The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) has been awarded a Gold 2013 Quality Healthcare Workplace Award from the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for the hospital’s efforts to improve the quality of work-life for staff and the care and services delivered to patients.
Health care organizations from across the province participate in the program, which is meant to raise the bar of excellence for quality health care workplaces. And TSH has definitely raised the bar in 2013! The award has four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. TSH has gone from a Silver award winner in 2012 to receiving a Gold award in this year’s program.
A high-calibre adjudication panel of quality workplace experts completed a rigorous assessment process when reviewing all the candidates, which focused on drivers of employee and organizational health.
“The fact that we have not only received this award for the second year in a row, but improved upon our results, is certainly something to be proud of,” said TSH President and CEO Robert Biron.
“It is an acknowledgement of our sustained focus on a healthy workplace and on patient safety and quality of care, which has allowed us to become a leader among our peer hospitals on many national indicators of clinical care. It also showcases how each and every one of us is living the Mission, Vision and Values of our organization and demonstrates why we have seen employee and medical staff satisfaction and engagement continually increase since 2010.
“I would like to congratulate each and every one of our talented and dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers. It is their commitment and ambition that truly make The Scarborough Hospital a remarkable place to work.”
Quality Healthcare Workplace Award winners were honoured on November 5 at the OHA’s HealthAchieve conference.