The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital was accredited with Exemplary Standing (see letter here) after successfully undergoing an accreditation survey in September 2016. The accreditation status of our organization was extended an additional year from three to four years based on the high performance. This is the highest award attainable from Accreditation Canada.
“Congratulations! This achievement demonstrates your organization’s determination and commitment to ongoing quality improvement. We applaud your leadership, staff, and accreditation team members for their efforts and dedication to the provision of safe, quality health services”. - Suzanne Larocque, Chair, Accreditation Decision Committee
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation provides an independent, third-party assessment of an organization using standards built upon best practices used and validated by other similar organizations around the world.
Accreditation is an ongoing process of assessing health and social services organizations against standards of excellence to identify what is being done well and what needs to be improved.
It involves all members of the organization, from the board of directors to frontline staff as well as members of the community including patients and families and community partners. It allows to better understand how to make better use of resources, increase efficiency, enhance quality and safety, and reduce risk.
This rigorous process is on-going over a 3-year cycle and concludes with an intense week of review by a team of external surveyors. During the cycle, the organization is evaluated against best-in-class standards established by Health Standards Organization (HSO).
We choose to participate in the Accreditation Canada QMENTUM process. Ensuring we continually apply the highest quality improvement, every day, with everyone who requires our services.
The QMENTUM accreditation process consists of three main components:
- Organization self-assessment
- Actions for Improvement
- On-site survey