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GBGH achieves highest standard in recent Accreditation survey




December 18, 2019 – Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) has received the results of its recent Accreditation survey and has achieved the highest level – Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

“Accreditation is a chance for our hospital to showcase everything we do well in providing high-quality, safe care,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. “This result clearly demonstrates our commitment to safe, high-quality care and the high standards to which we hold ourselves accountable. I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved here and it’s all because of the dedicated team who rise to challenges and never give up on providing exceptional care to our patients and community.”

Over the four-day survey in November, GBGH was evaluated on more than 2,300 standards and 31 Required Organizational Practices (ROPs). The hospital achieved 100 per cent of ROPs and 98 per cent of standards to reach this level of achievement.

Particular strengths of GBGH noted during the survey include patient and family involvement in decision-making, investments in developing leaders and engaging staff, medication management, the regional birthing partnership, community support and strong partnerships, recruitment, cleanliness, improved nurse to patient ratio, communication and commitment to consistently reviewing the quality of care provided at the hospital.

“The results of the on-site survey point to areas of success and areas where there are opportunities for improvement, which will be built into the organization’s ongoing quality improvement program between now and our next Accreditation survey in four years,” says Dr. Patrick McNamara, chair, GBGH Board of Directors. “Preparing for the survey is no small feat and I’m very proud of the GBGH team for their exceptional efforts.”

Accreditation is a voluntary assessment process conducted by Accreditation Canada – an independent, not-for-profit Canadian organization – which evaluates more than 1,100 Canadian organizations across the entire spectrum of healthcare. During accreditation, all aspects of the organization are assessed based on best practices, to identify what the organization does well and what needs to be improved.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Moore

Communications Officer, GBGH

705-526-1300 ext 5177

moorejen@gbgh.on.ca