Accreditation & Awards

Accreditation & Awards

A circle with the words Accredited With Exemplary Standing and a red ribbon.

In 2019 Georgian Bay General Hospital received the results of its recent Accreditation survey, achieving the highest level possible – Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

Over the four-day survey in November 2019, 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.

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.