Certificates and accreditations

Vall d’Hebron is an international benchmark in healthcare, research and teaching. This is evidenced by external accreditations, both nationally and internationally, which consider us a quality hospital and research center.


Information for patients outside Barcelona

If you have been referred to Vall d'Hebron Hospital from another center, in this space you will find all the information you need to get to our center.

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We are the state hospital with the most European Reference Networks (known as ERN). We participate as a highly specialized health center in 20 minority disease networks, which allows us to share resources and knowledge with other top European hospitals.

Also we have 34 CSUR accreditations (centers, services and reference units of the National Health System).

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European Reference Networks are virtual networks of professionals and researchers with a high degree of specialisation in specific rare, low-prevalence diseases and more complex pathologies.

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Nena amb un llibre a l'hospital


This accreditation is given to centres that successfully pass a process that confirms the degree of compliance with a set of common and specific standards. Among the requirements are the need to address patients’ rights, the implementation of a quality assurance programme and the establishment of an annual audit plan.

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Nadó hospitalitzat


These are networks of units of clinical expertise in rare diseases that were created with the aim of collaborating and sharing knowledge with each other. They coordinate with healthcare and social care units to provide a more personalised and efficient service.

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Management model

The Hospital also works on management models that allow it to offer healthcare based on the commitment to tend to the needs of citizens with safety, excellence and rigour.

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Quality Management ISO Regulations

Their goals is to work towards continuous improvement, sustainability and process optimization in order to increase patient safety and satisfaction. These standards attest to the fact that the activities at the Hospital are carried out with quality, efficiency and safety.

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Acute Hospital Care Centre Accreditation

This quality model, based on the EFQM 2013 principles, and managed by the Department de health – Catalonian Regional Government, strive towards excellence in healthcare in hospitals, via a model that detects the strengths and opportunities for improvement within an institution.

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Assistència oncològica Hospital Vall d'Hebron

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sharing good practices, detecting strengths and threats, and improving patient response are the principles of this model that translates as a boost to the improvement of the processes involved in cancer care. As a member of the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI), Vall d’Hebron is the first hospital in Spain to request certification as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Other management accreditations

In its commitment to offering the best high complexity healthcare, Vall d’Hebron Hospital also works towards attaining other care and management certifications, making it an international benchmark in care.

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Coneix el Comitè d’Ètica Assistencial

El Comitè d’Ètica Assistencial de l’Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron i del parc Sanitari Pere Virgili, és multidisciplinari i consultiu, i s’encarrega de donar resposta als conflictes ètics que puguin sorgir en la pràctica clínica diària, ja siguin de valors, ideològics o morals.

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