Labrador-Grenfell Health Receives Accreditation Status
Labrador-Grenfell Health has received accreditation status. The Health Authority was informed in a letter from Suzanne Larocque, Chair, Accreditation Decision Committee. "Congratulations on your organization's leadership, staff commitment and organization-wide quest for improvement," she said. "By participating in the accreditation process, you are demonstrating a commitment to providing quality care and service, and this should be celebrated."
Healthcare organizations participate in accreditation to evaluate their performance against national standards of excellence. These standards examine all aspects of health care, from patient safety and ethics, to staff training and partnering with the community. Healthcare staff devote time and resources to learn how to improve what they are doing so they can provide the best possible care and service to their patients and clients.
A team of Accreditation Canada surveyors visited the Labrador-Grenfell Health region from May 9-14, 2010. The three main hospital sites at St. Anthony, Labrador City and Happy Valley-Goose Bay were included as part of the survey. In addition, the long term care facilities at St. Anthony and Happy Valley-Goose Bay were visited, as well as sites at Flower's Cove, Nain and Sheshatshiu.
The Accreditation Canada surveyors offered much feedback based on their observations of Labrador-Grenfell Health's programs and services. They noted that Labrador-Grenfell Health can celebrate many successes, citing teamwork and creativity and recognizing the dedication of staff.
"We are very pleased to receive accreditation status", says Boyd Rowe, CEO. "This speaks to our employees' continuous commitment to quality improvement. We will use the insights gained from this accreditation survey process to further enhance our services to reflect best practices and standards across the country."