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March 3, 2017
Mackenzie Health Receives Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
for second consecutive survey!
RICHMOND HILL/VAUGHAN, ON – Mackenzie Health is proud to announce it has achieved what few organizations have – earning Accreditation with Exemplary Standingfrom Accreditation Canada for the second consecutive evaluation! This award is the highest level of accreditation and confirms our organization’s commitment to going beyond the requirements of Accreditation Canada with demonstrated excellence in quality improvement.
Accreditation is a voluntary process that highlights a health care provider’s commitment to quality and patient safety by comparing programs and processes against demonstrated national and international standards of excellence.
From February 6-9, 2017, five surveyors from Accreditation Canada met with staff, physicians and volunteers from across the hospital to learn about our programs, policies and procedures.
In releasing their decision, Accreditation Canadahighlighted Mackenzie Health’s many strengths and praised our programs, patient-focused care, teamwork, and organizational culture. The surveyors evaluated Mackenzie Health on 1,800 standards reviewing everything from governance, communication, and patient engagement to infection control and clinical care. Mackenzie Health met achieved 99.8% compliance.
In its decision letter Accreditation Canada commended the organization and said “this isa milestone to be celebrated, and we congratulate you and your team for your commitment to providing safe, high quality health services.”
At the debrief following the in-hospital survey, the surveyors commented on our teamwork, exceptional people and the quality processes Mackenzie Health uses to keep patients safe.
Among the comments received were:
“This achievement is a testament to the hard work our teams do every day to provide safe, quality health care services for every patient and family. Earning this outstanding result for a second consecutive time is rare and affirms our commitment to delivering excellent care to create a world-class health experience.”
President and CEO, Mackenzie Health
“This outstanding result is a reflection of Mackenzie Health’s commitment to providing the best possible care for patients and families in our growing community. It confirms the quality and safety of the care provided by the Mackenzie Health team by an internationally respected independent body.”
Chair of the Board, Mackenzie Health
For more information, contact:
Communications and Public AffairsConsultant
Tel: (905) 883-1212 ext. 7484
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