The West Parry Sound Health Centre is once again the recipient of  “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing”.

It’s the second year in a row the Health Centre has been awarded the special status for excellence in health care by Accreditation Canada.

Accreditation Canada CEO Leslee Thompson extended her sincerest congratulations to the Health Centre’s board, leadership team and staff on their participation in the Qmentum accreditation program. “Thank you for your leadership and for demonstrating your ongoing commitment to quality by integrating accreditation into your improvement program.”

WPSHC CEO Donald Sanderson accepted the announcement with great pride saying being awarded Accreditation Canada’s highest recognition was a proud achievement for everyone at the Health Centre.  “We have earned our national accrediting body’s highest standing because of our shared commitment to quality improvement and the daily delivery of safe compassionate patient and family-centred care”.

Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller recognized the West Parry Sound Health Centre’s achievement in his address in the Ontario Legislature.


The text of Norm Miller’s address:

Mr. Norman Miller: I’m excited to rise today to celebrate the accomplishments of the West Parry Sound Health Centre. This week, the West Parry Sound Health Centre has been awarded Accreditation Canada’s “accreditation with exemplary standing” for the second time in a row. Accreditation Canada’s criteria balance global best practices with community needs to assess all aspects of a health organization. West Parry Sound Health Centre was compliant with 100% of the required organizational practices and has a
97.6% compliance rate with over 2,000 accreditation standards.

CEO Donald Sanderson proudly accepted the recognition on behalf of West Parry Sound Health Centre, crediting this award to their team’s commitment to “quality improvement and the delivery of compassionate, patient-centred care.”

The West Parry Sound Health Centre has always been an icon for compassion within the community. They have a long-term-care facility, acute-care programs, six nurse practitioner-led clinics that deliver services to rural communities. They continue to offer innovative health programs, while simultaneously being recognized as a pace-setter hospital for their consecutively balanced budgets.
I want to thank Accreditation Canada for their work maintaining a high standard of care in our health system and offer my congratulations to the front-line team members, physicians, health professionals, volunteers, board members and staff of West Parry Sound Health Centre for this tremendous