Humber River Regional Hospital receives excellent report from Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation

    TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) is pleased
to announce that it has received an excellent Accreditation report from the
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA). On February 26th,
the CCHSA advised Humber River that it had been awarded a three-year
Accreditation with report. The CCHSA is the independent national organization
responsible for evaluating hospital services and driving quality improvement
through a formal review process. Three years is the longest possible
Accreditation award.
    "We are excited with the positive tone found throughout the report from
the CCHSA," said HRRH President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin. "It is a testament to
the dedication of our staff, physicians and volunteers, and bodes well as we
look to the future and our new facility. It shows that our strategy of
continuous quality improvement is producing real results for patients."
    Among the many favourable findings for Humber River in the CCHSA report
were the following:

    -   "Successes of the organization are numerous and varied and just a few
        are mentioned here. Most significant are the enthusiastic and
        committed staff, and the ongoing patient safety initiatives."
    -   The organization has fully implemented all 21 Required Organizational
        Practices for patient safety. According to the CCHSA "the hospital
        has done very good work to fully implement the patient safety
        required organizational practices throughout the organization."
    -   "Of 219 criteria related directly to patient safety, the organization
        received 210 ratings of good to excellent."
    -   "The Board takes an active and challenging role to ensure that
        quality and safe care is provided."
    -   "The Board and administration have made a strong effort to
        communicate with the community to explain significant decisions that
        the organization is facing. It has made a decision to engage the
        community in active and meaningful activities. This is evident in the
        actions of the hospital."
    -   "Partners note that the staff demonstrates a passion for the
        community that they serve within the challenging geography and are
        committed to making a difference for everyone."
    -   Community partners "note that the hospital demonstrates exceptional
        willingness, commitment and enthusiasm to collaborate."

    According to HRRH's Chief Nursing Officer and Accreditation Steering
Committee Chair, Marg Czaus, "the CCHSA is about driving quality care and
patient safety. Being told by the Council that we meet every one of their
required practices for patient safety is very encouraging. Our staff and
physicians come to work every day dedicated to delivering the highest quality
care to our patients, and this report proves that their efforts are having
positive results."

For further information:

For further information: Gerard Power, Director, Public and Corporate
Communications, Humber River Regional Hospital, (416) 243-4448,

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