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Survey Dates: October 16 - 20, 2017

Covenant Health is committed to quality and patient safety.  One way of demonstrating this commitment is to participate in the accreditation process.  Accreditation Canada Standards and ROPs provide the framework that assists us develop and implement policies, processes, and practices to minimize risk and deliver safe care.  Covenant Health was granted “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” during the last survey cycle.

The 2017 on-site survey is the forth and final survey in our 2014-2018 survey cycle.

This accreditation cycle will provide opportunities to build on the tremendous success of our initial accreditation cycle, and enable us to improve the quality of care and service delivery within Covenant Health.

Debrief Following Completion of Site Visits:  How Did We Do?

On October 20, 2017 from 1100 - 1200 hours, the Accreditation Canada survey team will provide Covenant Health staff an overview of what they saw during site visits.  Please join the session via video or audio conferencing.  Click here for video conferencing locations.  All staff welcome to attend!!

2016 Survey All Staff Debrief Recording

Stroke Distinction 

The Grey Nuns Community Hospital partnered with the Edmonton Zone Stroke Program to have Accreditation Canada evaluators assess the stroke services that are provided.  Achieving Stroke Distinction means that we have demonstrated clinical excellence and a commitment to leadership in stroke care.

Evaluators were in Edmonton February 26 – March 2, 2017 and at the GNCH on Tuesday February 28th.  

To learn more about how we did please take the opportunity to review the Accreditation Canada Stroke Distinction Debrief Presentation

2017 Stroke Distinction Final Report

Please click below for all up to date information on Accreditation

Required Organizational Practices (ROPs)

Required Organizational Practices (ROP) 

A Required Organizational Practice (ROP) is defined as an essential practice that organizations must have in place to enhance patient/client safety and minimize risk. ROPs are part of the Accreditation Canada process, and must be in place in order for an organization to be granted "Accredited" status.

Click on the link below to access the ROP Handbook.

2017 Accreditation ROP Handbook

Leading Practices

Leading Practices

Accreditation Canada defines a Leading Practice as an innovative and creative example of leadership and service delivery carried out by a health service organization. Leading Practices are worthy of recognition for what they contribute to their field and show how innovative strategies can be applied to achieve excellence.

Click here for the 2015 Leading Practices Criteria 

Canadian Patient Safety Culture

Canadian Patient Safety Culture

An important step within the accreditation process is the completion of the Canadian Patient Safety Culture Survey, a tool that seeks to capture staff percetions of patient safety in order to help an organization measure its safety culture and climate. 

Thank you to those who supported and participated in the survey. The survey is now closed. 

Please click here for results of the 2014 survey. 
Action Plan 
Check-up Tool 
Accreditation Canada Instrument Results FAQ 

Questions/Contact Information

Cyndee Johnson
Clinical Consultant

Corrina Pasarica
Program Assistant

Additional Resources

Accreditation Canada Website 
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