Accreditation Canada clears a path for the future

    OTTAWA, May 28 /CNW Telbec/ - At a ceremony held this afternoon,
Accreditation Canada officially cleared the path for the future at 1150
Cyrville Road, in Ottawa's east end. In attendance were Board members, staff,
CEOs and representatives of health services, surveyors and dignitaries.
    "This marks a new milestone in Accreditation Canada's ongoing journey as
one of Canada's leading accreditation bodies," said Wendy Nicklin, president
and CEO. "We are all justifiably proud of the work we do to promote quality
and safety in health care through accreditation. We are confident that the
return on investment for our partners and stakeholders will be significant."
    After a lengthy evaluation process, the Board of Directors determined
that the option to build is a sound financial and organizational decision. The
new building will assist in meeting the needs of client organizations that
rely on Accreditation Canada's expertise to guide their quality and safety
initiatives, and to accommodate the company's growing staff complement. The
building will open in May 2010.
    Accreditation Canada has been working with Giffels on the design and will
continue their partnership until the building is complete. Giffels Corporation
offers Construction, Design-Build and Partnership Solutions for Office,
Institutional, Recreation, Residential, Retail and Industrial market sectors.
As part of the Ingenium Group, Giffels Corporation is an employee-owned
company with offices in Canada, the United States, the Middle East, India,
Russia and other select international markets.

    Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization that
provides national and international health and social service organizations
with a voluntary, external peer review to assess the quality of their services
based on standards of excellence. Accreditation Canada's programs and guidance
have been helping organizations strive for excellence for over 50 years.

For further information:

For further information: Liane Craig, Director, Strategic
Communications, (613) 738-3800 ext 301,

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