Labrador-Grenfell Health Achieves Accreditation Status
July 2, 2013
Labrador-Grenfell Health is meeting national quality standards and best practices in providing health care services. "Labrador-Grenfell Health is pleased and proud to receive accreditation status," says Tony Wakeham, CEO. "Accreditation is an internationally recognized evaluation process which is used to assess and improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care organizations."
The health organization was recently informed of its achievement in a letter from Suzanne Larocque, Chair, Accreditation Decision Committee. She states: "This is a milestone to be celebrated and we congratulate you and your team for your commitment to providing safe, high quality health services."
A team of Accreditation Canada surveyors visited the Labrador-Grenfell Health region from May 12-17, 2013. The three main hospital sites at St. Anthony, Labrador City and Happy Valley-Goose Bay were included as part of the survey. In addition, long-term care facilities at St. Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Forteau were visited, as well as sites at Hopedale and Sheshatshiu, and Postville through teleconference.
The Accreditation Canada surveyors offered considerable feedback based on their observations of Labrador-Grenfell Health's programs and services. They noted that managers, staff and physicians have a ‘can do' attitude and work together to find the best solutions for the population served. In addition, employees were praised for placing a consistent emphasis on quality care and patient safety.
Mr. Wakeham states that achieving accreditation status acknowledges the efforts of the organization and its employees in providing a consistent and high quality of care to the people of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. "I am especially proud of the way employees take a personal approach to providing services across the health care spectrum."
The Accreditation Canada report can be downloaded by clicking here.