Markham Stouffville Hospital named recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Patient Safety Award

March 25, 2020

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Falls Prevention Working Group was named recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Patient Safety Award.

Through a multi-factorial falls prevention strategy approach, the working group was able to reduce the rate of harmful falls by 30% across various inpatient clinical units. Through education to staff internally and community members externally on safe falls prevention practices, this multi-factorial Falls Prevention Project has recently been recognized by Health Quality Ontario as a leading practice to reduce harmful falls and has been added to the Health Standard’s Ontario leading practice library.

This project has been instrumental in not only achieving and maintaining a steady decline of falls causing harm in the organization, it has also provided a pivotal forum to capture and include the patient, caregiver and family voice into the central core of Markham Stouffville Hospital’s falls prevention programming.

This Excellence in Patient Safety Award recognizes individuals and teams that are committed to improving patient safety practices within the healthcare environment, through leadership, culture, best practices, innovation and change management expertise.

The award is sponsored by BD Canada, one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213