TORONTO, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Runnymede Healthcare Centre recently
achieved a 4-year Accreditation with Exemplary Standing rating from
Accreditation Canada, the highest award a Canadian healthcare provider
can receive from the independent, not-for-profit organization that sets
the standards for quality and safety in healthcare.
With the most recent data from Accreditation Canada revealing only 30%
of healthcare organizations accredited in 2011 received Accreditation
with Exemplary Standing, Runnymede is honoured to be part of this very
Accreditation is a comprehensive and rigorous process that requires
documented and operational evidence of compliance with numerous
organizational standards and practices that pertain to quality and
safety, including health system performance, governance, patient
safety, performance measurement and risk prevention planning.
Runnymede met all 534 standards it was assessed against earning a score
of 100% compliance, demonstrating the hospital's ongoing commitment to
clinical excellence and continuous quality improvement.
"Participating in the process of Accreditation is a feat in itself, but
receiving a perfect score of 100% compliance across the board with no
unmet standards is an outstanding accomplishment that speaks to the
total commitment of our board of directors, senior leadership team,
physicians, staff and volunteers," said President and Chief Executive
Officer, Connie Dejak. "They push the boundaries of excellence at every
opportunity and this award from Accreditation Canada supports my belief
that we are a truly exceptional facility that provides leading-edge
care to improve the lives of our patients."
Two Accreditation Canada surveyors conducted an evaluation of Runnymede
Healthcare Centre from June 2 to 4. They met with various hospital
stakeholders, including staff, patients and community partners during
their visit to gauge the effectiveness of the organization's programs
and services as compared to their peers. The following were identified
as the hospital's key strengths in Accreditation Canada's feedback:
Strong and committed leadership
Commitment to quality and safety
Ongoing quality improvement
About Runnymede Healthcare Centre
For nearly 70 years, Runnymede Healthcare Centre has been leading the
way in specialized complex continuing care. The focused, innovative,
200-bed hospital takes an interprofessional team approach to care,
providing comprehensive clinical services to patients with multiple
medical problems and functional disabilities due to progressive
neurological disease, injury or other illness. Runnymede provides the
right care in the right place at the right time, greatly improving the
quality of life of every patient, every day.
To learn more about Runnymede, please visit: www.runnymedehc.ca.
SOURCE: Runnymede Healthcare Centre
For further information:
Julie Hiroz, Manager, Communications
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
T: 416-762-7316, ext. 2681