Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH) is pleased to announce that it has achieved the highest level of excellence award, “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” from Accreditation Canada. A decision of Accredited with Exemplary Standing means an organization has attained the highest level of performance and quality in achieving the majority of required elements in the accreditation program.
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 3-4 years, hospitals are awarded one of four accreditation decisions: Not Accredited, Accredited, Accredited with Commendation, or Accredited with Exemplary Standing.
In September 2017, Accreditation surveyors spent four days evaluating TDMH and found the hospital met over 96% of the nearly 2,000 standards. During this visit, every program, process and department was scrutinized to ensure the hospital is consistently incorporating high-quality care measures.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved this designation. Every single team member, physician and volunteer works hard everyday to ensure that we are continually meeting or exceeding safe, quality health service practices in all areas of the hospital,” says Sandy Jansen, TDMH President and CEO.
Mel Getty, TDMH Board Chair, notes, “The Board wishes to congratulate the entire team on their commitment to quality care. This achievement highlights the outstanding commitment to our patients and community in everything we do.”