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In 2016, NH created the organization’s first Strategic Plan which created a roadmap for NH to achieve our vision of a “Healthier Niagara”. A primary component of the Strategic Plan is the focus internally on our people. This Area of Focus ensures there are qualified,...Read More
The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic at Niagara Health was one of seven Ontario sites who participated in the Mentoring, Education, Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care-Hospital Integration (META:PHI) project in 2016. The goal of META: PHI is to...Read More
We TOA: Safely Exchanging Information between Physicians at Care Transitions through a Standardized Electronic Communication Tool
Patient handover has repeatedly been considered an area of substantial vulnerability to patient safety. According to the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 70% of all sentinel events have some element of communication failure. With...Read More
The Development of an Interdisciplinary Smart Pump Working Group reporting to Safe Medication Practices for the Management of Parenteral Administration using Smart Pump Technology
The Smart Pump Working Group is an inter-professional group (clinical educators, front-line pharmacists, Professional Practice Manager, Pharmacy Manager, Biomedical Engineering representative, Network Administrator from Information Technology Services) that reports to...Read More
At Niagara Health, Orthopaedics is one of the most advanced and successful programs whereby 13 Orthopaedic Surgeons perform approximately 1,200 elective joint replacements per year. Early in 2014 one of our Orthopaedic Surgeons championed a new innovated hip...Read More
Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
Montfort’s Promoting Mobility program (ProMo) aims to increase patients’ mobility, particularly among the elderly. This program began with the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders research project in Ontario in 2012 under the direction of the Council of Academic...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 clients in rural Western Nova Scotia. A need for client access to community services and events led to the development of “Community Access Program: An Individualized Training Approach”. The...Read More
In June 2010, the Ontario government introduced legislation to improve services and increase accountability through the administration of patient experience surveys across hospitals. The legislation also required that organizations have an escalation process and...Read More
The Extended Care Unit (ECU) at the Welland Hospital Site has implemented a music program called Music and Memory for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the senior residents. Senior residents living within long term care homes (LTCH) often display...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 a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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