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Monday, December 11, 2017

Hanover Hospital Gets Platinum Accreditation

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

For the second time in a row, the Hanover & District Hospital has received Exemplary Standing.

The results are in from the Hanover and District Hospital’s recent accreditation process.

It’s the platinum of the Hospital Accreditation world.

For the second time in a row, the Hanover and District Hospital has received Exemplary Standing.

Board Chair Dave Cardwell says this is the highest achievement a hospital can receive from Accreditation Canada and it is very rare for a hospital to receive the prestigious award.

To receive this Exemplary status back to back is even more amazing.

Hanover Hospital received the Exemplary Standing award in 2013 during its last accreditation process, which happens ever 4 years.

Cardwell says this bodes well for the Hanover and District Hospital as it demonstrates that the HDH exceeds the rigorous requirements of the accreditation program.

The Accreditation survey process allows hospitals to assess performance against national standards of excellence.

It also recognizes areas of excellence as well as areas for improvement.

The ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’ decision level is based on 100 % compliance with required organizational practices, meeting the minimum thresholds for response rates on the Patient Safety Culture and Worklife Pulse surveys and achieving 95% or more of the high priority standards in all service areas.

The 5 day accreditation process was a gruelling one as the surveyors had to cover off over 16 hundred points that examined best practices, services and programming.

Physicians, staff, volunteers, executives, Board of Directors as well as other health care partners were all
interviewed as part of the accreditation process.

Cardwell says he is incredibly proud of the Hanover and District Hospital staff who continue go above and beyond to make the Hanover and District Hospital the excellent health care facility it is.
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