Awards & Certification

Joint Commission International, USA

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital has once again been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) effective April 17, 2021. This follows the initial three-year accreditation in May of 2018.

We, at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, are delighted that our hospital has once more been accredited internationally for its quality and safety. We are most pleased that all our sixteen facilities – the hospital in Muthaiga and each outpatient (satellite) clinic – have been independently audited and accredited by JCI.

Outside the United States of America, there are less than 1,000 healthcare organizations accredited by JCI and Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is currently the only children’s hospital in Sub – Saharan Africa that is JCI accredited.

The accreditation confirms that the Joint Commission, USA, the world’s most trusted authority in healthcare quality and safety, applying the most stringent world-class standards, has independently evaluated, and verified that Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital meets international healthcare quality and safety standards.

UN Global Compact

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital has renewed its commitment to the UN Global Compact and supports its implementation and principles. The hospital is committed to continuous performance improvement and aligning its operations and strategies with the Global Compact’s universally accepted principles in human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

By being leaders in health issues related to children, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is also at the centre of the Compact’s objective of catalysing action in support of broader UN goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Communication on Engagement is posted on our websites for access by our stakeholders.

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA)

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital joined the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA)- the voice for more than 220 children’s hospitals.

As champions for children’s health, CHA advances public policy enabling hospitals to better serve children and builds awareness of child health issues. It is the premier resource for paediatric data and analytics driving improved clinical and operational performance among its member hospitals.

Ethical Leadership and Business Mark of Ethics Award

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital was the top recipient of 2015 ELNET Mark of Ethics, an award for Ethical Leadership and Business Awards.

ELNET seeks to engage leaders of integrity in solving societal problems. This network targets leaders because every organization or nation is as good as the quality of its leaders. The hospital refuses to elicit, accept or pay bribes, gives back to the society and obeys the government and other authorities.

Safe Kids Worldwide Member

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organisation dedicated to preventing injuries in children.

Gertrude’s Hospital Foundation is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide and has been working with Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and Kenyan task force including the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to advocate for the Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2014 seeking to introduce child road safety into Kenya’s Traffic Act.

CIO 100

All awarded by CIO 100 the leading ICT awards in East Africa and part of the universal CIO 100 Chapters.

  • Best in Innovation in East Africa 2014 (Etender procurement System)
  • Best in Health Sector Award 2017
  • Certificate of Recognition in Achieving Gold Mark 2017 & 2018

FiRe Award

Gertrude’s was delighted to find itself first runner-up in the FiRe (Financial Reporting) Awards in 2008. This distinction was awarded for excellence in financial reporting and corporate citizenship contained in a company’s annual report and accounts.

Gertrude’s, because of the monies it receives from so many donors, believes in the absolute necessity of transparency between itself and the partners with whom the hospital works.

In order to achieve this, it is of prime importance to provide full and accurate documentation which will explain at a glance how the hospital is run, who governs it, and what is its financial status, since it is only natural that donors wish to know not only where funds are most needed, but almost more important, how endowments are spent.

Without playing an accountable and responsible role in its financial records, Gertrude’s would be unable to justify any future requests for funding.

Resuscitation Council (UK)

The Gertrude’s institute of Child Health and Research is accredited by the Resuscitation Council (UK) to offer resuscitation training in Paediatric Life Support. The courses offered include: European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) and Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS).

A Certified Blue Company

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is a certified Blue Company.

The Blue Company certification is an initiative of volunteer corporations and institutions who have the public interest at heart with the objective of encouraging companies to fight corruption in all its forms. The Blue Company initiative is backed by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to which Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is a signatory.