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In June 2017, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) implemented the Daily Safety Check to increase leadership engagement and improve situational awareness of safety risks. The Daily Safety Check is new a component of the Quality Improvement Plan. The Safety Check consists of...Read More
With the increased demand of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) across Ontario, coordinated efforts have been made to reduce the average length of stay (LOS) for this treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis. LOS is of significant interest as it is a major determinant of...Read More
Facing an inability to sustain improvements in patient satisfaction scores with its existing initiatives, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) undertook an introspective analysis which indicated that initiatives were seen as “yet another task to complete.” An opportunity was...Read More
When a patient does not require the intensity of services provided within a hospital but continues to occupy a bed, the patient is designated as requiring an Alternate Level of Care (ALC). The resultant prolonged length of stay places the patient at greater risk for...Read More
According to the 2011 census, 36,000 Aboriginal people live in the Greater Toronto Area. Individuals with diagnosed or undiagnosed issues may experiment with substances in order to cope or to experience freedom from emotional and/or spiritual pain. This may lead to...Read More
The journey of Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) at Admission has been a challenging yet exciting one. Over the years we have evolved from a paper based manual practice to our current electronic based automated reconciliation process. Our early MedRec practice...Read More
In 2013, Michael Garron Hospital’s chief of surgery Dr. Simone, noted that his patients had difficulties adhering to instructions and staying engaged between visits. Verbal/written instructions are often complicated, overwhelming and difficult for patients to...Read More
Rounding for Quality at Toronto East General Hospital is a four-part process which focuses on providing timely, high quality care to patient populations. The aim of the model is to care for patients proactively by checking on them throughout the day according to their...Read More
The Toronto East General Hospital’s physician credentialing and reappointment process mandates that every appointment and reappointment requires a cross check with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario immunization and surveillance requirements and...Read More
Aligning with the mission, vision and values of Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) that emphasize a caring environment within a culture of transparency, accountability and respect, the hospital initiated a strategic initiative to use social media at the senior...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization.
The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
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