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AENOR certifies MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid with the ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certificates.

Posted on 31-10-2012

The UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008 certification confirms the capacity of the cancer center to provide healthcare services efficiently and to meet standards in quality, in accordance with applicable regulations.

The UNE-EN ISO 14002:2008 is the recognition of MD Anderson's following protocols committed to protecting the environment and preventing contamination.

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid has been awarded by the Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification (AENOR) the seals guaranteeing the fulfillment of quality management regulation UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008 and environmental management UNE-EN ISO 14001:2008. The achievement of these two certifications is the result of the implanting of the continued improvement plan established by the cancer center.

By awarding the UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008, AENOR certifies that MD Anderson has at its disposal a quality management system in accordance with the regulation for all the center's clinical healthcare services, such as hospitalization, the oncology day hospital, the intensive care unit, endoscopy, the emergency room, image diagnosis, radiotherapy, surgery, the clinical analysis lab., the anatomical pathology lab., pharmacy and outpatients', in addition to other associated services, like maintenance, the kitchen, laundry, cleaning and archives.

"Achieving this certification at our center will undoubtedly have a direct affect on the wellbeing of the patients and will also motivate all our medical and healthcare staff", explains Dr Pedro Luis Cobiella, President of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid.

Furthermore, the achievement of the UNE-EN ISO 14001:2008 certificate confirms that the center has at its disposal an environmental management system in accordance with the regulation of the provision of clinical healthcare services.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid is moving towards the concept of an 'ecohospital', aiming to reduce waste as much as possible, including energy waste, by means of the installation of advanced equipment and of energy filters, in addition to taking advantage of air conditioning flows.

"We are proud to receive these two awards that reflect the commitment we at MD Anderson have to quality and the environment and, in particular, to the continued improvement of our services to fight cancer day after day", states Dr Cobiella.

In the words of the Managing Director of AENOR, Avelino Brito, "Management systems help all kinds of organizations, but in the case of a hospital, a firm commitment to continued improvement is particularly important. The fact that an excellent center as is the MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid successfully applies these systems is an example for the whole sector and a sign of confidence for patients, their families and, in general, all the groups associated with the center".

MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid

MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid is an affiliate of the prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston - leader in the United States in cancer care according to the prestigious journal "Best Hospitals" of U.S. News & World Report. After twelve years in our country, at present MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid has modern facilities, more than 150 oncology specialists, a total of 87 hospitalization beds and state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of the different types of cancer.

That large infrastructure, together with the ongoing, close collaboration with its sister institution in Houston on research activities and diagnostic and treatment protocols with the participation of a multidisciplinary team of specialists, makes the MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid one of the leading hospitals in Europe in cancer treatment.


AENOR, through the development of technical norms and certifications, contributes to the improvement of the quality and competitiveness of companies, their products and services - thus, helping organizations to generate one of the most appreciated values in the present economy - confidence.

As the entity legally responsible for standardization in Spain, AENOR places at the disposition of the economic fabric of the country a catalog of 29,555 norms with effective solutions. AENOR is also the leading company in certification with the most valued recognitions. The more than 65,000 certificates issued so far support organizations in fields like Quality Management, Environmental Management, R+D+i, Health and Safety in the Workplace or Energy Efficiency.

AENOR was created in 1986 as a private, non-profit-making entity. There are 20 branches in Spain and the entity has permanent presence in 13 countries.