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.