Coordinator of the Hospital Accreditation Project
Ministry of Public Health
Rita Freiha El Khoury is presently the coordinator of the Hospital Accreditation Project at the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon. This project is in collaboration with the French Health Authorities, HAS (Haute Autorité de Santé), and the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) in Beirut. Her responsibilities include the management of the Bureau d’Accréditation et d’Evaluation (BAE) that involves training of the surveyors, organization, planification and follow up of the complete process.
Rita Freiha El Khoury has been working in the public health sector for more than 20 years, and has worked on the Health sector rehabilitation project with the World Bank and Ministry of Health, as part of the Healthcare financing task force. She was also part of the first National Health Account project (NHA) in collaboration with the WHO.
Rita is also part of the Performance Contracting Project of Hospitals and leads the Patient satisfaction Survey at the Ministry of Public Health.
On the educational level, Rita holds both a Bachelor degree in Biology and a Masters in Public Health from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She also earned a degree in Mediation from Saint Joseph University and participated in several International Conferences.