The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is extremely pleased to announce its rating from Accreditation Canada – Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

Accreditation Seal - Accredited with Exemplary StandingIn April of this year, Accreditation surveyors spent four days evaluating the G&M in which they deemed the hospital met 98.9% of 2,330 standards. During this visit, every program, process and department is scrutinized to ensure the hospital is consistently incorporating high-quality care measures.

The award of Accredited with Exemplary Standing means the hospital has attained the highest level of performance, achieving excellence in meeting the requirements of the Accreditation Canada program.

“There is definitely a strong sense of pride and great achievement in receiving this designation. Physicians, nurses, hospital staff and volunteers work diligently to ensure that we are continually meeting or exceeding safe, quality health service practices in all areas of the hospital. We are so proud of the team effort that goes in to receiving this distinctive award”, says President and CEO, Norah Holder.

Accreditation Canada evaluates hospitals by comparing their performance against national standards of excellence, examining all aspects of healthcare delivery. Following an on-site survey, which occurs once every three to four years, hospitals are awarded one of four accreditation decisions: Not Accredited, Accredited, Accredited with Commendation, or Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

Board Chair, Thom Paterson notes, “CGMH set its sights on achieving an Exemplary Standing this year, after achieving Accreditation with Commendation in 2013. The Board applauds the leadership team, physicians and the entire staff on their commitment to quality care improvements throughout the past few years. This achievement highlights the high-quality care and the outstanding commitment to our patients and community in everything we do.”