Who benefits from accreditation?
- Leadership: Accreditation adds credibility for quality improvement, supports changes to policies and procedures, minimizes risk and helps provide more consistency of services
- Staff: Accreditation engages staff in continuous quality improvement, improves safety, and streamlines onboarding through access to clear policies and procedures
- Clients & Families: A good accreditation program fosters respectful, compassionate, culturally appropriate, and competent care that is responsive to the needs, values, beliefs, and preferences of clients and their family members.
- Payers, funders and government: Accreditation shows accountability and a commitment to the continual process of quality improvement
- Suppliers and partners: Accreditation adds to the credibility and visibility of your organization
Accreditation leads to better communication, better team work, more improvement organization-wide and throughout the community.
Marg Cox | Deputy Chief Ambulance | Pincher Creek Emergency Services
How does accreditation benefit your organization?
- Improves patient safety
- Prioritizes quality improvement activities
- Helps you meet or exceed ministry regulation and licensing requirements
- Shows your commitment to a safe, resident-focused environment
- Differentiates your services from those of your competitors
- Measures the success of your quality and safety programs
- Promotes staff engagement and communication across the organization
- Creates a culture of quality and safety
- Decreases risks and associated liability costs
- Can support meeting funding requirements