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Hotel Dieu Shaver Awarded with Accreditation with Exemplary Standing

Posted Mar 7th, 2014 in News

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre has been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing following a thorough program by Accreditation Canada.

The rigorous evaluation process that included an on-site survey assessed the hospital's leadership, governance, clinical program and services against Accreditation Canada requirements for quality and safety.

“This four year award is a significant achievement for Hotel Dieu Shaver that highlights a hospital-wide commitment to follow best practices and provide high-quality patient care," says Jane Rufrano, CEO of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

“I would like to thank everyone involved – staff, physicians, board members, volunteers and community partners – for all the time and effort that went into making our accreditation process an immense success."

The Accreditation Report concludes that Hotel Dieu Shaver is led by a competent, dedicated board of directors and a leadership team that has nurtured effective partnerships with community stakeholders. Accreditation Canada applauded the work of the hospital in the reduction of pressure ulcer rates and the use of restraints along with excellent hand-hygiene rates. The executive summary highlighted how the hospital's high functioning interdisciplinary teams deliver excellent care, evident in the patient satisfaction survey scores.

“We will be using the information provided in the report to develop our next steps to ensure the hospital is continuously providing quality improvements," continues Rufrano. “Our patients are our number one priority and are central to all decisions made throughout the organization."

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre provides comfort, care and hope to thousands of Niagara residents through rehabilitation, complex care and geriatric programs.