Accreditation Canada is a national organization that sets standards for quality and safety in healthcare and accredits organizations in Canada and around the world based on how well they meet those standards. After a review of the health centre’s clinical and operational practices, Accreditation Canada announced in 2015 that St. Joe’s met or exceeded 99.9% of national quality standards and all 30 Required Organizational Practices, earning it Exemplary Standing.
The survey team from Accreditation Canada evaluated St. Joe’s programs and services, reviewed policies and procedures against practices, and led a number of discussions with staff, physicians, volunteers, patients and families, as well as a focus group with community partners. Following their review, the survey team had notable praise for St. Joe’s in a number of areas, including our collaborative approach to care and health system partnerships, our commitment to leading clinical and medical practices and our innovative approaches to teaching and education. You can read the executive summary and the full report here.
The accreditation award is valid through to 2019.