At St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake (SJGHEL), we believe in providing the best quality care to our patients. We strive to achieve the highest standards of care by focusing on continuous quality improvement work. The Accreditation process allows us to measure our care standards against world-class standards. This process is an essential part of ensuring that the care that SJGHEL provides to patients meets or exceeds national standards and encourages continuous improvement.
The accreditation standards involve everyone our Hospital, from our board of directors, volunteers to frontline staff. The standards also involve members of the community, including patients and families and community partners.
Why does accreditation matter to patients and families? Simply put, accreditation:
Every four years, SJGHEL undergoes an intensive evaluation process. Accreditation Canada, an independent organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care and accredits health organization in Canada and around the world, assesses our services and compares them to standards of excellence. It allows organizations such as SJGHEL, to understand how to make better use of their resources, increase efficiency, enhance quality and safety, and reduce risk.
In September 2021, three surveyors from Accreditation Canada used over 2,100 criteria to evaluate the Hospital, St. Joseph’s Manor, and The Oaks/Camillus Centre. SJGHEL met 94% of the requirements and was awarded the status of Accredited until 2025.