerable communities of the city. Moreover, it extolls the work of the institutional research team, recognized by Colciencias and known for its outstanding ability to lead specialized public health studies in Colombia and Latin America, creating input for public policy formulation and adaptation


Award to Excellence in Hospital Nutrition, Second Place 

The Second Edition of the Award of Excellence in Hospital Nutrition is organized by the Organization for Excellence in Care (OES), which supports quality improvement in the care of inpatients, encouraging hospitals to embrace or improve their nutritional care model so as  to minimize malnutrition-related risks and improve and optimize care processes and clinical outcomes of patients requiring hospital care.

Silver award from the International Osteoporosis Foundation granted to the Orthogeriatrics Clinical Care Program for its Protocol for Excellent Care in Fracture Units:

Several studies have shown that the model of Fracture Liaison Services is the most cost-effective when it comes to secondary fracture prevention. This systematic approach, with a fracture coordinator at the core, may result in a smaller number of fractures, cost savings for the health system, and improvements in patient quality of life.



ICU Top Performer - 2018

In 2018, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá was given the Top Performer seal for its performance during 2017.


The Top Performer seal is granted to intensive care units demonstrating high efficiency in accordance with the Efficiency Matrix created by the Epimed Monitor System. For more information, visit http://www.epimedsolutions.com/es/



ICU Design Citation Award - 2018

The Intensive Care Unit was granted the ICU Design Citation Award in recognition for its functional design combined with humane care.
This award  is a tribute to critical care units that combine the functional design of the ICU with humane provision of intensive care.  It was conceived to identify and recognize an intensive care unit that is already in operation and shows attention to functional matters.


Mammography Accreditation by the American College of Radiology – 2017

Fundación Santa Fe was awarded the most important mammography accreditation granted by the American College of Radiology - ACR, an organization that recognizes the highest level of quality, safety and imaging in the area of mammography. With this recognition, Colombia and the Institution are second in receiving this accreditation by ACR in Latin America.


Respiratory Therapy Certification - RTC - 2017

All the members of the respiratory therapy team of FSFB were recognized as Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRT) by the Latin American Council for Respiratory Therapy Professional Certification (CLACPTER). With this recognition, the University Hospital is now the first institution in Colombia to have this important international certification for its entire Respiratory Therapy team.


VIII National Rheumatology Research Award, 2017

“Reumavance”, the team doing joint research on autoimmune diseases in the University Hospital together with the Andes University Human Genetics Laboratory was awarded the VIII National Rheumatology Research Award in 2017 during the XVI National Rheumatology Congress.


2018 Building of the Year Award

The readers of the prestigious ArchDaily website selected the University Hospital Expansion building as one of the top architectural projects featured on that platform. “Winner buildings represent our core values and provide inspiration, knowledge and tools to architects worldwide,” ArchDaily stated.



The American Architecture Prize - 2017

The Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá University Hospital was awarded “The American Architecture Prize 2017,” in the category of Architectural Design of Buildings Devoted to Healthcare.
The Hospital was recognized for its innovation and functionality, placed at the service of patients, families and the community. This achievement is due in large part to the leadership and creativity of the Mazzanti team, responsible for the architectural design of the expansion building.


“Dona Bogotá” Civil Order to Merit for Social Responsibility– 2017

Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá was recognized by the Bogotá City Council for its commitment to human organ and tissue donation and received the “Dona Bogotá” Civil Order to Merit for Social Responsibility, First Place,



Excellence in Health Services Provision - 2016

In 2016, the Ministries of Health and Social Protection and Trade, Industry and Tourism presented the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota University Hospital  and another 36 healthcare providers with a Mention of Excellence for striving to achieve superior standards and undergoing the process of accreditation. For more information, visit https://www.minsalud.gov.co/Paginas/Minsalud-entrega-mencion-a-la-excelencia-a-37-IPS-del-pais.aspx or the official website of the Ministry of TIT www.mincit.gov.co


Best Healthcare Providers: MERCO – 2016

For the second consecutive year in the reputation report prepared by Merco in 2016, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá was second in reputation in the country. This study involves various players in the sector, including opinion leaders, healthcare professionals, patient associations, journalists, government officials and different associations. For more information, visit http://merco.info/co/ranking-merco-salud or Merco’s official website www.merco.info/co/


II Safe Hospital Award - 2010

During the closing ceremony of the 10th Colombian Congress of Hospitals and Clinics in 2010, the Colombian Association of Hospitals and Clinics - ACHC, awarded the II National Safe Hospital Award to Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá and three other institutions for their outstanding levels of patient safety and care. For more information, visit http://www.achc.org.co/contenidosxid.php?id=60 or the ACHC official website www.achc.org.co