Accreditation – a Quality Improvement Opportunity for AGH

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by Mary WIlson Trider


From November 14 to 17 two surveyors from Accreditation Canada will be visiting Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor. Accreditation is a voluntary process that provides health care organizations with an external peer review based on standards of excellence. Accreditation standards assess governance, risk management, leadership, infection prevention and medication management, as well as services delivered across the organization. Patient safety is an integral component of the accreditation program.

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As a member of Accreditation Canada, the Board of Directors, staff and physicians at AGH/FVM are pleased to have this opportunity to learn how to improve what we are doing in order to provide the best possible care and service to our patients and residents. We are also pleased to have an opportunity to showcase the things we are proud of, such as our medication reconciliation process, hand hygiene program, beautiful facilities and patient safety initiatives.