Finalists Announced for the 2008 Canadian Healthcare Excellence in Quality Award (CHEQA)



    
    4 hospitals from across Canada represented in the finals of this year's
    competition. Winning entry to be unveiled at the Canadian Healthcare
    Symposium 8 in Winnipeg, MN, October 23rd - 25th, 2008
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - rL Solutions, the leading provider of healthcare
quality and safety software, announced today the finalists for the 2008
Canadian Healthcare Excellence in Quality Award (CHEQA). Acknowledged as one
of Canada's premiere healthcare awards, CHEQA recognizes organizations and
programs that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of patient safety and
overall quality of care. rL Solutions, together with the Quality Health
Network (QHN), participated in the selection of the finalists.
    In no particular order, the finalists for this year's award are Grand
River General Hospital of Kitchener, Ontario; Kelowna General Hospital of
Kelowna, British Columbia; Winnipeg Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, Manitoba
(with 2 entries in the finals); and North York General Hospital of Toronto,
Ontario.
    "The record number of entries that we received for the 2008 CHEQA is a
testament to the great work being done in Canadian healthcare organizations to
improve patient safety and quality of care," said Sanjay Malaviya, President &
CEO, rL Solutions. "I share my appreciation with the entrants of this year's
award for helping to make Canadian healthcare safer, and wish the best of luck
to all the finalists."
    Now in its 4th year, winners of CHEQA are awarded $15,000 to help with
their quality and safety initiatives. The winner of the 2008 CHEQA will be
announced at the Canadian Healthcare Symposium 8 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from
October 23rd - 25th, 2008.
    For more information on the finalists, including their submitted topics,
please visit www.cheqa.ca.

    About rL Solutions

    rL Solutions provides proven risk management, patient feedback, claims
and infection control software to help healthcare organizations improve
patient safety and healthcare quality. rL Solutions brings together innovative
technologies, stellar client service and a broad ecosystem of partners to give
its 500 clients a complete safety and quality solution. With products that are
easy to use and easy to implement, rL Solutions is a world leader in the
healthcare market. For more information, visit www.rl-solutions.com.





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For further information: Colin Hung, VP Marketing & Alliances, (416)
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