RVH is committed to continuous quality improvement and high-quality, safe care. Accreditation is a process that offers us the opportunity to identify what we are doing well and areas of improvement. Accreditation also helps us understand how to make better use of our resources, increase efficiency and reduce risk. RVH is surveyed by Accreditation Canada, a not-for-profit organization providing independent assessments of healthcare organizations across the country.
In 2015, a team of Accreditation Canada surveyors spent four days at RVH assessing our organization. Surveyors are peers from other organizations who are healthcare professionals. The surveyors spoke with members of Team RVH, patients and families, observed care and reviewed our policies and procedures. The result of this survey was RVH receiving the highest standing from Accreditation Canada, Exemplary Standing. In 2019 RVH will welcome another group of surveyors for our next assessment.
Everyone at RVH is involved in the accreditation process, from our Board of Directors and frontline staff to our community partners, patients and families.
For more information please visit the Accreditation Canada webpage https://accreditation.ca/