Achieving Distinction in Stroke Care

December 20, 2019

Eleven Organizations Receive Distinction Status

The Canadian Stroke Congress, held in Ottawa October 3-5, 2019, brought together people who have a passion for improving stroke care, to share the latest evidence-informed practices, exchange ideas and make the connections that will change the future of stroke systems of care.

This conference attracted more than 800 delegates from across Canada and beyond.

The conference was an excellent opportunity for Accreditation Canada to recognize organizations that have achieved Stroke Distinction status in the last two years, connect with our current Distinction clients, and to build partnerships with organizations interested in pursuing the Stroke Distinction Program; a commitment to high-quality stroke care.

Accreditation Canada’s Stroke Distinction program is a rigorous condition-specific assessment program that recognizes organizations that strive for both clinical excellence and commitment from organizational leadership in evidence-informed practices of stroke care. The program integrated best practice recommendations developed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“The Canadian Stroke Congress is an opportunity to recognize, celebrate and learn about the amazing work being done to improve systems of stroke care,” said Dr. Louise Clément, Executive Director, Health Education Assessment & Clinical Partnership with Accreditation Canada. “It also makes us realize that there are opportunities for improvement. Ensuring everyone’s voice is included, chief among them voices of people with lived experience of stroke, will guide us in doing what is right.”

Our 11 recipients:

  1. Royal University Hospital (Stroke Distinction)
  2. Health PEI Stroke Distinction
  3. Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  4. Peterborough Regional Health Centre
  5. Calgary Stroke Program
  6. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
  7. Sinai Health System – Bridgepoint Hospital
  8. University Health Network – Toronto Rehab
  9. CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal
  10. Hôpital de réadaptation Villa Medica Inc.
  11. CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal,  Hôpital Richardson